Torch Singer 101
Students have fun singing while learning popular show-tunes, songs from the Great American Songbook and vocal jazz standards. This beginning interactive vocal course is designed and taught by jazz vocalist and educator Jackie Allen. Singers prepare a group song and two solo pieces. The focus is on interpretation of various song styles including ballad, swing, waltz, blues, etc., vocal improvisation, chord transposition, microphone technique, vocal range and how a basic vocal chart is created. Students learn to conduct tempos and help create their own song arrangements.
Class culminates in a public performance where singers perform prepared songs with professional rhythm section in front of friends, family and new fans! Some previous singing experience is helpful but not required. Torch Singer 101 is a six-week course that meets weekly in Lincoln, Nebraska.