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Village Voices

Village Voices

Music and Performing Arts Professions Ensembles

Do you enjoy singing pop, jazz, folk, R&B, avant-garde or want to become more equipped to do so? Are you ready to get to work one-on-one with two of the most respected jazz/harmony singers in the business, learn repertoire other than the standard fare, and learn to play with your voice as an instrument? We will teach you how to own a groove whether its swing, bossa nova, R&B or bebop, how to find your solo sound within the group framework, and how to explore the secrets of the harmony singer. We want you to be flexible, musical, and bookable out in the real world, and this ensemble will provide real insight into building the chops, vocabulary, and attitude you'll need to achieve that.

Who Can Join

Vocalists and instrumentalists who pass the audition can join.

Audition Information

The vocal audition will be on January 27, 2020, 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
35 West 4th Street, Room 777


What to Prepare for the Audition

Please contact Scott Allen (, Janis Siegel (, or Lauren Kinhan ( for the music. The song should be in your voice part as well as a song of your choice. Accompanist provided. Please bring sheet music.

Rehearsal Information

Mondays, 6:45 - 8:45 PM, ED 777

Performances and Concerts

May 8, 2020 at 8:00 pm in the Frederick Loewe Theatre

Contact Information

Instructors: Janis Siegel ( and Lauren Kinhan (
Lauren Kinhan is a 26-year member of the acclaimed New York Voices, co-founder of the groups Moss + JaLaLa, and a world class songwriter and educator. Janis Siegel is a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, is a 9-time Grammy winner, and has recorded 12 solo records and numerous collaborations to her credit.

Vocal Performance Admin: Scott Allen (

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