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
1/9 – 3/13 (10 weeks)
Sandy Cressman • $400
Section II: Thursdays 4:45 – 6:15 pm
1/11 – 3/15 (10 weeks)
Andrea Claburn • $400
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. cressmanmusic.com
Andrea Claburn (voice)
B.Mus (Jazz Studies) California Jazz Conservatory; BA (High Honors, Humanities) University of California at Berkeley. Producer/arranger, composer for album Nightshade (released January, 2017). Co-bandleader, Andrea Claburn/Jua Howard Group. Awarded the CA Jazz Conservatory’s Mark Murphy Vocal Jazz Scholarship (2010). Classically trained in piano and violin. Extensive experience as an instructor of vocal technique, performance, improvisation, and musicianship. Studied with Suzanne Pittson, Sandy Cressman, Laurie Antonioli, Raz Kennedy.