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In this workshop we reawaken not only the joy of singing in a group, but also the healing power of using our own voices to create harmony within us and in the world around us.
Throughout our week together, we work in the oral tradition, learning by call-and-response, thereby making the music accessible to beginners and experienced singers alike as we take a musical journey through early forms of chant—some African, Aboriginal, Afro-Cuban, as well as our own.
We find that singing, and being bathed in the vibrations of our music, relieves tension and creates a sense of well-being that lasts far beyond the moment. “I feel there is a magic that happens when you enter into the sound vibrations of other cultures,” Maggie Wheeler says. “It opens our hearts and brings us closer to understanding our global connections.”
Please note that this workshop is being held during Family Week. If you don't have children you may still participate in this week, but be advised that almost 200 children are on campus, and services and schedules are geared for children and families.
The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Adults are welcome to choose from a variety of Dabblers' Delights workshops offered Tuesday through Thursday afternoons from 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Maggie Wheeler is best known for her work as an actress, most notably as the character of Janice on NBC’s hit series Friends. In addition to her acting and voiceover work, Wheeler is a singer-songwriter, choir director, and workshop facilitator. She has been teaching vocal workshops nationwide for the past 25 years. maggiewheeler.net
Emile Hassan Dyer is a vocalist, percussionist, vocal improvisor, storyteller, choreographer, and dancer originally from Senegal. He is a graduate of the Community Choir Leadership Training program.