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Vocal Performance & Production Fundamentals

Vocal Performance &
Production Fundamentals

Vocals are what we do! 1500 Sound Academy is proud to offer our highly-anticipated vocal program with a robust curriculum that explores vocal techniques, performance, vocal recording and vocal production. Our founders and faculty have worked with world renowned vocalist such as Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Brandy, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Ella Mae, Nipsey Hussle, SZA, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, Faith Evans, Ashanti, Jordin Sparks and the list goes on and on! Students will learn pitch accuracy, performance tricks and secrets, how to record their own demos, the business of singing and more! Are you ready to take your vocal career to the next level?


Learn On-Campus in Inglewood, CA and develop the skills needed to be a successful singer.

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Take a look at what each course will cover.

INTRO TO VOCAL TECHNIQUES

Intro to Vocal Techniques acquaints students with the fundamental concepts of singing that activate vocal freedom and a healthy voice. Students will learn the fundamentals of singing, including: breath support, phonation for pitch accuracy, resonance for tonal variety and articulation for clarity. This course provides singers with a foundation of the necessary concepts, terminology and techniques that result in a balanced voice with dynamic range and tone. The experience our founders and faculty have on songs such as Long Distance (Brandy), Take You Down (Chris Brown), and Einstein (Kelly Clarkson) will be instrumental for this course.

ADVANCED VOCAL TECHNIQUES

Advanced Vocal Techniques explores complex vocal concepts such as range, expression and vocal health. Our founders and faculty’s experience on tracks such as Torn Down (Brandy), Winner (Justin Timberlake and T.I.), and Get It Over With (Rihanna) will bring invaluable insight during this course. Students will learn methods that increase the vocal registers, blend the voice and express stylistic choices such as riffs while developing a consistent practice routine geared towards optimal vocal hygiene. Each week, the student will have opportunities to apply and perform the new techniques with coaching and feedback. By the end of the course, students will possess a deeper understanding of advanced vocal techniques and be able to seamlessly sing throughout their range.

VOCAL PERFORMANCE

The Vocal Performance course combines the art of singing with elements of stage performance and collaboration. Storytelling through expressive singing, stage presence, body language and choreography is emphasized, in addition to stage awareness and collaborative techniques. Our founders and faculty will be able to leverage their experience working on songs such as Suit & Tie (Justin Timberlake), That's What I Like (Bruno Mars), and Free Fall (Beyoncé) to explain concepts from the course. Students are exposed to stage equipment, including microphones, backline and leading a band while learning necessary concepts, terminology and techniques for vocal performance in a modern environment.

VOCAL RECORDING

Vocal Recording focuses on recording technology to prepare a singer for a versatile career in the studio. Our founders and faculty have contributed to songs such as American Wedding (Frank Ocean), Hold On Longer (John Legend), and Mirrors (Justin Timberlake) that give them insider knowledge to the vocal recording process. This course provides singers with a foundation of the necessary concepts and terminology for recording vocals. Modern recording techniques will be explored and demonstrated, including the use of GarageBand, microphones, audio interfaces and best editing practices. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to record, edit and enhance their voice efficiently and effectively.

ADVANCED VOCAL RECORDING

Advanced Vocal Recording elaborates upon the concepts and techniques that are discussed and demonstrated in the Vocal Recording course. This course provides students with the ability to understand the studio recording process, troubleshoot vocal chains, select the proper microphone for a vocal recording session, arrange background vocals, build a vocal recording studio, create a rough mix of vocal tracks and deliver files to clients and collaborators. Our founders and faculty will draw from their experience working on Dedicated (Mariah Carey & Nas), Blow (Beyoncé), and Please Me (Cardi B & Bruno Mars) to explain concepts. In addition, this course will include automation using GarageBand.

THE BUSINESS OF SINGING

The Business of Singing course prepares a singer for a professional career in music. In addition to performance skills, a professional singer must understand how to attain and manage work as a professional. This course lays the groundwork with an emphasis on audition techniques, business basics, branding and social media as a calling card.

2024 Schedule

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Advanced Vocal Techniques 2/27/2024 – 3/21/2024
Vocal Performance 4/2/2024 – 4/25/2024
Vocal Recording 4/30/2024 – 5/23/2024
Advanced Vocal Recording 5/28/2024 – 6/20/2024
The Business of Singing 6/25/2024 – 7/18/2024

On-Campus Courses

Learn On-Campus in Inglewood, CA and master the skills needed to be a successful artist.

We have two Enrollment Options:

  • Full Program (6 Courses): $12,500
  • Individual Course(s). $2,250 per course