Shapenote Singing Workshop with Chris Wolf

Handmade Music School Workshops offer unique learning experiences in music or dance with master teachers at the Floyd Country Store. The workshops are timely, engaging, and dynamic sessions targeted to serve participants with varied interests and goals. Register today for a shorter 1-2 hour workshop, an all-day learning experience, or a multi-day camp!

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Join us Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 3:00-5:00pm for an Introduction to Shapenote Singing with Chris Wolf.  Cost is $25.

Shapenote singing is a unique American-born, living tradition of unaccompanied four-part harmony singing. Learn about the origins of the singing style, the basics of reading music, the 4-shape notation system, how to hold your own in multipart harmony and the power of your singing voice. No experience or musical proficiency required.

Chris was born in Pennsylvania and has sung in choirs and musicals for most of his life. He and his partner Roxanne discovered shapenote singing in 2013 when they were living in Baltimore shortly before moving to southwestern Virginia. In addition to their love of music, they are passionate about agriculture and education. They have steeped themselves in the shapenote tradition and have been teaching it in Floyd since 2015, frequently traveling to large singings throughout the southeast.


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