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Friday, May 17 • 3:15pm - 3:30pm
The Gospel Choir Sound in the African American Church: Explanation, Production, and Pedagogical Exploration

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The Gospel choir is a well-known mainstay the African American Church. However, it is rarely explored on a detailed level because many are not aware of the ways at which some choirs formulate their unique sounds. DETAILS: This presentation will briefly explain the terminology and history of the Gospel choir in the African American Church while exploring basic pedagogical facets that can help clarify how Gospel choirs sing. We will also examine how these pedagogical facets are sometimes adjusted due to regional or aesthetic differences. Lastly, this presentation will help define the different voice parts, the theoretical phonatory production of these parts, and how these parts can slightly differ from the traditional system of voice classification.

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Jaron M. LeGrair

Founder & Owner, Jaron M. LeGrair Studio
Jaron M. LeGrair is a singer, voice researcher, voice teacher, and music director. He is the proud Founder and Owner of the Jaron M. LeGrair Studio, a private studio that specializes in providing voice training for singers and speakers. Clients from his studio have appeared on national... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

Disclaimer This session was submitted by a third party and is included solely as a courtesy to attendees. Its inclusion in this schedule should not be considered an endorsement of the third parties or a recommendation to attend this session.


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