Frequency Vocal Jazz

The vocal jazz ensemble at MiraCosta College offers beginning and experienced jazz singers the opportunity to study and perform the best of contemporary and classic vocal jazz under the direction of Matt Falker.

Frequency is a vocal jazz ensemble that focuses on learning ensemble repertoire and developing live performance skills. They keep an active performing and touring schedule during the fall and spring terms. Expected commitment is one full school year, but students are allowed to register for just one semester.

The class also gives special focus to studying solo jazz and other contemporary repertoire. All singers in Frequency have the opportunity to develop solo skills (including microphone technique, writing charts, working with a band).

In addition, student instrumentalists of all kinds (primarily piano, guitar, bass, and drums) are welcome to audition for the ensemble. Student sound engineers are also welcome to interview for the program to get experience in working with analog and digital consoles and wired and wireless microphones. Those students should contact the director if interested. Together as a class, the Frequency Vocal Jazz Program hosts the vocal side of the Oceanside Jazz Festival, a festival held that brings well-known guest artists, clinicians, and visiting choirs and bands to MiraCosta each spring.

Class meets 3:00 – 5:25 PM Tuesdays & Thursdays

New students to Frequency can register for MUS 166A (1.5 units) even before your audition takes place

Contact instructor: Professor Matt Falker


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More information about the Frequency Vocal Jazz Program

Fall 2020 Auditions

Individual auditions for vocalists will take place at the Student Music Auditions on Wednesday, August 19 at 3:00 PM in the Rehearsal Hall (Rm. 2413). Student Music Auditions for rhythm section players and music major private study begin on each of those days at 1:00 PM. Contact me if you’d like to submit a virtual video audition of you singing one jazz song: Email Professor Matt Falker

You may also audition at 2:30 PM on the first day of scheduled class in Studio A (Rm. 2218) – class begins at 3 PM on the second Tuesday of the semester.

Read more audition details here

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