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Monk for Vocalists

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A jazz vocal course devoted to the music of pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, exploring Monk’s songs, both familiar and obscure, through listening, study, and performance. Each singer will select songs to learn, rehearse with accompaniment, and ultimately perform in front of a live audience at the end of the term. The instructor will provide charts (with lyrics) in the appropriate key, and a professional pianist will join the class in week 4. This course also explores the life and times of Thelonious Monk and his closest collaborators to illuminate and contextualize his music within the continuum of 20th century jazz.



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“My experience at the Jazzschool Institute has been nothing short of magical every single day. The faculty, in addition to being the best players in their field, are also great teachers. They really demonstrate that they want the students to succeed in becoming the next generation of great players.”

— Dillon Vado