VOCAL RECORDING: Vocal Recording focuses on recording technology to prepare a singer for a versatile career in the studio. 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.
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.
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.
ADVANCED VOCAL TECHNIQUES: Advanced Vocal Techniques explores complex vocal concepts such as range, expression and vocal health. 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. 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.
Q: Can I do the program on my own schedule?
A: Lectures are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM followed by lab from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
Q: How do I access the school content?
A: The Academy uses an online delivery system that is accessible from a computer or mobile device at any time.
Q: Are there any academic requirements to enroll?
A: A high school diploma or GED, an application, and an interview are required to enroll in the On-Campus Program.
Q: Is the Academy accredited?
A: The Academy is approved to operate by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education, a division of the California Consumer Affairs Department, and offers certificates of completion for their programs. The Academy is not accredited by a national or regional accreditation body.