What is Vocal jazz Summer Camp? One intense, fun week covering all aspects of singing vocal jazz: solo & group singing, improvisation, songwriting and jazz theory. All ages and levels welcome. Includes daily teacher's session.
The Vocal Jazz OnlineTM Vocal Jazz Summer Camp features:
2 ways to join; online via live stream or webinar or face-to-face
Daily activities available for a lifetime in video modules and downloadable worksheets
Award winning faculty
Culmination of daily work with a rhythm section
Theory, jazz vocal ear training and improvisation instruction begins with the basics but activities and lessons are designed so each person can move at their own pace
Everyone will solo
Daily listening and analysis sessions
Daily noon-time guest lecturer joins via webinar
Educators’ session will focus on coaching solo and group vocal jazz ensembles with a rhythm section, repertoire selections, performance aesthetics, choosing microphones and use of sound reinforcement equipment
Evening concert at end of week for all participants (location tba)
In-person attendees and daily virtual sessions (webinar) attendees have lifetime access to workshop training videos and archived class sessions.
Come and enjoy a week of learning new vocal jazz skills, or adding to your vocal jazz repertoire. The atmosphere is relaxed and non-competitive, but intense! Meet jazz lovers and make new music friends. Instruction is given in large and small group sectionals and some one-on-one sessions.
Fee is usually $399.00 (Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale $299!) for the week and includes materials. Enrollment for the class is limited and on a first-come-first served basis.
All ages and levels welcome from beginner to advanced; participants are placed in groups according to their level of musical experience. All materials will be sent in advance of camp.
Sample Daily Schedule:
10 Building your Jazz Ear: Listening & Analysis - Guided listening of Jazz Recordings
11 Jazz Repertoire Reading Session
12 Guest Lecturer Webinar (various topics Building & Choosing Repertoire, Songwriting or Teacher's Session) with Live Q&A
1:30 Jazz Vocal Ear Training or Jazz Theory
2 - 3:30 Small Group Singing w/instrumental combo
3:45 - Large Ensemble Singing
4:30 Open Jam Session with Rhythm Section
About Lenora Zenzalai Helm, Vocal Jazz Summer Camp founder:
You can learn more about the 30+ years of experience as a vocal musician and vocal musicianship coach here: Lenora Zenzalai Helm promotional video