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Vocal Ensembles

Music and Performing Arts Professions Ensembles

Background Vocal Recording Techniques

This ensemble teaches the skills needed to excel at singing contemporary background vocals in small groups for recording.

Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

This non-traditional ensemble teaches singers the performance skills needed to excel as a lead singer performing different contemporary genres - pop, R&B, hip hop, rock, reggae, country, world, etc. It's all about being up front and working closely with the musicians in the ensemble.

Pop/Rock Ensemble

Achieve success in the genres of Pop/Rock music. An emphasis will be placed on individualized solo vocal performance through the study of style, communication, and collaboration.

Unplugged Ensemble

Explore a wide variety of music within contemporary and popular genres in a purely acoustic or minimally amplified context.

Village Voices

We will play with the voice as an instrument, teaching you how to own a swing feel, bossa nova, backbeat, bebop. We want you to find your solo sound within the group ensemble framework and vice versa. The ensemble is small because we want essentially one on a part and a chance for you to stand on your own two vocal chords.