In this bluegrass vocal workshop, participants of all skill levels will learn from Emily Kirsch of Diamond Creek:
- breathing techniques
- helpful vocal warm ups and cool downs
- important tips and tricks for keeping your vocal cords happy and healthy
- how Emily breaks down songs vocally and melodically when she’s learning them and the different ways she uses to make a song her own
- bluegrass harmonies
Emily Kirsch has been performing since the age of six, beginning her career in church, then on the stage of local dinner theaters, and with the Lost Colony chorus at the North Carolina Symphony. After studying piano for seven years, she began taking guitar lessons from Russell Johnson in 2009. It was then that she fell in love with bluegrass music and released her solo CD, Just Another Memory, in January 2013. Emily has been with Diamond Creek Bluegrass Band since its start eight years ago. Her band members describe her as someone who “sings with confidence and conviction well beyond her years – she makes any song her own with her powerful delivery.” She has filled many roles in Diamond Creek as a guitarist, mandolinist, and lead and harmony singer. She has been a featured artist on multiple CDs and enjoys songwriting in her free time. Jon Weisberger, chairman of IBMA’s board of directors, describes Emily as “a singer who’s going to make an awful lot of listeners sit up and take notice.”
Registration is required for all workshops, which are hosted online via Zoom. There is a suggested $10 donation per workshop. Donations support both the artist leading the workshop and PineCone.
PineCone is committed to making our programs accessible and welcoming to all people, including people with vision, hearing, sensory, and/or mobility concerns. If you have any questions about accessibility at PineCone events, please contact PineCone at 919-664-8333 x103.