Village Harmony

Adult Camp at Buxton School 2021

Date: August 1-8, 2021
Venue: Buxton School
Leaders: Sarina Partridge, Heidi Wilson, Gideon Crevoshay
Price: $800 (Single supplement: $100)

REGISTRATION FOR ALL VILLAGE HARMONY CAMP SESSIONS WILL OPEN AT 12:OO NOON EDT ON MONDAY, APRIL 19.

While we will in general be accepting singers on a first-come, first-served basis, we will  also prioritize creating a balance of voice parts in each of the camp sessions.

Since camp spaces are so limited this year, be sure to apply as soon as registration opens to better your chances of getting a spot.


Join Village Harmony for a week of renewed connections with music and with one another for a traditional adult residential week of song and dance at the Buxton School in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

This year’s program is uniquely designed to facilitate exploring the power and diversity of both the voices and musical imagination of participants under the guidance of three delightful Village Harmony singer-songwriters.

Village Harmony alumnus Gideon Crevoshay will share his own original compositions and several pieces from his rich repertoire of traditional vocal music.  He will also lead embodied improvisatory vocal practices exploiting each singer’s unique source of sound to create new music, together.

Sarina Partridge will bring new songs inspired by the times through which we are living, simple harmony songs that build connection. She will also teach several Yiddish songs from her own musical heritage.

Heidi Wilson will teach her own newly-composed songs: songs of change, joy, surrender, faith, and mystery, and songs to mark the seasons. She will also lead us in several traditional Swedish songs.


NOTE: All participants this summer MUST be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend. There will be no exceptions.

REGISTRATION FOR VILLAGE HARMONY CAMP IN-PERSON SESSIONS WILL OPEN AT 12:OO NOON EDT ON MONDAY, APRIL 19.
At that time the sign-up button will go live.

Apply Now!

Leaders

Sarina Partridge

Sarina Partridge is a musician, song-leader and educator in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She feels most alive when learning, creating and sharing songs, and enjoys singing, teaching, and touring with a wide variety of music projects – Eastern European and Yiddish song, old-time music, community song-leading… and everything in between.  Sarina has worked as a classroom teacher for the past ten years, weaving music into the everyday work and joy of building and sustaining community – it works for grown ups, too! Sarina leads a community choir in her neighborhood in Minneapolis, and leads workshops  with choirs around the country. She has a passion for connecting people with their own creativity and with community, and uses singing to help folks develop a sense of wonder for this wild world around us. All of us have a right and a need to make music, stretch ourselves, grow, and play. Let’s sing!
www.sarinapartridge.com
sarinapartridge.bandcamp.com

 

Heidi Wilson

Village Harmony

Heidi Wilson’s passion is to share songs in service to community and the wild world; songs that celebrate the seasons, bring groups together, offer thanks, muster courage, make room for healing and grieving, and those songs that send us on our journeys and welcome us back home. She is drawn to the potent and surprising journey of deep-listening and collaborative music making. Heidi has been leading community a cappella singing groups in Vermont for the last 14 years including work with the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, Village Harmony, Burlington Integrated Arts Academy, Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Interfaith Partners of St Johnsbury, and Sterling College. Some of Heidi’s recent musical influences include and trainings include Bobby McFerrin’s improvisational Circlesongs, Rhiannon’s Vocal River work, and Ysaye Barnwell’s Building A Vocal Community.
www.HeidiAnnWilson.com

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Gideon Crevoshay

Gideon_Crevoshay_PhotoGideon Crevoshay is a musician from the hills of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. He uses the human voice to explore the countless dimensions of sound, language, improvisation, and ritual. Gideon studies traditional and ancient forms of singing from around the world, including the US, Caucasus, and Mediterranean, finding inspiration in the wisdom contained within these traditions and how they can inform present ideas of music-making and community. He has performed, recorded, and toured extensively with many projects including Tenores de Aterúe, OKAPIS, Mosaïc, Sempervirens, Starry Mountain Singers, Northern Harmony, Cambridge Revels, Briars of North America, Trident Ensemble, Bread and Puppet Theater, and Meredith Monk. Gideon is a member of the international music collective Found Sound Nation and has facilitated its US music residency and festival, OneBeat, since its inception in 2012, having also co-led projects in Turkey, Russia, and the Balkans. He teaches polyphonic singing throughout the US and abroad, both independently and with Village Harmony.

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Venue

Buxton School

buxton-dining-roomThe Buxton School, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has a beautiful spacious campus, with gorgeous trees and nearby walking trails.  There are several good singing spaces, a beautifully appointed dining room, and well-equipped industrial kitchen.

Accommodations are in two different buildings, and every room is different  The rooms are mostly triples and quads, but since there are more rooms than we need, we are able to allocate some rooms as doubles and a few as singles, for an additional supplement.

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