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Vocal Jazz

Varying from 6–12 singers, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble formed in the fall of 1997, is committed to quality musicianship expressed in the jazz standards and new, cutting-edge repertoire. Influencing vocal groups are Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, The Real Group and The Bobs. Members are required three to four hours of rehearsal per week, and move quickly in building their repertoire for performance. Concert opportunities are found on campus in chapels, the coffee house, Chorale concerts, basketball games and other special events. Off campus, the Vocal Jazz members can also expect to participate in jazz workshops and festivals such as the Oceanside Jazz Festival and learn from clinics brought to campus at various times throughout the year.

Sample Repertoire

  • Meet the Flintstones by arr. Dave Barduhn
  • How Deep is the Ocean by arr. Kirby Shaw
  • Loving You by Jack Kunz
  • Wings to Fly by Jeremy Fox
  • The Nearness of You by arr. Jennifer Barnes
  • Almost Like Being in Love by arr. Kerry Marsh
  • Taking a Chance on Love by arr. Darmon Meade
  • Dream with the Angels by arr. Michele Weir