Vocals, Swing, Levels 2/3

Katie Glassman

We’ll sing songs from the classic swing and Western swing catalog as you learn how to find the key that suits you. I'll provide a booklet of swing and Western Swing songs with lyrics and charts that we can work from. We’ll work on vocal technique, style, and harmonies to any song that suits your voice. Want to give the songs life after camp? I’ll show you how to bring a swing song to a band or jam.  Come ready to sing and swing!

Prerequisites: Students should be able to sing in tune. Familiarity with swing and Western Swing genres is helpful but not required.

About Katie Glassman

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Katie Glassman tours and records with the Western Flyers and leads her own band, Katie Glassman and Snapshot. She maintains a thriving teaching studio and travels to teach camps throughout the country. This summer Katie will also begin teaching her step-by-step fiddling method online via www.fiddleschool.com. Katie holds a Bachelor’s in Performance with a Jazz Certificate from University of Colorado, Boulder, and in 2007 spent a year studying jazz violin at Centre Musique Didier Lockwood in Dammarie-Les-Lys, France. She is the three-time and current Weiser, Idaho National Swing Fiddle Champion, the four-time Bob Wills Champion from the Bob Wills Festival & Fiddle Contest in Greenville, TX, and seven-time Colorado state fiddle champion. Other notable contest victories include Rockygrass in Lyons, Colorado and the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas.

Katie has taught at Walker Creek several times and she's always a camp favorite. We're delighted she'll be back this spring to teach Swing Vocals!