Vocal Literature: The Music of Irving Berlin

Course Description

Study and perform over 15 famous compositions by Irving Berlin, whose songs include “Blue Skies,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” ‘How Deep is the Ocean,” and “I’ve Got my Love to Keep me Warm.” In this class, you’ll focus on melody, phrasing, lyric content, stylistic considerations, arrangements, performance techniques, and song forms that apply to Berlin’s music. At the end of the six-week session, you will perform with an instrumental trio.

Suggested Prerequisite: Introduction to Jazz Singing