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Vocal Performance

vocal-jazz

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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“John Gove is an incredible professor with extensive knowledge in jazz theory. He teaches theory how it should be taught, which is direct application to your instrument in a playing context. I’ve never taken a better theory class with such a fine professor.”

— Richard Greig, CJC Student
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