Sing jazz: advanced

Course Dates: 26/04/22 - 28/06/22
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Location: Keeley Street
For jazz vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire. Some repertoire and vocalese will be taught, and you will be invited to contribute repertoire of your choice.
Break week: 31st May 2022.
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Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00

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Course Code: MF668

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Started Tue, day, 26 Apr - 28 Jun '22

Duration: 9 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

We will study advanced styles of jazz singing, song interpretation and arrangement, solo presentation to the class, scat singing and relevant musicianship.

What will we cover?

- maintain your vocal technique
- ear training and music theory relevant to the demands of the repertoire
- ear training and music theory relevant to improvising
- learn repertoire including bebop and vocalese
- solo singing of jazz repertoire
- scat : solo as an instrument.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- demonstrate sound vocal technique
- source, adapt and learn appropriate repertoire for yourself
- sing solo to your class (and elsewhere…)
- show improved aural and theoretical understanding of music
- know your range and work out suitable keys for your songs.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You are expected to have completed Jazz singing courses at advanced level. Newcomers should demonstrate at audition equivalent jazz experience and ability. You will have a good understanding of this kind of music, jazz protocols, and have a sound singing technique.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Vocal warm up together and technical exercises. Demonstrations by your tutor and accompanist and/or sample recordings. Solo performances with constructive criticism from your tutor and classmates. Sharing ideas and good practice.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The tutor will provide songs for study, and you are expected to bring songs of your own choice. You may therefore need to buy or acquire sheet music.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Advanced level courses are scheduled regularly.

Clare Foster

Clare Foster is a vocalist, lyricist, composer and educator. Born in England, she has studied and worked in New York, Holland, Canada, England and in many countries in Europe and Asia. She has taught at the City Lit for over twenty years, and has also taught at Morley College, Trinity College of Music and in a Finnish conservatoire. In 2017 Clare trained on a Bangor University course to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR). She uses many of these techniques in her current classes and has designed a mindfulness course tailored to singers. Her interests lie in how the psyche impacts on the voice. She specialises in Jazz and Brazilian music repertoire and vocal approach and also teaches on a one-to-one basis in London.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.