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april, 2024

13apr10:30 am12:00 pmSacred Harp Shape-Note Singing Master Class with Tim Eriksen | TTU Vernacular Music Center | TTU School of Music | Chris Smith @ TTU School of Music @10:30am

Event Details

Texas Tech School of Music
M011 Band Hall
2624 18th Street

Saturday, April 13th
10:30am – 12pm

Please join us for this absolutely incredible opportunity – Sacred Harp Shape-Note Singing Master Class with Tim Eriksen!

Open to all singers!

About Tim Eriksen:
Tim Eriksen is internationally known as one of the great living exponents of traditional American folksong and an innovative multi-instrumentalist whose solo acoustic performances push the boundaries of minimalism while tracing human experience. His background and ongoing collaborations cover a dizzying array of genres: hardcore punk, “shapenote,” Bosnian folk-pop, Carnatic classical, experimental electro-acoustic and symphonic music. Along with his extensive film and live music collaborations. His shapenote compositions are sung regularly around the world, and his song “I Wish the Wars Were All Over” was chosen by Joan Baez to be her final recorded musical statement. Adding to a long list of theater, film and dance collaborations, Eriksen has performed his ongoing original magic lantern musical theater piece “Pumpkintown” at venues across America and Europe.

The mission of the Vernacular Music Center is to provide a center for in-depth and comparative research, study, teaching and advocacy on behalf of the world’s vernacular musics and dance—their construction, history, and role in defining cultural life in human communities—in all cultures and historical periods. The VMC is dedicated to the study of the process by which music is taught and passed on within a community, as well as assisting in the ongoing cultivation of arts on the South Plains. The VMC partners with its 501c3 partner, the Roots Music Institute (

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(Saturday) 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Texas Tech School of Music

2624 W 18th Street