Calendar

Feb
8
Fri
2019
Single Singers Rehearsal
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This rehearsal is for the Single Singers, an open a cappella group YOU can join!

This open group is for any singer at any level who is willing to learn the material on his or her own, prior to coming to SingStrong, and willing to perform on stage after just one day together!

We won’t have time to plunk notes so make sure you know your part cold!

(You’ll also need a weekend pass or class pass to participate.)

Follow the instructions here, and get ready to sing your heart out!

Feb
9
Sat
2019
Tag! You’re It! with Greater Nassau Chorus!
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Harmony in the morning?! Yes please! Early birds will delight and late risers will get the blood going as the incredible, award-winning Greater Nassau Chorus teach everyone a few tags! And, for non-barbershoppers, what are tags? They are the best part of the songs, the rich part, the part that sends it over the top. And YOU’LL be the one singing, so pick your part and come out to this hands-on class!

Throat Bass: The LOW Octave with Iris Trio’s Andrew Kim
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Throat Bass is a vocal technique common to both Tuvan overtone singers and beatboxers. Using this approach, singers can generate a pitch which is one octave lower than a typical bass’s lowest sung notes. Some feel the sound is reminiscent of the Mongolian region while others feel the sound is more akin to electronica and dubstep. Whatever your connotations, this unique style adds a wealth of potential expression and power to any group.

Andrew John Kim is an a cappella producer, recording engineer and award-winning arranger based in New York City. Andrew received his Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from Northwestern University and his Master of Music in Film Scoring from New York University. While at Northwestern, Andrew was a founding member and three year music director of the a cappella group, Extreme Measures. He is a former member of Backtrack. And his current group, Iris Vocal Trio is the winner of the 2018 ACA-OPEN.

Give Your Arranging a FACE-lift with FACE’s Tips!
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

World touring a cappella group, FACE walks you through arranging technique in the contemporary style.

Give Your Approach to Arranging a “Face-Lift”
(or “What-we-now-know-but-wish-we-knew-when-we-started-arranging”)

Face is an all-vocal rock band known for their energetic and powerful arrangements achieved with only four voices and a vocal percussionist.  This workshop will focus on how Face’s arrangers Stephen Ross and Ryan Driver tackle different, but equally successful approaches to arranging a song for voices from the ground up, all while putting story and feeling first.  Recommended for singers and arrangers of all levels and abilities.

Single Singers Rehearsal
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This rehearsal is for the Single Singers, an open a cappella group that YOU can join!

This group is for any singer at any level who is willing to learn the material on his or her own, prior to coming to SingStrong, and willing to perform on stage after just one day together!

We won’t have time to plunk notes so make sure you know your part! (You’ll also need a weekend pass (discount, adult or VIP) or a class pass to participate.)

Contact your director  for learning materials, and get ready to sing your heart out!

Participation will cause you to miss a portion of the Saturday 2PM HS Finals in which the top 8 (or more) HS Groups compete.

You will be performing at the Saturday 2PM concert during the judge’s deliberations.

Killer Solos vs. Monster Arrangements: from Horror to Love Story
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Solo! Arrangement! Stop fighting!

The soloist is often the most important part of a performance. When they have to fight the arrangement, it can be a horror scene. But when the two are in synch, it’s a perfect love story!

Watch as the award-winning soloists in Iris Vocal Trio tweak their solos and yours, and work arrangements to create the ideal balance between them.

We’ll spend part the class talking about making solos great, part on how to arrange for soloists, part on preparing solos before rehearsal, and part on how to rehearse the two effectively.

We’ll also do a live demo of an actual rehearsal.  Brand new arrangement.  Tweaked in real time!

(That’s called working without a net!)

Feel free to bring your own solo -with group or without -and as a class, we’ll make it awesome together!

Feb
10
Sun
2019
Complete Novice Guide to Arranging
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Complete Novice Guide to Arranging

You want to arrange! Unfortunately you have no idea what you’re doing!  Don’t worry! Rob Redei, Choral Director has your back!

This class walks beginners through the basic skills, tools and methods you need in order to get started.  After running through a basic checklist of things to work on, we will begin arranging a song together.  You’ll leave with the skills to get your own project off the ground!