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Come and enjoy a week of learning new vocal jazz skills, or adding to your vocal jazz repertoire. The atmosphere is relaxed and non-competitive, but intense! Meet jazz lovers and make new music friends. Instruction is given in large and small group sectionals in addition to one-on-one sessions.

Fee is $125 for the week and includes materials. Enrollment is limited and on a first-come-first served basis. All ages and levels welcome from beginner to advanced; participants are placed in groups according to their level of musical experience.

All materials will be sent in advance of camp.

Daily virtual sessions via Go To Meeting webinar link provided upon registration.


Vocal Jazz Online™ Vocal Jazz Summer Camp

Lenora Zenzalai Helm

  • Founder of Vocal Jazz Online
  • Founder of Vocal Musicianship Academy Former U.S. Jazz Ambassador
  • Over three decades of international jazz renown; recording, performing and composing with noted artists
  • Professional development and arts education trainer for international arts organizations
  • Six solo recordings as a leader
  • Assistant Professor, Vocal Jazz, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • 2015 GRAMMY Educator of the Year Quarterfinalist
  • 2015 North Carolina Central University Award for Teaching Excellence
  • UNC Global Educator Fellow
  • Global Citizenship Fellow, Salzburg Global Institute, Salzburg, Austria

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The Vocal Jazz Online™ Vocal Jazz Summer Camp features:

  • Award winning faculty
  • Culmination of daily work with a rhythm section
  • Theory, jazz vocal ear training and improvisation instruction begins with the basics but activities and lessons are designed so each person can move at their own pace
  • Songwriting workshop
  • Everyone will solo
  • Daily listening and analysis sessions
  • Educators’ session will focus on coaching solo and group vocal jazz ensembles with a rhythm section, repertoire selections, performance aesthetics, choosing microphones and use of sound reinforcement equipment
  • Evening concert at end of week for all participants (location TBA)
  • In-person and daily virtual session attendees have lifetime access to workshop training videos and archived class sessions

The Vocal Jazz Online™ Vocal Jazz Summer Camp
Faculty Assisting Lenora

Ti Harmon, an American vocalist, songwriter, and voice instructor originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, combines jazz, soul, and folk to create original music that transports her audiences to a unique world of sound and emotion. She began singing at age five, and began working as a vocalist in Madrid, Spain after finishing her studies at New York University. In Spain, Ti performed in various groups, recorded for television series, as well as other commercial projects, and taught students of all ages. At the completion of her stint in Madrid, Ti sought a more international context for her vocal expression. She moved to Paris, FR and formed the Ti Harmon Project and continued teaching. The group debuted at the Frontenay Jazz Festival in Frontenay, FR in 2009. In 2010, she recorded her first album entitled “Somewhere Between,” and the final product was an electric LP spanning many musical genres. The album features special guests Kirk Lighstey, Tom McClung and Michel Benita. In 2011 her project won the “Priz de Public” at the Crest Jazz Festival in Crest, FR.

In 2012 Ti recorded her second album, “Story to Tell”, with Blang Music, an independent French label. The “country-jazz” album consists of innovative arrangements of country songs, work songs, and original compositions. The album was recorded with pianist Tom McClung, guitarist Manu Codjia, bassist Michel Benita, and drummer Seb Rochford. Ti has toured and taught in Asia and Europe and is currently completing her Masters of Jazz Studies at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. She recently performed and co-instructed workshops for the 2015 Aruba International Jazz Day & Residency.

