May 13th – Melanie DeMore Vocal Workshop

Melanie DeMore

Come join us for a vocal workshop with Melanie DeMore

Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Chapman Hall

Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

8109 224th St. SW Edmonds WA 

This is a fully vaccinated mask wearing venue.

During this workshop, participants learn songs from various vocal and communal traditions and how to sing from and with their whole selves. Through a series of vocal, verbal and physical warm-up techniques, participants will learn how to fire up their inner and outer voices.  This workshop is ideal for all skill levels and will help revitalize and inspire you to sing from the inside out. Not able to make it this month, then join us later.

Melanie DeMore is a 3 time Grammy nominated singer/composer, choral conductor, music director, and vocal activist who believes in the power of voices raised together. In her presentations, DeMore beautifully brings her participants together through her music and commentary. DeMore facilitates vocal and stick-pounding workshops for professional choirs, and community groups as well as directing numerous choral organizations across the U.S, Canada, and beyond.

She is a featured presenter of SpeakOut!-The Institute for Social and Cultural Change, the Master Teaching Artist for Music at UC Berkeley/ CalPerformances; works with everyone from Baptists to Buddhists, and was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated ensemble Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir. She became Music Director for Obeah Opera by Nicole Brooks as part of the Luminato Festival in 2019. She is a charter member of Threshold Choirs , founded by Kate Munger and conducts song circles with an emphasis on the voice as a vessel for healing. In her own words: “A song can hold you up when there seems to be no ground beneath you.”