Vocals, Gospel Singing, levels 2/3

Steve Baughman

In this class we will spend lots of time just singing and learning songs that we can carry with us into our musical lives. We will also spend some time working on vocal blend and on finding harmony parts. 

This is an a cappella class so you may bring musical instruments as long as you keep them in the cases.

We may also have a brief discussion, just to satisfy the instructor’s curiosity, on why gospel music moves so many people regardless of religious orientation. 

About Steve Baughman

Steve is the founder of the Bay Area a cappella community singing group “In Harmony’s Way” and produced their CD of that title. He also produced the a cappella gospel album, Journey Home, a collaboration of several top Bay Area singers. As a frequent instructor at this camp, he often has led gospel singing as an elective class, which has been so popular that we’re expanding it this time to be a full morning class.

Steve has recorded with Rounder Records, and he produced the classic double CD Banjo Gathering, which Bluegrass Unlimited called “a momentous undertaking and a must addition to any serious collection of old-time music.”  He is also expert at clawhammer guitar, as well as Celtic-style guitar, specializing in Orkney (CGDCGD) tuning.

Steve is always a favorite of students at Walker Creek, and his classes are very hands-on.  He has also taught at Swannanoa Gathering, Acoustic Alaska Camp, California Coast Music Camp, Colorado Roots Camp, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Outer Banks Guitar Workshop, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Roberto Dalla Vecchia Acoustic Guitar Workshop, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Sierra Fiddle School, Kaufman Kamp, Sunshine Coast School of Celtic Music, Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle School, The Woods Song and Dance Camp, World Voices, and World Visions.

We are delighted to bring Steve back to teach this class; he is always a pleasure to have at camp.