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The Music of Michel Legrand

clif payne


Some of popular music’s most recognizable songs such as What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?, The Windmills of Your Mind, The Theme from Summer of ’42, and You Must Believe in Spring were written by Michel Legrand. In this workshop-style course, students will work with an accompanist and perform as both soloists and background singers in preparation for an end-of-quarter student recital. Proper vocal technique, stage presence, and interpretation will be developed while working on the repertoire in class. Students are welcome to bring their favorite Michel Legrand songs via lyric sheets, sheet music or tracks. The ability to read music or play an instrument is not necessary, but students should be able to sing a melody and hear harmony. Open to all levels.

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 pm
4/9 – 6/4 (9 weeks)
Performance date: Tuesday 6/11
Clif Payne • $375


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

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