Welcome to the 2017 Northwest Voice Conference: The Art & Science of the Performing Voice! The conference is in Alder Auditorium at 1310 40th St NE, west of the UW Campus.
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Saturday, April 22 • 11:15am - 11:30am
Submitted Paper - Jazz and Functional Voice Training

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Jazz as a style offers powerful tools for functional voice training. This presentation will discussion how both jazz literature and style can be used to address the physical requirements of healthy singing, while simultaneously training high levels of musicianship. Several songs from the jazz cannon will be used to show the intervals involved in singing jazz repetoire, and how those intervals from note to note can become training devices. Songs from the Great American Songbook, Jazz Bossa Nova, Bebop, and Instrumental Standards showcase the depth of functional voice skills necessary to sing this style. As a young teacher of (elective) jazz voice at the university level, I learned how to use jazz as a tool for training vocal function. It became obvious over time that jazz offers the contemporary singer a wealth of tools for gaining basic skills foundational for other contemporary genres. Graphic representation will be given to show both the complexity of vocal interval training inherent in jazz standards, as well as simultaneous interval awareness that can be built into a voice lesson.

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Liz Johnson Schafer, MM

Voice Trainer, Jazz Instructor, Love Revolution Vocal Studio
Liz has a Master’s Degree in Commericial Vocal Performance, a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and also completed a Certificate in Vocology through the University of Utah and the National Center for Voice and Speech. She has been a professor of Jazz Voice at Vanderbilt University... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:15am - 11:30am
Alder Commons Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA, 98105

Disclaimer This session was submitted by a third party and is included solely as a courtesy to attendees. Its inclusion in this schedule should not be considered an endorsement of the third parties or a recommendation to attend this session.