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Friday, March 3
 

10:00am

Facility Load-In (Staff Only)
Moderators
avatar for John DeFerraro

John DeFerraro

Director of Choral Activities, Conner High School
John DeFerraro is the Director of Choral Activities at Conner High School in Hebron, KY. Under his direction, choirs consistently earn State Distinguished Ratings with Sweepstakes honors, and regularly collaborate with other artists, such as the African Children’s Choir and Point of Grace. John is continually active as a clinician, guest conductor, elected official, and adjudicator for KMEA and ACDA, and he is part of a national NAfME... Read More →

Clinicians
avatar for Dave Longo

Dave Longo

CEO, The Vocal Company
Dave Longo is a connector, a talent curator, and a boundary pusher. Since his time as a vocalist in the Northern Highlands Regional High School’s Highlands Voices and RIT’s Eight Beat Measure, Dave has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments. His work can regularly be found on BOCA, SING, Voices Only, and each year’s CARA awards, and has recently garnered Best Mixed Co-Ed (Nor’easters Equilibirum, MIX Edifice... Read More →
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Jacob Tourjeman

The Vocal Company
The latest industry standout to come out of the great state of Florida, Jacob Tourjeman joined the TVC team in the summer of 2016 after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Music from Florida State University and directing The Acaphiliacs for three years. Under Jacob’s direction, the Acaphiliacs not only competed in the ICCA for the first time, but also went on to the South semifinals for three consecutive years. In between... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

1:00pm

Friday Staff Lunch
Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Singletary Rehearsal Room 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

2:00pm

Competition Group Sound Checks
Competition Group and Friday Headliner Sound Checks
  • 2:20pm: A440, Shelby County HS
  • 2:40pm: Formation, Mt. Vernon HS
  • 3:00pm: Locked Out, Mt. Vernon HS
  • 3:20pm: Take Two, Tates Creek HS
  • 3:40pm: Armonia, Dobyns-Bennett HS
  • 4:00pm: Duly Noted, Dobyns-Bennett HS
  • 4:20pm: E Major, Eastern HS
  • 4:40pm: Bulldog Beats, Louisville Male HS
  • 5:00pm: 1856, Louisville Male HS
  • 5:20pm: Cardinal Rule, University of Louisville, HEADLINER
  • 5:40pm: Dragon Beat, South Oldham HS
  • 6:00pm: Forte A Cappella, Centerville HS
  • 6:15pm: STAGE CLEAR

Moderators
avatar for Dave Longo

Dave Longo

CEO, The Vocal Company
Dave Longo is a connector, a talent curator, and a boundary pusher. Since his time as a vocalist in the Northern Highlands Regional High School’s Highlands Voices and RIT’s Eight Beat Measure, Dave has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments. His work can regularly be found on BOCA, SING, Voices Only, and each year’s CARA awards, and has recently garnered Best Mixed Co-Ed (Nor’easters Equilibirum, MIX Edifice... Read More →

Artists
CR

Cardinal Rule

Alexis Paxton, director | | Cardinal Rule is the contemporary a cappella group for the University of Louisville. They were formed in January 2014, and have attended the Kettering National A Cappella Festival and Voices in Harmony since the 2015-16 school year. They regularly perform for UofL events, and have sung in the community for the Go Red for Women Luncheon, Big Brothers/Big Sisters birthday celebration, and high school events in... Read More →

Attending Groups
avatar for 1856

1856

Drew Wheaton, director   1856 is an exhilarating group of  Louisville Male High School musicians devoted to singing a cappella. The group started in early 2016 with rehearsals once a week after school,  and has continued its strong devotion and passion for singing together. Directed by the immensely talented Drew Wheaton, International Barbershop Harmony Society gold medalist, this is their first Voices in Harmony year. Did you... Read More →
avatar for A440

A440

Courtney Sturgill, director | | A440 is a mixed a cappella group from Shelby County High School made up of 10-12th graders. They rehearse at 7:40 in the morning two - three times a week. In 2014 and 2015, A440 took home the "Best Use of Movement" award from Voices in Harmony. This year will be the last year we will have two sets of twins in the group too.
avatar for Armonia

Armonia

Jenny Rogers, director | | Armonia A Cappella from Dobyns-Bennett HS , Kingsport Tennessee, began in the fall of 2013 with a group of 12 students who wanted to start a band that sounded like Pentatonix. Eight rehearsals later, Armonia made their first debut on stage at the Kettering Acappella Festival in Ohio. From there it was Aca Fever all the way! The unique Armonia style gained popularity in the community where they sang for business... Read More →
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Dragon Beat

Justin Romney, director | Dragon Beat is from South Oldham High School located in Crestwood, KY.  It is a class during the school day and rehearses for 55 minutes each day.  They have been in existence for 3 years, but this is the fourth year that SOHS has participated in Voices in Harmony.  Dragon Beat sings for the Crestwood area at numerous community functions throughout the year and loves to perform for the local middle... Read More →
avatar for Bulldog Beats

Bulldog Beats

Alexis Paxton, director Founded in 2013, Bulldog Beats is Louisville Male High School’s first-established contemporary a cappella group. They have performed at several a cappella festivals, as well as numerous community events including We Day Louisville, the JCPS Idea Festival, and Holiday in the City at Fourth Street Live. They also headline the Male High A Cappella Show, Acapocalypse (May 2017 this year!).  Awards include Best... Read More →
avatar for Formation

