The Vocal Development for Popular Music class includes basic information on what a professional pop singer is expected to know and perform. Popular music styles are explored.
The curriculum covers basic vocal concepts including:
- Relaxing the Instrument
- Energy versus Tension
- Staying "Cool" On-stage
- Dynamics Emotion
- Solo versus Group Singing
- Back-Up Vocals
- Nasal and Oral Pharynx Balance
- Vowels and Consonants
- Controlling Air Pressure
Additional areas of study include:
Reading Music, Intervals, Artistic Styles, Song Interpretation, Improvisation, Listening, The Music Business; Agents, Producers, Engineers, Unions, Record Deals and Management, Self-Promotion and Marketing, and a Final Performance Showcase.