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Vocal Boot Camp is a two-week artist makeover set in downtown Los Angeles. The backdrop is an open studio space outfitted with the best choreographers, vocalists, pianists, guitarists, bassists,......

Vocal Boot Camp is a two-week artist makeover set in downtown Los Angeles. The backdrop is an open studio space outfitted with the best choreographers, vocalists, pianists, guitarists, bassists, and more! Students are challenged and pushed daily to become better performers. Students will get a rare opportunity to record at the famed Westlake Studios complex where Michael Jackson recorded his record-smashing Thriller album that remains an industry standard nearly 30 years later! Each student will also learn how to produce their own music and attend master performance classes. With many surprises in store for the students, the Vocal Boot Camp staff will specifically design personal success strategies for each student. "Plant a seed and watch it grow!" is how Vocal Corner Store Founder Nick Cooper best describes the experience of the Vocal Boot Camp.

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  • 1. VOCAL BOOT CAMP JULY 12-24, 2010 LOS ANGELES, CA a presentation of
  • 2. OVERVIEW Noteworthy singer, renowned vocal coach, and industry standard nearly 30 years later! You’ll also music arranger Nick Cooper, will open his studio to learn how to produce their own music and attend train the young stars of tomorrow! Having trained master performance classes. With many surprises some of the music industry’s most celebrated artists in store for the students, the Vocal Boot Camp staff of all time (i.e. Beyonce, David Archuleta, Mary Mary, specifically design personal success strategies for Keyshia Cole, Letoya Luckett, Kelly Clarkson, Tynisha each student. Nick Cooper promises that everyone Keli, and more), Nick Cooper will lend his talent in attendance will be inspired by these SIX short to students (ages 10-18 accepted) for an intense words: PLANT A SEED, WATCH IT GROW! experience at Vocal Boot Camp. Each participant will walk away with invaluable interaction with top choreographers, musicians, engineers, executives, stylists, and coaches. Plus recording time in one of the worlds best studios. Everyone will depart with a video experience of the event, specific exercises to continue improving even beyond the two-week course, and a renewed perspective on the industry and its many possibilities. American Idol alumnus David Archuleta is a former student of superstar vocal coach Nick Cooper. His self-titled debut album sold over 900,000 copies worldwide! Vocal Boot Camp is a two-week artist makeover set in downtown Los Angeles. The backdrop is an open studio space outfitted with the best choreographers, vocalists, pianists, guitarists, bassists, and more! Students are challenged and pushed daily to become better performers. They will also get a rare opportunity to record at the famed Westlake R&B singer/dancer Ciara looks trusts Nick Cooper to bring out the best in her sultry soprano voice that has yielded 14 Studios complex where Michael Jackson recorded Top 10 hits internationally including the #1 singles “Goodies,” his record-smashing Thriller album that remains an “1, 2 Step,” and “Promise.”
  • 3. “Technique is but a mere conduit to bring about freedom; not create limitations.” NICK COOPER The human voice has no better vocalist with superstar R&B crooners that reach far beyond vocal freedom. mentor; the spirit no better friend. Maxwell, Kenny Lattimore, and Kelly In one lesson with Nick, you will walk Clarkson, even lending his talents to away with greater understanding of your For many years, Nick Cooper has Disney’s The Lion King. He helped creative purpose, and a clear intention continually reinforced his claim to this capture the hearts of millions through of how you aim to change the world title. As a respected artist, impassioned his work with Ciara, Letoya Luckett, Rain, through your gift! vocal coach, and heartfelt motivator, Keb’ Mo’, Chante Moore, Alyson Stoner, Nick secures his legacy by inspiring those and many more. Currently, Nick is producing a music around him. Performing professionally based TV show featuring Kenny by age thirteen, Nick captured his As one of the top vocal coaches in the Lattimore, Lalah Hathaway, and Israel first national television audience as world, Nick’s work spans the globe. Houghton. He is also developing a vocal part of NBC’s “Drug Free Zones” Anyone who works with Nick, including tutorial system, as well as the online campaign. From there, he traveled the celebrity clients such as Beyonce, David magazine Vocalist. globe showcasing his talent, including a Archuleta, Mary Mary, and Katy Perry, performance for the President of the know that his ultimate goal is to unlock Nick Cooper has been able to United States. At sixteen, Nick landed his the hidden potential within. From Korea accomplish all of this while continuing his first gig on Broadway which solidified his to Norway, Australia to Japan, he strives ultimate goal of mending broken spirits love for music and performing. to bring peace and vocal balance to as a motivational speaker, and fulfilling his each client he encounters. Many say role as a vocal coach, liberating voices His ambition and talent gave him the that his approach creates change from one at a time. opportunity to work as a back-up the inside out, prompting mental shifts
