V. I. N. E. 

The Vocal Improvisation Network of Edmonton or sometimes called Vocal Improvisation Nourishing Everyone gathers together singers to create spontaneous musical play and composition that will open hearts and make souls sing! 

Based on improvised Circlesinging in the lineage of my teachers Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, David Worm, Joey Blake and Judi Vinar and more, we evolve into leaderless forms of improvisation learning and reinforcing the building blocks of musical concepts (Rhythm, melody, harmony, etc) then applying this knowledge to improvised structures spontaneously creating music together with deep, compassionate and generous listening. We occasionally bring this form of music making into the community with performances or collaborations with other artists. Performance is always optional.

I am looking forward to another season of improvisational singing with several drop-in sessions and 2 - 6 week sessions and performance.

V.I.N.E. continues on Monday evenings

7- 8:30pm at Westwood Unitarian

11135 65 Avenue


Details are as follows:

Drop-in Sing

 Monday, January 9, March 13 and May 8, 15, 2023

7- 8:30pm

by donation (suggested $15-$25)

(Drop-in sings are open to everyone, especially for those who wish to try vocal improv out for the first time or cannot commit to a registered session. Drop-ins are also welcome the first date of each session)

SESSION 1 - 6 weeks

      January 16 (drop-ins welcome), 23 , 30, February 6 (no singing), 13, 20 (no singing), 27 and March 6

Fee $120


SESSION 2 - 6 weeks

March 20 (drop-ins welcome), 27, April 3, 10 (no singing), 17, 24, May 1,  

Fee $120


Register for both sessions - $200

** If you are also a current Soul Song Circle Singer you will receive 10% off your VINE fees.

 Sunday Afternoon, May 28 -  Workshop 

This is a free workshop for singers who wish to be part of an Improvisation performance on

Monday, May 29, 2023


more details to come!


No one turned away due to lack of funds

cash, cheque made to Karen Porkka or etransfer to



Looking forward to making music up with you!

***please note that singing with masks are optional and all voices are welcome***


A heartfelt thanks for all who support V.I.N.E. with attendance, love and enthusiasm for all that
Vocal Improv has to offer!  

Please contact Karen with any questions you may have.


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