New in 2014! weeks 4 and 5 are now vocal intensive weeks. All interested vocal students are encouraged to register for these weeks.
Professional Jazz Singer Nicole Zuraitis will be in residence for the 2014 Litchfield Jazz Camp. World-Renowned Instrumentalists include Don Braden, Matt Wilson, and Onaje Allan-Gumbs to name a few. See the complete teaching artist line-up.
What Vocal Students are saying:
"It was amazing how much I learned -- how I could develop into a better musician in such a short time. As a vocalist, you can't find that kind of strictly jazz training anywhere."
-- Allegra Levy, Vocalist, West Hartford, CT
"...things came out of me I didn't know I was capable of."
-- Karin Slomp, Vocalist, Groningen, The Netherlands
9:00 AM: Vocal Warmups
9:30 AM: Varies. Courses can include:
-Singing scales/arpeggios and modes
-Harmonic analysis of jazz standards (i.e. singing bass lines, roots, leading tones)
-Song analysis/lyric analysis
10:40 AM: Theory
1:00 PM: Working with a Trio
-Students will work with a professional combo where they will focus on performance techniques, workshopping songs for final performance. Each student will have a chance to perform with the trio utilizing skills learned in master class and morning classes
-The Blues:scat singing, learning blues heads
3:15 PM: Master class - varies
-How to lead a band
-Piano for vocalists (introducing major,minor,diminished,augmented chords in each key)