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Philly Folk Choir

Philly Folk Choir: Vocal Polyphony from America and Europe

Tuesdays 6:30-8pm


May 21, 28, 

June 4, 11, 18, 25


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The class runs every week for 6 weeks. The price is $120. If you are interested, there is a brief less-than-5-minute online audition process. If you don’t pass the audition, we offer private vocal lessons. There will be a low-pressure culminating final performance at the end of the 8-week class. In the future, financial aid may be available. Please reach out to us if you have any concerns or questions.

Cost is $120 for the 6-week series. 

Deadline to Register is May 17th

Program Description 

In this choir, we will learn and sing a variety of folk songs, mostly from America and Europe (especially Eastern Europe and the Baltics). You’ll get to enjoy singing in a very supportive group, melding your own unique voice with the ensemble in 2, 3, and 4-part harmony. We will work on sustainable vocal production, delivering “authentic” performance in timbre and ornament, and also having a super fun time together making beautiful music. The voice is the best! Folk music is the best!

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Teaching Artist:
Brian Dolphin

Brian Dolphin has studied folk music, lived with indigenous musicians, and performed original and traditional music all over the world. He has founded and directed choirs and group singing sessions for many years, including Ukrainian Village Voices and the “Dolphin & You” Community Sing. 


In addition to teaching private lessons, he produces, arranges, and records his own music and that of other up-and-coming singer-songwriters. He is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Fulbright recipient, and doctoral student of Ethnomusicology at the CUNY Graduate Center. His music has been featured on Pitchfork, NPR, The Guardian, PRI, Bandcamp, Record Crates United, and Raven Sings the Blues.

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