Improving Singing Skills — Module 2

Wed. 5–6:30 pm 5/15 – 6/12 (5 weeks)

Improving Singing Skills — Module 2
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Vocal Performance, Vocal Technique
Day Wed
Instructor Ellen Johnson
Status online event

Improving Singing Skills Module 2 is designed to build upon the foundations laid in Module 1, catering to both experienced vocalists aiming for refinement and those eager to further explore and develop their voice. Throughout this module, we delve deeper into the fundamentals of vocal technique, emphasizing ear training, song choice, key selection, and phrasing. For the more advanced participants, we’ll embark on the exciting journey of exploring improvisation within your chosen songs.

This is an invaluable opportunity to continue refining your singing technique while gaining profound insights into the art of performance and interpretation from a seasoned professional. The class remains inclusive, accommodating diverse musical styles, whether your preferences lean towards classical, pop, jazz, or any other genre. Anticipate receiving personalized guidance to enhance songs and performance tips that elevate your stage presence. Our class maintains a supportive and collaborative online environment, fostering a sense of community as you refine your vocal abilities. If you’re a less experienced vocalist, we suggest starting with Module 1 and proceeding to Module 2 to get the most benefit out of the content and progression of the class.

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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