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Starts Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Musicianship for Singers

An ongoing series of classes for the aspiring and professional singer

Wednessdays 6 pm - 8 pm (MT)


$40.00 per double sessions

Music Sheets

Register for Musicianship for Singers
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Tools of musicianship

Throughout this series, we'll explore the three universal elements of all music: melody, harmony, and rhythm. 


Our goal is to develop an understanding of how to create and notate a piece of clear vocal music in the jazz idiom;

to find your individual expression by tapping into your creativity, your intellect, and your ears; to enhance your musical vocabulary with an emphasis on interpretation and performance; and, to improve your level of confidence by building a foundation of knowledge and practice.  


In a non-competitive, yet rigorous environment, we will enhance your musical knowledge and creative skills in order to work in a professional capacity in various forms - either as a soloist, a member of an established ensemble or in freely formed groups.

Register each week for classes and topics that are of interest to you! 

Course materials will be relevant to your repertoire, your professional and musical goals, with a personalized approach to classic vocal jazz performance.

Bring notation paper and pencils!

"We rest on the shoulders of those who precede us."

- Dan Walker



Weeks 1 and 2: Chart Writing and Arranging

Session 1: Chart Writing

  • Standard Jazz repertoire

    • song form

    • terminology idiomatic to style

  • Grooves​

    • Time feels—ex: (2/4 and 4/4) or (3/4 or 6/8)

    • Tempo - slow, moderate, fast

    • Style - Swing, straight ahead, Latin, ballad​

  • Chart mapping

    • Preparation of charts

    • Form, tempo, codas, rhythmic figures


Session 2: Arranging

  • Rhythm Section accompaniment

    • Tempo and style

    • Intros, interludes, and endings

    • clear conducting signals—fermatas, cut-offs, tempo changes, rhythmic figures

    • Rehearsal format, time-efficient rehearsal tips




Grow your knowledge, skills, confidence, and enjoyment,

...and Sing!

Register for Musicianship for Singers

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM (MT)

$40 per double sessions

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