Info
Exchange
The Vocal Area Network Info Exchange is the place to, well, exchange information. If you're a group looking for singers, or a singer looking for a group, or if you have services or opportunities to offer the vocal ensemble community, (via e-mail) with your information and we'll post it here.

There is no charge to have your text ad posted in the Info Exchange. Please include contact information (phone, e-mail, web) and an "expiration date" (if appropriate) for your posting. Vocal Area Network reserves the right to adjust expiration dates for ads. Unless requested otherwise, ads typically run for two months. Vocal Area Network reserves the right to edit ads for length and content (though our editing is done very gently). To supplement your text ad with a graphic VAN Ad banner ad, see our Advertising page.

See also the Choir Auditions page for ongoing audition ads from choirs.

Info Exchange ads now come in two categories: ads targeted to singers (denoted by a green border and background) and ads for services and opportunities (denoted by a gold border and background). By unclicking the checkboxes below, you can filter out an entire category of ads.
Singers Services / opportunities

Elissa Weiss offers new Everybody Can Sing workshop
Have you ever said, "I wish I could sing?" Do you have friends or relatives who think they can't sing? I can help!

I have a new Everybody Can Sing® beginners' workshop on Zoom starting Monday, March 1, for four Mondays (March 1, 8, 15, 22), from 7 to 8:30 ET, with BONUS afterparty Q&A after each class, and BONUS half-hour private lesson. The value is $170. The early bird price (until March 1) is $80. If you're not sure the class is for you, you can take the first session free, and pay the regular price of $100.

For more information and registration, visit everybodycansing.com/workshop.htm. Give yourself the gift of song!
Posted 2/15/2021. Expires 3/8/2021.
PlayScore 2 plays scores from photos or PDFs
PlayScore 2 is the ideal choir practice app.

Using the latest techniques in Optical Music Recognition (OCR for music), PlayScore 2 lets you play a score from a photo or a regular PDF with amazing realism. Simply take a snap of your music and PlayScore 2 will play back your music as it should sound. You can also import scores from IMSLP, and export to score editors such as MuseScore or Finale. PlayScore 2 is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

Using PlayScore 2, singers can hear scores at home as they should sound. PlayScore 2 lets you learn your part in any choral score. Listen to a single part or any combination of parts in a song with PlayScore 2. Any score once built is free for other choir members to play. For more information, please go to playscore.co. Download the PlayScore 2 app today!
Posted 2/15/2021. Expires 6/15/2021.
MA program in Ritual Music & Song at the University of Limerick
Interested in the MA in Ritual Music & Song (Gregorian Chant) program at The University of Limerick? There are now eight scholarships for the whole Academy so it is quite competitive but a good opportunity for someone who wishes to study next year. For instrumentalists, vocalists, early music enthusiasts, musicologists, theologians, seminarians, historians, ritual studies, pastoral and church musicians (raise your pay!) and lovers of chant. Study in beautiful Ireland, on the University of Limerick campus. This is a one-year program. For more information, visit www.irishworldacademy.ie/programmes/postgraduate/ma-ritual-chant-and-song/.
Posted 1/31/2021. Expires 3/31/2021.
Voices Chorale NJ offers Online Singer Education Program
Though they haven’t been able to come together in person the past nine months, members of Voices Chorale NJ and other members of the singing community have enjoyed learning and camaraderie through an Online Singer Education Program. Given the enthusiastic response, they are doing it again and hope you will join them! VCNJ invites singers to hone singing skills and choral knowledge virtually on ten Monday nights, 7:30-9:00 PM, starting January 25, 2021.

The series of classes by VCNJ’s Artistic Director Dr. David A. McConnell and guest educators will include vocal development, sight singing, study of choral literature and composers across the eras, and more. Participants can look forward to valuable and delightful training for skilled amateur choral singers. Additionally, they will be hosting two special music events, including a sing-along “coffeeshop” with well-known Irish singer “Uncle” Gerry Dignan and an evening of Renaissance music with Riverview Early Music.

Participants in the fall described the program as "a way to fight the feelings of being detached from the music world,” the teachers as "wonderfully upbeat and encouraging," providing "exercises that are designed to improve and enhance our singing voices." "All the speakers were excellent – not only knowledgeable but enthusiastic about what they presented to us."

All members of the singing community are welcome to participate. The cost for the ten-week educational program is $115. Attendance for performances will be $15 each, with a discount offered to VCNJ members. Interested singers should visit www.voiceschoralenj.org for additional information.
Posted 1/9/2021. Expires 3/9/2021.
Everybody Can Sing -- now via Zoom
Elissa Weiss, of Everybody Can Sing, is now connecting with students all over, not just in NYC, by teaching private singing lessons over Zoom. She offers a FREE first half-hour session for new students. Do you have a friend or family member who has always wanted to sing? Perhaps they would like a gift certificate for a lesson or two! It doesn't matter where in the world they live, as long as they can use Zoom.

If you have questions, or if you would like to make an appointment, please e-mail elissaweiss@gmail.com or call 212-874-6447. For more information, visit everybodycansing.com or Facebook.
Posted 11/30/2020. Expires 2/28/2021.
Library of choral folios to give away
The New York City Community Chorus has a large library of choral folios to give away for the price of shipping or for pickup in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Most are in good shape, some brand new. We will supply a spreadsheet of titles upon request. For more information, e-mail nyccommunitychorus@gmail.com.
Posted 11/22/2020. Expires 2/22/2021.