On Wednesday, Feb. 27, the School of Music Convocation will explore the theme "New Ways of Looking at Music," with guest artists WeBe3 leading the discussion.
Beginning at 10 a.m. in Ford Hall, the vocalists of WeBe3-- widely known as Bobby McFerrin's "voicestra"-- will lead an interactive session utilizing vocal and rhythmic improvisation to explore how music impacts the mind and body.
As part of Ithaca College Concerts, WeBe3 will be giving a vocal improvisational performance in front of a ticketed audience this same evening at 8:15 p.m., also in Ford Hall. More at ithaca.edu/webe3 | Tickets available at ithacaevents.com
A full schedule of Wednesday's public and student workshops is available here.
School of Music Convocations are designed to bring together all music majors at Ithaca College. Attendance is required of all Music majors. Students must pick up their recital attendance cards in the music office before the convocation, as the card will require one punch for these events. If students have a course scheduled outside of the School of Music at this time, they should turn in a copy of their schedules with their recital cards to be excused from these events.
Rhiannon, Joey Blake and David Worm have a long musical history together. They are original and continuing members of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra since 1986, touring with Bobby internationally. They are all co-founders of the innovative vocal ensemble SoVoSo', vocal/instrumental ensemble Bowl Full of Sound and their newest project, WeBe3. | webe3music.com
Rhiannon is a performer, master teacher, composer and recording artist with five albums on her own RhiannonMusic label. She continues to perform and teach internationally, has a year long intensive “ALL THE WAY IN” bringing singers to her unique approach to vocal improvisation and is releasing her book on improvisation in spring of 2013, VOCAL RIVER. | www.rhiannonmusic.com
Joey Blake is a gifted performer, recording artist, producer and recording engineer. He teaches vocal improvisation and ensemble development at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he also produces emerging artists nationally. | joeyblake.com/
David Worm performs and records with his band Glass House as well as with SoVoSo', Left Hook and The Miribai Ensemble. He also composes for Bay Area dance companies, including Robert Moses' Kin, Stanford Lively Arts, Project Bandaloop and Axis Dance as well as scoring for film. | glasshousemusic.org
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the School of Music at 607-274-3717. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.