Vocal Technique for the Contemporary Singer

Wed. 4:45–6:15 pm 4/3 – 5/29 (9 weeks)

Vocal Technique for the Contemporary Singer
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Vocal Technique
Day Wed
Instructor Andrea Claburn
Status inperson event

Strength + flexibility = beauty. Learn best practices for lifelong healthy vocal expression. Using the principles of Somatic Voicework™, the LoVetri Method, students will learn how to develop and balance registration (chest and head) and navigate the “mix” to sing through their range with consistency, control, and vibrant tone color. Each session will include exercises designed to: maximize vocal range, flexibility, dynamics, and intonation; sing through the range with comfort and consistency; understand and address specific vocal issues (constriction, clarity, support); effectively implement breath control/awareness; and condition the voice for all styles of CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music). Select jazz standards are assigned by the instructor to practice applied technique; students are also invited to bring in personal repertoire for analysis and application of vocal function principles.

This class meets IN-PERSON at the California Jazz Conservatory.


About Andrea Claburn

B.Mus. (Jazz Studies) California Jazz Conservatory; B.A. (High Honors, Humanities) University of California at Berkeley. Producer/Arranger, Composer Nightshade (Lot 49 Labs). Co-bandleader, Andrea Claburn/Jua Howard Group. Artist in Residence, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. Fully certified in Somatic Voicework, the LoVetri Method (2020). Awarded the CA Jazz Conservatory’s Mark Murphy Vocal Scholarship (2010). Classically trained in piano and violin. Extensive experience as an instructor of vocal technique, performance, improvisation, and musicianship. Private instruction faculty, CJC (2015-present). Studied with Suzanne Pittson, Sandy Cressman, Laurie Antonioli, Raz Kennedy. www.andreaclaburn.com