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The Answering Voice:  the beginnings of counterpoint

opens our ears and voices to a new way of understanding counterpoint.

Drawing on 50 years of teaching and composing Alice Parker envisions a theory or composition class where everyone sings and arrangements grow out of evoked responses to the sung melody.

Composers, conductors, singers, instrumentalists, teachers and students at all levels will be challenged and rewarded by this sound-based approach to theory.

A sequel to the companion: The Anatomy of Melody.  


SING with Alice Parker

in East Hawley, MA
June 8, 2014
2-5 p.m.
The 1846 Meetinghouse
Shape-Note SING

in Washington, DC
June 13, 2014
Chorus America Breakout Session
Leading Community Sings
10:45 a.m. - 12:00