About Us

About Us

Celebrating over 20 years of artist education and development.

About Us

Celebrating over 20 years of artist education and development.

Welcome to VocalizeU

For over 20 years we ave been focused on artist education and development. This unique concept 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.

MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE VOCALIZEU SPECIAL

Elliot O'Connor
ELLIOTT O’CONNOR

ELLIOTT O’CONNOR

VU PARTNER

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Big Billy Clark
BIG BILLY CLARK

BIG BILLY CLARK

VU PARTNER

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Monique Ford
MONIQUE FORD

MONIQUE FORD

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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Dave Stroud
DAVE STROUD

DAVE STROUD

VU FOUNDER

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VocalizeU makes a difference in our members’ carrers and lives

  • VocalizeU was the starting point of my career in the music industry. Simply put, to spend 8 days surrounded by industry professionals coaching and educating you, while simultaneously meeting peers from all over the world is a very rare thing and for it to be so positive and encouraging was pivotal for me.
    I met friends at VU 9 years ago who I still work with to this day and who I consider my best friends and confidants. What VU can offer a young aspiring artist is the genesis of a lifelong career in any facet of the industry. Instead of focusing on a singular artistic pathway, VU offers a variety of career visions which I found compelling and different from other artist intensives out there. It took me a long time to figure out what my role was in music, I didn’t know if I wanted to be an artist yet, or ever, and VU helped connect me with mentors who provided me with the tools to work in tour management, event production, and playing in multiple touring bands across the country.

  • VocalizeU is a great experience that you need to live. If you like music and want to learn more about the business, then this program is perfect for you. To make it more clear, VocalizeU is like the movie Camp Rock but better.

  • I am super excited to be a part of VU 2022 because I am finally coming into my artistry and want to expand my knowledge of the music industry as well as make lifelong connections with fellow artists. I have always been drawn to the positivity and open mindedness of the VU community, as everyone is navigating the world of music together.