Funny Tunes: The Art and Craft of Comedy Songs

Audiences love a laugh, and vocalists build an even stronger connection with the audience when the show is infused with a little humor.  Explore timing, phrasing, and staging, as tools to reinforce anything from broad comedy to the most-nuanced of witty song styling.   Make the most of your own comedic style (or unearth it!), with the chance to explore a variety of styles of comedic songs, including humorous standards, character tunes, and clever tunes written specifically for laughs.  Singers will sing from their own track/s (at least 1 song of student’s choosing), and from one provided track.  (“Creating Parodies that Zing” is a great companion to this class, but not required).