Advanced Vocal Performance Techniques

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This class will identify, develop and strengthen the unique qualities in both vocal style and performance and vocal style an of each singer. The emphasis will be on identifying and developing strength in musical expression, stage presence and performance techniques. Vocalists will learn how to be more in charge of themselves on stage and think more like an artist in developing materials for performance. Students will learn to be more in touch with their musicianship and discover the internal triggers that drive their personal song choices and dynamics in expression of the music. Prerequisites should include classes in vocal technique, phrasing, Vocal performance I or II, and vocal style, such as the R&B Electric Edge class. By audition or instructor permission.