This class explores the essentials of vocal performance including healthy vocal technique, repertoire development, and performance skills. Students are encouraged to bring in songs ranging from pop and R&B to jazz standards and bebop. The instructor can also recommend music based on interest and level. Students learn how to determine a comfortable key for a song, count off a tune, and communicate effectively with an accompanist. The class culminates in a performance showcasing material developed over the 10-week session. All levels are welcome, for ages 12 – 18.
Saturdays 11:45 – 1 pm
4/13 – 6/8 (9 weeks)
Performance date: Saturday 6/15
Danielle Wertz • $375
Danielle Wertz (voice)
B.M. in Studio Music and Jazz Vocal Performance, University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. Student of Dr. Kate Reid, John Hart, Craig Carothers and Dann Zinn. Former Jazz Vocal Director for youth jazz education program, Virginia Music Adventures. Clinician at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Sonoma State University. 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition Semi- Finalist, 2017 Ella Fitzgerald Competition runner-up, Inaugural Washington Women in Jazz Young Artist Competition Winner. Performed or recorded with Shelly Berg, Jamie Oehlers, Tal Cohen, Cyrille Aimee, Bruce Hornsby and Gretchen Parlato. www.daniellewertz.com