Bonding the Artistry of Performance and Pedagogy
The purpose of my project is to build my artist identity as both an artist/vocalist and a vocal educator. I worked on my vocal technique, my melodic writing, and the promotional skill to market myself. I first worked on several vocal techniques I wanted to improved in my vocal lesson. Then I went into the studio and record my vocal for more close listening and worked on details in my voice afterwards. Based on my own learning process, I wrote my teaching philosophy. For Melodic writing, I wrote 3 songs progressively. I took what I learned from the previous song and used in the next one, while discovering new things to learn. For the promotional skill, I put together a Chinese New Year Carnival including performance, games and food. I was liaising with venues and sponsors, marketed the event online and offline, as well as put the band together. Besides event promoting, I also made online portfolio (ie. streaming, artist blog) to promote myself as an artist and vocal educator. The project helped me find a clear direction of my future career and got me more work in my portfolio.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Vocal education and melodic writing
Ma, Zhujun. “Bonding the Artistry of Performance and Pedagogy.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2018. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-contemporary-performance/135.