The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Songwriting for Vocalists

Songwriting for Vocalists—Kirk Nurock.  This course is intended to help vocalists develop the craft of songwriting (melody, lyrics, harmony, song form).  The classroom approach will include exercises to help develop that craft and individual guidance and assistance from the instructor to help vocalists develop their own songs.  This class will be open to vocalists only, and they must have completed Theory 1B and Piano 1B (or be tested at level 2 or higher on piano).  While vocalists will be actively engaged in rehearsing and singing their songs as they develop them, this course is not a performance ensemble.  Emphasis will be on the analysis and development of songs rather than on their performance.   This class is open to vocalists only.  2 credits R 3-5

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