Vocal Jazz Choir
This choir consists of 4-12 singers divided into SATB (soprano, alto, tenor bass) parts and performs standard jazz choir repertoire with full rhythm section accompaniment (piano, bass, drums). Each meeting is devoted to rehearsing parts, focusing on blend, dynamics, intonation, articulation, expression, interpretation, and stage presence. Iconic groups that would be emulated include The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Syncopation, and Vox One. Vocal arrangements recorded, performed, and published by these groups (and others) will be used in addition to the works of contemporary arrangers including Michele Weir, April Arabian, Greg Jasperse, Darmon Meader, Paris Rutherford, Ward Swingle, and Ned Rosenblatt.