Art and Soul Studio
Sun, Jan 19 1:00 pm
CircleSong is a form of community singing like no other. Inspired by several indigenous cultures around the world, master vocalist Bobby McFerrin developed CircleSong as a form of spontaneous a capella music. For over a year now, Jamison Sevits, who studied with Bobby in 2018, has been facilitating Nashville’s own version of this practice with a growing community of CircleSingers. This practice is for absolutely all levels of singing, and no group singing experience is required. Every voice has a place in the circle and in this class. Many past participants who expressed having little confidence in their singing have reflected that this experience not only helped build comfort and confidence in their own voice, but was also a chance to let loose, meet new people, and have a great time in the process. In this class, we will explore a variety of ice-breaker activities and singing games that help get people into their bodies, out of their heads, and ready for some fun. Singers will also gather, often in a circle, while Jamison and participant volunteers lead the group in a wide variety of improvised songs, introducing musical phrases to different singing sections. There is no planning or rehearsing, as songs of all sorts emerge completely from in-the-moment inspiration and creativity. CircleSong not only has the power to create fun and compelling music, but can also be a transformational experience of nurturing community, trust, and imagination. Please join us for an unforgettable experience! Bring comfortable clothes to move in and water to drink.