Improving Singing Skills — Module 1

Wed. 5–6:30 pm 4/3 – 5/1 (5 weeks)

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Improving Singing Skills — Module 1
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Vocal Performance, Vocal Technique
Day Wed
Instructor Ellen Johnson
Status online event

Whether you’re an experienced vocalist aiming to refine your technique or someone eager to explore and develop your voice, this class is crafted with you in mind. Through- out this module, we will delve into the fundamentals of vocal technique, addressing key aspects such as range, pitch, vocal quality, breath support, articulation, register coordination, and musicianship. Our approach involves targeted exercises and personalized practice recommendations to ensure a tailored and effective learning experience.

This is an opportunity to refine your singing technique and gain insights into the art of performance and interpretation with a seasoned professional. Whether your musical preferences lean towards classical, pop, jazz, or any other genre, our class accommodates diverse styles and preferences. Expect to receive valuable guidance on song choice, along with performance tips to enhance your stage presence. This class provides a supportive and collaborative online environment, fostering a sense of community as you refine your vocal abilities.

This class meets ONLINE via Zoom. Log-in information will be sent to registrants approximately 24 hours before the start of the class.

About Ellen Johnson

Ellen Johnson is a versatile and accomplished artist with a career spanning over three decades in the arts. She holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and has been a faculty member at educational institutions like the University of San Diego/Old Globe Theatre MFA program, Cal Poly University Pomona, and the California Jazz Conservatory/Jazzschool. As a professional vocalist, Ellen’s repertoire encompasses diverse genres, from classical to jazz, folk, musical theatre, and contemporary styles. Her expertise in cross-over singing makes her an exceptional teacher, well-versed in vocal pedagogy and rehabilitation for singers facing challenges. In the jazz community, she has collaborated and recorded with renowned musicians such as Charles McPherson, Louie Bellson, Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Don Braden, John Stowell, Roy McCurdy, and more. Ellen is also a published author, with her acclaimed work Jazz Child: Portrait of Sheila Jordan and contributions of lyrics to compositions by Sonny Rollins and  Charles Mingus. Currently, she continues to share her knowledge through master classes, online courses, and private teaching via Vocal Visions. 

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