Songwriting For Vocalists
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Department: Vocal Classes
Course Number: JVOC 4704
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Music Composition
  • Vocal Music
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. 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.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Theory 1B and Piano 1B (or be tested at level 2 or higher on piano). This class will be open to vocalists only.