Learning Resources



Music Learning Links

  • Village Harmony – World music singing camps for teens and adults taught by masters.  Three songbooks and several recordings with South African songs are available.
  • Polokwane Chorale Society – South African choral source for much of Val’s repertoire.
  • Vela Vela –  Teaching DVD produced by South African choral specialist Mollie Stone.
  • Global Voices – Two South African teaching DVD’s produced by Mary Goetze, director of the International Vocal Ensemble at Indiana University.  Especially effective presentation of words and movements.
  • Kutsinhira – A community of people in and around Eugene, Oregon, inspired by the rich musical tradition of the people of Zimbabwe to create a center for teaching and performing Zimbabwean music.
  • Zimfest – Annual international celebration of Zimbabwean music and culture. 3 days, 100 workshops, 30 hours of concerts.
Cultural Knowledge Links
Musical Groups
  • Soweto Gospel Choir – One of the best known South African choirs.  They’ve raised over 1 million USD to help meet many needs in South Africa.

Email Val at val@valrogers.org.