Advanced Vocal Performance is an upper division course incorporating personalized lesson plans for students. In this extension of Vocal Performance, students are assisted by their professor in creating a personalized repertoire that reflects the particular artistic direction in which a student is moving.
Your choice of repertoire will be open-ended; you may focus, for example, on original compositions, with or without lyrics, creating arrangements of songs from one specific composer. Your repertoire can include various genres from singer/songwriter, rock, R&B, Latin or Americana.
Advanced Vocal Performance strengthens a student’s ability to interact with a rhythm section, developing band-leading skills fundamental to professional-level performance, including on the spot conducting and the ability to communicate specific rhythmic, harmonic and melodic preferences.
Class assignments may include conducting interviews with musicians the student admires, creating a business plan for curating a music series, or writing liner notes for an in-class project.
You must complete four semesters of Vocal Performance before you can enroll in Advanced Vocal Performance as an elective (exceptions may be made for students already at a professional level).