Formation

Leigh Anderson, director   Formation comes from Mt.Vernon High School in Fortville, IN, and they started this school year in August 2016. With so many talented female vocalists, it was time to add an all-girls group to the Mt. Vernon a cappella docket. They rehearse after school twice a week for an hour and a half. Formation is made of high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors. They are some of the most ambitious young ladies and can... Read More →
avatar for E Major

E Major

Lori Knapke, director   E Major, from Eastern High School in Louisville, KY, was established in the fall of 2014. They rehearse once a week after school, and placed 2nd at Voices in Harmony in 2015. That same year, they also performed with Rachel Platten at Fourth Street Live. The women of E Major can be found randomly harmonizing in the school bathrooms, while the men of E Major prefer to quietly ponder and reflect on the day’s... Read More →
avatar for Duly Noted

Duly Noted

Patty Denmark, director | | Duly Noted is an all-female A cappella band from Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, TN.  The band began as an after school group, and met twice a week throughout the 2015-16 school year.  During that year they performed in Lexington, KY at Voices in Harmony, and in Johnson City, TN at the ETSU A cappella festival, as well as concert appearances in Kingsport. In the fall of 2016, Duly Noted became... Read More →
avatar for Locked Out

Locked Out

Leigh Anderson, director | | Locked Out hails from Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville, IN, which is just East of Indianapolis. They were formed in 2014, and have performed a variety of music, from Alicia Keys to MKTO to Train, and are always looking to expand their repertoire choices. Why the name Locked Out? Because the main school doors don’t open until after their rehearsals begin each morning, they finally agreed upon Locked Out... Read More →
avatar for Take Two

Take Two

Nick Johnson, director   Take Two is a contemporary a cappella group from Lexington, KY. They are from Tates Creek High School and meet twice a week after school. All students in Take Two are required to sing in TC's top choral ensemble during the school day. The singers just recently released an EP over the summer and are working towards recording and extension of that album, "From The Roots Up", at the end of the school year.

Sponsors
avatar for The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 2:00pm - 6:20pm
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

6:00pm

Friday Staff Dinner
Friday March 3, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Singletary Rehearsal Room 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

7:00pm

Friday Night High School Competition
Our Friday Night High School Competition will begin at 7:00pm with a few words from Drew Wheaton, Competition Coordinator, along with our hosts for the evening, CARDINAL RULE! Each group will perform up to two songs lasting no longer than 8 minutes.

The WINNER of our Friday Night Competition will represent our region in the High School National Championships at the National A Cappella Convention in Memphis, TN on April 22nd, 2017! The winning ensemble will receive complimentary passes (up to $1500 value) and will be GUARANTEED one of the ten Finalist spots at NACC! Recent prizes for the High School National Championships have included full-length and EP album recordings, as well as $7,500 toward a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City!

General admission tickets will be available for $15 at the door (cash and credit accepted). For those Students, Directors, and Individuals with All-Access Passes, tickets to this event and the Saturday Headliner Concert are included as a part of that price.

Competition Performance Order:
  • 7:05pm -- Dragon Beat, South Oldham HS
  • 7:15pm -- A440, Shelby County HS
  • 7:25pm -- Bulldog Beats, Louisville Male HS
  • 7:35pm -- Take Two, Tates Creek HS
  • 7:45pm -- Duly Noted, Dobyns-Bennett HS
  • 7:55pm -- Armonia, Dobyns-Bennett HS
  • 8:05pm -- BRIEF INTERMISSION
  • 8:15pm -- Formation, Mt. Vernon HS
  • 8:25pm -- 1856, Louisville Male HS
  • 8:35pm -- E Major, Eastern HS
  • 8:45pm -- Locked Out, Mt. Vernon HS
  • 8:55pm -- CARDINAL RULE
  • 9:25pm -- FORTE, as needed for judge deliberation
  • AWARDS

Tickets for the Friday Night Competition are available here:
http://bit.ly/VoicesFRI

Want to come to Friday Night and Saturday Evening? Purchase a combined ticket package and save!
http://bit.ly/VoicesCombo

Moderators
CR

Cardinal Rule

Alexis Paxton, director | | Cardinal Rule is the contemporary a cappella group for the University of Louisville. They were formed in January 2014, and have attended the Kettering National A Cappella Festival and Voices in Harmony since the 2015-16 school year. They regularly perform for UofL events, and have sung in the community for the Go Red for Women Luncheon, Big Brothers/Big Sisters birthday celebration, and high school events in... Read More →
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Drew Wheaton

Tenor, 2016 International Gold Medalist, ForeFront
Drew Wheaton, NACC Adjudication Director, is in his 21st year as a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. He is currently the director of the Thoroughbred Chorus, and Tenor for the 2016 International Gold Medalist Quartet, Forefront. Drew holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Theory from McGill University and a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Louisville. There he founded... Read More →

