Solo Repertoire Workshop - Jazz

Assigned Faculty: Branice McKenzie
Course Description:

Solo Recital Workshop is a course that focuses on providing solo vocal performance technique to high school students. During this quarter long rotation, all students will study what Jazz really is and isn’t, solo Jazz vocal artistry, technique and history. Students will learn and memorize some of the most important selections from the Great American Songbook and the Jazz Real Book that comprise the Jazz repertoire we call standards. They will also study the genesis and history of Jazz, individual stylizing in Jazz, some of the most important vocal Jazz artists. As well, students will have regular opportunities to perform in front of their peers in class, learn about working with accompanists and receive constructive critique on stage presence and technique. Proper audition techniques and solo performance techniques will be discussed.