Vocal Jazz Arrangements/Festival Resources/Camps
Anchor Music Publications - A comprehensive resource for finding vocal charts for all singing levels; arrangers and exploring vocal festivals all over North America. Anchor Music is the most unique vocal jazz publishing site in the world – with the widest variety of composers, arrangers, and charts. For students and educators alike, there are the Vocal Jazz Academy sessions throughout the year as well.
Hal Leonard Music Publishingwww.halleonard.com/feature/11020006/vocal-jazz--standards - This Milwaukee based publisher is one of the larges resources in the world for digital and hard copy sheet music. Explore their Vocal Jazz Series for groups and for soloists. You can also find lots of American Songbooks from Cole Porter and the Gershwins to contemporary artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The School for Music Vocations is based out of Southwestern Community College in Creston, IA, and is one of the only specialized, 2 year, vocational music programs in the US. Started in 1991 by esteemed vocal jazz educator Phil Mattson, it continues to thrive today under the direction of SMV graduate and Grammy nominated arranger, Dr Jeremy Fox. Aside from being a unique resource for emerging students during the school year, it is also a resource for students and educators during the summer. Explore options like their Jazz Harmony Camp or their Vocal Jazz Camp.
Western Michigan University/New York Voices Summer Vocal Jazz Camp was created with the jazz vocalist in mind. The individual members of NYV share their vast experience as educators, performers, producers, arrangers and songwriters with YOU in this exciting six-day musical immersion. In addition to NYV, the camp faculty includes many of their long time friends and colleagues from the leading learning institutions of music. WMU professor and Camp Director Greg Jasperse takes over the baton after many years cultivating this creative playground with NYV and continues his role in the extended special faculty. This camp is open to both educators, students and music lovers who want to expand their knowledge and grow their creative garden.
Local/Regional/National Vocal Jazz Events
Visit this site for information the annual American Songbook Academy, application submission, deadlines and resources.
Jazz Education Network
Visit this membership-based site for information on the annual international convention, scholarship submissions and student music award submissions.
Jazz Unlimited MKE