Singer-Songwriter | Professional Vocalist | Vocals & Dance | K-Pop Artist
This major is for the artist and performer who wishes to convey emotions to audiences with their voice. Students studying in the vocalist program at the Tokyo School of Music and Dance will be trained on everything from vocal technique and vocalization through to practical projects involving life performance in front of an audience. TSM has state-of-the-art facilities, including recording studios, rehearsal rooms, and fully-equipped stages, in addition to a strong and positive presence in the industry with many connections to lead student onto their desired career path.
The Vocalist Program has 4 majors to choose from:
Singer-Songwriter (2 years) – This major develops students’ vocal abilities in parallel to training music writing and production.
Professional Vocalist (2 years) – Students improve their singing abilities and master the art of expression through the voice.
Vocals & Dance (2 years) – In this major, students master their technique and performance abilities of singing and dancing together.
K-Pop Artist (2 years) – Develop your singing and dancing skills through the music and choreography of Korean Pop Music.
Career Trajectories of the TSM Vocalist Program:
CM song singer
Professional Chorus Member
Composer / Arranger
Dance & vocalist
Gospel & A Capella singer
Talent & Artist
Temporary song singer
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Experiencing the Real Deal
Through many practical-onsite training sessions and in-school events and live performances in professional facilities that feature equipment used in the industry, every part of learning at TSM prepares its students for the real world of performance.
Even if students don’t feel confident, they have ready access to equipment to use for practise, and support from staff and fellow students to develop your skills and talents.
Bring out your unique personality
It is the aim of every instructor at TSM to draw out your personality and polish it so that you can shine as a talent who can win the hearts of fans and industry professionals.
This is what has been found to lead to a successful debut and successful career in the industry with TMS alumni who have since become famous.
Connection to the Industry
The Tokyo School of Music and Dance has established long-standing relationships in the industry and actively connects its students to industry professionals.
In particular, TSM organizes auditions in-house where many industry professionals attend. This provides students not only with real-world experience, but also the opportunity to become recognized. This leads to direct interviews and opportunities.
Leading up to this, TSM supports students with training for the audition and interview, so that students know what is needed for their debut, and know how to appeal to a wide range of people.
Training by talented & successful instructors who are active in the industry
The instructors at TSM are highly qualified professionals with extensive experience and who are active members in well-established bands or well-known artists.
From them you will learn a wide variety of genres, techniques, performance styles, and perspectives.
W Major Curriculum
“W Major Curriculum” is a school policy which gives students the ability to choose classes outside of the program that they decided at the time of admission as well as change majors in order that students can explore different areas and ultimately become more well-rounded artists & performers in the future.
Support to Succeed
The school believes firmly in the development of practical skills that are actually needed in the real world.
Within the program, students receive interview and audition training sessions, portfolio building workshops, and real-life practicums.
Moreover, outside of the program, students have access to admin support for any concerns about their program or classes, as well as career counselling, where qualified staff guide you to find your way in the world as an artist.
Address:Tokyo School of Music and Dance College:3-14-8 Nishikasai, Edogawa Ward , Tokyo 134-0088Tokyo School of Music and Dance College:3-chōme-14-8 Nishikasai, Edogawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 134-0088東京スクールオブミュージック＆ダンス専門学校:3-chōme-14-8 Nishikasai, Edogawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 134-0088Go to the map
Minimum course length
Cafeteria, recording studios, mixing studios, rehearsal studios, private rehearsal rooms (many), ensemble studio, pre-production studios, private lesson studios, dubbing studio, radio recording station, fully-equipped live practise and performance stages, stage art & design lab and workshop, dance studios, acting training rooms, computer rooms, mixing and mastering rooms, keyboard room, instrument and equipment rental room, stringed instruments repair center.
Job search Support, Career Counselling, Student Counselling
The secret to singing in a high-pitched, strong voice
Effective design of a song’s performance
How to convey emotions through the voice
Band Ensemble Work
Live band training
Concepts of Harmony
Music Theory & History
Ear Training (rhythm, melody, chords, solfeggio, choral listening and scoring)
IT Course (SNS, Cloud computing, etc)
The TSM Debut Support (expanded)
Bring your complete portfolio to real talent-seeking events with introduction and support from TSM.
24 hours free studio access.
Performance experience through many live performances held at the school.
Live performance opportunities held outside of the school with support to prepare.
Use of state-of-the-art recording facilities with training on how to use it.
Scouting opportunities through COM Debut Bank’s online portfolio and connections in the industry.
Website and flyer production training.
Accelerated improvement through real-world projects.
Network with the many now-successful TSM Alumni at a special event.
Student Support at TSM
Artist photography / student headshots, etc
Portfolio development and creation
Registration with the COM DEBUT Bank, an online registrar of student portfolios.
Vocal sample recording
Field experience / Performance
Part-take in talent recruitment events (held twice a year) with support to succeed.
Support for your Debut as a professional
Simulated professional auditions
Personal counseling & post-graduation support