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 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 8:00-9:15pm on Mondays: Jan. 6, 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 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.
Limited to 12 students (16 yrs of age or older); 6 students are required for class to meet. If a class is canceled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund.
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.
Sadie Gustafson-Zook is a versatile singer, intricate guitar player, and contagious songwriter. Her pure voice and hummable melodies balance with witty lyrics to create charmingly honest and relatable music.
Oregon-born, Indiana-grown and Boston-based, Sadie has brought her lovable stories and songs to audiences across the country, in homes, churches, and renowned folk venues and festivals including Club Passim, The Purple Fiddle, Radio Bean, Walnut Valley Festival, Red Wing Roots, and more. Sadie has won multiple awards for performances and original compositions and holds a master’s degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. Sadie is gearing up for her second original album to be released in 2020, coming after her debut album “I’m Not Here” in 2017.