Advanced Vocal Literature: Ella Fitzgerald & Mel Torme


Study the music associated with Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme, who were incredible at scatting. You’ll learn songs such as “Born to Be Blue,” “The Real Thing,” “Knock Me A Kiss”, “How High the Moon,” “Little White Lies,” “Moonlight in Vermont,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “Blue Skies”, and “Old Devil Moon.” You will focus on repertoire, stylistic approach, lyric interpretation, and phrasing, plus you’ll learn some of Ella and Mel’s famous scat solos.

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