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Vocal Performance


PRF110A, 110B, 210A, 210B, 310A, 310B, 410A and 410B
Vocal Performance
3 credits, 3 hours lecture / lab
An eight-semester course covering a range of styles from the Great American Songbook to bebop, modal, world, contemporary popular, and free music. Students compose original material, write lyrics and create their own arrangements. Accompanied by a pianist and/or rhythm section, singers focus on interpretation, stage presence, improvisation, vocal technique, phrasing as well as cultivating a personal style. Students are expected to develop a repertoire of 100 songs over this four-year course. Open to vocalists and instrumentalists. Students are expected to develop a repertoire of 80 songs over this four-year course. Prerequisites: MUS110A and THE100A or concurrent enrollment.

PRF111A and PRF111B
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Requirement / Elective — 2 credits, 2 hours lab
Repertoire includes historic arrangements from groups including Lambert, Hendricks & Ross and the Singers Unlimited as well as original charts and arrangements. Emphasis on singing close harmony parts, sight reading, intonation and creating a stylistically relevant ensemble sound. Prerequisite: PRF110B.

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“The CJC provides some of the most in depth study of jazz out there. A core curriculum of not two, but four semesters of jazz ear training and hands on jazz theoryand improvisation, culminating in transcription and analysis of the greatest jazz artists of all time. The teachers are wonderful, organized and communicate concepts in a way that clearly transforms each and every student.”

— Lisa Feldman, CJC Student
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