Adequate understanding of basic music theory and harmony
- 301 - Advanced Repertoire
Everything you need to build, break in, and polish your repertoire.
301 Advanced Repertoire
By the end of the class you will have a minimum of 30 quality, well-organized, transposed charts in your book, with at least 10 of them polished and ready for the stage. Small class size, regular sessions with accompanist and/or trio, as well as valuable feedback from professor and other students.
- 302 - Ear Training for Singers
Developing the ear for instant recognition and sight reading.
302 Ear Training for Singers
The goal of the course is to create automatic links between what your eyes see on the page, to what your ears hear inside our minds - and therefor to what comes out of your voice when you open your mouth.
Using the "moveable Do" system, we work methodically and logically through a series of interval relationships to create the automatic pathways in the brain between what we see, and the tone that that represents, relative to the key.
The end result? You will know at all moments exactly where you are harmonically - both from what you see on the page and from what your ears are hearing.
- 303 - Advanced Improvisation
Applied Spontaneous Composition
303 A Harmony for Improv – 1
The building blocks of improvisation : Bass-lines, chord structures and scales in the context of songs from your actual repertoire. *Prerequisite: Ear Training 302 or equivalent
303 B Transcription Workshop
Fishing for licks. Learn (and steal!) from the masters : Essentials for authentic phrasing and style as well as both rhythmic and melodic ideas.
303 C "Rhythm Changes" Workshop
Bring together Harmonic studies, and Transcription skills to explore the ins and outs of this classic and eternal source of jazz soloing.
*Prerequisite: Ear Training 302 & Harmony 303A or equivalent
- 304 - Technique Vocale
304 Advanced Vocal Technique
A compliment to all other Advanced Level classes - Helping you to overcome any lingering barriers to flexibility and spontaneity of vocal production - Working towards consistency of sound and breath support so that all of your best ideas can emerge unhindered.