Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Learn to sing jazz as a soloist with a microphone and an accompanist, in a supportive environment. Learn to count in the band and connect with your audience, as well as proper vocal technique, repertoire and key selection. 

This workshop utilizes a 50 page workbook and vocal exercise CD authored by the instructor to introduce students to the art of singing America's indigenous music, jazz. Proper vocal technique, breath control, using a microphone, counting in, talking musician talk, connecting with the audience, repertoire and key selection are explored as well as what is swing and to do it. Telling a musical story, phrasing like you speak and designing intros and outros are also part of the workshop learning. A professional pianist is in class and a performance at a local jazz club wraps up the ten week workshop.

Write down the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes to register.
CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
13269 Sylvania Campus / ST / 108 06:00 PM-07:50 PM Th 07-Jan-2016 thru 10-Mar-2016
Instructor: Mitzi Z Zilka
Tuition: $219.00 Fees: $35.00