Why We Vocalize

I’ve sung in choirs that spent a solid 10% of rehearsal with warmups, and in choirs where I was told to come warmed up and ready to rehearse.

Here is why we vocalize in my rehearsals.

  • Vocalizing brings all the singers into the same musical space.
  • Vocalizing offers a passage from the bustle of their life into the focus of rehearsal.
  • Vocalizing encourages listening and mindfulness to the ensemble sound. (Especially in unison.)
  • Vocalizing provides the opportunity to teach theoretical concepts to apply later. (Without the distractions of text, melody, breath, etc.)
  • Vocalizing us address issues of technique. (Without the distractions of text, melody, breath, etc.)

Why do you vocalize your choir?