Traditional Song Week Schedule – July 7-13, 2024


7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30- 8:50 Vocal warm-ups (staff)
Songs From the Irish Tradition
(Cathie Ryan)
Sea Chanteys:
How They
Were Used

(Chris Koldewey)
I Know My Chords –
Now What?

(Kay Justice)
Mind Over Matter:
Vocal Therapy
(Shirley Smith)
Community Singing
For the Soul
(Saro Lynch-Thomason)
Me, Myself & Inspiration
(Susan Cattaneo)
10:15-10:45 Coffee/Tea Break
Choices: How to Get the Most Out of Performing Your Songs
(Matt Watroba)
Songwriting Inspired
by Tradition

(Sam Gleaves)
Fingerstyle Guitar
for Singers

(Joe Newberry)
Movement &
Protest Songs

(Saro Lynch-Thomason)
Singing Well for a Lifetime
(Cathie Ryan)
Traditional Gospel Choir
(Shirley Smith, Pamela English)
11:30-1:00 Lunch
1:15-2:15 Community Gathering & Special Events (no signups required)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
How Are Songs Made?
(Cattaneo, Gleaves, Newberry)
The African American Tradition
(Jones, Harris, English, Smith)
Traditional Southern Singing
(Justice, Lynch-Thomason, Goforth)
Free time Free time
The Master Toolkit
(Susan Cattaneo)
Shape-Note Singing
(Josh Goforth)
From the Appalachians to the Ozarks
(Joe Newberry)
Play the Blues on Almost Anything
(Rev. Robert Jones)
Duet Harmony Singing
(Kay Justice, Sam Gleaves)
Ain’t You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?
(Reggie Harris)
Community Singing: For the Sake of the Song
(Matt Watroba)
Songs of Hope & Freedom
(Reggie Harris)
Context From Content in Maritime Music
(Chris Koldewey)
The Spirit of the Blues 
(Rev. Robert Jones)
Music Theory
(Josh Goforth)
Contemporary Gospel Choir
(Shirley Smith, Pamela English)
5:00-6:30 Supper
6:15-7:15 Singing Sessions by Genre (Tuesday: Ballads; Thursday: Bluegrass and Classic Country; Friday: Gospel)
7:30-? Evening Events (concerts, dances, jam sessions, etc.)