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WORKSHOP GUIDELINES

WORKSHOP TITLE(S):  

BUILDING A VOCAL COMMUNITY®

[Building A Vocal Community is a registered Trademark of Ysaÿe M. Barnwell]

 

SINGING IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITION

 

OR

 

AFRICAN WORLD VIEW IN AFRICAN AMERICAN VOCAL MUSIC

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

PHONE: You can contact me by phone at (202) 494-5699. I am best reached between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm  eastern time, Tues. thru Thurs.. A message can be left at this number at all times. 

FAX: You can fax me at any time on (301) 560-6600 and I will receive faxes as e-mail even if I am on the road.

E-Mail: ymbarnwell@gmail.com

 

WORKSHOP PUBLICITY:

ALL PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS (i.e.. flyers, posters, catalogue descriptions, public service announcements, etc.) MUST BE APPROVED BY ME PRIOR TO USE OR DISTRIBUTION FOR USE.

 

Workshop Title(s): BUILDING A VOCAL COMMUNITY®

                                            -or-

BUILDING A VOCAL COMMUNITY®: Singing In The African American Tradition

BUILDING A VOCAL COMMUNITY®: The Power of Song in Community

Alternative titles may be negotiated but may not be used without my prior approval.

Photographs: I will be glad to supply you with a publicity photo. If, for any reason these photos do not meet your needs please let me know immediately. Under no circumstances should you use Sweet Honey In The Rock photographs (i.e.. photographs of the group or any portion of the group) to publicize this workshop.

Promotional statements: Promotional materials may not use the name Sweet Honey In the Rock® except in a biographical tag or a biographical statement indicating that I am a former member. The font size may not be prominent, larger than or as large as my name, and may in no way suggest that Sweet Honey In The Rock® will or may be present or involved in conducting this workshop or presentation. To do otherwise would be to engage in false advertisement.

Workshop Descriptions: A general workshop description is provided in the initial materials sent to you. You may, however, wish a description which is more tailored to your particular needs. I will be glad to prepare another description or to provide feedback on one that you have prepared. However, I reserve the right to approve such description prior to its use or distribution for use.

 

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:

Number of Participants: The workshop functions best with a minimum of 25 people. I recommend a maximum of 

75 - 100 people for the 5 day workshop. The maximum limit can be negotiated for workshops of 2 days or less.

Diversity of Participants: These workshops are generally designed for, and encourage the participation of persons whose backgrounds are diverse in terms of sex, race, religion, culture, etc. I believe strongly that the workshop should be accessible to all types of people and request that sponsors give some thought to the impact of location, avenues of publicity, and cost on potential participants.

Defined/Restricted Groups: Please let me know immediately if you are planning to offer this workshop to a specific group (e.g.. women, children, managers, dancers, etc.) so that appropriate content, publicity, setting, etc. can be discussed.

 

WORKSHOP SETUP AND EQUIPMENT

Room Setup: Please choose a workshop setting in which chairs can be arranged in a full circle. Concentric circles may be appropriate for groups of 30 or more. My seat should be part of the circle and you should avoid placing chairs directly behind me.  

Equipment: Regardless of the size of the room or the number of participants,  sound equipment will be required. Such equipment will include a PA system with 1 (2) high quality vocal microphone(s) and 1 (2) boom stand(s).

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RECORDING OR PHOTOGRAPHING THE WORKSHOP BY THE SPONSOR

A SPONSOR MUST REQUEST PRIOR APPROVAL TO RECORD OR PHOTOGRAPH THE WORKSHOP. APPROVAL WILL GENERALLY BE GIVEN FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES ONLY.

Archival recordings and photographs: If the workshop is recorded or photographed for archival purposes, one copy only should be made and that copy should be provided to me, as workshop leader, for my files. Sponsors should not consider making copies of workshop archival audio or video tapes for distribution to participants, staff or anyone else, for any reason. Sponsors should not consider using workshop archival photographs for any kind of workshop or organizational publicity. Sponsors may request permission to make a copy of archival recordings or photographs for the sole purpose of research to be conducted on their premises. Archival recordings and /or photographs may not be used on Social Media with out consent of the workshop leader(s).

Recording or photographing for other than archival purposes: Prior approval must be obtained from me if audio or video recordings or photographs are desired.

 

INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

Audio and Video Recording: Participants should be informed that they will not be permitted to make audio or video recordings of the workshop.

Note taking: Because this is a workshop which is based in an oral /aural tradition, note taking will not be encouraged.

 

INFORMATION FOR SPONSORS ABOUT ORDERING MATERIALS

The Following Materials May all be ordered from GOLDENROD (Distributor)

www.goldenrod.com Sue Frazier, Director - 517-484-1712 e-mail: sfgmi@aol.com

The Homespun Tape sets - SINGING IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITION

All recordings by SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK

NO MIRRORS IN MY NANA'S HOUSE, Barnwell, Ysaye illust. by Synthia Saint James, Harcourt Brace 1998

WE ARE ONE..., Barnwell, Ysaye  illust. by Brian Pinkney, Harcourt Brace, 2008

CONTINUUM: The First Songbook of Sweet honey In The Rock, ed. Barnwell, Ysaye, Distr. Hal Leonard

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: Raise Your Voice DVD - PBS American Masters Documentary on the group

 

Signature Page:

Please indicate, with your dated signature, that you have read, understood, and approved the terms  of this document - Guidelines for Workshop Presenters - and agree to adhere to them in your planning and production.

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THANK YOU,

Dr. Ysaÿe M. Barnwell