Vocal Harmony Ensemble

Vocal Harmony Ensemble

  • A capella
  • Americana
  • Bluegrass
  • Folk
  • Roots
  • School of Music class
  • Singer/Songwriter

Do you love singing? Have you ever listened to the tight harmonies of a great bluegrass band or a classic country duet and thought, “how do they do that?!” We’ll show you! Join Emily and Sadie for an exploration of two- and three-part harmony singing! We’ll learn new songs in all styles according to the students’ interests. We will focus on building vocal strength and independence, pitch accuracy, blending with others, and the music theory behind finding your own harmonies by ear. Students who join this class should feel comfortable singing a melody; knowledge of music theory and harmony singing experience are helpful but not necessary. We will be teaching mostly by ear, so please bring a recording device. We look forward to singing with you!

This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm on Wednesdays: Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator.  

Limited to 12 students (16 yrs of age or older); 6 students are required for class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund.

Emily Haviland Baker

  • Acoustic
  • Americana
  • Bluegrass
  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Emily graduated from Berklee College of Music in May of 2018, dual-majoring in Music Therapy & Violin Performance with a Minor in American Roots Studies.

There she has studied with famous performers like Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Matt Glaser, Joe Walsh, Dr. David Wallace, Dave Hollander, Tony Trischka, Jason Anick, and Casey Driessen. Emily has performed at an array of different venues, ranging from halls such as New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall and Boston’s infamous Symphony Hall, to venues like the Cantab Lounge & Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, and The Red Room in Boston, as well as Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Fresh Grass Festival, & Newport Folk Festival. She performed at the Newport Folk Festival 2016, backing up Margo Price & Aoife O’Donovan as well as performing with Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings. She has shared the stage with great performers like Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, Joe Walsh, Brittany Haas, Tristan Clarridge, & Emy Phelps.

Sadie Gustafson-Zook

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Based out of Boston, born in Oregon, and raised in the mid-west, Sadie’s secret power is her versatility, being a multi-genre singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. A folk singer-songwriter raised on old time fiddle tunes with a classical and jazz vocal education is sure to make some interesting music.

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