Free Your Voice! Circle Singing: Guided Vocal Improv Jam

Santa Fe Sings: Holistic Voice Lab Workshops & Vocal Improv
Santa Fe Sings: Holistic Voice Lab Workshops & Vocal Improv
Public group

Unitarian Universalist

107 W Barcelona Rd · Santa Fe, NM

How to find us

Fellowship Hall: Enter through the French Doors in the courtyard.

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Come open your voice! Community Circle Singing is back! We hope you'll join us.

This Meetup is sliding scale $12 - $20. Your generosity keeps the circle going! No shows risk being bumped from this Meetup group.

Come explore the harmonically charged, meditative, chant driven infusion of good vibrations. Each song is different from the last. Fun musical games are played so we can better tune in to our partners.

CircleSinging leads to deeper listening, deepening intuition, and a rich community experience.

All levels of singers welcome. CircleSinging helps new singers find their voices and seasoned singers expand their improvisational skills and creative processes. CircleSinging helps songwriters find new methods of writing. Everyone has a chance to build musical confidence in this mistake free zone.

CircleSinging Defined:

A CircleSong begins with the facilitator creating musical parts and passing these parts to singers. We co-create rich sound tapestries with harmonies and rhythms working with each other. As the group becomes tighter, the center is taken by soloists or those who simply want to bathe in the sounds. Eventually the music becomes liquid and the singers respond to each other spontaneously and yet with musical discernment. Singers are encouraged to venture deeper into their own parts and more experienced and/or willing singers are encouraged to solo.

The circle may begin with a few minutes of vocal warm ups / mini voice lesson.

Benefits of SINGING:

Natural Antidepressant.
Great Workout!
More fun than the gym!
Make friends!
Lowers cortisol levels, stress hormones.
It's self-sound-healing.
It's like meditation, only more fun.
Singing builds confidence.
Singing makes you a better singer!
Builds appreciation for others voices.
Builds musical skills.
Builds appreciation for music.


Keep your RSVP CURRENT. Simply put, no shows are a huge bummer. They throw everything off. They are stressful for the organizer. They are simply rude. When you respond yes and don't attend, you potentially take away the opportunity from someone else. If you fail to attend two workshops, you will be banned from this Meetup. This policy loops since we understand that life happens. You can also email [masked] and beg forgiveness.

YOUR ORGANIZER Marie Black has been on a life long singer's journey. She became hooked on CircleSongs at Bobby McFerrin's Chant for World Peace in San Francisco when she assisted him in passing parts to the audience. She has since studied the CircleSong form and vocal improvisation extensively with McFerrin and others. Her life work is to bring people closer to themselves through voice.

Attendee Quotes:

I attended my first workshop with Marie a week ago and it was fantastic. I wanted to gain more understanding about how to use my voice in CircleSinging and I did! ~ M.W.

I have so much fun at Marie's circles. And for the first time in my life, I am singing without fear outside of the circles. ~ J.B.

Chant-Along gave me an opportunity to sit with others and explore the healing property of sound through expression and collaboration. ~ E.I.

Chant-Along is a cleansing, healing and relaxing spiritual practice, that is also uplifting for the mind/soul and energizing for the body. I look forward to next time. ~ M. M.

It's like painting with voices. C.V.


NO Checks. Are children allowed? Young people 15+ are welcome.

Cash payment only please. (exact change works best.)

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