Marianne Solivan

Perfecting Your Art of Jazz Singing

Solivan has made a name for herself as a hard swinging, passionate, vocalist who has a commanding stage presence and is able to captivate audiences with her joyous exuberance and whit.  Having performed and recorded with the likes of Christian McBride, Peter Bernstein, Jeremy Pelt, Bruce Barth, Gregory Hutchinson, Jonathan Blake, Xavier Davis, Michael Kanan, Steve Wilson, Gene Bertoncini and Lewis Nash, Solivan has been consistently raising the bar for singers of her generation. 
Jordan Richardson at Blinded by Sound concludes "The exquisiteness, expression and sentiment of her singing are supreme.  She is well beyond the go-through-the-motions singers of the genre by an enormous margin."

MARIANNE SOLIVAN

JAZZ VOCALIST | BANDLEADER | EDUCATOR

EDUCATION
MA The New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

OBJECTIVE

To offer students, of all levels, vocal training that encompasses ear training, harmony, theory, repertoire building, technique, history, and a pure love for music that will allow them to enjoy expression through music

and professionally succeed in today's music industry.


EDUCATION

Jazz Studies Major
BA Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA May 2002

Duel Major in Performance and Music Education


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

MS Jazz Vocal Workshops, New York, NY

Director/Founder

  • Creation of a 6-8 week Jazz Vocal Workshop for beginning and professional Jazz Vocalists

  • Directing a comprehensive course that teaches singers how to direct a band in their own artistic vision

    of the music in a clear, musical and professional way.

  • Syllabus and week to week assignments Class management and personal direction In charge of all

    aspects of administration and management including PR and student communication

  • Guidance and direction of professional rhythm sections

  • Booking and management of vocal showcases at venues throughout New York City.

  • Creation of new workshop that build and grow the skill et and focus of the students.

  • General music instruction to grades K, 1& 2 with emphasis on group singing, theory, and performance.

  • Bi-lingual classes in Spanish.

  • Use of Orff instruments

  • Creation and direction of 4 yearly musical performances including approx; 200 students.

  

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Jazz & Commercial Music Department

  • Implementing curriculum a Jazz curriculum for all JCM voice studio students which includes

    incorporating rhythm, phrasing, harmony, expression and personal experience into the music.

  • Presenting a repertoire of vocal exercises and warm-ups to strengthen and build a healthy technique.

  • Development of ear training exercises and knowledge.

  • Advising on repertoire to build on personal artistry.

  • Management of grades, attendance, and all materials, exams

  • Directing and producing performances throughout the semester.

  • Directing ensembles for both vocalists and instrumentalists to build small band skills including use of musical terminology, leadership, understanding of form, grooves, arrangement ideas.

  • Supporting the JCM department programs and performances with attendance and student involvement.


Humanities


  • Building a curriculum for Voice I, II & III courses for music majors and non majors encompassing a

    general knowledge of vocal training, solfege, rhythm reading and group singing.

  • Presenting a repertoire of vocal exercises and warm-ups

  • Leading solfege training.

  • Teaching a wide variety of choral encompassing all styles.

  • Management of grades, attendance, and all materials and exams Directing an end of semester class


LaGuardia Community College, Queens, NY

Adjunct Lecturer,

performance

  • Working personally with any students on their own vocal health and growth

    , Humanities

  • Teaching Jazz Vocal Repertoire course levels 3 and 4.

City College Of New York, New York, NY

Adjunct Professor

• Create curriculum for both levels of the course including repertoire lists, weekly assignments, and goals.

  • Work with student rhythm section and work on accompanying skills.

  • Present a comprehensive recital to showcase students work


DISCOGRAPHY


  • Marianne Solivan w/ Massimo Farao Trio – Venus Records Japan – slated to be released January 2020

  • Marianne Solivan & the Walter Fischbacher Trio - slated to be released in February 2020

  • SPARK – Marianne Solivan - HiPNotic Records 2014

  • The Needs' Gotta Be So Deep – Darryl Harper - HiPNotic Records 2014

  • Prisoner of Love - Marianne Solivan - HiPNotic Records 2012

  • Stories In Real Time - Darryl Harper's C3 Project - HiPNotic Records 2009   


TOURS

Extensive touring as a leader in France, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Austria, Russia, Ukraine & Japan.

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