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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2014 Precollege Programs in the Arts:
Creative Vocal Lab

trio of teenage singers

Grades 8–12

Explore and expand your musical creativity in this one-of-a-kind voice workshop and become part of a completely original vocal ensemble. Through daily improvisation and technical work, you will become more familiar with your own vocal anatomy and experience the fundamentals of vocal production through the creation of spontaneous harmonies and expressive music. You will also be a member of a small a cappella ensemble, in which you will be challenged to produce all sorts of sounds and original compositions.

Creative Vocal Lab seeks to demystify the “magic” of a cappella singing, equipping you with the tools, tricks, and instincts that allow for on-the-spot vocal harmonies, thinking musically on your feet, and creating entire pieces of music using nothing but the voices, ears, and minds of you and your friends. Receive a DVD of the final concert.

For grades 9–12 (refer to youth programs for students in grade 8):
To broaden exposure to the arts, the Creative Vocal Lab can be combined with the Songwriting Workshop, Vocal Intensive, Video Game Creators and Animators, Code Breakers and App Designers (new!), and/or Shakespeare Workshop to make for a well-rounded summer experience.

Session II: July 14–25
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,165 for the first registration
$1,048.50 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 2, 2014)

About the Instructors

Evan Feist (lead instructor) has composed, arranged, taught, and performed a cappella music and vocal percussion for over 11 years. He was an assistant arranger for the Pitch Perfect soundtrack, an arrangement editor for two seasons of NBC's The Sing-Off, a vocal coach for NBC's The Voice, and will provide vocal percussion for the upcoming season of Glee. He earned two master’s degrees from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a MusB from Purchase College, SUNY.   Evan is the general manager at Stacks of Wax, an audio production company.

Andrew Fox (instructor) is a songwriter, producer, pianist, and orchestrator. Theatrical orchestrations include Starkid's Twisted, Foreverman (Winner 2012 NYMF Awards for Excellence, Outstanding Orchestration), and more. He also produced Twisted's original cast recording (which reached #67 on the iTunes Top 100) and the Twisted: Twisted bonus record. He is a composer in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Songwriting Workshop and holds a MusB in Studio Composition from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY.

Posted Apr. 14, 2014

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