The DownBeat Award-winning NYU Pop/Rock Ensemble offers high level emerging artists the opportunity to achieve fluency in the genres of pop and rock music. Throughout the course of study, an emphasis will be placed on individualized vocal and instrumental performance through the study of style, communication, and collaboration. This ensemble will address active listening, appropriate stylization, amplification techniques, and help students cultivate the tools necessary to effectively collaborate with a live rock band. Students will gain a greater understanding of the stylistic demands of various pop/rock genres and further refine their skills as storytellers, collaborators, and communicators.
This ensemble teaches the skills needed to excel at singing contemporary background vocals in small groups for recording.
Join Village Voices where Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer and Lauren Kinhan of New York Voices will equip and empower your voice to respond to the many grooves and genres explored in this exciting, advanced vocal ensemble. We will find and finesse your solo sound and vice versa within the group framework so you are a versatile and skilled musician for the many opportunities your future holds in store.
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.