International Vocal Ensemble
Zulu Gumboot Dancing
In 2009, the IVE performed a concert of South African (Zulu) gumboot dancing
Choral Audition Information
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:50 in Sweeney Hall
Email: kstrand [at] indiana [dot] edu
The International Vocal Ensemble (IVE) learns and performs vocal repertoire from outside the western art tradition by:
- meeting with natives and scholars of each culture to learn repertoire,
- singing in the native language of each culture and from memory,
- developing appropriate vocal and musical skills to reproduce each culture's music.
In this ensemble:
- we honor the pedagogical traditions of each culture by learning through the instructional strategies used by each culture (which may mean learning music through a variety of aural, visual, and notation models),
- we discuss and explore a variety of healthy vocal styles,
- we approximate vocal quality and placement music of each culture's music by listening to vocal models and working together to develop appropriate vocal skills
- we honor each culture in learning their music as accurately as possibly with respect and appreciation,
- we explore the music and aspects of the culture from which our repertoire is drawn and the milieu in which the music is originally performed.