Clinicians
avatar for Dave Longo

Dave Longo

CEO, The Vocal Company
Dave Longo is a connector, a talent curator, and a boundary pusher. Since his time as a vocalist in the Northern Highlands Regional High School’s Highlands Voices and RIT’s Eight Beat Measure, Dave has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments. His work can regularly be found on BOCA, SING, Voices Only, and each year’s CARA awards, and has recently garnered Best Mixed Co-Ed (Nor’easters Equilibirum, MIX Edifice... Read More →

Artists
CR

Cardinal Rule

Alexis Paxton, director | | Cardinal Rule is the contemporary a cappella group for the University of Louisville. They were formed in January 2014, and have attended the Kettering National A Cappella Festival and Voices in Harmony since the 2015-16 school year. They regularly perform for UofL events, and have sung in the community for the Go Red for Women Luncheon, Big Brothers/Big Sisters birthday celebration, and high school events in... Read More →

Attending Groups
avatar for 1856

1856

Drew Wheaton, director   1856 is an exhilarating group of  Louisville Male High School musicians devoted to singing a cappella. The group started in early 2016 with rehearsals once a week after school,  and has continued its strong devotion and passion for singing together. Directed by the immensely talented Drew Wheaton, International Barbershop Harmony Society gold medalist, this is their first Voices in Harmony year. Did you... Read More →
avatar for A440

A440

Courtney Sturgill, director | | A440 is a mixed a cappella group from Shelby County High School made up of 10-12th graders. They rehearse at 7:40 in the morning two - three times a week. In 2014 and 2015, A440 took home the "Best Use of Movement" award from Voices in Harmony. This year will be the last year we will have two sets of twins in the group too.
avatar for Armonia

Armonia

Jenny Rogers, director | | Armonia A Cappella from Dobyns-Bennett HS , Kingsport Tennessee, began in the fall of 2013 with a group of 12 students who wanted to start a band that sounded like Pentatonix. Eight rehearsals later, Armonia made their first debut on stage at the Kettering Acappella Festival in Ohio. From there it was Aca Fever all the way! The unique Armonia style gained popularity in the community where they sang for business... Read More →
avatar for Dragon Beat

Dragon Beat

Justin Romney, director | Dragon Beat is from South Oldham High School located in Crestwood, KY.  It is a class during the school day and rehearses for 55 minutes each day.  They have been in existence for 3 years, but this is the fourth year that SOHS has participated in Voices in Harmony.  Dragon Beat sings for the Crestwood area at numerous community functions throughout the year and loves to perform for the local middle... Read More →
avatar for Bulldog Beats

Bulldog Beats

Alexis Paxton, director Founded in 2013, Bulldog Beats is Louisville Male High School’s first-established contemporary a cappella group. They have performed at several a cappella festivals, as well as numerous community events including We Day Louisville, the JCPS Idea Festival, and Holiday in the City at Fourth Street Live. They also headline the Male High A Cappella Show, Acapocalypse (May 2017 this year!).  Awards include Best... Read More →
avatar for Formation

Formation

Leigh Anderson, director   Formation comes from Mt.Vernon High School in Fortville, IN, and they started this school year in August 2016. With so many talented female vocalists, it was time to add an all-girls group to the Mt. Vernon a cappella docket. They rehearse after school twice a week for an hour and a half. Formation is made of high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors. They are some of the most ambitious young ladies and can... Read More →
avatar for E Major

E Major

Lori Knapke, director   E Major, from Eastern High School in Louisville, KY, was established in the fall of 2014. They rehearse once a week after school, and placed 2nd at Voices in Harmony in 2015. That same year, they also performed with Rachel Platten at Fourth Street Live. The women of E Major can be found randomly harmonizing in the school bathrooms, while the men of E Major prefer to quietly ponder and reflect on the day’s... Read More →
avatar for Duly Noted

Duly Noted

Patty Denmark, director | | Duly Noted is an all-female A cappella band from Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, TN.  The band began as an after school group, and met twice a week throughout the 2015-16 school year.  During that year they performed in Lexington, KY at Voices in Harmony, and in Johnson City, TN at the ETSU A cappella festival, as well as concert appearances in Kingsport. In the fall of 2016, Duly Noted became... Read More →
avatar for Locked Out

Locked Out

Leigh Anderson, director | | Locked Out hails from Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville, IN, which is just East of Indianapolis. They were formed in 2014, and have performed a variety of music, from Alicia Keys to MKTO to Train, and are always looking to expand their repertoire choices. Why the name Locked Out? Because the main school doors don’t open until after their rehearsals begin each morning, they finally agreed upon Locked Out... Read More →
avatar for Take Two

Take Two

Nick Johnson, director   Take Two is a contemporary a cappella group from Lexington, KY. They are from Tates Creek High School and meet twice a week after school. All students in Take Two are required to sing in TC's top choral ensemble during the school day. The singers just recently released an EP over the summer and are working towards recording and extension of that album, "From The Roots Up", at the end of the school year.

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →
avatar for University of Kentucky Choirs

University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →
avatar for The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Friday March 3, 2017 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508
 
Saturday, March 4
 

8:30am

Saturday Morning Kick-Off
Good morning!! In this session, we will provide an overview of the day, discuss the locations of all classroom areas and masterclass spaces, and introduce all festival attendees to our clinicians for the day!

