Registration is Open        Summer Session 1: June 17-July 21 • Summer Session 2: July 22-August 25

Essential Skills & Studies for Jazz Vocalists,
Kelly Ash,
Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm

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In this class, vocalists learn creative exercises which connect ear training, theory, and melodic/rhythmic concepts to expand their expressive abilities and jazz vocabulary. Short melodic and harmonic transcriptions will be learned and studied to build fluency and provide examples.

Focus will be on developing musicianship to creatively modify melodies, improvise, and/or generally feel more confident in your knowledge of the jazz language. These concepts will be shown in written music notation as well, and applied and practiced over jazz standards.

  • Learn to hear and sing more advanced ideas (harmonically, melodically, rhythmically, and using chromaticism)
  • Develop interesting and creative ways to modify a melody, make it your own, and/or improvise
  • Internalize a strong sense of rhythm & groove
  • Learn to know what you’re hearing & connect your ear to your instrument

Class meets 1.5 hours weekly

Registration and Payments

Registration requires payment in full by the first meeting of a session (unless special arrangements have been made). Seats are filled on a ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis and cannot be assigned unless payment is received. Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card.

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