Sing YourSelf - Vocal Improvisation

"I celebrate myself, and sing myself

And what I assume you shall assume,

For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you"

Walt Whitman - from "Song of Myself"

Vocal improvisation is singing outside the lines.  It is accessing the music that is naturally within each of us and letting it out to play.

At Sing YourSelf Acapella Vocal Improvisation workshops, participants will learn how to create melody, harmony and vocal percussion to compose spur-of-the moment original music, and they will be encouraged to experiment and to play.  They will learn to trust both the people around them and their own voices. 

There is no such thing as a wrong note, and each piece is a never-before and never-again heard masterpiece, uniquely created through the people, emotions, weather, personal situations, friendships, tears, new relationships, energy, laughter and joy contained in that moment in time.

Sing YourSelf workshops can last an evening, a weekend or longer, but the impact of learning to honestly and actually "sing like no one's listening" could last a lifetime.

In addition to customised workshops for your choir or vocal group (or youth group or dramatic company or collection of friends.... or... or...), Sing YourSelf offers the opportunity every month in Calgary and in Canmore to drop in and improvise for an evening of musical fellowship, growth and laughter.  Dates and locations are found below.

"I was at a choir retreat in Canmore this weekend and met Sue - she was fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed her session (1 hour was not long enough!). The consensus afterwards is that she was fabulous- we loved everything about her! We even found ourselves improvising in the hot tub later that evening..."  (Cheryl - a singer with Encore (Calgary Youth Singers))

Please contact for information on minimum number of participants, space needs, and other details for your custom designed Sing YourSelf workshop.

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Watch for Sing YourSelf and VocalMotion dates to be decided soon!