Moderators
avatar for John DeFerraro

John DeFerraro

Director of Choral Activities, Conner High School
John DeFerraro is the Director of Choral Activities at Conner High School in Hebron, KY. Under his direction, choirs consistently earn State Distinguished Ratings with Sweepstakes honors, and regularly collaborate with other artists, such as the African Children’s Choir and Point of Grace. John is continually active as a clinician, guest conductor, elected official, and adjudicator for KMEA and ACDA, and he is part of a national NAfME... Read More →

Clinicians
avatar for Brad Rees

Brad Rees

Brad Rees serves as Chair of Performing and Visual Arts at Tiffin University in Tiffin Ohio, where he coordinates TU's commercial music and music industry degree programs, and directs University Choirs and the award-winning a cappella group Up in the Air.  He served as Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, and on the jazz faculty at Iowa's School for Music Vocations, Bowling Green State University, and... Read More →
avatar for Ben Spalding

Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Artists
avatar for The Exchange

The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →
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Vocalight

Comprised of award-winning vocalists and performers, Vocalight brings the next generation of vocal music into the contemporary scene. Combining elements from pop, jazz, rock, and electronic dance music, Vocalight brings a unique blend of groove and soul to their listeners. The group consists of the power trio of Holly Gyenes, Natalie Spiroff, and Sophia Rosado and the tight rhythm section of Justin Crichfield and Joe Schlangen. Members of... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 8:30am - 8:45am
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

9:00am

Group Masterclass: Mt. Vernon HS Locked Out
Moderators
avatar for Ben Spalding

Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Attending Groups
avatar for Locked Out

Locked Out

Leigh Anderson, director | | Locked Out hails from Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville, IN, which is just East of Indianapolis. They were formed in 2014, and have performed a variety of music, from Alicia Keys to MKTO to Train, and are always looking to expand their repertoire choices. Why the name Locked Out? Because the main school doors don’t open until after their rehearsals begin each morning, they finally agreed upon Locked Out... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 9:00am - 9:25am
Downstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

9:00am

Group Masterclass: Wright State University ETHOS
Clinicians
avatar for Christopher Diaz

Christopher Diaz

Bass, Music Director, The Exchange
Christopher M. Diaz is a singer, songwriter, actor, arranger and vocal coach from Newport News, VA. A graduate of the Florida State University School of Music with a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance and minor studies in Russian Literature and Language, Christopher led the co-ed All-Night Yahtzee to three consecutive ICCA Finals appearances from 2006-2008 and is a two-time winner of the Outstanding Soloist award at the Finals for his work... Read More →

Artists
avatar for The Exchange

The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 9:00am - 9:25am
Upstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

9:00am

Group Management and Business Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Jamal Moore and Aaron Sperber will share strategies on how to build a successful marketing plan for an a cappella group, sharing their triumphs and growing pains during their career in a cappella. Topics to be covered will range from building a brand, marketing, getting gigs, group leadership, finding success at competitions or auditions, defining roles like music director or business manager, and how to establish a group to last!

Moderators
avatar for Jamal Moore

Jamal Moore

Baritone, The Exchange
avatar for Aaron Sperber

Aaron Sperber

Tenor, The Exchange

Artists
avatar for The Exchange

The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University of Kentucky Choirs

University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Singletary Rehearsal Room 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

9:00am

Recording on a Dime
Limited Capacity seats available

Alfredo Austin will share how he was able to piece together a recording system from several components, and walk through the process of initial tracking. His experiences with the first Exchange CDs will be covered, as he shares the process from concept to product!

Moderators
avatar for Alfredo Austin

Alfredo Austin

Tenor, The Exchange

Artists
avatar for The Exchange

The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University of Kentucky Choirs

University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 17, School of Music

9:00am

Vocal Percussion with the Exchange
Limited Capacity seats available

Richard Steighner will discuss and demonstrate the basics of Vocal Percussion and Beatboxing. Topics will range from basic sounds, to more complex patterns, drum fills, and how to piece together a cohesive groove for a particular song.

Moderators
avatar for Richard Steighner

Richard Steighner

Beatbox, The Exchange

Artists
avatar for The Exchange

The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University of Kentucky Choirs

University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 6, School of Music 105 Fine Arts Building, Lexington, KY 40506

9:00am

Sound Checks for Showcase #1
  • 9:00am - Stilettones, Mercy Academy
  • 9:12am - Athertones, Atherton HS
  • 9:24am - Take Note, Shelby Co. HS
  • 9:36am - RE:MIX, Conner HS
  • 9:48am - Common Time, Henderson Co. HS

Moderators
avatar for Dave Longo

Dave Longo

CEO, The Vocal Company
Dave Longo is a connector, a talent curator, and a boundary pusher. Since his time as a vocalist in the Northern Highlands Regional High School’s Highlands Voices and RIT’s Eight Beat Measure, Dave has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments. His work can regularly be found on BOCA, SING, Voices Only, and each year’s CARA awards, and has recently garnered Best Mixed Co-Ed (Nor’easters Equilibirum, MIX Edifice... Read More →

