A Master Class on Contemporary Singing with Clinician and Vocal Artist Rebecca Windham Saturday, April 14, 2018 3:00 PM CHSMA Classroom
Join Rebecca Windham as she takes you on an educational and fun journey into the world of contemporary singing, with an emphasis on vocal jazz and pop styles. Topics covered include microphone technique, singing technique, phrasing, improvisation, musicianship, and more.
Singing participants will have an opportunity to work with Ms. Windham one-on-one and gain valuable feedback about their performance. They are encouraged to choose a jazz standard or pop song to perform with a live accompanist. Any questions about repertoire may be directed to Ms. Windham. Those who wish to register for the clinic as an observer only are also encouraged to do so. Space is limited, so register early
An avid educator as well as performer and composer, Rebecca combines a Master’s degree in Music from Georgia State with over 20 years of performance, recording, and teaching experience. A native Tennessean and Rhodes College graduate, she has three CD’s to her credit, a vocal jazz arrangement on the Sony/BMG record label, and a combined performance, recording, and touring resume spanning the U.S., England, Scotland, Wales, France, and Japan in choral ensembles of all sizes and as a solo performer. She has opened for Mel Torme, worked with Mac Frampton and the Hollywood Hills Orchestra, the Atlanta Pops, and co-founded the acclaimed vocal jazz quartet, South City Voices. Rebecca has also appeared as a performing artist/lecturer with nationally renowned author Dr. Philip Furia at MTSU for a tribute to songwriter Johnny Mercer. She teamed once again with the South City Voices for the second album of pop recording artist Brent Cash on the German record label, Marina Records, released in 2011. On the writing side, this award-winning singer/songwriter released her debut album of original music “To A Warmer Heart” in 2001, which featured Rebecca’s multi-faceted musical skills as well as that of other outstanding musicians. She has arranged for big band and orchestra, and composed and arranged songs for vocal jazz and intermediate classical piano. Her musical composition setting to “The Mirror Poems” won national recognition in the 2012 NATS Art Song Composition Competition. Today she is proud of her ongoing roster of students she has been privileged to teach over the years. Many have won scholarship and leading roles in musical productions, exceled in competitions and festivals, produced their own albums, advanced to perform professionally, received local and national recognition in Billboard magazine, Time Warner New Artist of the Year, and been chosen to work with judges such as Pharrell Williams on the NBC hit TV series “The Voice”.