Learn a variety of vocal exercises to condition and strengthen your voice. Range, intonation, breath management, balancing vocal registers, body alignment, vowel formation and dynamics are all enhanced through technical exercises. Applicable to all contemporary vocal styles. Prerequisites: None, open to all!
Section I: Tuesdays 4:45 – 6:15 pm
4/4 – 6/6 (10 weeks)
Sandy Cressman • $395
Section II: Thursdays 6:30 – 8 pm
4/6 – 6/8 (10 weeks)
Janice Maxie Reid • $395
Sandy Cressman (voice)
Educated at UC Berkeley and San Jose State University; international performing and recording artist and clinician. Artist-in Residence or lecturer at Jazz Education Network Conference, Cornish Institute of the Arts, San Francisco State University, CSU Long Beach, KUG University (Graz Austria), ASMM (Paris), Voice Conference Munich, JazzCamp West, Stanford Jazz Camp and California Brazil Summer Camp. Bandleader of critically acclaimed Homenagem Brasileira Quintet. Featured artist with Ray Obiedo’s Mistura Fina and Jai Uttal’s Pagan Love Orchestra. Cressman is an in-demand studio vocalist for Latin and world jazz styles, most recently featured on Bossa Nova Dreams with Akira Tana, Branford Marsalis and Arturo Sandoval. She is also heard on a wide variety of commercials and soundtracks.
Joyce Pricco (voice)
M.M. in Music Education, Boston University; B.M. in Music Education, San Francisco State University; Certificate of Completion in Multimedia Studies, Diablo Valley College. Classroom and private instructor since 1978. Performed professionally in the Bay Area since 1980 ranging from classical to popular singing styles — opera, oratorio and musical theater to jazz, gospel, and pop. Professor at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA, faculty at Bradley School of Music in Lafayette, CA, music director at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Concord, CA, private voice and piano instruction at Pricco Studios.