Attending Groups
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Athertones

Nan Tate, director | Atherton High School's Athertones are in their fourth year of singing together.  After starting as a volunteer group, the Athertones now holds auditions for new members.  They meet weekly for 1 1/2 hours, and a sub-group meets on another day to work on other songs. They have performed for their alumni association banquet, the Belknap Festival for the past 2 years, Atherton's Howl-a-palooza each October... Read More →
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CommonTime

Andrew Miller, director | | CommonTime has been performing for four years in and around Henderson, Kentucky. The group rehearses every day for one hour and sings a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from pop a cappella arrangements by several prominent area musicians to their participation in combined-choirs events. Last year, many of the students in CommonTime traveled to Carnegie Hall to perform under the direction of the University of... Read More →
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Take Note

Courtney Sturgill, director   Take Note is an all female a cappella group from Shelby County High School made up of 9-12thgraders. They rehearse at 7:40 in the morning 2-3 times a week. Both songs tonight have been arranged by students, senior Leslie Maddox and junior Bryce Fowler.
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RE:MIX

Conner High School | Hebron, KY | | Founded in March 2016, RE:MIX is the newest addition to the Conner Choirs program! This a cappella group tours for performances, and participates in festivals across the region in Ohio and Kentucky. 2016-2017 Members: Hannah Hagins, Diedre Luna, Kelsey Castleman, Lauren Arnold, Ellie Neiheisel, Rachel Whitehouse, Haley May, Camille Sommers, Hannah Woolum, Cameron Delph, Mason Fryman, and Chris Recalde... Read More →
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Stilettones

Lindsay McKenzie, director | | Coming from Louisville, KY, The Stilettones is a 10 member female group from Mercy Academy, the first all-girls STEM school in the nation. The Stilettones have been in existence since 2013 and are directed by Lindsay McKenzie. Known for their high notes and high heels, the Stilettones will inspire you with their love for acapella music!

Sponsors
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The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

9:30am

Group Masterclass: Louisville Male HS Bulldog Beats
Clinicians
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Christopher Diaz

Bass, Music Director, The Exchange
Christopher M. Diaz is a singer, songwriter, actor, arranger and vocal coach from Newport News, VA. A graduate of the Florida State University School of Music with a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance and minor studies in Russian Literature and Language, Christopher led the co-ed All-Night Yahtzee to three consecutive ICCA Finals appearances from 2006-2008 and is a two-time winner of the Outstanding Soloist award at the Finals for his work... Read More →

Artists
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The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

Sponsors
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The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 9:30am - 9:55am
Upstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

9:30am

Group Masterclass: Shelby County HS A440
Moderators
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Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Attending Groups
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A440

Courtney Sturgill, director | | A440 is a mixed a cappella group from Shelby County High School made up of 10-12th graders. They rehearse at 7:40 in the morning two - three times a week. In 2014 and 2015, A440 took home the "Best Use of Movement" award from Voices in Harmony. This year will be the last year we will have two sets of twins in the group too.

Sponsors
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The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 9:30am - 9:55am
Downstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

10:00am

Group Masterclass: Conner HS RE:MIX
Clinicians
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Christopher Diaz

Bass, Music Director, The Exchange
Christopher M. Diaz is a singer, songwriter, actor, arranger and vocal coach from Newport News, VA. A graduate of the Florida State University School of Music with a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance and minor studies in Russian Literature and Language, Christopher led the co-ed All-Night Yahtzee to three consecutive ICCA Finals appearances from 2006-2008 and is a two-time winner of the Outstanding Soloist award at the Finals for his work... Read More →

Artists
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The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 10:00am - 10:25am
Upstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

10:00am

Group Masterclass: Dobyns-Bennett HS Duly Noted
Moderators
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Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Attending Groups
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Duly Noted

Patty Denmark, director | | Duly Noted is an all-female A cappella band from Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, TN.  The band began as an after school group, and met twice a week throughout the 2015-16 school year.  During that year they performed in Lexington, KY at Voices in Harmony, and in Johnson City, TN at the ETSU A cappella festival, as well as concert appearances in Kingsport. In the fall of 2016, Duly Noted became... Read More →

Sponsors
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The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 10:00am - 10:25am
Downstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

10:00am

Group Management and Business Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Jamal Moore and Aaron Sperber will share strategies on how to build a successful marketing plan for an a cappella group, sharing their triumphs and growing pains during their career in a cappella. Topics to be covered will range from building a brand, marketing, getting gigs, group leadership, finding success at competitions or auditions, defining roles like music director or business manager, and how to establish a group to last!

Moderators
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Jamal Moore

Baritone, The Exchange
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Aaron Sperber

Tenor, The Exchange

Artists
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The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

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University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Singletary Rehearsal Room 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

10:00am

Recording on a Dime
Limited Capacity seats available

Alfredo Austin will share how he was able to piece together a recording system from several components, and walk through the process of initial tracking. His experiences with the first Exchange CDs will be covered, as he shares the process from concept to product!

Moderators
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Alfredo Austin

Tenor, The Exchange

Artists
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The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

Sponsors
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University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 17, School of Music

10:00am

Vocal Percussion with the Exchange
Limited Capacity seats available

Richard Steighner will discuss and demonstrate the basics of Vocal Percussion and Beatboxing. Topics will range from basic sounds, to more complex patterns, drum fills, and how to piece together a cohesive groove for a particular song.

