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Arabic Vocal Traditions Workshop

Arabic Vocal Workshop

From Erinn Roos-Brown:

In this workshop, Syrian vocalist Gaida, will help you free your own, unique voice and deepen your approach to signing. You will be introduced to different Arabic maqams and to the art of vocal improvisation (Mawal). You will have the opportunity to try with your own voice the ornaments and other characteristic styles of Arab vocalists through traditional and folk Arabic melodies. Gaida will share tips and methods that increase voice malleability, control, clarity and the ability to maintain vocal health in order to sing into old age. She will also discuss a number of concepts related to Arabic singing such as tarab (defined as musical ecstasy) and the practice of obtaining that state of being.

To participate in the workshop, RSVP to eroosbrown[at]wesleyean[dot]edu by Monday, February 1.

Date: Thurday, February 4
Time: 7-9PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan Spirits Want YOU!

wesleyan spiritsA message from the Spirits:

The Wesleyan Spirits want YOU…

Especially if you’re a male who enjoys singing! The Wesleyan Spirits, Wesleyan’s oldest all-male a cappella group, is holding auditions for all dudes, duds, poindexters, homies, sk8er boiz, ballaz, hustlas, bros, or all around great guys with angelic voices. Or heck, forget all those labels and just COME OUT AND HAVE FUN WITH US! Nothing would make us happier than singing with you! Here are the details:

Dates: Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10
Times: 4:30-6:30 PM, Wed 9/9; 6:30-8:30PM, Thu 9/10
Place: Alpha Delta Phi (the big red and white building on the corner of High Street and Church Street)
Bring: “A song, a smile, maybe a haiku, or really whatever suits your fancy. You do you ;-)”

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Experimental Music for Vocal Quartet

The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbum, Artistic Director and ConductorFrom the CFA:

Four members of the New York Virtuoso Singers, under the direction of Harold Rosenbaum, will present a concert of new and recent music for voice by Wesleyan graduate students and others.

Date: Friday, May 1
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Silvernotes Auditions


Samuel Stern ’17 writes in:

Attention Wespeople! Do you sing? Are you able to carry a tune with OR without a bucket? Does the phrase “andante con moto” sound vaguely meaningful to you? If you answered “yes” to any of those, read on: the Silvernotes, currently Wesleyan’s newest acapella group, are holding auditions! If you’re free between 2 and 4 on Saturday or Sunday, or between 9 and 11 pm on Tuesday the 3rd, come by Exley 139 with a song and any music-reading skills you might have. If you’re not free at any of those times and still want to audition (especially if you’re a tenor or bass; we need that low range) then email sastern[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and we’ll see what we can do.

Dates and times:
Saturday, January 31st: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday, February 1st: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 3rd: 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Place: Exley, rm. 139

Freedom Summer: Rolling Concert and Symposium

In the summer of 1964, over 1,000 volunteers from across the United States – many of them college students – traveled to the Deep South as a part of Freedom Summer, or the Mississippi Summer Project, to assist local civil rights workers in getting black Mississippians to the voting polls. Despite intimidation and violence from the white population, police, local authorities, and the Ku Klux Klan – including the murder of at least three activists – Freedom Summer organizers increased voter registration among African Americans, called attention to disenfranchisement,  and influenced the course of the Civil Rights movement.

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, and Wesleyan welcomes the community to celebrate the occasion together with a weekend of music, panel discussions, reflections from alumni, and more. Details after the jump:

A Mixolydian Jungle Expedition

Ben Zucker ’15 promises that no animals were harmed in the making of this concert:

There may or may not be sloths and there may or may not be tapirs, but 10273429_10152200234973402_3598399565938578022_n

there will most definitely be some amazing people singing some amazing
songs! Come take a break from studying for finals to hear us sing
music ranging from songs about death to songs about sex and songs in
different languages!! (what more could you ever want)


Date: Saturday, May 10

Time: 3-4 pm

Place: Memorial Chapel

The Mixolydians and the Magnifi-Cats


Courtesy of  Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Do you like beautiful music? Study breaks? Magnificent cats? Then come see the Mixolydians in their winter concert this Monday, December 9th at 3 PM in the Memorial Chapel! We will be singing a wide range of music, from Filipino battle songs to gospel tunes to Christmas carols, that will be sure to calm your finals-induced insanity.

See you there!

Date: TOMORROW, December 9th
Time: 3PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free!

Onomatopoeia Auditions


From my super cool homie Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Come audition for Onomatopoeia, one of Wesleyan’s all-female a cappella groups! Bring a song and your lovely self!

Auditions will take place Tuesday, September 3rd and Wednesday, September 4th from 8-10 PM in the Butts C lounge.

Date: Today (September 3) and tomorrow (September 4)
Time: 8-10pm
Place: Butts C Lounge