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NYU Holds Jazz Vocals Workshop

If you always wanted to sing jazz, here’s and opportunity to hone your chops. In mid-May, the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies will offer “All That Jazz … Singing Workshop,” taught by jazz singer and educator Grace Testani (pictured), director of the Singers Center. The 10-session workshop begins Mon., May 17 and runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a jazz singer is welcome-amateurs and professionals alike.

As a professional singer and longtime educator, Testani has designed this 10-session course to unleash the student’s creativity in a fun, performance-oriented environment. Students can expect to learn how to interpret songs and scat (improvise), choose repertoire, transpose songs into their own key, determine styles and tempos that works best for them, and create simple arrangements-all with live accompaniment.

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