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A Modern Approach to Latin Standards

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A course for intermediate and advanced vocalists interested in developing a repertoire of Latin American folk songs. Students sing lush boleros, cha-cha-chas, guarachas, son, milongas, Argentinian zambas, and other Latin American classics made famous by vocalists including Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa from the Buena Vista Social Club. Focus is on phrasing, interpretation, melodic alternatives, lyrics, emotional and creative expression, as well as ensemble and individual singing. Trio accompaniment provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Mondays 6:30 – 8pm 
1 /13 – 3/24 (10 weeks)
No class on 1/20, MLK Day
Maria Marquez • $445

 

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