Advanced Vocal Literature: The Women Composers of Tin Pan Alley

Course Description

Honor Women’s History in Jazz by celebrating the compositions of Dorothy Fields, Billie Holiday, Ann Ronnel, Bernice Petkere, Betty Comden, Blossom Dearie, Helen Humes, and Mary Lou Williams. We’ll expand the rich lineage of women writers by also exploring the work of more contemporary writers, such as Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell.


Suggested Prerequisite: Five Great American Songbook literature classes and Chart Writing