Vocalist Certificates

Jazz Performance

18 Sessions

  • 2 Vocal Technique Sessions
  • 6 Fundamentals and Musicianship for Vocalists Sessions
  • 6 Literature Sessions
  • 4 Performance Sessions

Vocal Technique (2 sessions)

  • Choose from:
    • The Basics of Voice (Vocology)
    • Voice Lab*
    • Voice Fundamentals*

Fundamentals and Musicianship for Vocalists (6 sessions)

  • Required (4)***
    • Ear Training 1
    • Ear Training 2
    • Keyboard Skills for Vocalists
    • Chart Writing
  • Elective (2)
    • Choose from:
      • Musicianship for Vocalists
      • Get in the Pocket
      • Art of Phrasing
      • Rhythm Section Grooves
      • Vocal Improv 1
      • Vocal Improv 2 (subject to proficiency audition)
      • Vocal Jazz Ensemble
      • Art of the Duo
      • A Cappella and Rubato Singing
      • Lyric Writing
      • Original Jazz Composition

Literature (6 sessions)

  • Choose any 4 Sessions from:
    • Vocal Literature: Great American Songbook Series**
  • Choose any 2 Sessions from:
    • Intro to Jazz Singing
    • Advanced Vocal Literature**
    • Advanced Styles and Literature Class**
    • Transcription and Vocalese**

Performance (4 sessions)

  • Required (2)***
    • Beginning Vocal Performance Techniques - 12-Week Course (2 sessions)
  • Elective (2)
    • Choose from:
      • Intermediate Vocal Performance Techniques - 12-Week Course (2 sessions)
      • Advanced Vocal Performance Techniques: "Grow Your Show" - 12-Week Course (2 sessions)
      • The Vocal Showcase
      • Meisner Techniques for Vocalists
      • Vocal Expression: Finding and Exploring The Depths of a Song
      • Cabaret Repertoire
      • Cabaret Toolbox (subject to audition interview)
      • Crafting Your Cabaret (subject to audition interview)**
      • Rehearsal Sessions
      • Improv Comedy for Musical Artists

*Class may be repeated.
**Course might be 2 session class.
***Advanced students may audition out of required classes. Session requirement can be taken from Electives.