Stay connected. A very important goal of this course is to develop alliances and projects that could continue after the completion of these sessions. Between sessions there will be assignments and periodic check-ins through conference calls, blogging and emails.
Rhiannon will have two “co-pilots”, senior students of her work, who are also strong teachers in their own realms, to participate and collaborate with her and with you. They will be part of all the sessions, bringing special qualities that you will find very helpful and inspiring.
SESSION ONE: Hakalau, Hawaii
Arrival : January 22, 2024
7 Teaching days : January 23-29, 2024
Departure : January 30, 2024
SESSION TWO: Perugia, Italy
Arrival: June 3, 2024
7 teaching days June 4-10, 2024
Departure : June 11, 2023
SESSION THREE: Montreal , Québec
Arrival: Sept. 30, 2024
7 teaching days: Oct. 1-7, 2024
Departure : Oct. 8, 2024
ZOOM meetings: There will be at least 3 all group zoom meetings
We request that participants be fully vaccinated for covid 19
please read the travel page for more info COME HEALTHY!!
The Belgian vocalist Eva Buchmann was born in Holland and lives in Cologne Germany since 2011. She studied Jazz / Pop vocals at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire in Antwerp. After completing an Erasmus-exchange year at the Jazz-Institute-Berlin, she obtained her Master Degree in 2008. Eva won first prizes at the international competition for singing musicians “Voicingers 2010” in
Poland and the “Crest Jazz Vocal Concours 2011” in France. She sings on several CD productions e.g. Sony Music Belgium, Laika Records and GLM München. As a member of the Belgian swing ensemble “The Jaquelines” and the Belgo-Swiss vibraphone & vocals Duo “Lottchen” she performed in Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, France and Germany. Currently Eva is lead-singer at “The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra" led by Wil Salden. She played in venues like Alte Oper Frankfurt, Konzerthaus Wien, KKL Luzern, Teatro Verdi Firenze, Roma Theater Warsaw, Oktoberpalast Kiev, etc. Since 2012 Eva Buchmann teaches Jazz-Vocals at the Folkwang University of the Arts Essen and made guest teachings at the Institute für Musik Osnabrück and Musikhochschule Freiburg. Between 2018 and 2022 Eva Buchmann studied with improvisation master Rhiannon. Singing circle-songs and teaching vocal improvisation has sparked Eva’s life ever since. 2021 and 2022 she was artistic leader of “VokalOrchester NRW”, a collective of 12 singers and improvisors.
All The Way In Co-Pilots 2024
Roy Willey is a musician, teacher, and song leader specializing in Circle Singing and Vocal Improvisation. As the founder of Voice Circle Colorado, a music community based on the premise that singing is everyone's birthright, his mission is to guide singers of all levels past self-judgement and fear to help them connect with their authentic voice. Roy has studied intensively with Rhiannon (ATWI 2018), Bobby McFerrin, Judi Vinar, Denis Donnelly and Siobhan Robinsong, among many others.
In addition to teaching vocal improvisation classes and leading regular Circle Singing events, Roy currently directs three choirs in the Ubuntu Choir tradition, in which all voices are welcome, and songs are taught aurally without sheet-music or scores. He performs regularly in a live-looping duo, sings with a vocal improvisation ensemble, and leads sound and voice meditation workshops online and in person in the Denver, Colorado area. VoiceCircleColorado.com
Would I recommend ATWI? Totally. Rhiannon is a masterful teacher and has created a program that takes singers to a whole other level. ATWI demands a lot in terms of vocal skills, but also openness… lack of ego… willingness to risk... to drop what you think you know and be awake to what is happening in the moment…. to let go of expectations of how you think things should go…. to support and be supported, to be generous and accepting of yourself and others. To really listen… to be vulnerable… to go for it! It's a deep dive vocally and personally and whatever is happening in your life at the time may very well be part of it! I decided to revisit ATWI in 2017 after decades of study with Rhiannon, and even then I found it pushed me in unexpected ways because of what was going on in my life. What a great opportunity to grow, and see what happens when you bring your whole self to your singing. To stretch vocally and personally and to do that with a committed group of singers, all on the same journey together. Rhiannon guides this process with so much wisdom and musical depth. She models the power of improvisation in her teaching, in her words, in her connection to the sacred, and especially in her vocal artistry. She really embodies it. Even the different the locations she has chosen— each offering their own special magic. How exciting to explore the world together, making heartfelt connections with singers who will feel like your people, your tribe. There is nothing like it, really.
~Laurel Murphy, participant and co-pilot
All The Way In 2024
- An Invitation from Rhiannon
Rhiannon is excited to announce the 14th year of her mastery level program. We invite you to join Rhiannon for All The Way 2024. In a course taught as a series of three long sessions, a total of 21 full teaching days, 5 hours per day, held in three beautiful locations during the year. Each session location is chosen for the creative powers of the community there and the natural beauty of the place, both of which contribute mightily to our study. We will take a deep dive into the treasure of vocal improvisation. The place, the songs, the invention of each day, the need to be flexible and trusting, the circle of singers, the meeting and parting during the year with time in between to integrate and study - all of this contributes to life-changing musical growth. You can count on it.
This course is for 16 to 20 advanced singers with a deep and daily commitment to their voices, musical lives and to building community with song. Students must be committed to the whole series. Singers will be able to develop strong relationships with one another and with Rhiannon, as well as having the assurance that each session will reach further into the skills and spirit of improvisation. Admission is by permission from Rhiannon.