Embodied Singing Workshop with Mark Growden
Embodied Singing Workshops with Mark Growden - Level One, Group Singing
Saturday, April 18 1-5pm, $60-75 sliding scale
Space is limited for both classes so sign up in advance!
If the eyes are the window to the soul, it is the voice from which the soul blooms.
Each of us has a unique voice inside us waiting to be released. Just as Michelangelo chiseled away the excess to reveal his masterpiece La Pieta which he believed to be imprisoned in the raw stone, we will sing songs, play games and do exercises together to remove the blocks that keep us from singing from our soul.
Singing as a group is an important part of our heritage as human beings. When we sing together we support each, which makes it easier to shake off our fears and inhibitions.
No prior musical or singing experience required.
Mark Growden is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, visual artist, educator, and father based in San Francisco, CA. He has toured the U.S. for years performing at venues such as the Fillmore and Great American Music Hall in S.F. and Tonic and The Knitting Factory in New York. He has released several critically acclaimed albums. Growden has composed original musical scores for a number of Dance and Theater companies including Joe Goode Performance Group, The Crucible's Fire Oddyssey, and Alonzo King's Lines Contemporary Ballet with whom he won the Isadora Duncan Award for Best Original Score for a New Dance Piece. Growden has also scored several films including "Blood Tea and Red String" which won Best Animation at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival and at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. He has taught music at a number of schools such as Urban High School, Park Day School, International High School, French American International School and Drake High School. He is currently the music teacher at Creative Arts Charter Middle School and Clarendon Elementary. Resume aside, Growden is deeply committed to serving this world and the beings that occupy it with the expression of the divine through the arts whether it be singing, painting, composing, riding a bike, or taking out the garbage.
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