Students will study of the elements of Russian Lyric Diction and the Cyrillic alphabet, focusing on the basics of pronunciation and diction rules. They will apply their knowledge through oral exercises (in-class & assignments) and written IPA. Skills learned in this class will enable students to confidently prepare Russian vocal repertoire.
This institute is a great opportunity for classical pianists to learn how to perform with a jazz group, realize a jazz lead sheet, improvise on a blues/standard tune, or accompany a jazz singer. During the week, we will discuss the principles of jazz improvisation and immediately apply them to practice in a variety of live performance settings (jazz combos and jazz duos (accompanying singers/instrumentalists).