Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Reminder: Intro to Harmony Singing Class for LGBTQ People and Allie... @ Weekly from 7pm to 8pm on Tuesday from Tue Sep 2 to Tue Oct 28 (Queer Things)

Intro to Harmony Singing Class for LGBTQ People and Allies in Oakland

Intro to Harmony Singing Class for LGBTQ People and Allies
Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm
September 2nd - October 28th

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St
0.7 Miles (15 min walk) from 19th St BART
Free parking available at the church
Wheelchair Accessible
Scent Free

*Class Description*
This is a class for self-identified transgender, queer, bisexual, lesbian and/or gay people and our allies who want to develop their ability to sing in harmony in a fun group setting. We will explore rounds, singing in harmony on assigned parts in small groups, learning how to hear and sing major triad chords, and coming up with our own two-part harmonies for simple songs. Participants will be expected to practice 10 - 30 minutes a day, and to meet with their duet partner at least twice outside of class over the course of the nine weeks.

This class is designed for people who are already comfortable with the basics of singing, whether or not they have performance experience. Participants should be able to match pitch and to stay in key when singing by themselves. Previous musical instruction, harmony singing or an ability to read music are not required. If you have any questions about whether this class is right for you, please contact the teacher at SingWithEli@gmail.com. The class will culminate in an informal recital on October 28th. Glitter will be optional but highly encouraged!

*About the Teacher*
Eli Conley is a gay transgender man who is a singer/songwriter and voice teacher based in the Bay Area. He has studied classical singing at Oberlin Conservatory, jazz vocal performance at Berklee College of Music, and has completed the level one training for Somatic Voicework - The Lovetri Method (tm). Eli performs and tours as an indie folk artist, and is a former member of the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Along with group classes and workshops, Eli also offers private voice lessons for people of all identities, ages 13 and up.

*Why are your classes and workshops geared toward LGBTQ people?*
I know from personal experience that queer and transgender folks all too often find spaces focused on singing lacking relevance to our lives, awareness of our needs, and commitment to collective liberation. I believe it is a powerful act for LGBTQ people and allies to raise our voices together in song, and to listen deeply to each other as we grow as singers. Though my classes are centered in LGBTQ communities, straight and cisgender (non-transgender) people are also welcome to join us.

For more info and to register for the class, please see http://www.eliconley.com/group-classes.html

Weekly from 7pm to 8pm on Tuesday from Tue Sep 2 to Tue Oct 28 Pacific Time
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