About

SING YOUR HEART OUT!

Our ancestors often gathered in a circle around hearth or fire to sing songs, share food, and celebrate community. That’s what SongSquad does!

All ages, faiths, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities gather in a circle … to sing songs from around the corner and around the world … to share conversation and food with friends … and to experience the true meaning of harmony. We raise our voices together to share our untameable joy and our unnameable pain, connecting deeply to our truest selves, to each other, and to the more-than-human world.

Our motto is: Paperless singing in a perfection-free zone! A fun and judgement-free environment welcomes everyone. There are no auditions, all songs are taught by ear, and no singing experience or music reading ability is needed.

See our FAQs for more info.

See our LEARN SONGS page.

Song Leaders

Song Leaders

Siblings Pam Blevins Hinkle and Adam Blevins have shared a lifelong love of music-making, from the sublime to the silly.
Pam Blevins Hinkle
Pam believes that singing together is MAGICAL and a critical ingredient for individual and community health. Pam has over 25 years experience leading college, community, and congregational choirs and she is certified by the Community Choir Leadership Training Program of the Ubuntu Choir Network.  Read more on Pam’s website and find many of her compositions on the LEARN SONGS page.
Adam Blevins
Adam is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and song leader who is passionate about helping people (re)discover their musical heart. He is driven to help people strengthen their voice in the world (singing or not), and to bring the joy of collective singing to people of all ages and abilities.
Events

Events

See our Facebook page for detail on all events listed below.

ALL DAY SONG CELEBRATION
Saturday, September 14, 10 am-11 pm, Yellowwood State Forest – FREE

Join SongSquad and the Bloomington Song Circle for a day (or a weekend!) of singing at Yellowwood State Forest, Brown County, IN. We’ll spend the time singing together in the beautiful WPA-built stone shelter overlooking the lake. All ages will enjoy a day of shared songs, potluck dinner, a variety show and more. Come for all or part of the day. If you want to stay overnight, campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis (and yes, we’ll be singing on Friday night as well as Sunday morning!). For more information, contact bsongcircle@aol.com.

FEAR OF SINGING WORKSHOP
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30-8 pm, 1818 W. 57th Street

Do you tell people you can’t sing (or have other people told you this)? Are you nervous about the sound of your singing voice and stressing over what other people will think? If so, this workshop is for you! Under the gentle guidance of our song leaders, you will discover the fabulous sensations of singing, experiment with your voice in a judgement-free and playful  atmosphere, and immerse yourself in the pure joy of singing with others. 

Cost is $15 per person payable at paypal.me/songsquadindy or at the door. 

FALL SINGING SESSION (12 weeks)
Sundays, September 8 – December 8, 5-7 pm, 1818 W. 57th Street (try it for free on 9/22)

Get your weekly dose of vitamin H (that’s “harmony,” friends!) by signing up for the fall session, which meets on Sundays, September 7 through December 8, from 5-7 pm at 1818 W. 57th Street (park in the lot; entrance is in the back). All skill levels welcome; no audition. Newcomers can try it for free on September 22.

We welcome beginners and experienced singers, parents with babies in tow, grand- and god-children, all voice types, and diverse identities. See FAQ page for more on what to expect. Please let us know in advance if you require special accommodations.

Cost per adult is $132-$204 (see FAQ page for more detail on sliding scale). Youth age 18 and under are free (must be accompanied by an adult). Fees are payable at paypal.me/songsquadindy or at the door. Payment plans, work exchange, and full/partial scholarships available. Contact us for more info. NO ONE TURNED AWAY — WE WANT YOU TO SING!

NEW DROP-IN CARD!

Can’t make a 12-week commitment? Buy a drop-in card for $240-$300 (see FAQ page for more detail on sliding scale). The drop-in card lets you access 12 weekly sessions on a drop-in basis for one year from date of issue. (Does not include one-off events or special workshops.)

COMMUNITY APPEARANCES
Visit our Facebook page for upcoming appearances. We’ve led both small and large crowds in singing at events ranging from the Women’s March in Indianapolis to the Mayor’s Luncheon for Indy Parks.

Want SongSquad at your event? Contact us!

Contact

Contact

LET’S TALK.

Want information on joining or booking Song Squad?  We’d love to talk to you.  Just use the form below to email us.  You can also get in touch with us via Facebook.