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Vocal Music, Choral Experience, and Musical Theater

Vocal Music

Acalanes Adult Education (AAE) is pleased to announce the introduction of Choral Music to our program.  Under the direction of Bruce Lengacher, AAE will offer vocal music Fall, 2022 and beyond.


Vocal Lab

Everyone can sing!  Students will learn healthy and versatile vocal technique.  Instruction in posture, breathing, breath management, jaw and tongue position, and alignment are the building blocks of a healthy, free, and natural voice.  These techniques will be learned through a variety of genres, such as:  Broadway, Jazz, Art Songs, Folk Songs, and Standards.


Choral Experience

This choir class will provide participants with the opportunity to learn and perform songs from Broadway, Pop and Folk Genres, World Music and Classical Repertoir.  Students will learn about ensemble singing, listening, vowel matching, healthy vocal tone and expressive performing.  There will be a cumulative performance at the end of the Fall term.


Musical Theater Workshop

Students will have the opportunity to learn about both the onstage and backstage experience.  Participants will have the opportunity to select one of these areas of focus during the class.  All students will learn about the history of musical theater, study shows, select scenes and songs and perform them.  They will also learn about how sound, lights, sets, props, and costumes can help tell the story.  Those students choosing to focus on the behind the scenes aspect of theater will be trained in how to use state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment to develop skills and form connections to local professionals that will enable the student to work in our theater community as technical artists.