There are thousands of choirs in Australia. Countless solo singers.
And a very small handful of vocal groups.
The AAH is here to change that.
The science surrounding singing is comprehensive: singers are happier, healthier, more highly achieving people who feel strongly connected to their society. Singing in groups can alleviate depression, anxiety and feelings of disconnect and isolation.
Vocal group friendships have bonds like no other, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds. Singing together activates both brain hemispheres, releases endorphins, and is darn good fun.
Through her travels throughout Australia and beyond, Naomi has noticed a distinct lack of education tailored to the art of small-group singing, yet the enthusiasm for the art form is high. It's time to connect the dots and flood this highly musical country with as many vocal groups as it can handle!
AAH participants will learn the craft of small-group singing through training developed over many years of professional experience in The Idea of North and other vocal groups and ensembles. Participants will be formed and reformed into different combinations, learning how to hold a part, blend with different vocal tones, musically collaborate with other singers, and even write and arrange their own repertoire.
Harmony skills classes comprising of music theory, sight reading and aural training are included free with every registration. These classes are non-compulsory but highly recommended.
The final class of each term will have a performance focus, and will be open to family and friends wishing to observe. In addition to this, throughout the year other public performance opportunities may arise as a result of your work within the AAH. These will be coordinated by the AAH in collaboration with the chosen participants.
•. To educate and encourage the next wave of harmony singers in Australia
•. To promote a strong sense of musical community, of the belonging and wellbeing associated with singing together
•. To provide a world-class educational entity to teach the art of small-group close-harmony singing
•. To foster an environment of diversity, inclusion and acceptance, both within and outside of the musical sphere. We at AAH acknowledge the intrinsic link between our emotional wellbeing and our interpersonal musical connection.