Spontaneous A Cappella

Collaborative Vocal Improvisation

January 4th — February 8th

Spontaneous A Cappella is a more advanced, small-group improvisation practice, based on the Vocal River forms, created by Rhiannon. In the practice, we play with forms to create music together, without a score, chart or leader. This is a deeper dive into improvisational singing, for confident singers who want to hone their improv skills. These exercises build skills in listening, trust, forgiveness, collaboration, generosity and flexibility — useful in music and in life! 

Who should sign up… If you’re comfortable enough with your voice to hold a part, sing a harmony, blend with other singers, and be willing to experiment, you’ll fit right in. More experienced singers are definitely welcome, especially if you’re looking to free-up your improv skills. The most important requirement is a willingness to stretch your comfort zone a bit, no matter what level of singer you are.

What to expect… Every form we practice is a cappella, spontaneous, and improvisational. They range in participation from the entire group singing at the same time, to smaller breakouts, including duets, trios, solos, etc., both with group backing and on their own. 

What are the benefits… No matter what level singer you are, this practice will deepen your listening skills, free up your improvisational brain and voice, and definitely strengthen your compositional skills. The act of creating music, spontaneously, with other people, calms the nervous system, and boosts the community-building and feel-good chemicals in our body.

Limit: 12 Singers


• Singers must be vaccinated OR agree to Self-test prior to each class
• Masks are optional
• Singers are asked to stay home if experiencing any symptoms
• Singers are asked to self-test or stay home if they know they've been exposed. 

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Boulder Registration Form (Jan/Feb class is closed) 

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