In this class, students will explore and sing the classic songs by Burt Bacharach as both soloists and background singers in preparation for an end-of-quarter student performance. Clif will share information on proper vocal technique, stage presence, and interpretation, and help students find the appropriate keys, sheet music and tracks. Participants are also welcome to bring in their favorite Burt Bacharach songs to sing. A professional accompanist will play for the class and a band will be added for the performance. Prerequisites: none! Open to all! The ability to read music is not necessary.
Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
7/10 – 8/14 (6 weeks)
Clif Payne • $320
Clif Payne (voice)
Evershift recording artist, international concert vocalist, and vocal coach, Clif studied jazz with legendary educator David Baker at Indiana University and Speech Level Singing vocal technique with Chip Hand and Rober Burnley in LA. Recording projects include a collaboration with former Kurt Elling music director Laurence Hobgood. His debut solo album — Welcome To My World — was released In 2016. Discovered by Bobby McFerrin, Clif has performed or recorded with Freda Payne, Bobby McFerrin, Bill Champlain, Lenny Williams, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Norman Connors, Harvey Mason and has opened in concert for Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and Dionne Warwick. Clif has shared the stage with Dianne Reeves, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, Lakeside and Shelia E. clifpayne.org