  • 4. THE VOCAL CORNER STORE The Vocal Corner Store is a full service Artist Development & Consulting Company, for the emerging artist’s seeking creative career advancing opportunities. Since its inception, VCS has proven to be a primary thread in the fabric of the entertainment community. Launched in 1996, it founder Nick Cooper immediately found favor with Hollywood’s elite, working with such greats as Kenny Lattimore, David Archuleta, Beyonce, Mitchel Musso, Mario, and Jada Pinkett Smith to name a few. Since, he has carved a unique presence in the world of international booking and artist consulting, working in such places as Ghana, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taiwan, Korea, Norway, Japan and soon Australia. In doing so, VCS continues to broaden its reach by developing interactive online properties, and television shows to reach the global market. The company’s focus is to remain in tune with the pulse of its clients while bridging the gap between their dreams and their reality. Singer/songwriter Katy Perry is among many superstar clients who have come to the Vocal Corner Store to help them find their true voice and shine their brightest in front of millions.
  • 5. TESTIMONIALS “I really enjoyed working with Nick and I look forward to working with him again - very soon!” - Beyonce “Nick Cooper is an amazing talent! I’ve heard the difference Nick makes in a singer, and it’s better than any other voice coach in the business.” - 12-time Grammy winning engineer/producer Al Schmitt (Madonna, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole) “Nick Cooper gave me the confidence to sing and the license to fly... and now I don’t go anywhere without my Nick sauce!” - Jada Pinkett Smith “Beyonce didn’t speak French prior to meeting Nick... he helped her learn the song in two hours. And ultimately, it was one of the most remembered and talked about Oscar performances in history.” - Kim Burse, Beyonce’s creative director “...Great guy... and an unbelievably great singer!” - Randy Jackson, American Idol Nick Cooper was called upon to train international superstar singer/actress Beyonce for would be a defining “Whether you’ve been in the music industry for one moment performing at the 2007 Academy Awards. week or ten years, Nick is the person you want on your team. He started with Jada at ground zero, and “I was blown away by what Nick does for his artists. stayed in it for the long haul because his heart was in There are a lot of voice coaches out there, but very it!” - Devin Vasquez, Jada’s background vocalist few can turn mediocrity into a fine instrument. He’s one of a kind!!!” - Ed Maddox, president of Urban “A wonderful voice coach because he is a singer. America Television Working with him enlightened me to the boundless possibilities I never knew were available to me. He just “Nick Cooper takes the human voice and allows it knows how to explain and relate to me better than to soar in the most natural way.” - Rickey Minor, anyone else I’ve ever worked with.” - R&B/jazz/gospel music director for American Idol, Whitney Houston, Sting, songstress Chante Moore N’Sync, Celine Dion, Brandy
  • 6. FREQUENTLYASKED QUESTIONS Here are some of the most popular summer camp questions we get about VOCAL BOOT CAMP. After surveying the below, if you have other questions, please call one of our friendly and helpful enrollment specialists at 888-866-0304. Who attends VOCAL BOOT CAMP? Will students have free time for activities? Vocal Boot Camp is a creative oasis for artists of all Vocal Boot Camp is a rigorous training and will not have ethnicity’s and cultural backgrounds. The ideal VBC much time free time. All of the students time is carefully attendee has an interest in more than one performance managed to ensure students are benefiting. However, discipline. He/she is drawn to excellence in all they Vocal Boot Camp will feature several Garage Band pursue, and choose to absorb wisdom from the tournaments which will allow our students to let loose. industry’s elite to advance their entertainment pursuits. Each participant will enjoy personal time with one or How does VOCAL BOOT CAMP differ from more of the VBC staff both for music business classes other summer programs? and one-on-one tutoring. At Vocal Boot Camp every student is prompted to expose, examine and confront every aspect of their At what age do students benefit the most? artistry. Most importantly, the Vocal Boot Camp staff Vocal Boot Camp accepts students aged 14-18 and all pays particular attention to that which hinders the students have the ability to benefit from the program. maximization of their gift. The ultimate aim is for each The more the students give to our dedicated staff, the student to experience the bliss of complete creative