A new community singing experience for adults in Gig Harbor, WA.
Now enrolling new singers for the 2023-24 Season!
early 12c., "come into agreement,"
"be in harmony"
from common Latin "be of one heart"
Calling all adults who love music, community and trying new things! Do you sing in the shower or while driving your car? Have you always wanted to try singing harmony in a group or considered taking voice lessons? Or perhaps you sang in your school choir and miss it?
Did you know? When people sing together, their heartbeats fall in sync! Singing together as a community can be traced back to the earliest history of humans. It is a natural, ancient practice and primal need that should still be a regular part of our modern culture. Yet, opportunities for adults and communities to sing together are sadly limited.
Spectrum Accord is our response to this need. What started as a 5-week trial offering in spring 2023 will now continue into the fall as part of our full Spectrum Choral Academy program. This new and unique community singing opportunity is collaborative and inclusive! Accord singers come from diverse backgrounds (no musical experience, amateur artists to professional musicians), with the mission of working together to create and experience something beautiful. If you don't know how to read music and would like to - we will help you! Our section leaders will also help teach harmonies in a variety of ways (so you can learn them by ear, if preferred). Inspired by The Village Green Project, we believe all humans can - and should - sing together, experiencing the joyful power of uniting voices in harmony.
Accord singers will work with Spectrum Choral Academy's Artistic Director, Stephanie Charbonneau, and Collaborative Pianist, Julie Mandery at weekly rehearsals in preparation for mainstage Christmas and Spring performances! We will explore our singing voices in a casual and fun environment while working to create a healthy vocal sound. We will learn a variety of repertoire to perform onstage with Spectrum Choral Academy. Concerts will include Accord performing individually and in collaboration with our youth singers, leading audience sing-alongs (so even more people can experience the joy of singing together) and incorporating instrumentation and movement.
Open to all age 18+.
No auditions / No previous music experience necessary.
Complete the registration forms below (download pdf).
Practice links and recordings will be provided for self study.
Spectrum Choral Academy parents & alumni are encouraged to participate!
Experienced singers are invited to help lead sections and teach harmonies.
Singing as a community: