Expanded Voice Works Faculty

This post refers to the 2012 Voice Works gathering.



(Pictured: Emma Beaton)

We’re ecstatic to let you know about additional faculty and classes that will be offered at 2012 Voice Works next month.

Canadian Folk Music Award’s Young Performer of the Year, Emma Beaton, will explore the emotion evoked when you sing, how it relates to the lyrics, how you relate to the lyrics, and how to express that emotion in your singing. Beaton is a young cellist and singer from Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. She has performed with Alasdair Fraser, Bruce Molsky, Joel Savoy, and Hanneke Cassel, and presently sings and tours internationally with the modern American string band Joy Kills Sorrow.

Chrissie Marshall, who taught at the first Voice Works gathering in 2005, will show you how to accompany yourself on the piano on simple country songs. Marshall joined with Tina Leyden-Jones and Molly Mason to form the Mostly Sisters, a legendary Northwest group with near-cult status featuring three-part vocals on every number. Her vast repertoire results from a combination of a lightning assimilation of new material, a prodigious memory, and a perfect ear.

And Jed Jedrzejewski will create a “Beatles Chorale” during the week, working out the melody and harmony of your favorite Lennon/McCartney compositions.