more they will get out of Vocal Boot Camp. liberation! VBC students will change from the inside out. They will hear and see the difference after the two week How do you achieve results in only 10 days? interaction. Vocal Boot Camp is a rigorous training ground for students interested in the performing arts. Each day, Where can parents observe VOCAL BOOT CAMP? students are faced with challenging obstacles to Parents are encouraged to watch their children progress overcome. At the end of each day, our staff will review through Vocal Boot Camp. However, to maximize performance and advise on developmental next steps. growth, parents will only be able to participate in the morning greetings, and evening showcases. What kind of supervision is provided? The teacher / advisor: student ratio is 1:15 giving What is the cost and general details of students the feeling of one-on-one interaction with Vocal VOCAL BOOT CAMP? Boot Camp music experts and seasoned trainers. Dates .................................................................... July 12-24, 2010 Teacher / Student (ratio)...................................................... 1:15 How can VOCAL BOOT CAMP help in Cost ......................................................................................$2,295.00 college preparation? Registration Deadline ............................................June 5, 2009 Vocal Boot Camp provides the necessary training tools for college bound students by increasing time management, self-esteem, confidence and motivation. These are all achieved through the curriculum the Vocal Boot Camp staff has developed.
  • 7. How do you achieve RESULTS • Live Recording • 1-2-3 process of recording with Logic results in only 10 days? • Dance • Art of shaping ideas into melodic structure Vocal Boot Camp is a • Basic Movement • Track Production rigorous training ground • Advanced Movement • Sequencing/Drum Programming for students interested in • Choreography for the stage • 5 keys to great vocal production the performing arts. Each • Troubleshooting 101 (recording/mixing) day, students are faced with • Creative Expression challenging obstacles to • Group Harmonies • Acting overcome. At the end of • Recording Techniques • Breathing Life into Lyrics each day, our staff will review • Live Performance • Exploring the depths of personal identity performance and advise on • Business of Music 101 • Songwriting developmental next steps. • Production What are the backgrounds and experience of the VOCAL BOOT CAMP staff? VOCAL BOOT CAMP staff was hand selected by Nicholas Cooper and all have had training and tutorial experience both on and off the big screen through one- on-one student/teacher interaction. Singer/actress/dancer Alyson Stoner, While recording his debut self-titled album, recently seen in the movie Camp Rock and Hannah Montana’s Mitchel Musso looked starring in Step Up 3-D coming August 2010 to Nick Cooper to help him discover his is a longtime Vocal Corner Store student! true voice.
  • 8. SAMPLE ITINERARY What does a typical day look like at Private Instruction VOCAL BOOT CAMP? One-on-one training with Nick Cooper, and Vocal Boot Camp associates fortifying specific techniques 10am DAILY ORIENTATION (30 minutes) to help each participant understand the physical, Each staff member will participate in the exchange emotional, and technical nature of their vocal of valuable advice to further liberate each instrument. participant. Career Counseling Participants will have intimate group sessions with 10:30a BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1.5 hours) top industry professionals offering wisdom on how Students will rotate through 7 workstations: to navigate the changing entertainment industry. 1. Live Performance (with band) 2. Intermediate & Advanced Voice Technique 3p SPECIAL GUEST (1.5 hours) 3. Dance Students will be enlightened by a Guest 4. Production (Creating Music) Performance, Guest Lecture and Artist Showcase 5. Musicianship (Guitar & Piano) (Top 10 Students*). Thereafter, the chosen 10 will 6. Songwriting 101 perform at the evening showcase for their parent(s) 7. Marketing (Packaging/Online Distribution) and friends. 12p LUNCH (1 hour) 5p OPEN MIC & FIELD TRIPS Wednesday & Thursday – Vocal Boot Camp will 1p ELECTIVES (1 hour) record at Westlake Studios (75 students each day) Participants rotate departments daily; however, this hour is dedicated to personal discovery in their Monday, Tuesday & Friday – Vocal Boot Camp will core area of focus. Again, at Vocal Boot Camp, our take students on the following field trips: aim is to create well-balanced performers. Every day, • Grammy Museum we will expose our students to a new experience. • Center Staging (home to the top professionals) • Rehearsals.com Performance 2p WORKSHOPPING (1 hour) Group Recording (3 groups) *The Top 10 will be evaluated by Vocal Boot Camp The entire class will learn blending techniques, staff based on the performance of each class as they record as a group at the world famous through attentiveness, artistic acceleration, group Westlake Studios. leadership, and star like qualities.
