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JWB Kallet, Bok, etc. teaching at Meadowlark (11) RE: Kallet, Bok, etc. teaching at Meadowlark 07 Jul 04


Karen,

The single biggest "class" we have is the Folk Chorus, with 30 to 40 folks participating, usually (about half of the camp). Gordon Bok and Anne Dodson lead that session -- they focus on teaching the group some great choral music and warmups and harmonizing, etc. Then Gordon is doing a series of 1-on-1 sessions focused on singing -- he says he'll help folks bring the best out of their voices.

Cindy Kallet will lead a weeklong workshop on arranging songs, and she puts an emphasis on harmonies and vocal technique as well as instrumental work -- a cappella singers are welcome.

We usually have a sacred harp sing every afternoon, and a singaround each evening. There are usually one-day sessions for singers throughout the week, too; these are offered based on staff and camper interests. In the past we've had sessions of Broadway songs, a "chanteyblast", mouthmusic, rounds, badwdy songs, etc.

Peggy Lynn's songwriting class is popular with singers, of course -- no need to play an instrument to participate. The Working with Guitar and Voice class teaches songs and accompaniment techniques.

We've got a number of campers who are primarily singers, and they keep coming back. You can also use the week to try out an instrument, too...

There are several kitchen jobs available -- you work the same meal every day doing set up and clean up (total commitment maybe an hour a day). Cabins are semi-communal (two to four per), and there are local B&Bs we can recommend.

I like having a week where I can concentrate exclusively on music and let the rest of the world go by.

Be well,

Jerry


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