Moderators
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Richard Steighner

Beatbox, The Exchange

Artists
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The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University of Kentucky Choirs

University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 6, School of Music 105 Fine Arts Building, Lexington, KY 40506

10:00am

Sound Checks for Showcase #2
  • 10:00am - ETHOS, Wright State University
  • 10:15am - Higher Ground & Up in the Air, Tiffin University

Moderators
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Dave Longo

CEO, The Vocal Company
Dave Longo is a connector, a talent curator, and a boundary pusher. Since his time as a vocalist in the Northern Highlands Regional High School’s Highlands Voices and RIT’s Eight Beat Measure, Dave has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments. His work can regularly be found on BOCA, SING, Voices Only, and each year’s CARA awards, and has recently garnered Best Mixed Co-Ed (Nor’easters Equilibirum, MIX Edifice... Read More →

Clinicians
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Brad Rees

Brad Rees serves as Chair of Performing and Visual Arts at Tiffin University in Tiffin Ohio, where he coordinates TU's commercial music and music industry degree programs, and directs University Choirs and the award-winning a cappella group Up in the Air.  He served as Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, and on the jazz faculty at Iowa's School for Music Vocations, Bowling Green State University, and... Read More →

Artists
Attending Groups
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ETHOS

Brody McDonald, director | | ETHOS is the pop a cappella ensemble at Wright State University. Wright State is proud to be at the forefront of the a cappella movement by being among the first few campuses to offer such an ensemble for university credit. Although this is only their fourth year in existence, ETHOS has already made a name for themselves in the collegiate a cappella community. They were selected for the Voices in Harmony festival... Read More →

Sponsors
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The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

10:30am

Group Masterclass: Louisville Male HS 1856
Moderators
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Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Attending Groups
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1856

Drew Wheaton, director   1856 is an exhilarating group of  Louisville Male High School musicians devoted to singing a cappella. The group started in early 2016 with rehearsals once a week after school,  and has continued its strong devotion and passion for singing together. Directed by the immensely talented Drew Wheaton, International Barbershop Harmony Society gold medalist, this is their first Voices in Harmony year. Did you... Read More →

Sponsors
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The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 10:30am - 10:55am
Downstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

10:35am

Group Masterclass: Tates Creek HS Take Two
Clinicians
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Christopher Diaz

Bass, Music Director, The Exchange
Christopher M. Diaz is a singer, songwriter, actor, arranger and vocal coach from Newport News, VA. A graduate of the Florida State University School of Music with a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance and minor studies in Russian Literature and Language, Christopher led the co-ed All-Night Yahtzee to three consecutive ICCA Finals appearances from 2006-2008 and is a two-time winner of the Outstanding Soloist award at the Finals for his work... Read More →

Artists
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The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 10:35am - 11:00am
Upstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

11:00am

Group Masterclass: University of Louisville Cardinal Rule
Clinicians
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Christopher Diaz

Bass, Music Director, The Exchange
Christopher M. Diaz is a singer, songwriter, actor, arranger and vocal coach from Newport News, VA. A graduate of the Florida State University School of Music with a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance and minor studies in Russian Literature and Language, Christopher led the co-ed All-Night Yahtzee to three consecutive ICCA Finals appearances from 2006-2008 and is a two-time winner of the Outstanding Soloist award at the Finals for his work... Read More →

Artists
avatar for The Exchange

The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Upstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

11:00am

Saturday Showcase: High School Performances
  • 11:00am - Stilettones, Mercy Academy
  • 11:12am - Athertones, Atherton HS
  • 11:24am - Take Note, Shelby Co. HS
  • 11:36am - RE:MIX, Conner HS
  • 11:48am - Common Time, Henderson Co. HS

Moderators
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John DeFerraro

Director of Choral Activities, Conner High School
John DeFerraro is the Director of Choral Activities at Conner High School in Hebron, KY. Under his direction, choirs consistently earn State Distinguished Ratings with Sweepstakes honors, and regularly collaborate with other artists, such as the African Children’s Choir and Point of Grace. John is continually active as a clinician, guest conductor, elected official, and adjudicator for KMEA and ACDA, and he is part of a national NAfME... Read More →
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Nick Johnson

Choral Director, Tates Creek High School
Nick Johnson is a vocalist, arranger, and teacher living in Lexington, Kentucky. During his collegiate years, Nick was a member of the University of Kentucky’s male a cappella group, the acoUstiKats. Nick served as the student director and arranger for the group from 2012-2015, allowing him to involve himself in many unique opportunities. Upon graduation in May of 2015, Nick was hired in Lexington as the choral director and guitar teacher... Read More →
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Alexis Paxton

Louisville Male High School Director, Bulldog Beats
A graduate of Sam Houston State and the University of Louisville, Alexis Paxton currently serves as the Choral Director at Louisville Male High School. She also directs Bulldog Beats, Male's a cappella group, as well as Cardinal Rule from the University of Louisville. She has served as a judge for choral and a cappella events, as well as leading choirs to the stage of ACDA Regional conventions.

