Cicada Science + Listening Session and Vocal Workshop

When Saturday, June 5, 2021
11am to 2pm
Where Ball State University, Various locations
2500 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN 47306
What Art workshops, singing, music education, audience participation, art education, science, ball state university

The Muncie Arts and Culture Council and PlySpace Artist in Residence Erin Mallea, invite you to participate in the Cicada Chorus.

The Cicada Chorus project is offering two workshops on Saturday, June 5.

More information on this project and a full list of workshops on

Cicada Science + Listening Session

Saturday, June 5, 11:00 am–12:15 pm 

Ball State University, Christy Woods

Free parking is available at the Cooper Life Sciences parking lot on Riverside Ave. Participants will meet outside of the Charles W. Brown Planetarium.

This indoor and outdoor session will include an introduction to the science of cicadas and singing insects led by the Ball State Environmental Education Center. Afterward, Mallea will lead a series of listening exercises to facilitate slower, more attentive listening to our surroundings as an entrypoint to the project and a means to tune into our greater ecosystem and non-human neighbors. Participants are required to wear masks.

Vocal Workshop

Saturday, June 5th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Ball State University, Fine Arts Building AR 217 (David Owsley Museum of Art Building)

John Vessels, Ball State University Instructor of Theater, Dance, and Musical Theatre, will lead participants in a series of vocal exercises to explore the capacity of the human voice and unusual sound making. We will practice breathing, noise making, and inhabiting another sensibility. No prior singing or choral experience is required. Session will be in a large, indoor space to allow physical distancing. Participants are required to wear masks. If you are interested in participating virtually, please let us know.