Valerie Day To Teach A Class For Vocalists At Portland State University.

Singer, percussionist and songwriter (most notably with Nu Shooz) Valerie Day will teach 
Becoming A Contemporary Vocalist this fall at Portland State University.

From valeriedaysings.com: Are you interested in pursuing a career as a jazz or contemporary vocalist?

Would you like to know what it takes to navigate life as a professional singer? In this class you’ll get an overview of the wide range of skills that will help you achieve your goals. We'll cover everything from the fundamentals of vocal technique, style, and interpretation of songs, to how to rehearse a band, get your charts and gig book together, record, write a gig contract, how to market yourself effectively – and more.

Whether you're just starting to think about music as a career, have already been performing for live audiences, or want to discover more about who you are as an artist, this class will give you a look at the tools you’ll need to help you on your journey. Non Vocal Jazz Majors welcome.

To register, go to the Portland State website class schedule and search for Contemporary Vocalist under “Course Name Contains,” or Day under “Instructor Name Contains.”

Photo: Phil Harris via Oregon Music News