The Singing Soul: Improvisational A Cappella

June 30, 2018 - July 1


The Singing Soul: Improvisational A Cappella

The Singing Soul = A Swingin’ Swayin’ Funk Bump Afro Gospel Sacred Soulful Blues Chant Jam Feelin’ Mash-up!!

Humming a tune while washing the dishes…tapping out a rhythm on the steering wheel…wanting to hear a certain kind of song to suit our mood…emotional surges and absent minded creative moments. What happens when a space is made for conscious improvisation, grounded in the body and carried by the voice? Magic! We are moved by the preciousness of our own music, our own stories, perhaps for the first time.

The Singing Soul is spontaneous, in-the-moment singing; the unveiling of our very uniqueness in melody, harmony, and rhythm…our stories, in words, and beyond them. By turns edgy, hilarious, challenging, and deeply moving, each moment is an original composition that is unrehearsed, precious, and irreplaceable. And as fate would have it, it’s also profoundly fun!

The Singing Soul is for those who are ready to let go of “getting it right” and are ready to embrace letting it just happen.  Join in and raise your voice in joyous a cappella grooves of our own making. The Singing Soul explores two primary foundations: the intuitive skills of improvisation and the architecture of music.  Experience both non-conventional and conventional uses of the human voice in the co-creation of authentic musical expressions of the moment.  There are no wrong notes and there’s nothing to memorize, just breathe and sing….ahh.

Workshops run from 9 – 4 pm each day. 

Course cost: $285     Supply fee:  $0    

Tuition cost covers lunch and daily snacks and is inclusive of all applicable taxes.


DAVID HATFIELD, is a lover of vocal music and has led The Singing Soul nationally and internationally since 1997. He was the conductor of the improv choir House of Song and his music experience includes percussion, bass and guitar and ranges from street performing to off-Broadway, from fully choreographed to fully improvised. David has won numerous music scholarships including trainings at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Simon Fraser University.  He is also a leadership consultant and facilitator specializing in communication, conflict, masculinity and rites of passage. He holds an Associate degree in Jazz Studies, an M.Ed. in Social Ecology and an M.A. in Process Oriented Facilitation and Conflict Studies.


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