Maurice Myers is a native of North Carolina, born in Durham and raised in Mt. Gilead. Growing up in a small southern town, his first introduction to jazz was from watching the Cosby Show as Bill Cosby regularly had jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Dizzy Gillespie and Joe Williams make guest appearances on his show. Raised in the Baptist church, Myers first began singing in the youth choir, where his grandmother was the church pianist. He began taking piano lessons at an early age, following in the footsteps of his older sister, only to quit later as he began to pick things up aurally. Throughout grade school he continued to participate in school choirs. Upon his entrance at Mars Hill College in 1996, Myers joined the college choir, the Harambee Gospel Choir and was a member of a smaller a cappella group. After transferring and graduating from East Carolina University, he continued forming vocals groups and began writing and arranging songs. In 2010 Myers began his journey as a student in the North Carolina Central University music department, where he studied music industry before settling into the jazz studies program with a concentration in vocal performance. He earned placement in the top vocal small ensemble, Resolution, and is a member of the 16‐voice NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He has performed with many guest artists during his matriculation at NCCU, including Cyrus Chestnut, Branford Marsalis and Wallace Roney, and was a featured soloist for First Lady Michelle Obama on her 2012 visit. He earned his Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies in 2014 with honors, and now Myers is currently a graduate student in the Jazz studies program at North Carolina Central University studying toward a Master of Music, Jazz Composition and Arranging. He currently volunteers in the music ministry at Showers of Blessing Community Church in Garner, NC where he and his lovely wife of five years attend. Maurice recently performed and co‐instructed workshops for the 2015 Aruba International Jazz Day & Residency, presenting at the University of Aruba and co‐authored a workshop titled the Gospel Music: The Jazz Connection.

Native North Carolina musician, Marvin Thorne Jr., was born October 21, 1989 in the small town of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Thorne was the younger of two siblings born into this musical family and quickly became very acquainted with the world of music. Thorne first found his passion and love for music by singing in his local church choir. Early in his career, Thorne became one of the youngest youth directors to direct. As a young director, Thorne created many of the musical arrangements for the choir including both vocal and musical arrangements. While in high-school, Thorne excelled as a leader for The Marching Bulldogs, the school’s marching band, and became the head drum major leading the team to many first place trophies. In addition to performing with the Marching Bulldogs, Thorne also performed with the Nash Central High Jazz Band. It was there in Thorne’s junior year of high school while playing trombone that Thorne developed a heart for jazz. Thorne has been noted to speak of the swing style of jazz as a natural catalyst for his deeply rooted passion for the genre. Upon graduating from high school, Thorne called Greenville, North Carolina his home as he furthered his career in music at East Carolina University. In May 2013, Thorne graduated with honors and earned his Bachelors of Arts in Music Performance from the illustrious university. While attending East Carolina, Thorne held various titles including ECU Vocal Jazz Ensemble Assistant Director, ECU Jazz Ensemble Assistant Director, Member and Drum Major for the ECU Marching Pirates, Founder and Music Director of ECU N-tune, an a cappella vocal ensemble. In spring of 2009, Thorne became a member of the Zeta Psi Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity. Thorne is currently matriculating toward a Master of Music, Jazz Performance at North Carolina Central University. He primarily performs with the NCCU Jazz Vocal Ensemble, but Thorne also performs shows at local night- clubs, weddings, and church events. Thorne plans to continuously devote himself to a life of music. Marvin recently performed and co‐instructed workshops for the 2015 Aruba International Jazz Day & Residency, presenting at the University of Aruba and co-authored a workshop titled the Gospel Music: The Jazz Connection.

The Vocal Jazz Online™ Vocal Jazz Summer Camp presents a webinar with special guest faculty

The creator of Soul Ingredients™, Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin holds doctoral and master’s degree from Teachers College Columbia University in music education, with an emphasis in contemporary commercial music vocal pedagogy. In addition, Dr. Trineice holds a master’s and bachelor degree in jazz studies from Indiana University- Bloomington and San Jose State University, respectively, and is a certified instructor in the Somatic Voicework™ the Lovetri Method. Her published works can be found in the Journal of Singing; Teaching in the 21st Century Eds. Harrison & O’Bryan; and in the recently authored and upcoming publications Voice Training for the Gospel Soloist, and So You Want to Sing Gospel sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Dr. Trineice currently performs, lectures, and presents workshops both nationally and internationally. She teaches private voice lessons at Princeton University, Rider University, and in her private voice studio in New Jersey. For more information visit:

Other guest faculty in the webinar include Andrew Berinson, Lance E. Scott Jr., and Donovan Cheatham.

How to Register

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