Brooklyn Harmonics Teen Vocal Camp (July 8-12)


Age: “Close-Harmony Ensemble Singing Intensive for Teens”
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Age Range: Teens
Type: Summer Camp
Term: July 8-12, 2019
Schedule: 3:30 – 7:30 pm
Price: $575
Jeffrey Klitz and Christine Cornell will share their expertise and experience with teens interested in refining their skills in singing tight-harmony vocal arrangements of pop, rock, jazz, and world music. Daily instruction will include one-one-one voice lessons; group vocal techniques; lyric interpretation; song analysis; approaches to memorization; introduction to arranging and orchestrating; and a master class with Brooklyn Harmonics, the premier popular-music vocal ensemble at the Conservatory. Jeff will provide his arrangements of songs written specifically for the participants, which they will rehearse each day for an end-of-week public performance. Admission by audition.
Audition Requirements
Prepare a solo piece with piano accompaniment. (We will provide the pianist. Please bring the sheet music on the day of your audition.) Must be able to sing in tune and hold your part in harmony with others. Reading music is a plus but not essential. Auditions by appt. only. Please email Jeff Klitz at


Sample Daily schedule:

3:30-4:30 Warmup
4:30-5:30 Group rehearsal
5:30-6:30 Various Courses of Study (individual voice lessons, group technique, lyric interpretation, etc.)
6:30-7 Group rehearsal
7-7:30 Teacher(s) Master Class
Jeff Klitz – BIO 

Is a Yale graduate and highly regarded New York music director, arranger and orchestrator. On Broadway he served as music director/conductor for Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Guys & Dolls, Hot Feet and Lennon, and conductor and choral arranger for Song and Dance and On Your Toes. Other Broadway credits: Chicago, Grand Hotel and Stardust. He has worked with numerous performers, serving as music director and pianist for Judy Collins, Joel Grey, Betty Buckley, Tommy Tune, Judy Kuhn, Carol Hall and Amanda McBroom, among others. On the acclaimed 92nd Street Y Lyrics and Lyricists series, and Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, he has appeared as music director, and at the Goodman Theatre he music directed The House of Martin Guerre, for which he earned a Joseph Jefferson Award.

His credits as arranger and orchestrator include work with the New York Philharmonic, The Chicago Symphony and Disney, and as producer/arranger with Paul McCartney’s publishing house MPL. Producer and arranger of Tony-nominee Judy Kuhn’s CD Serious Playground, he also contributed arrangements and orchestrations to Tony-winner Vicki Clark’s Fifteen Seconds of Grace. He wrote the new orchestrations for Carol Hall’s The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas national tour starring Ann-Margret, and has arranged and orchestrated for Andrea Marcovicci. He helped found, and was arranger and accompanist for, the New York Metro Mass Choir, an inter-faith gospel choir that performed at The Apollo Theater, Avery Fisher Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Film and television credits include arrangements and piano for Lucas, One Life to Live and All My Children, and arrangements and orchestrations for Disney’s Dumbo II. Mr. Klitz has taught at Yale College, conducted vocal performance workshops for Broadway performers, and taught at the National Theater Institute and the Cabaret Conference at Yale. Bernadette Peters said, “I found Jeff to be wonderful.” Patti LuPone said, “I never had so much fun in my life.” Terry Teachout in The New York Times noted his “jagged downtown sensibility.” And jazz pianist/composer Bill Mays described Jeff as “one of the most interesting of all the arranger/producers I’ve worked for down through the years.”

Christine Cornell Bio
Christine Cornell is a Brooklyn based musician and actor. She is a graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and is currently working as a performer and educator in the Greater New York area.  Christine is completing her first year as a voice teacher with the Community Music School at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. She is currently working alongside Brooklyn Harmonics Teen Vocal Camp co-director Jeffrey Klitz in Tony Award Winner Joanna Gleason’s one-woman show at 54 Below: After The Eclipse and with both iterations of Brooklyn Harmonics (teens and adults) at the Conservatory.


More recently Christine has opened for Alice Ripley in ALL SONDHEIM and then performed alongside her in a new musical, Dig a Little Deeper at ARC Stages. Christine sang with Broadway’s Mamie Parris, Eddie Egan, and Broadway’s Jacob Smith in Michael Valenti’s Lovesong: the Musical at Lincoln Center. She’s had the honor of performing in Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella at the Goodspeed. Her band, Christine Cornell and the Quartet, self-released classics standards “The Boy Next Door,” “Just One of Those Things,” and “You Make Me Feel So Young” (arranged by Curt Sydnor) at the Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, New York. She continues to help writers with new works in development spanning from film scores to BMI songwriting workshops.


Other favorite credits include The Apple and Other Slip-Ups (all women), A Nantucket Christmas Carol (White Heron Theatre Company), Pecker: The Musical (in Development), Sophie de Palma in Master Class (Gulfshore Playhouse), The Sound of Music (Papermill), M.F.K. Fisher in The Art of Eating (NYMVAE), Buffy in the collegiate premiere of A Wedding (Indiana University Opera Theatre), performing with the Trinity Choir in Virgil Thompson and Gertrude Stein’s Four Saints in Three Acts at Brooklyn Academy of Music with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street (Curtain Call).
Registration Info

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