Classes



Group Classes in A Cappella Singing

Spring 2018 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:
Feb. 5th – May 7th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No class on March 19th.
Location: Col. Hts. Pres. Church, 2828 SE Stephens St., PDX
Instructor: Steven Patton

Monday group: Harmonic Challenge!:
Feb. 5th – May 7th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No class on March 26th.
Location: Central Luth. Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave., PDX
Instructor: Aaron Elliott
* 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.

Tuesday mixed group:
Feb. 6th – May 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No class on March 27th.
Location: Central Luth. Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave., PDX
Instructor: Aaron Elliott

Wednesday newcomer/mixed group:
Feb. 7th – May 9th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No class on March 28th.
Location: Central Luth. Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave., PDX
Co-Instructors: Louis Umbarger and 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.

Thursday mixed group:
Feb. 8th – May 10th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No class on March 22nd.
Location: Valley Presb. Church, 8060 SW Brentwood, PDX
Instructor: Steven Patton

Additional Dates for Spring Semester:

Open House and New Member Orientation  – Saturday, Feb. 10th, 1:00 – 2:00. Location: Central Luth. Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave., PDX.
Kick-off and Song Retreat – Saturday, Feb. 10th, 2:00 – 5:00. Location: Central Luth. Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave., PDX.
Mid-semester Combined Group Rehearsal – Saturday, March 24th, 3:00 – 5:00 – Taborspace (5441 SE Belmont).
End-of-Semester Spring Show – Saturday, May 5th, 3:00 – 5:00 – Taborspace (5441 SE Belmont).
(Optional) Encore Show – Thursday, May 17th, 7:00 – 8:15 – Rose Schnitzer Manor (6140 SW Boundary St.)

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.)

Spring Salon: Saturday, May 19th, 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.


VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS

A FEW SONGS THAT WE HAVE LEARNED AND PERFORMED

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
The Temptations

Ants Marching
Dave Matthews Band

Angel
Sarah McLachlan

Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Cecilia
Simon & Garfunkel

Chicago
Sufjan Stevens

Galileo
Indigo Girls

Good Vibrations
The Beach Boys

Human
The Killers

I Will Wait
Mumford and Sons

I Wish
Stevie Wonder

In Your Eyes
Peter Gabriel

King of Pain
The Police

Madness
Muse

Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan/Adele

Na Na Na
Pentatonix

Peg
Steely Dan

River of Dreams
Billy Joel

Viva la Vida
Coldplay

White Flag
Joseph

You’re No Good
Linda Ronstadt