Vocal Literature: The Music of Johnny Mercer – Part 1


Study and perform over 24 famous Johnny Mercer compositions, among the most popular hits of the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, including “Laura,” “Midnight Sun,” “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. Part 1 or 2. At the end of the 12-week session, you will perform with an instrumental trio.

Suggested Prerequisite: Introduction to Jazz Singing