The interpretation of Gospel Music extends beyond the notes, rhythms and handclaps. Its compelling characteristics lie at the root of black experience in America and are a distinct reflection of how one’s relationship with God has contributed to that journey. This masterclass will explore the roots of African American folk-based music styles (i.e., gospel, jazz, blues, soul, R&B) to provide insight into understanding the sound, feel, interpretation, and function of the music within a culturally viable performance.

The workshop is on Monday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public. We are asking for $10 for non-choir members, but pay whatever you can afford. The registration form is here. (Current members of the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir need not register.)

Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin has dedicated her career to performing and developing resources for teaching jazz, gospel/christian, R&B, rock, country, and pop singing styles in an applied/private voice lesson setting. Her complete bio is here.