  • 9. ENROLLMENT FORM Name of Participant: __________________________________________________________________ Birthdate: ____ / ____ / ______ Age: _____ Gender: Male Female (circle one) Address: ___________________________________________________________________________ City/State: _______________________________________________________ Zip: _______________ Email: _________________________________________________________ Phone: _______________ School: ________________________________________________________ Grade: _______________ Primary Talent (circle one): Acting Dance Singing Previous Vocal Experience: _____________________________________________________________ Vocal Range (if known): ________________________________________________________________ Vocal Goals: _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ Special Health Needs/Requests/Allergies:___________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ T-Shirt Size (circle one): Youth S M L or Adult S M L Parent/guardian name(s): _______________________________________________________________ Work Phone: _______________________________________ Cell Phone: _______________________ Emergency Contact: _____________________________ Emergency Phone: _______________________ Relationship: ________________________________________________________________________ 1. Each participant agrees to adhere to the VOCAL BOOT CAMP rules during the two-week training, walking in complete integrity and respect. 2. Signing this agreement authorizes the VOCAL BOOT CAMP to transport your child to the various field trips, and recording sessions at Westlake Studios. 3. The VOCAL BOOT CAMP is not responsible for any lost or stolen items during the two-week process, with the exception of items retained in a designated area claimed “lost and found.” Signature of Parent or Guardian: ____________________________________ Date: ________________
  • 10. WHERE TO STAY ( f o r n o n - L o s A n g e l e s r e s i d e n t s ) RECOMMENDED Sofitel Luxury The Beverly Hilton Comfort Inn & Suites Near West Hollywood Beverly Hills Universal Studios (310) 278-5444 (310) 274-7777 North Hollywood (818) 769-6600 The Beverly Wilshire Hotel W Beverly Hills Los Angeles Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn (310) 275-5200 (310) 208-8765 Universal Studios Hollywood www.beverlygarland.com The Standard Hotel The Thompson North Hollywood West Hollywood Beverly Hills (818) 980-8000 (323) 654-7100 Beverly Hills (310) 273-1409 ALTERNATE HOTELS The Renaissance Hotel Four Seasons Hotel Hollywood Grafton on Sunset Beverly Hills (800) 769-4774 West Hollywood (310) 273-2222 (323) 654-4600 APPROXIMATE NIGHTLY LODGING COSTS: Under $100 per night Safari Inn in Burbank ................................................................................................................$99 Motel 6 Hollywood ..................................................................................................................$93 Hollywood Downtowner .....................................................................................................$84 Hollywood City Inn ..................................................................................................................$82 Ramada Inn Burbank Airport North Hollywood ....................................................$70 R&B singer Keyshia Cole and $100-200 per night star of the BET hit reality show Best Western Hollywood Hills Hotel..........................................................................$170 Keyshia Cole:The Way It Is called on Sheraton Universal Hotel ..................................................................................................$165 none other than Nick Cooper to Burbank Marriot Hotel and Convention Centre..................................................$149 help her reach her vocal peak! Holiday Inn at Universal Studios ....................................................................................$136 Best Western Hollywood Plaza ......................................................................................$118 Comfort Inn and Suites ......................................................................................................$103 $200 and up per night Hollywood Roosevelt...........................................................................................................$259 Call Expedia.com at1-800-551-2409 to confirm prices and make reservations!