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Contemporary and Jazz Vocal Ensemble Performance

Village Voices

Music and Performing Arts Professions Ensembles

Do you like singing in a small group? Do you like singing pop, jazz, folk, R&B, avant-garde? Well, this is the ensemble for you.

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. We want you to be flexible, musical, and bookable out in the real world and this ensemble will give you real insight on building the chops and vocabulary you’ll need to achieve that.

Taught by two forward-thinking singer/musician/arranger/composers, you will benefit from their extraordinary professional careers and wisdom and the passion that drives them every day to practice what they preach.

Likely repertoire will be plucked from The Manhattan Transfer’s and New York Voices’ catalogs. In addition, they will tap into pop, gospel, singer/songwriter, experimental, wordless, a cappella, and world influences. You don’t want to miss adding this to your college resume.

Who Can Join

Vocalists and instrumentalists who pass the audition can join.

Audition Information

The vocal audition will be on January 28, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

What to Prepare for the Audition:

Please prepare the attached song on this email as well as verse and chorus of a song of your choice.
For an audition slot, please email Alejandro Senior ( with your name, N#, and audition piece. Please also cc Janis Siegel ( and Lauren Kinhan ( We will respond with a time.

Rehearsal Information


Performances and Concerts

December 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm in the Frederick Loewe Theatre

Contact Information

Instructors: Janis Siegel ( and Lauren Kinhan (
Vocal Performance Admin: Alejandro Senior (

MPAVP-UE 1181.001 and GE 2181.001
Meets Mondays 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in GCASL81