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Laurie AntoniloiSpring is here once again and with it the earth bursts forth with creativity. Singing is such an incredible way to express and develop. We are offering many interesting workshops and courses this season and I encourage vocalists who perhaps can’t commit to one of our nine-week courses to consider our weekend workshops.

This spring, we are offering workshops taught by local luminaries and singers coming in from other cities. Judy Wexler from Los Angeles, Fay Victor from Brooklyn, Kellye Gray, and Ellen Johnson (with saxophonist Don Braden) will each lead workshops and perform at the school. Bay Area treasures including The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Daria and Maye Cavallaro will also lead workshops. Maria Marquez, Denise Perrier, Stephanie Crawford, Melanie O’Reilly with Frank Martin, and my American Dreams Band will all perform at the school.

We are offering many vocal courses this term including our ongoing blues, technique, jazz, teen, Latin (salsa and bossa nova) and beginning singing classes. We are thrilled to have Molly Holm stepping in this quarter for my “Contemporary Jazz Singer” class. Angie Doctor is directing the vocal jazz ensemble, which has been a huge hit this year and is a great choice for people not quite ready for solo singing or who simply enjoy singing in choirs.

Our yearly vocal intensive, taking place this August, with Theo Bleckmann is already starting to fill. The program will be fairly advanced this year, so there will be auditions. If you are interested in being considered for the weeklong immersion program, please send a description of your music background and a couple of mp3s to me at laurie@cjc.edu.

We look forward to seeing you and please don’t hesitate to contact me for a consultation if you are not sure which classes to take — I’m happy to help!

Warm regards,


Laurie Antonioli
Chair, Vocal Program