Circlesinging Pittsburgh with Amado Ohland
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Come stand (or sit) in the circle!
Circlesinging is a spontaneous, improvisational community-singing experience, a little but like a “drum circle” for singers. An experienced circlesong leader creates parts on-the-spot and leads the group in fun impromptu songs in an environment that promotes self-confidence and fosters teamwork and community.
All skill levels welcomed – from shower-singers to seasoned pros!
RSVP is appreciated but not required; just drop in!
Optional $15 fee at the door (helps with rent and refreshments)
Free parking onsite.
Circlesinging takes inspiration from methods developed by Bobby McFerrin and his collaborators. An experienced circlesong leader creates parts on-the-spot, and leads the group in fun wordless songs. It’s done all over the world in countless different ways and it dates back to the earliest forms of human singing.
Sing beautiful harmonies without reading sheet music; promote self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment; and, many participants find that it fosters cooperation, teamwork, and community. It’s important to listen deeply—to each other and to ourselves—and to be responsive to what is there. This is a “mistake-free” zone. Come sing with us!
About Circlesong-Leader Amado Ohland
Amado is a 4-time attendee of Bobby McFerrin’s Circlesongs workshop. As a founding member of the improvisational vocal quartet VoiceExchange, he has co-led monthly Circlesinging events in the Washington, D.C. area for over 6 years. He’s also an active Jazz vocalist, and is pursuing a doctorate degree in Music Composition at West Virginia University.