Vocal Jazz Intensive

MSVMA will welcome singers in grades 7-12 to our Vocal Jazz Intensive (VJI) on Thursday, October 20 at Forest Hills Northern High School.  We are delighted to have an incredible panel of clinicians from around the state to help students and teachers learn about vocal jazz. Morning sessions will include topics on improvisation, circle singing, jazz warm-ups, and jazz vocal technique.


Students will have the opportunity to rehearse with clinicians, perform, and participate in a variety of topic sessions. In addition, students will have the opportunity to sing two pieces on the evening concert as part of a mass choir.


Participation in the VJI is highly encouraged for students interested in auditioning for the All-State Vocal Jazz Choir. One of the audition songs will be learned and performed at the VJI.

Eligibility

MSVMA welcomes high school students to participate in its Vocal Jazz Intensive and All-State Vocal Jazz Program. Participants must be enrolled and in good standing in their school's vocal music program. Their school must be a member of MSVMA.

Audition Requirements

NONE!  VJI is a day to learn about and sing vocal jazz, regardless of experience. We want to encourage students who are interested in singing jazz to attend and bring their knowledge back to their school program. The day also will prepare students for the All-State Jazz Honors Choir audition and encourage participation in All-State Jazz even if students do not regularly sing vocal jazz in their school programs.


Students must apply for VJI by October 1 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to apply. If you have a problem with applying, please contact Jed Scott at jedscott@msvma.org


Fees

The fee of $25, must be paid by credit card according to instructions students will receive upon application.

If you’re planning to bring an entire ensemble and would like to perform on the evening concert as a group, please contact Erik Jacobson at erikjacobson@msvma.org for information and pricing

Vocal Jazz Intensive Schedule

Check in begins at 9 a.m.

Day Sessions are 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Evening Concert begins at 6:30 p.m.


9 a.m.   Check In and Welcome

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.     Vocal Jazz Sessions

11:30 a.m.  Boxed Lunch (Provided)

12 - 1 p.m.   Repertoire session with April Tini

2 - 4 p.m.  Vocal Jazz Sessions

4 - 6 p.m.   Dinner (Not Included/Off Campus)

6:30 p.m.   Evening Concert



Lyn Ciechanski 

Director of Specialized Festivals

lynciechanski@msvma.org

Michael Wheaton
Coordinator
mwheaton@fhps.net

Jed Scott
Coordinator
jedscott@msvma.org


 

Coordinator 

jedscott@msvma.org









Application Deadline

October 1, 2022

Michael Wheaton

Host

Forest Hills Fine Arts Center

600 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546



                                                                                                  

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P.O. Box 1131

Big Rapids, MI 49307-1131

(231) 592 - 9344

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