Jazz Solo Singing

The Best Ways to Get Your Vocal Jazz Group Swinging

with Mark Yount

Wednesday, July 1 at 2:00pm (EDT)

Join Mark Yount for a presentation about how to help students prepare, and sing, a jazz solo from lead sheet to live performance.

  • Picking songs, and teaching process.

  • Student rehearsal techniques

  • Teacher options for playing accompaniments even if you're not a jazz player

  • Options for how to use these solos in a live performance situation for your community.

Check back soon for a full video of this session. Conference recordings may take up to 7-10 days to fully process and publish.

ACDA Jazz Solos 2020 Handout


Mark Yount

Mark Yount attended Western Michigan University where he was fortunate to study with Dr. Steve Zegree and participate in the internationally recognized and award winning vocal jazz ensemble Gold Company. Since that time he has taught all grades of students from Kindergarten to Seniors in an Indiana public school. Currently Mark teaches at Martinsville High School where his vocal jazz ensemble (Mprov) performed at the IMEA convention in January of 2020 as well as qualifying for the ISSMA State Vocal Jazz festival every year he has been in Martinsville. In addition to teaching, he’s been a clinician at various camps, retreats, schools, ISSMA, IMEA festivals and has worked with various college groups. Mark is a member of the ISSMA Show Choir/Vocal Jazz committee and is the Area 5 ICDA rep.