What we're about

We have this crazy dream of regular gatherings dedicated to ecstatic singing and vocal improv in the city of Seattle! We create opportunities to gather for ecstatic singing, vocal improv, jamming, deep listening, toning, chanting, noise making, etc. "Ecstatic Singing is for people that love to sing and want to join in the fun of creating improvised a cappella songs, beats, harmonies, and really great vibrations - literally. Together we can join in creating a new vocal paradigm, that nourishes the spirit, soothes the soul, and carries forth joy into the world." Circle Singing is the 'soul child' of the great artist Bobby McFerrin........some call it a drum circle with voice.......some think of it as a spiritual practice......and some just think of it as a fun time! One of our key values is deep listening: listening to each other, listening to ourselves and being responsive to what is there. Come sing with us!

Upcoming events (5)

Circle Singing

Dusty Strings Music Store & School

$5.00

This month’s Circle Sing will be held at Dusty Strings Music in Fremont. Hosted by our own Debby Boland Watt. Circle Singing was developed by Bobby McFerrin & supports freestanding pieces of music by layering improvised parts. Frequently used are Rhiannon's Vocal River exercises while learning to express our own music spontaneously. What a joyful journey of self-discovery and the collective conscious. This class is designed for singers of every level so consider joining us as we explore improvisation within the comfort of a safe vocal community. $5. donation Visit: debbywatt.com (http://debbybolandwatt.weebly.com) for more info! "Debby may quite possibly be the female Bobby McFerrin of Seattle! Her vocal fireworks, pops, flourishes and zippy-do-da's are not only fun and inventive, but musical as well. Her singing is reminiscent of Jay Clayton, Bobby McFerrin and other true pioneers of vocal improvisation and singing. Debby is a full meal deal vocalist and unafraid to explore her instrument unlike so many other singers in Jazz and beyond." J.R. Seattle, WA

VOCAL IMPROV CHOIR

Dusty Strings Music Store & School

$15.00

After teaching 10+ years in Vocal Improv settings Debby Boland Watt believes that Seattle is ready for the next step. A Vocal Improv Choir! In October 2019 we began & took off SINGING! This is a fast-paced Choir that will use all your previous vocal improvisation skills & experience. Debby gives each choral part, building the piece as she goes. Freeform & spontaneous, these complex pieces will be held & further played upon in order to support our choral arrangement and guest soloists. The layering of rhythmic & melodic patterns, call & response, vocal percussion & free improvisation require attentive listening skills & a firm grasp of rhythmic forms. Bobby McFerrin along with Rhiannon, and the now global Circle Singing tribe, regularly join their voices in support of peace. Thousands of remarkable people interested in facilitated spontaneous music have found that sounding together with compassionate purpose increases their joy! It's within circle community that Debby finds her gifts best used. ​ Watt has studied choral conducting at Western Washington University and Cornish College of the Arts, toured across the lower 48 and Alaska, Canada and Western Europe and for over 40 years, has worked as a vocal performer, choral director, studio musician, and teacher. She's is prepared! ​If you think you would do well in this environment...Please Join Us!

Circle Singing

Dusty Strings Music Store & School

$5.00

This month’s Circle Sing will be held at Dusty Strings Music in Fremont. Hosted by our own Debby Boland Watt. Circle Singing was developed by Bobby McFerrin & supports freestanding pieces of music by layering improvised parts. Frequently used are Rhiannon's Vocal River exercises while learning to express our own music spontaneously. What a joyful journey of self-discovery and the collective conscious. This class is designed for singers of every level so consider joining us as we explore improvisation within the comfort of a safe vocal community. $5. donation Visit: debbywatt.com (http://debbybolandwatt.weebly.com) for more info! "Debby may quite possibly be the female Bobby McFerrin of Seattle! Her vocal fireworks, pops, flourishes and zippy-do-da's are not only fun and inventive, but musical as well. Her singing is reminiscent of Jay Clayton, Bobby McFerrin and other true pioneers of vocal improvisation and singing. Debby is a full meal deal vocalist and unafraid to explore her instrument unlike so many other singers in Jazz and beyond." J.R. Seattle, WA

VOCAL IMPROV CHOIR

Dusty Strings Music Store & School

$15.00

After teaching 10+ years in Vocal Improv settings Debby Boland Watt believes that Seattle is ready for the next step. A Vocal Improv Choir! In October 2019 we began & took off SINGING! This is a fast-paced Choir that will use all your previous vocal improvisation skills & experience. Debby gives each choral part, building the piece as she goes. Freeform & spontaneous, these complex pieces will be held & further played upon in order to support our choral arrangement and guest soloists. The layering of rhythmic & melodic patterns, call & response, vocal percussion & free improvisation require attentive listening skills & a firm grasp of rhythmic forms. Bobby McFerrin along with Rhiannon, and the now global Circle Singing tribe, regularly join their voices in support of peace. Thousands of remarkable people interested in facilitated spontaneous music have found that sounding together with compassionate purpose increases their joy! It's within circle community that Debby finds her gifts best used. ​ Watt has studied choral conducting at Western Washington University and Cornish College of the Arts, toured across the lower 48 and Alaska, Canada and Western Europe and for over 40 years, has worked as a vocal performer, choral director, studio musician, and teacher. She's is prepared! ​If you think you would do well in this environment...Please Join Us!

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VOCAL IMPROV CHOIR

Dusty Strings Music Store & School

$15.00

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