Mele a Hakuwale: To Sing and Improvise November 29 - December 7, 2023 A VOCAL RIVER RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP FOR EXPERIENCED IMPROVISERS
We suggest and hope singers attend the workshop fully vaccinated
- please note we require testing before you leave home and upon arrival.
Please travel with covid tests and masks.
It is out goal to keep everyone as healthy as possible!
We send our sincere wishes for your continued health and happiness.
Singers who have completed this workshop.
Jessica Baker, Barbara Ford, Lisa Forkish, Colee Garr.
Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau , Charles Haines , Davis Haines
Ingrid James, Mahina Lee ,Gary Malkin. Dory Meade,
Bonnie Singer, Fiona Stewart
Lauren Arrow, Maya Rogers-Arun, Jeralynn Glass, Sally Glover, Charles Haines, Linda Maich, Jennifer Noxon, Peter Walden,
Vera Westera, Michiko Yoshino
Christopher Fleck, Kimberly Ford, Caryn Heilman,
Ellen Korner, Christine Liu, Augusto Manuel Rocha e Silva,
Nana Simopoulos, Darlene Spears, Conny van Leeuwen Marion Van Namen, Joyce Weber, Heidi Wilson
Barbara Beckmann, Marie Black, Leandro Cavalcante,
Itauana Ciribelli, Kane Clawson, Zelie Duvauchelle,
Evan Feist, Barbara Ford, Mélanie Anne Germain,
Marielle Hintzen, Jascha Hoffman , Sarah Jessop,
Neysa Ricciardi, Charlotte Roberts, Joannie Spear,
Susie Thorne Cara Trezise
Maya Ayam, Judy Berger, Rikka Bjerring, Jeanie DeQuine,
Ellen Fiscus, Christopher Fleck, Sue Anne Gershenzon,
Natasha Grant, Jessica Habie, Jessica Horwitz, Pedro Iado,
Malia Kulp, Henk de Laat, Alice Ploss, Cara Trezise, Jennifer Yocum
Eleni Arapoglou, Gabriella Coniglio, Ruth Cunningham, Kali Cox, Fraua Kruse-Zaiss, Judith Norbrock, Noemi Schneeberger,
Donald C Stewart, Tina Stromsted, Cara Trezise, Michiko Yoshino
Grant Abert, Rachel Bagby, Maraya Ben-Joseph, Lauren Chapman, Sascha Cohn, Lori Derr, Gayanne Geurin, Malene Kjærgård,
Guri Nyhaug, Christiane Raby, Betty Roi, Virginia Schenck,
Nicky Schrire, Jhonny Sz
Karin Bengmark, Sabine Bundsch, Ruth Cunningham,
Monique DeBose, Lori Derr, Francois Goeske,
Mia Hsieh, Sonja Kreiner, Kevyn Lettau,
Lucia Rodriguez, Sandrina Sedona, Kristian Skårhøj,
Ariel Thiermann, Cara Trezise
Avis Berry, Bronwyn Cooke, Loren Eskenazi,
Janiece Jaffe, Joanne Charllotte Karlsted, Christiane Karam,
J. Lauterling Kelly, Hilde Knottenbelt , Francine Poitras,
Sofîa Ribeiro, Sandrina Sedona, Petra Scheeser,
Luisa Vieira, Lynne Wells
Ariella, Stephanie Croff, Jackie Dandeneau,
Loren Eskenazi, Ana Guigui, Starr Kalahiki, Margreet
Ravestein, Virna Sanzone, Annie Sellick, Fiona Stewart,
Deb Watt, Michiko Yoshino
Ginny Chen, Loren Eskenazi, Anna Johnson,
Mimi Manners, Sussi Nyqvist, Becky Reardon,
Betty Roi, Fritzi Schnell, Randi Tytingvag,
Laura Wachter, Faith Winthrop, Jodi Wright
Silvia Barden, Ruth Cunningham, Saul Germaine,
Germaine Ingram, Janiece Jaffe, Liz Kohlenberg,
Jean Langford, Katia Leonardo, Judy Stein,
Paula Terry, Alison Wedding, Michiko Yoshino
Grant Abert, Emile Dyer, Loren Eskenazi,
Saul Germaine, Rebekka Goldsmith, Will Hewett,
Katia Leonardo, Raffaella Misiti, Dara Roberts,
Wendy Rubin, Johanna Seiler, Nicoline Snaas,
Sarah Greer, Rebecca Jones, Jaydn McCune,
Donna Mittenthal, Laurel Murphy, Carol Newell,
Celeste Niehaus, Louise Pearson, Patty Shafner,
Tina Stromsted, Betty Tomboulian, Elise Witt,
Mimi Baczewska, Jean Barkey, Evita Cobo,
Lizzie Eschelman, Loren Eskenazi, Ellen Fiscus,
Annie Follett, Becky Graber, Cherilynn Morrow,
Laurie Newell, Ginger Newton, CJ Hurford,
Lynne Wells, Jennifer Yocum
Mele is for all you beautiful singers working in the worlds of performance, teaching --busy with your professional lives. Come to Hawaii and recharge your creative and emotional batteries with improvisation. Now more than ever we need the community of song.
I invite you to a vocal gathering on the Big Island of Hawaii. We will use the Vocal River exercises as the basis for study of vocal improvisation as we invent new forms and collaborate on musical ideas. We will find the connections between preparation and performance as we blend song form and sound, all the while feeling the magic this island has in abundance.
We will travel to special places nearby and around the Hilo side for swimming, lava walking, local cultural events, farmer’s markets, local crafts shopping and a day long trip to the Volcano to sing in the environment of Pele in all her power.
It is a reminder that when we sing, the earth is always under our feet, and it matters that we acknowledge and honor where we are. That is why it is precious to come to Hawaii Island and sing for your life!
With the blessing of aloha,