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Vocal Coach in Residence July – Jenn Bostic

Vocal Coach in Residence July – Jenn BosticShe’s the first American Independent Artist to have their first three singles playlisted at BBC Radio 2.

Jenn Bostic has built her singing career from the ground up – from organizing her own tours, launching a successful online presence to stunning live performances and a growing fanbase.

She’s achieved a #1 Single on iTunes (UK) for Jealous of the Angels and is the Winner of 5 ICMA Awards including “Best Songwriter” and “Best Female Artist”

We are happy to welcome Jenn back as our Vocal Coach in Residence!

Best way to a healthy voice?
Taking good care of your body by getting adequate sleep, exercising and a eating healthy.

The audience wants you to succeed - if you enjoy yourself, they’ll enjoy themselves

Best advice you’ve heard on dealing with nerves?
Remember: The audience wants you to succeed – if you enjoy yourself, they’ll enjoy themselves.

Is there anything all vocal coaches agree upon?
Yes – to warming up your voice.

If an alien landed in front of you and asked you to define singing – what would you say?
Emotion and melody assigned to speech to express feelings.

Best advice about tech you ever received?
Always try recording an idea, you can always delete it.

What should a vocalist know about tech beyond their mic?
Technology has allowed us to truly capture emotion, so it’s important to feel every lyric you sing.

Did you have a career setback that turned out not to be a setback?
After a meeting with a well-known record label who told me I was too pop for country and too country for pop, I’ve spent more energy creating great music than fixating on genre.

Jenn Bostic Band

Don’t say “Play whatever you want” but do try out a few different ideas and find out what works

Bad thing to say to your backing band/group?
“Play whatever you want.”

Good thing to say to your backing band/group?
“Let’s try out a few different ideas and see what complements the song best.”

Most important thing to know about singing in the studio?
Emotion is everything.

One way a singer can find their unique voice?
Stop imitating and start singing from the heart.

An unforgettable vocal performance you witnessed?
Bonnie Raitt singing “Can’t Make You Love Me,” at the Ryman Auditorium in 2012.

Quote about singing that inspires you?

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else ~ Judy Garland

If you’re signed up to VoiceCouncil’s Peer-Review, you may be receiving unique coaching feedback from Jenn over the next 4 weeks and will be entered into our Winter 2015 Singing Competition. Sign up now!

Jenn Bostic Bio

Jenn Bostic is a singer songwriter who’s hit song “Jealous of the Angels” is making an impact worldwide. She won five Independent Country Music Association Awards, including Overall Winner, Best Female Country Artist, Best Musician, Best Songwriter and Country Music Song of the Year. Jenn’s new album “Faithful” is now available worldwide on iTunes and Amazon.

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