Sing ALOUD | Los Angeles Public Library
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Episode Summary
Join us in a celebration and exploration of traditional American vocal music, drawn from several rich sources of community singing- from 19th century Sacred Harp shape note hymnals, to songs from the oral tradition of the Appalachian mountains, to glee club-style rounds. No prior singing experience or musical knowledge necessary. All voices and ages are welcome-the only requirement is a willingness to sing.

Participant(s) Bio
Jessica Catron is a cellist, vocalist, composer and educator living in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Her musical adventures include touring, performing, and/or recording with such notable artists as Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney, Harold Budd, Linda Ronstadt, Wilco, Dave Matthews, Devotchka, The Eels, Rebekah Jordan, and Spiritualized. In 2007, Jessica won the National A Cappella Harmony Sweepstakes as a member of the eclectic folk quartet VOCO, with whom she led community-based singing workshops throughout the US and Canada for the past five years. In addition to performance, Jessica works as a teaching artist of both voice and cello for the wonderful Harmony Project/Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), serving hundreds of at-risk youth in Los Angeles.

Daniel Brummel is a composer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator from Los Angeles. He holds a B.A. in music composition from UCLA, where he sang baritone in the concert choir under Don Neuen and studied choral composition with Paul Chihara (a former member of the Roger Wagner Chorale). As a singer with the rock bands Ozma, the Elected, and the Gowns, he has given performance tours to audiences of thousands across the United States, Japan, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Daniel is on the faculty at the California College of Music, where he teaches subjects such as sight-singing, songwriting, harmony, music theory, and ear training.