Vocal Singing Improv

Every second Thursday 7 – 9 pm

next: Thursday November 9th

Join us every second Thursday night for Vocal Singing Improv

Pay $15 cash at the door or

Bothmer Hall

5915 SE Division Street // PDX

Come sing with us!!!

Maybe for some a bit scary at first, but what joy to just open your mouth and play together with whatever comes out!

Each session, you’ll be led in fun, integrative exercises that help you understand the building blocks of improvisation. This gives you lots of choices on what to start or contribute in vocal play, so that you can grow in your vocal improv skills, become a more conscious improviser, and learn some improv vocabulary.

No experience whatsoever required or expected.


“First you sing one note, and then you sing the next.”

– Bobby McFerrin

It really IS that easy!

Marion leads each gathering. As a trained singer, choir director, improviser, cellist, drummer, music therapist, world traveller, and student of Rhiannon and Bobby McFerrin‘s circle singing, we promise – you’re in great hands!

“Improvisation involves coming into a situation without rigid expectations or preconceptions. We must keep going forward, fearful or not, and be ready for anything that comes our way. That’s how life is. Remembering that life can be full of surprises is always useful. We’re improvising all the time—it’s good to recognize that.”Bobby McFerrin

My teachers: Joey Blake, Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon

With Bobby McFerrin at Omega Cirlce Songs 2017

Duet with Bobby McFerrin

Generosity is the goal!

“To create across boundaries and form requires the right combination of willing souls with the same intention, and time and space to work out the kinks. It is a valued and respected aspect of art extending back into all of history and across cultures. This is collaboration as prayer all of us lead and all of us follow.

No one makes choices that would shake the foundation.

We want our partners to shine. Generosity is the goal.

Trusting these other humans across all boundaries. All that is left is a fragile, powerful, potent adventure. May it always be so.”Rhiannon (Vocal River)

Just come and play any second Thursday of the month at 5915 SE Division St (Bothmer Hall). See the events page for details.


Or simply show up and pay $15 at the door.


Bothmer Hall

5915 SE Division Street // PDX

Come sing with us!!!