Group Classes in A Cappella Singing

Summer 2017 Pick-Up Choir

Over the summer, we offer a 4 stand-alone rehearsals where we teach 1-2 a cappella arrangements. It’s a drop-in, casual rehearsal where you can sample favorite arrangements we have sung over the last year.

We’ll be meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00:
June 28th – featured songs: “Happy Together” and “I Will Wait.”
July 5th – featured songs: “Imagine” and “History Has Its Eyes on You.”
July 12th – featured songs: “Seven” and “Fix You.”
July 19th – featured songs: “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and “Somebody to Love.”
July 26th – song party and open mic. We’ll sing the summer tunes and host an open mic for anyone who wants to participate.

Location: Col. Hts. Presb. Church, 2828 SE Stephens St., PDX.
Instructors: all of the PDX Vox instructors will tag-team through the summer rehearsals, with 2 instructors co-leading each event.

You can sign up here.

Fall 2017 Semester Schedule

Our core program is on a semester schedule, where singers sign up for a group that meets for 13 weeks and learns 5-6 songs together. In the spring and in the fall, we offer 5 different groups during the week in three locations.

Monday mixed group:
Sept 18th – Dec 18th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No class on Nov 20th.
Location: Col. Hts. Pres. Church, 2828 SE Stephens St., PDX
Instructor: Steven Patton

Tuesday mixed group:
Sept 19th – Dec 19th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No class on Nov 21st.
Location: Central Luth. Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave., PDX
Instructor: Aaron Elliott

Wednesday beginner/mixed group:
Sept 20th – Dec 20th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No class on Nov 22nd.
Location: Central Luth. Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave., PDX
Instructor: Marie Schumacher
* This group is for both new and returning members who are looking for a little more direct instruction on the basics of singing and music. Lessons will be woven into the song work that we do together.

Tuesday or Wednesday (to be determined)  group: Harmonic Challenge!:
Sept 19/20th – Dec 19/20th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No class on Nov 21st/22nd.
Location: to be determined
Instructor: David Anderson
* This group is for singers who are looking for a higher commitment and additional challenge. The ability to attend every rehearsal, learn parts independently, read music, and hold your own part against neighboring parts are all recommended skills.

Thursday mixed group:
Sept 21st – Dec 21st, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No class on Nov 23rd.
Location: Valley Presb. Church, 8060 SW Brentwood, PDX
Instructor: David Anderson

Additional Dates for Fall Semester:

Open House and New Member Gathering  – Saturday, Sept 16th, 1:00 – 2:00. Location: Central Luth. Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave., PDX.
Kick-off and Song Retreat – Saturday, Sept 16th, 2:00 – 5:00. Location: Central Luth. Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave., PDX.
Mid-session Song Rehearsal – Sunday, Nov 5th, 4:00 – 6:00 – Taborspace (5441 SE Belmont).
End-of-Semester Show – Saturday, Dec 16th, 3:00 – 5:00 – Taborspace (5441 SE Belmont).

You can sign up here.

You can read more about the PDX Vox teaching staff by clicking here.


Vocal Coaching and Seasonal Song Salon

Four times a year, the PDX Vox instructors offer vocal coaching packages to individuals, duos and small groups who want to work on 1-2 songs with an experienced guide and get them performance-ready. We offer a package of 3 hours of individual coaching plus one group class that is a low-key performance. The total cost per group is $200. So, if a quartet decides to work on 1-2 songs together, the cost is $50 per person. (There is an additional fee of $15 per coaching session if instructors are required to travel to the coaching session.)

Summer Salon: Wednesday, August 2nd, 7pm
Fall Salon: Saturday, October 28th, 7pm

The song salon is a great way to improve and focus your singing, with specific goals and a built-in performance deadline.

You can sign up here.



Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
The Temptations

Ants Marching
Dave Matthews Band

Sarah McLachlan

The Fifth Dimension

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
The Andrews Sisters

Sufjan Stevens

Indigo Girls

Good Vibrations
The Beach Boys

The Killers

I Will Wait
Mumford and Sons

In Your Eyes
Peter Gabriel

It’s Time
Imagine Dragons

King of Pain
The Police


Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan/Adele

Steely Dan

River of Dreams
Billy Joel

Viva la Vida

Waiting in Vain
Bob Marley / Annie Lennox

Walking on Sunshine
Katrina and the Waves

You’re No Good
Linda Ronstadt