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Vocal Masterclass II

  • Pepperdine University 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA, 90263 United States (map)

Vocal Masterclass II


Although, I am no longer coaching at this event, I definitely recommend attending it!!

Vocal Masterclass is a multi-disciplinary course that strives to bring vital information to the singer about their voice. Experts will be brought in from the fields of laryngology/voice medicine, vocal rehabilitation, and vocal instruction. The only meeting of its kind, Vocal Masterclass connects the singing community with the necessary resources to ensure a healthy voice and a successful voice career.

Vocal Masterclass II will include an exciting new addition based on feedback from our pilot year. This year the program will include the introduction of Core Pathways, style-specific tracks that allow the attendee to select the material that is most relevant to them. By selecting the core pathway that is most aligned with your vocal style, you will be automatically enrolled in specialized coursework to help you develop as an artist in your genre.

Contemporary/Musical Theater

This pathway is directed by vocal coach, pianist, and singer/songwriter Gerald White. Attendees will learn information vital to their development in the contemporary and musical theater worlds. From audition preparation to surviving life on the road, the Contemporary and Musical Theater pathway enables the attendee to become a stronger and healthier performer. Special attention will be given to belting and other genre-specific style features.
View Contemporary/Musical Theater Agenda


The Classical pathway is directed by Professor of Voice, Melanie Emelio, DMA. As Chair of the Fine Arts Division at Pepperdine University, Dr. Emelio has extensive experience in the classical world. This pathway will help the classical musician to develop musically and understand their industry better. Critical areas of focus include the tenor and soprano voice, as well as working with accompanists. The classical singer will gain an invaluable understanding of how to progress in their career.
View Classical Agenda

Performer Development/Vocal Science

Elite vocal coach and founder of Vocalize U, Dave Stroud, leads the Performer Development pathway. This pathway is for the singer who seeks to grow in several key areas, including voice science, vocal style, pedagogy, and performance. This pathway targets four major concepts in artist development, enabling the artist to identify weaknesses and areas of future growth. Singers from any genre will find components in this track that are beneficial to them.
View Performer Development/Vocal Science Agenda

View Master Agenda