Curriculum

At HVS Conservatory, we teach aspiring vocalists both artistic skills and professional best-practices, to prepare them for real life. While other music schools focus heavily on Theory, we give knowledge and advice that can be practically applied in nearly any situation a professional singer might encounter—from nailing an audition, to negotiating a contract, and everything in between.

See below for examples of first semester course offerings!

Style I: In this class, the student will learn the intricacies of how style shapes a genre of music. How to develop your own style within a genre and maintain healthy practices in doing so.

Performance I: In this class, the student will learn the skill of mastering their audience in a performance setting. Performance I will focus on the acoustic setting such as; piano, guitar, and percussion.

Songwriting I: In this class, the student will learn the workmanship and artistry behind writing a hit song. Songwriting I will focus on the song structure and formulas that have worked for every top charted song and dive into the most beloved genres and their successes.

Recording Arts I: In this class, students will learn the art behind the microphone, how to build a home studio, and the necessary tools for mixing in a studio. It’s time for the singer to take control of their ultimate studio sound.

Tonal Development I: In this class, the student will learn pitch articulation, common intervals for melody writing & harmonization, back-up singing basics and how to blend flawlessly.

Branding Artistry I: In this class, the student will learn brand awareness and how to market themselves in this ever-changing world of social media. The student will be taught basic brand/business strategy, including how to negotiate contracts, licenses, and sponsorships.

Piano I: In this class, the student will learn the fundamentals of how to accompany themselves in any setting the industry brings to them.

Guitar I: In this class, the student will learn the fundamentals of how to accompany themselves in any setting the industry brings to them.

Private Vocal Lessons: Great technique is the foundation for every reputable performer. Months on the road, 12 hour studio days, and early/late night appearances are just a few circumstances you’ll find yourself in as a working professional. And great technique is one of the only methods of maintaining health and balance. Every student at HVS Conservatory will be required to take at least one hour a week of private instruction with one of our master coaches.

Wellness I: Life in the big city and competitive entertainment industry can be taxing. That’s why a healthy lifestyle and daily wellness program are imperative to your vocal longevity. In this class, students will learn how to balance the demanding nature of show business and their artistic genius.