Vocal Harmony Ensemble
- A capella
- School of Music class
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 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 Mondays: May 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24.
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.
Abbie hails from the great state of Maine, but currently lives and breathes in Jamaica Plain, MA with her dog, Travis. She graduated from Smith College where she studied music, documentary film making, and the art of ordering takeout. Prior to joining Team Passim, she worked at Signature Sounds Recordings in Northampton, MA, for four years as the label project manager. Signature Sounds allowed for a melting pot of experience through the label, The Parlor Room, and Green River Festival.
Music was a crucial part of Abbie’s childhood, and singing remains one of her favorite pastimes. When she is not marketeering, working with bands, or going to shows, Abbie can be found playing fetch with her incredibly adorable dog, working tirelessly to find edible soy-free/dairy-free/gluten-free food (#allergies), and playing electric bass.
Emily Haviland Baker
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.