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 will 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.


V.I.N.E. is returning live this fall on Monday evenings

7- 8:30pm at Westwood Unitarian

11135 65 Avenue

I am looking forward to our first full season of improvisational singing!

Details are as follows:

Drop-in Sing - Monday, September 19, 2022

(Cancelled due to illness)

7- 8:30pm

by donation 

Drop-ins for singers are welcome on the first date of each session but then need to register as we do build on skills throughout each session.

Session 1 - (5 weeks)

       September 26 (drop-ins welcome) , October 3, 17, 24 and 31 (no singing on Thanksgiving)

Fee $100

Note a change in sessions due to illness on Monday, October 31 we will extend Session 1 to November 7 and then start Session 2 on Monday November 14, 2022


Session 2 - (5 weeks)

November 14 (drop-ins welcome), 21, 28,

December 5, and 12  

Fee $100


Register for both sessions - $180

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



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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