Clinicians
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Dave Longo

CEO, The Vocal Company
Dave Longo is a connector, a talent curator, and a boundary pusher. Since his time as a vocalist in the Northern Highlands Regional High School’s Highlands Voices and RIT’s Eight Beat Measure, Dave has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments. His work can regularly be found on BOCA, SING, Voices Only, and each year’s CARA awards, and has recently garnered Best Mixed Co-Ed (Nor’easters Equilibirum, MIX Edifice... Read More →

Attending Groups
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Athertones

Nan Tate, director | Atherton High School's Athertones are in their fourth year of singing together.  After starting as a volunteer group, the Athertones now holds auditions for new members.  They meet weekly for 1 1/2 hours, and a sub-group meets on another day to work on other songs. They have performed for their alumni association banquet, the Belknap Festival for the past 2 years, Atherton's Howl-a-palooza each October... Read More →
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CommonTime

Andrew Miller, director | | CommonTime has been performing for four years in and around Henderson, Kentucky. The group rehearses every day for one hour and sings a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from pop a cappella arrangements by several prominent area musicians to their participation in combined-choirs events. Last year, many of the students in CommonTime traveled to Carnegie Hall to perform under the direction of the University of... Read More →
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Take Note

Courtney Sturgill, director   Take Note is an all female a cappella group from Shelby County High School made up of 9-12thgraders. They rehearse at 7:40 in the morning 2-3 times a week. Both songs tonight have been arranged by students, senior Leslie Maddox and junior Bryce Fowler.
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RE:MIX

Conner High School | Hebron, KY | | Founded in March 2016, RE:MIX is the newest addition to the Conner Choirs program! This a cappella group tours for performances, and participates in festivals across the region in Ohio and Kentucky. 2016-2017 Members: Hannah Hagins, Diedre Luna, Kelsey Castleman, Lauren Arnold, Ellie Neiheisel, Rachel Whitehouse, Haley May, Camille Sommers, Hannah Woolum, Cameron Delph, Mason Fryman, and Chris Recalde... Read More →
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Stilettones

Lindsay McKenzie, director | | Coming from Louisville, KY, The Stilettones is a 10 member female group from Mercy Academy, the first all-girls STEM school in the nation. The Stilettones have been in existence since 2013 and are directed by Lindsay McKenzie. Known for their high notes and high heels, the Stilettones will inspire you with their love for acapella music!

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →
avatar for The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 11:00am - 12:10pm
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

11:05am

Group Masterclass: Tiffin University Higher Ground
Moderators
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Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Clinicians
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Brad Rees

Brad Rees serves as Chair of Performing and Visual Arts at Tiffin University in Tiffin Ohio, where he coordinates TU's commercial music and music industry degree programs, and directs University Choirs and the award-winning a cappella group Up in the Air.  He served as Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, and on the jazz faculty at Iowa's School for Music Vocations, Bowling Green State University, and... Read More →

Artists
Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 11:05am - 11:30am
Downstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

11:30am

Group Masterclass: Eastern High School E Major
Moderators
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Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Downstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

11:35am

Group Masterclass: Tiffin University Up in the Air
Clinicians
avatar for Christopher Diaz

Christopher Diaz

Bass, Music Director, The Exchange
Christopher M. Diaz is a singer, songwriter, actor, arranger and vocal coach from Newport News, VA. A graduate of the Florida State University School of Music with a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance and minor studies in Russian Literature and Language, Christopher led the co-ed All-Night Yahtzee to three consecutive ICCA Finals appearances from 2006-2008 and is a two-time winner of the Outstanding Soloist award at the Finals for his work... Read More →

Artists
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The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

Sponsors
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The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 11:35am - 12:00pm
Upstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

12:10pm

Lunch Break for Staff
Saturday March 4, 2017 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Singletary Rehearsal Room 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

12:10pm

12:10pm

Lunch Break for The Exchange
Artists
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The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Singletary Rehearsal Room 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

1:00pm

Group Masterclass: Henderson County HS Common Time
Moderators
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Holly Gyenes

Soprano, Vocalight
Holly Gyenes has been passionate about music from an early age. A senior at the University of Dayton, she is involved with Remedy, UD’s premiere a cappella group. She is also an alum of Kettering Fairmont High School’s Eleventh Hour, under the direction of Brody McDonald. In recent years, Holly has been involved in A Cappella Academy Retreat (founded by Ben Bram, Rob Dietz, and Avi Kaplan) and has served as a staff member at Camp A... Read More →
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Natalie Spiroff

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Vocalight
Growing up in a very musical family, Natalie has been involved in the arts ever since she can remember. With singing and songwriting as her main focus, she has had many opportunities to do what she loves! Natalie is a senior and three-year member of Forte, the premier contemporary a cappella group at Centerville High School. This past year, Forte won first place at the 2016 ICHSA. Natalie is a two-year attendee of A Cappella Academy in... Read More →

Attending Groups
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CommonTime

Andrew Miller, director | | CommonTime has been performing for four years in and around Henderson, Kentucky. The group rehearses every day for one hour and sings a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from pop a cappella arrangements by several prominent area musicians to their participation in combined-choirs events. Last year, many of the students in CommonTime traveled to Carnegie Hall to perform under the direction of the University of... Read More →

Sponsors
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The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Downstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

1:00pm

Group Masterclass: University of Cincinnati Junoon
Moderators
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Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Attending Groups
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Junoon

