How to Write and Sing a Blues

  • March 02, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Corrales Arts Center

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Students will learn everything about the blues—its history and how it is constructed —the form, harmonies and beat of the 12-Bar Blues—and the poetry that makes up the verses. We’ll study some examples through the years, and then we’ll experiment with creating our own Blues, drawn from our own life experiences, in sympathy with what’s going on in the world. And finally, we’ll sing our blues to the accompaniment of blues guitar. It promises to be a cathartic and liberating experience!

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Priscilla Hallberg is a concert violinist and a 27 year veteran of the Boston Pops- Esplanade Orchestra. She has been on more than 20 national and international tours, working with Arthur Fiedler, John Williams and Keith Lockhart. She has taught violin, viola and music history and appreciation at Washington State, Murray State, Holy Cross, Medicine Hat College Conservatory in Canada and has been the host of “Amarillo Symphony Presents” on NPR. American jazz was a favorite research topic for her at Rutgers, where she recieved her DMA.

Having moved to Albuquerque in 2017, Priscilla lives, and teaches in the North Valley. She has performed with the Santa Fe Symphony, NM Phil, the Chatter, and has been a featured recitalist at UNM, on the Southwest Arts Concert Series in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and at Music For the Soul, in Edgewood, NM.

TUITION:  Non members $30, CAC members $27.  

Class appropriate for High School through Adult. 


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