VOCAL PROGRAM

Combining technical and creative development with continuous live performing experience, MI’s Vocal Program has no parallel in the world of contemporary vocal training.

VOCAL PROGRAM

Combining technical and creative development with continuous live performing experience, MI’s Vocal Program has no parallel in the world of contemporary vocal training.

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COURSE CATALOG

Program requirements, tuition for individual programs, and course information.

BUILD YOUR TECHNIQUE AND IDENTITY

MI’s Vocal Program combines technical and creative development with continuous live performing experience, MI’s Vocal education has no parallel in the world of contemporary vocal training. Programs are designed to build your technique and stylistic identity as well as gain confidence in your abilities plus train you to be a tech-savvy industry professional.

Take the skills you develop in classes and private lessons directly to the stage learning not only how to sing, but how to communicate effectively with a live audience whether you’re interpreting contemporary styles or showcasing your original material. MI’s unique creative performing environment challenges you to expand the limits of your vocal instrument while creating and exploring your own stylistic identity.

 

DEGREE OPTIONS

Bachelor of Music

Associate of Arts

Certificate in Music Performance

Non-Certificate

CAREER OPTIONS

Graduating as well-rounded musicians, our students enter the work field with a robust skill set – which enables them to handle live or studio gigs, utilize modern technology, publish music and negotiate business deals. Common career paths include:

SOLO PERFORMER
BACKGROUND SINGER
ARRANGER
MUSIC DIRECTOR

TRANSCRIBER
COPYIST
VOCAL TEACHER
PRODUCT REP

CURRICULUM

  • Vocal Performance – Developing fundamental technical approaches through twice-weekly performances with a live, three-piece backing band in a number of popular genres.
  • Vocal Technique – Learning breathing techniques and breath management. Increasing vocal range, strengthening the voice and more through vocal exercises plus learning about vocal health with an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the voice.
  • Harmony/Theory/Ear Training – Development of fundamental music notation skills for pitch and rhythm, scales and key signatures, intervals, triads and harmonies.
  • Sight Singing – The basic elements of sight reading music.
  • Image Development – Focusing on developing a stage persona, on-camera interviews, video shoot terminologies, filmed camera performances, appropriate song choices, set lists and more.
  • Promotional Media – Creating the audio/visual materials necessary to promote students as artists, performers or songwriters using professional photographs, websites, electronic press kits, CD covers and biographies.
  • Entertainment Business – Understanding the entertainment industry including publishing, copyrights, contracts, record companies, distributors, agents, managers, lawyers and more.
  • Studio Recording – Learning the art and practical skills of creating your own professional quality song demo, including pre-production, recording studio terminology, EQ, pre-amplification, equipment choices and effects for lead vocals.
  • Extensive Electives – including Blues, R&B, Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Brazilian, Country, Rap, and TC Helicon for Vocalists (live vocal looping).
  • Develop stage-ready live performing skills in Vocal Performance Class, LPWs (Live Performance Workshops) and Gospel Choir.

FEATURED FACULTY

Includes LA’s top instructors and performers who are continually involved in the ever-changing music industry who bring their real world experience into the classroom. Regular concerts and clinics with top vocal specialists from around the world.

CHRISTINA WILSON
CREDITS: VOX FEMINA, HONEY WHISKEY TRIO

BRIAN “HACKSAW” WILLIAMS
CREDITS: RACER X, DELTANAUT

PENNY FRAMSTAD
CREDITS: DOOBIE BROTHERS, FISHER, LITTLE FEAT, BELINDA CARLISLE

FACILITIES

  • Full production sound stages and recording studios
  • Fully equipped 24/7 practice facilities and computer labs with the latest industry standard equipment
  • Concert Hall access, with full audio/video recording capabilities
  • Multiple performance and recording studios available for student practice
  • Security on campus 24/7

SUCCESS STORIES

KALEN “KASEY” MUSMECCI
CREDITS: KORN
BROOKE WHITE CREDITS: AMERICAN IDOL
 
LATOYA LONDON
CREDITS: AMERICAN IDOL & STARRING IN THE NATIONAL TOUR OF “THE COLOR PURPLE.”
 
ANDREA JONES CHARISSE
CREDITS: THE NATIONAL TOUR OF “THE LION KING”, AND TOUR WITH LEONA LEWIS
 
ASHLEIGH HANEY
CREDITS: RIHANNA
 
THERESE NAIME
CREDITS: INTERNATIONAL RECORDING STAR
 
EMANUELA BELLEZZA
CREDITS: JUANES

KEVIN CAMPOS
CREDITS: ENRIQUE IGLESIAS – (BG SINGER)
 
NAYANNA HOLLY
CREDITS: SHERYL CROW (BG SINGER), MICHAEL JACKSON (BG SINGER), THE TONIGHT SHOW BAND
 
KARA BRITZ
CREDITS: LINDSAY LOHAN (BG SINGER)
 
KENISHA PRATT
CREDITS: SONGWRITER FOR BRANDY, JENNIFER LOPEZ, TONI BRAXTON, RODNEY JERKINS, TLC.
 
GABY MORENO
CREDITS: LATIN GRAMMY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST NEW ARTIST
 
LINDA LIND
CREDITS: JULIO IGLESIAS (BG SINGER)

WHY MI?

New Technology

MI offers a digital-based BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) curriculum, providing a comprehensive music education with exclusive downloadable eBooks available on any mobile platform.

Professional

Instructors are working professionals, touring and recording with top artists, who bring their experiences back to the classroom.

24-7 Access

Over 75 Private practice labs, 12 performance rehearsal rooms and 30 project recording studios are available for all your needs.

Hollywood Campus

MI’s state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the entertainment industry has a Concert Hall, computer labs, classrooms with full backline and a fully-equipped Music Library.

Personalized

Small class sizes, private lessons and Open Counseling sessions mean you get personalized attention and guidance from a variety of instructors.

All Music

500+ courses are offered every academic Quarter, covering a wide variety of core & elective subjects in music and the entertainment industry.