3 credits, 3 hours 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.
A continuation of PRF110B
A continuation of PRF210B
A continuation of PRF310B
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.
Requirement / Elective — 2 credits
A continuation of ENS111A
1 credit, lecture/lab
A six-day workshop co-led by a select artist in residence and program director. An exploration of technical and stylistic considerations designed to forward personal artistic voice. Includes lectures, rehearsals, private instruction and a concert open to the public. Professional accompaniment provided throughout. Maximum enrollment: 10. Prerequisite: consent of vocal program director.