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Vocal Program

Lori Marie Rios Vocal Development; Coordinator
Andrea Vibe Vocal Development for Popular Music
Julie Lawson Vocal Jazz; Coordinator

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:

  • Posture
  • Breathing
  • Support
  • Relaxing the Instrument
  • Anxiety
  • Energy versus Tension
  • Staying "Cool" On-stage
  • Dynamics Emotion
  • Registers
  • Solo versus Group Singing
  • Back-Up Vocals
  • Resonance
  • Nasal and Oral Pharynx Balance
  • Tone
  • Vowels and Consonants
  • Vibrato
  • 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.