Vocal Literature: The Music of Johnny Mercer


Course Description

Study famous Johnny Mercer compositions, among the most popular hits of the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, including “Laura,” “Midnight Sun,” “Hit the Road to Dreamland,” “Charade,” “Emily,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Autumn Leaves,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” and “Moon River.” In this class, you’ll focus on melody, phrasing, lyric content, stylistic considerations, arrangements, performance techniques, and song forms that apply to Mercer’s music.

Suggested Prerequisite: Introduction to Jazz Singing