Studio Music and Jazz Vocal Performance (B.M.)

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One-of-a-Kind Program

Students wishing to work in the recording studio and/or music entertainment industry should consider the Studio Music and Jazz/Vocal major. Graduates pursue careers as:

  • jazz and studio musicians,
  • jingle singers,
  • composers,
  • arrangers,
  • conductors, and
  • lyricists.
Some vocalists work in Broadway shows; others in nightclubs, pop, country, and rock concerts, and more. Through this unique, first-of-its-kind program, students develop skills in:
  • interpretation of styles,
  • musicianship,
  • arranging,
  • conducting,
  • sight-reading,
  • ear-training,
  • keyboard, and
  • large and small ensemble singing.
Though basic knowledge of the recording industry is stressed, they receive training in vocal techniques, repertoire, historical and current musical styles, and improvisation.

Masterclasses are frequently offered with jazz and studio professionals who regularly appear in the Greater Miami metropolitan area.

A Variety of Jazz Vocal Ensembles

The School offers several jazz vocal ensembles.

Jazz Vocal I (JV1) enjoys a reputation as one of the finest jazz vocal groups in the country. In addition to releasing albums, Jazz Vocal I consistently wins DownBeat Magazine’s ‘dB’ collegiate competitions.

Other vocal ensembles provide a variety of classical, pop, and jazz performance opportunities. Students also have access to the School’s recording studios for hours of valuable microphone and recording experience.

For more information regarding the curriculum, please visit the Academic Bulletin.

For more information please email Frost School of Music Jazz Vocal Program Director Kate Reid or the Frost Office of Admission.

 

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