Vocal Literature: The Music of Alan & Marilyn Bergman – Part 1

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Study and perform the songs of Alan and Marilyn Bergman, whose award-winning songs include “The Windmills of Your Mind,” ” What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life,” “Nice ‘n’ Easy,” “The Summer Knows,” and the score for “Yentl.” In this class, you’ll focus on melody, phrasing, lyric content, stylistic considerations, arrangements, performance techniques, and song forms that apply to the Bergmans’ music. At the end of the 12-week session, you will perform with an instrumental trio.

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