You Sing! Vocal Performance Camp
Presented by Women in Jazz Association, Inc.
(for ages 7 and up)
July 11, 2015
George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center
8:00 – 9:00 Parent Drop Off, Registration and Check-in (breakfast snack provided)
9:00 What is Singing? It's More Than the Voice (Pamela Hart)
In the morning workshop, participants will sing with a band - Piano, Bass and Drums
Discussion about the body, not just the voice, as a rhythm instrument, the form of a song (bar, bridge, tag, improvised ending), different rhythms, melody, and delivery. Demonstrations by Pamela Hart
10:00 Know the Code - Communicating with Musicians
While you perform, you will need to communicate with musicians without talking. We will show you how! Some demonstrations by Pamela Hart and participants
Activity – Participants sing with the band with coaching from Pamela Hart.
Explain: Parts of a song and signals to get there: Top, Bridge, coda (tag), end
(index finger or top of head, nose, fist, circular wave, cut off/or hand down and hold, eye contact with soloist for coming back in)
10:45 Song Structure, Key, Music Styles, Stage Presence, Coloring the Song, Posture – “What to Do with Your Hands”
Objective – By the end of this session, singers will understand the parts of the songs, music rhythms and styles, how to have better stage presence, and how to use different vocal qualities, audience rapport, and posture for better stage presence. They will also get tips on overcoming stage freight.
Activity - Singers Select Songs they want to perform. Write down tempo, determine the key, what will happen before they start singing, whether there’s a solo, when they will come back in. How the song will end. How they will count off the tune. If the song repeats, what will be different the second time?
12:00 Lunch (Provided)
12:45 Phrasing, rhythm, vocal interpretation (Pamela Hart)
In afternoon sessions, participants will sing with a professional Karaoke presenter
Demonstration of singing on top of, in front or behind rhythm to enhance vocal interpretation of song by selecting various standards and giving students the opportunity to practice singing within the music as a lead instrument. Participants perform group singing.
1:30 Coaching with participants as they sing
Elements reviewed and demonstrated
With the advent of iTunes, singers are now carrying around tracks in their cell phones ready to sing at any time or place. In this session, we focus on incorporating style and stage presence with singing with tracks! Participants will let their hair down and have fun.
Pamela Hart will continue to coach during Karaoke singing.
2:00 Concert by Participants
3:00 Camper Pickup
Questions or special needs: Call 512-258-6947
When & Where
Women in Jazz Association, Inc
Non-profit, tax-exempt organization that raise funds by producing concerts and workshops. The purpose of Women in Jazz Association is to perpetuate the appreciation and performance of traditional jazz vocal and instrumental music. As vocal jazz is a declining art form, this purpose is charitable -- the protection and preservation of a valuable art form called jazz; that is, vocal jazz. It is through concerts, educational workshops, and performance opportunities of singers that provide the means to the end -- perpetuate vocal jazz music.