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
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
A 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 ;-)”
From 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
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
From Ani Acopian ’16:
Cardinal Sinners and Slender James are teaming up for an a cappella reunion. Sweet harmonies will be sung.
Date: Friday, November 7th
Place: Olin library
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:
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
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
Enjoy an evening of music by Wesleyan composer A. Gabriel Kastelle MA ’14 at his graduate music recital, “Sing Gabriel’s Kairos for All Tunebook.”
Date: Thursday, February 27
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
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
Place: Memorial Chapel
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)
Place: Butts C Lounge