Singing Classes: Focus On

A hybrid of a repertoire development class and a group voice lesson, you’ll explore a different song each week.

Focus on Duke Ellington Volume I
Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Registration fee $140
Dates 7 weeks: March 23 – May 3, 2017
Songs will include It Don’t Mean a Thing, Solitude, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Sophisticated Lady, and others.  Tuesdays  7:00 -8:00 PM, A hybrid of a repertoire development class and a group voice lesson. . Explore the melody, harmony, and lyric, examine the history of the song, and discuss performance considerations.

What to bring: water bottle, folder for music and lyrics,  pencil.
Please Note – Singers in the air! this is a less-scent class please leave perfumes, body sprays, colognes or other strong scents at home.
To Register: Call 613-729-0693 or email

About Elise  Elise Letourneau  is a multiple award-winning composer, an accomplished songwriter, performer, arranger, and educator. She is the director of the Carleton University Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and she maintains an active performance schedule as a solo artist and with The Juliet Singers. She teaches piano, voice, and flute at Alcorn Music Studios. She founded and directed Canada’s first community jazz choir, Capital Vox, as well as Vox Eclectica Women’s Chamber Choir.

An associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre, Letourneau won the prestigious Ruth Watson Henderson composition competition (2011), the Choral Canada (ACCC) composition competition (2012), and the inaugural Diane Loomer award for choral composition. For three years running (2013-2015) she was shortlisted as a finalist for The American Prize in choral composition. Her music has been performed throughout North America, Europe, and the Caribbean, by high-caliber ensembles including the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Canada’s National Youth Choir, the Toronto Children’s Chorus, the Cantiamo Girls’ Choir, and The Juliet Singers.

Letourneau is a graduate of Berklee College of Music (Boston MA), and earned a M.Ed. specializing in creative arts and learning at Lesley College (Cambridge MA).