V.I.N.E. 
Vocal Improvisation Network of Edmonton or Vocal Improvisation Nourishing Everyone gathers together singers to create spontaneous music works that will make your soul sing. Based on Circlesong singing we will work with structures and musical concepts (rhythm, melody, harmony, etc.) to develop skills needed to circlesing and improvise vocally with anyone or anything! We bring our improvisation into performances a few times per year. Performing is always optional and not a pre-requiste for joining the group.  

 V.I.N.E.  is thriving and growing. Weekly classes are continuing throughout the year as well as weekend workshops for all levels. We can also be found collaborating with others or putting on spontaneous gatherings. The descriptions and details for each class are as follows:

REGISTRATION FORM

 

MAKING ROOTS

Open for all voices and levels of experience but definitely for those who may be shy with their voice or want a little more time for developing skills like singing patterns, harmonies, rhythms and understanding the “roots” of Vocal Improvisation allowing you to spontaneously create music with others.

 

Wednesdays 7:00-8:15pm

Westwood Unitarian

11135 65 Avenue

Drop-in Sessions - January 16, 23 and Feb 13 - Cost sliding scale $10-20

Registered Session 1 - Dates (6 weeks) - $75

February 20, 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27

 

Drop-in Session - April 3 -  Sliding scale $10-20

 

Registered Session 2 - Dates (6 weeks) - $75

April 10, 17, (No class April  24)

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 

Register for sessions 1 and 2 (12 weeks)  $140

 

 

 

V.I.N.E. – Integrated Class 

This class is open to all voices. There will be some skill building and exercises but the main focus will be finding ways to sing together within different improvisation structures. If you are new to singing and improv it may be be better to start with Making Roots but that is not always the case with everyone so please speak with me if you have any questions whether this class if for you.

Wednesdays 8:30-10pm

Westwood Unitarian

11135 65 Avenue

 

Drop-in - January 16, 23 and Feb 13 - Cost sliding scale $10-20

 

Registered Session 1 - Dates (6 weeks) - $90

February 20, 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27

 

Drop-in - April 3 -  Sliding scale $10-20

 

Registered Session 2 - Dates (6 weeks) - $90

April 10, 17, (No class April  24)

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 

Register for sessions 1 and 2 (12 weeks)  $170

 

 

V.I.N.E. - Digging Deep 

This is for people who want to learn or refresh the fundamentals of Making Roots and are able to flow into the range of abilities of the Integrated Classes, creating a class from 7-10pm on Wednesdays same dates listed above. It will be offered at a special rate $120 for 6 weeks or $230 for 12 weeks.

 

 

V.I.N.E. Branching Out

For more experienced voices who have solid foundations in vocal technique, singing harmonies, rhythms and singing parts independently. We will “branch out” into other areas, like complex harmony, odd time signatures, soloing, chord changes and performance structures while deepening the roots of generous and compassionate singing in community.

We will be doing a special projects series this year.  Details to come soon!

 

The season will end with a gathering/performance on 

Wednesday May 29th 

7:30pm

Details to come!

 

Looking forward to another wonderful season of singing with V.I.N.E.!




Payment can be done by cash, cheque or email transfer

  As always, please do speak to me if finances are an issue. Scholarships are available. We sincerely would rather have you singing than not singing!

Thank you for your voices!
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.


SING ON!

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