Breakout Session

Make It Groove! Understanding Contemporary Commercial Music Styles

Sunday, June 24 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Presenter: Marcelle Gauvin
Introduced by: Lori McCann
Location: Partagas 1-3

Make It Groove! Understanding Contemporary Commercial Music Styles is a comparative approach to popular music framed in historical context. Presented in an upbeat, fun loving approach, the topic covers the similarities and differences among today’s most popular musical styles: jazz, pop, R&B, rock, singer/songwriter, country and blues. Teacher's will leave with improved listening skills and concrete tools to apply in teaching CCM styles. In today's competitive market, these skills can turn a good singer into a polished pro!

About Marcelle Gauvin

Marcelle_Gauvin_cr2x3_Nosara_0005-corinnaraznikovphoto.jpgMarcelle Gauvin is associate professor at Berklee College of Music where she teaches Survey of Vocal Styles and serves as the department's voice retraining specialist. She has been a faculty member at Shenandoah University's Contemporary Commercial Music Institute for the last nine years and is a professional jazz vocalist by trade with four CD's to her credit. Her clients cross all musical genres with national and international credits to their names. She owns Double Bar Music, a music school/store located in Southeastern Massachusetts with her two daughters.