Vocal Literature: The Music of Jerome Kern

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Course Description

Study and perform over 15 famous compositions of Jerome Kern, one of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century. His songs include “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “A Fine Romance,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “All the Things You Are,” and “The Way You Look Tonight.” In this class, you’ll focus on melody, phrasing, lyric content, stylistic considerations, arrangements, performance techniques, and song forms that apply to Kern’s music. At the end of the six-week session, you will perform with an instrumental trio.

Suggested Prerequisite: Introduction to Jazz Singing