2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Please join us as we explore the multi-faceted world of CircleSinging, a form originated and cultivated by the renowned, improvisational vocalist and jazz master, Bobby McFerrin. Time in the workshop will be spent building jazz pieces “in the moment,” using many exercises and games designed to inspire vocal creativity. Singers will be supported in small group clusters, and for those who wish to solo, there will be ample opportunity to partake.
Also featured in the workshop will be the beautiful, clear tones of quartz singing bowls with their other worldly vibrations. These magical tones, along with group generated vocal music, will, without a doubt, transport you to places unknown.
Open to all ages and levels of singers. Or come just to listen to the ethereal sound of these magical bowls!
September is Mindfulness Month at TML! “When you change yourself you change the world.”
Learn more about our presenter
Originally from NYC and Baltimore, Kathy has had an extensive career in both music and academia. She holds a BA, Major in Theater/Speech and Minor in Vocal Music from Ithaca College and came to UMO to complete an MA In 1987. During her time in Maine, she founded the now burgeoning vocal program at 317 Main Community Music Center where she has been teaching voice for almost 15 years. Her musical exploits included singing in the band, Little Debbie and the Snack Cakes, in addition to the well-known vocal improvisational group Improvox, both of whom performed in a variety of venues and festivals throughout Maine and New England. Along with vocal improvisation, her latest passion is playing the Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, a music medium she uses as background sound for Yoga classes and Opening Pathways’ workshops.