'You are triply blessed if you're guided by Christiane Karam in discovering the power of your voice. Not only is she a truly gifted musician and deeply empathetic teacher. She has also traveled a steep road home to the soul source of her mesmerizing sound. Let her help you find yours."
Rachel Bagby, J.D. (Stanford) Founder of Choral Earth, Muse & mentor for maverick leaders from organizations like Google and Organic Valley.
Voices is a Vocal Improvisation Workshop series founded and led by Christiane Karam. It takes the participants on a journey of discovery and empowerment of self through the understanding and practice of vocal improvisation. The participants delve into fundamentals of musicianship, ranging from harmonic concepts to eastern modes and polyrhythms while also deeply going inward and identifying roadblocks that may be in the way. Formats range from Masterclass to Residency. All Levels. All Styles.
This session focuses on the meditative aspects of collective singing and draws from various Eastern traditions to demonstrate and create musical soundscapes. There is also a focus on modes and microtonal singing, as well as the different musical and healing properties that become accessible when one delves deeply into this practice.
This session focuses on odd meters and rhythmic cycles from various traditions, namely India, the Middle East and the Balkans. Breaking down, subdividing and feeling those rhythms in the body is explored at length, as well as creating circlesongs inspired by these rhythms and the joyous traditional folk dances from those regions.
This session focuses on different aspects involved in soloing, like modes, harmony, motivic development, phrasing, contour, dynamics. Different styles and grooves are utilized as the parameters for soloing, including blues, singing over changes and circle singing, Various degrees of depth are developed and explored.
This module focuses on the various components on vocal, mental, physical and spiritual health and the balance needed to achieve our full creative potential. Through a myriad of mind/body practices and processes, we learn to access more of the intelligence available to us that in turn allows us to achieve optimal health and artistic expression.
Several modules are often times combined into one workshop. We are also offering a special Voices Online Summer 2020 Series. For more sign up information and link, as well as the different format possibilities and availability, please contact
"Voices" is a musical experience that combines inspiration, emotion and musical technique. It is impossible to conceive performance in the same way as before this workshop. Christiane Karam is a great master who owns techniques of harmony, creation and execution; in addition to having a beautiful timbre and a beautiful way of understanding life and music. I change myself with each new encounter! -Leandro Cavalcante, Musician, Brazil
'Christiane is highly spiritual and inspirational when teaching music.- Ian Lesnevski, Vocalist, Bulgaria