The Western Wind Workshops in Ensemble Singing

June 28–30 and August 2–4, 6–10, 2019
Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Share the joy of ensemble singing! Our workshops are uniquely interactive, intense musical experiences. Each participant joins a small ensemble that is guided by a member of The Western Wind. Participants sing an intriguing selection of music that might include Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Early American, 19th and 20th century part-songs, rounds, hymns and folk-songs, jazz, pop, improvisations and more! Through small-group sessions and master-class style seminars, The Western Wind addresses each singer’s individual development, fostering growth in skill and accomplishment. Because the ensembles are formed based on musical skills, the workshop is open to singers at all levels – professionals and amateurs, soloists and ensemble performers, conductors and music teachers.

Pre-existing groups are welcome at Western Wind Workshops. Discounts available on tuition for groups of eight or more. Get a 10% discount if this is your first Western Wind Workshop. A 5% tuition discount is applied for Friends of the Western Wind. Partial scholarships available based on financial need.

  • Session I: June 28–30. Weekend session begins Friday evening, June 28 and concludes Sunday, June 30.
  • Session II: August 2–10.
    • Weekend session begins Friday evening, August 2 and concludes Sunday, August 4.
    • 5-day session begins on Monday evening, August 5 and concludes on Saturday, August 10 in the late afternoon.
    • 8-day session begins on Friday evening, August 2 and concludes on Saturday, August 10 in the late afternoon. (Monday August 5 is a day off until the evening. It’s an opportunity to explore the gorgeous Smith campus, swim, hike, shop and visit local area attractions.)

5-day and 8-day participants residing in the dorm can arrange to stay the final Saturday evening following the conclusion of each workshop for a modest additional charge.

Faculty: Linda Lee Jones, soprano; Gayla Morgan, soprano; William Zukof, countertenor; David Vanderwal, tenor; Todd Frizzell, tenor.

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Central Massachusetts