Based on recent events regarding Covid-19,
we are moving to a
LIVE ONLINE delivery system
for concerts and workshops this year!
So, Not Just Oompah goes On...LINE!
Not Just Oom-Pah! Concert and Workshops presents
The FRILLS and THRILLS of EMBELLISHMENTS
ZOOM WORKSHOPS on
Tuesday and Wednesday, January 24 and 25, 2023
7:00 – 9:30 pm Central Time Each Night
and an INTERACTIVE CONCERT on ZOOM
Thursday, January 26, 2023
7:00 to 9:30 pm Central Time
$80.00 Includes all Workshop Materials
Download the REGISTRATION and INFORMATION FORM and Pay with PayPal HERE
Learn how to take a Lead Sheet and add
Fills, Trills, Runs, Embellishments
an Introduction, Ending, Transitions from One Key to Another
Shirley will pre-record several songs and present them during the Interactive Concert. Workshop Participants will then discuss what Shirley added to make the song more interesting. Participants can also suggest alternative embellishments.
MAKE YOUR MUSIC MORE INTERESTING and FUN
$80 for Accordionist includes
Attendance for all workshop sessions on Zoom.
All printed materials will be sent via EMAIL in a PDF form for participants to Print at home or to view on their iPads.
Workshop sessions will be recorded so that participants can review them at a later date.
Shirley Johnson has been singing, dancing, and performing music since she was 10 years old, when she started performing with Croatian groups in Pittsburgh, PA, since this is her heritage. She is comfortable performing as a soloist, often strolling while playing and singing Italian or French music, or in bands playing Celtic, Gypsy Jazz, Balkan, Polka, German, Klezmer, etc. music.
Her musical career has taken her many places: playing the accordion at Czechoslovakian festivals, singing with the Duke University Chorale at Carnegie Hall in NYC and Disney World, and touring in Northern Spain. From 1992 to 1994, living in Rome, Italy, Shirley sang with the Coro Misto of L’Accademia della Filarmonica, performing throughout Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica, Italian radio and TV, and at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II’s Papal Concert to Commemorate the Holocaust.
Currently Ms. Johnson lives in Austin, TX, and performs professional with The Oom-Pahs (Polka) and with Julie Slim and RendezVous (French Jazz). For multiple years, she has taught singing classes during the annual workshops produced by the Texas International Folk Dancers. She is the current president of the non-profit Innovative Accordion Music Productions. Shirley’s 3rd CD, Dancing Angels, features several of Austin’s finest musicians. She teaches accordion privately in person and online, and is co-producer of the Not Just OOM-PAH Accordion Concert and Workshop. www.vjeverica.com