Jazz Singing - Intermediate

This course will be covering a wide range of topics including Jazz, Latin, Blues and Soul in a fun and creative way offering you lots of opportunities to perform. You will work with other musicians- students from the RACC and professional musicians in developing your repertoire, technique and style.

Course Content

Your course will cover many aspects of singing and performing jazz, latin, blues and soul. Sessions will include topics and activities such as:

• Vocal technique and effective practising
• Building your repertoire from the Standards to contemporary songs
• Improvisation
• Chart writing and transposition
• Performance skills and using PA equipment
• Working with other musicians
• Listening and learning from others
• Singing at open mics
• A regular gig at a venue in Richmond and other performance opportunities.

There will be some theory covered and you will be expected to do some learning out of class time.

Entry Requirements

This course follows on from Jazz Singing Introduction but is open to anyone who has some experience in singing and performing. You are welcome to speak to the tutor beforehand to discuss your suitability.

Level 1 literacy is important as there will be handouts throughout the course.

First Class Requirements

Bring an A4 folder and a pen and paper to the first class.

Attendance Requirements

Please attend regularly to get the most out of your course.

Assessment Methods

No formal assessment but you will receive regular feedback from your tutor and fellow students.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice and guidance that is not answered in this outline please email art@racc.ac.uk.

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees and finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email info@racc.ac.uk or drop in to our main reception area.