Vocal Literature: The Music of Jimmy Van Heusen


Course Description

Study and perform over 22 famous compositions by Jimmy Van Heusen, whose songs were recorded by Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. His tunes include “I Thought About You,” “Here’s That Rainy Day,” “Like Someone in Love,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Deep In A Dream,” “It’s Always You,” “But Beautiful,” “Come Dance With Me,” and “All the Way.” In this class, you’ll focus on melody, phrasing, lyric content, stylistic considerations, arrangements, performance techniques, and song forms that apply to Van Heusen’s music.

Suggested Prerequisite: Introduction to Jazz Singing