Dave Stroud, Mike Posner
Big Billy Clark, Keke Palmer
Elliott O'Connor, Bones
Big Billy Clark, Elliott O'Connor
Dave Stroud, Natasha Bedingfield,
Big Billy Clark, Jojo
Celebrating over 20 years of artist education and development, VocalizeU was pioneered by renowned vocal coach Dave Stroud. He created his vision of a well-rounded artist development and education company for beginning, emerging, and professional signers and songwriters.
With our yearly summer intensives in Los Angeles, CA, we've provided career changing
music industry education for thousands of artists. Including full courses and masterclasses, celebrity guests, vocal experts, industry leaders help our artists determine their own path in their music career.
In 2019, after having been being involved with VU for 10 years, industry pros
Elliott O'Connor and Big Billy Clark teamed up to bring VocalizeU to a whole new level. Taking a fresh approach to the modernized music, streaming, and social media industries, they're excited to add even more to what VU offers.
At twelve years old Elliott fell in love with not just music, but the music business. Driven by heroes such as Eminem and Lil Wayne, he saw a future in getting involved in the music business. Growing up around Hollywood with his grandfather actor Robert Culp, amongst entertainers, artists, and successful business people, he found passion in getting behind launching an artist’s musical endeavors.
Upon graduating high school, Elliott was invited to work in Los Angeles on staff as part of the summer VocalizeU Artist Intensive. There he saw young artists become successful, seeing that not only do you have to have talent to begin with, but a drive to nurture that talent, and a team who wholeheartedly believes in you.
Elliott became involved with and witnessing the growth of Bones, Diego Boneta, Bishop Briggs, and many more, which brought him into the forefront of the industry. Today Elliott manages his brother, Bones, who is the biggest independent act in the United States. He is also currently part of the development of the Rolling Loud festival series, the biggest hip-hop festival in the world.
BIG BILLY CLARK
With over 20 years in the music business as an executive at some of the most prestigious major record labels in the world, its no wonder why this tastemaker has been sought after by the music industry’s elite.
Big Billy Clark has held Senior A&R posts at Island Def Jam, Atlantic Records and Sony Music and has been able to work with some the industry’s biggest names.
Clark currently is a music manager for Christina Milian. Clark is also the Executive Vice President of Hitmakers Entertainment; a record label based in Los Angeles.
Dave Stroud is a world-renowned voice coach, teacher and mentor based in Los Angeles, California. Stroud is known for blending his science-based applications and technical development for singers just beginning their careers. He also gives advanced coaching in artistry and style development to recording artists and global touring acts. Stroud’s approach blends over 30 years of coaching to some of the biggest names in entertainment including One Direction, Justin Bieber, Natasha Bedingfield, Kelly Clarkson, and even Michael Jackson.
Stroud’s annual VocalizeU program has ushered in thousands of singers from around the world looking to advance their skills through a ten-day intensive program. Stroud also hosts the SingTalk Podcast featuring current artists discussing their projects, voice work, and unique music industry journeys.
Writing her first song at just 7 years old, Chelsamina performed throughout most of her childhood in theatre around the San Francisco Bay Area. Eventually moving on to TV and commercial productions, booking spots with major companies such as Adobe, Sony, Union Bank, and many more.
Introduced to the VocalizeU Artist Intensive in 2018, the life changing experience prompted her to move from SF to LA.
She is currently writing her debut EP, is honored to be a part of the VocalizeU team for her second year.