University of Cincinnati

Sponsors
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The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Upstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

1:00pm

Saturday Showcase: University Performances
Performance Order:
  • 1:00pm - Higher Ground, Tiffin University
  • 1:20pm - Up in the Air, Tiffin University
  • 1:45pm - ETHOS, Wright State University

Moderators
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John DeFerraro

Director of Choral Activities, Conner High School
John DeFerraro is the Director of Choral Activities at Conner High School in Hebron, KY. Under his direction, choirs consistently earn State Distinguished Ratings with Sweepstakes honors, and regularly collaborate with other artists, such as the African Children’s Choir and Point of Grace. John is continually active as a clinician, guest conductor, elected official, and adjudicator for KMEA and ACDA, and he is part of a national NAfME... Read More →
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Nick Johnson

Choral Director, Tates Creek High School
Nick Johnson is a vocalist, arranger, and teacher living in Lexington, Kentucky. During his collegiate years, Nick was a member of the University of Kentucky’s male a cappella group, the acoUstiKats. Nick served as the student director and arranger for the group from 2012-2015, allowing him to involve himself in many unique opportunities. Upon graduation in May of 2015, Nick was hired in Lexington as the choral director and guitar teacher... Read More →
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Alexis Paxton

Louisville Male High School Director, Bulldog Beats
A graduate of Sam Houston State and the University of Louisville, Alexis Paxton currently serves as the Choral Director at Louisville Male High School. She also directs Bulldog Beats, Male's a cappella group, as well as Cardinal Rule from the University of Louisville. She has served as a judge for choral and a cappella events, as well as leading choirs to the stage of ACDA Regional conventions.

Clinicians
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Dave Longo

CEO, The Vocal Company
Dave Longo is a connector, a talent curator, and a boundary pusher. Since his time as a vocalist in the Northern Highlands Regional High School’s Highlands Voices and RIT’s Eight Beat Measure, Dave has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments. His work can regularly be found on BOCA, SING, Voices Only, and each year’s CARA awards, and has recently garnered Best Mixed Co-Ed (Nor’easters Equilibirum, MIX Edifice... Read More →
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Brad Rees

Brad Rees serves as Chair of Performing and Visual Arts at Tiffin University in Tiffin Ohio, where he coordinates TU's commercial music and music industry degree programs, and directs University Choirs and the award-winning a cappella group Up in the Air.  He served as Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, and on the jazz faculty at Iowa's School for Music Vocations, Bowling Green State University, and... Read More →

Artists
Attending Groups
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ETHOS

Brody McDonald, director | | ETHOS is the pop a cappella ensemble at Wright State University. Wright State is proud to be at the forefront of the a cappella movement by being among the first few campuses to offer such an ensemble for university credit. Although this is only their fourth year in existence, ETHOS has already made a name for themselves in the collegiate a cappella community. They were selected for the Voices in Harmony festival... Read More →

Sponsors
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The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →
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The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

1:30pm

Group Masterclass: InnOVATION Arts Academy
Moderators
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Holly Gyenes

Soprano, Vocalight
Holly Gyenes has been passionate about music from an early age. A senior at the University of Dayton, she is involved with Remedy, UD’s premiere a cappella group. She is also an alum of Kettering Fairmont High School’s Eleventh Hour, under the direction of Brody McDonald. In recent years, Holly has been involved in A Cappella Academy Retreat (founded by Ben Bram, Rob Dietz, and Avi Kaplan) and has served as a staff member at Camp A... Read More →
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Natalie Spiroff

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Vocalight
Growing up in a very musical family, Natalie has been involved in the arts ever since she can remember. With singing and songwriting as her main focus, she has had many opportunities to do what she loves! Natalie is a senior and three-year member of Forte, the premier contemporary a cappella group at Centerville High School. This past year, Forte won first place at the 2016 ICHSA. Natalie is a two-year attendee of A Cappella Academy in... Read More →

Attending Groups
IA

InnOVATION Academy

InnOVATION Academy

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Downstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

1:30pm

Group Masterclass: Mercy Academy Stilettones
Moderators
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Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Attending Groups
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Stilettones

Lindsay McKenzie, director | | Coming from Louisville, KY, The Stilettones is a 10 member female group from Mercy Academy, the first all-girls STEM school in the nation. The Stilettones have been in existence since 2013 and are directed by Lindsay McKenzie. Known for their high notes and high heels, the Stilettones will inspire you with their love for acapella music!

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Upstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

2:00pm

Group Masterclass: Mt. Vernon HS Formation
Moderators
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Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Attending Groups
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Formation

Leigh Anderson, director   Formation comes from Mt.Vernon High School in Fortville, IN, and they started this school year in August 2016. With so many talented female vocalists, it was time to add an all-girls group to the Mt. Vernon a cappella docket. They rehearse after school twice a week for an hour and a half. Formation is made of high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors. They are some of the most ambitious young ladies and can... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Upstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

2:00pm

Group Masterclass: Shelby County HS Take Note
Moderators
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Holly Gyenes

Soprano, Vocalight
Holly Gyenes has been passionate about music from an early age. A senior at the University of Dayton, she is involved with Remedy, UD’s premiere a cappella group. She is also an alum of Kettering Fairmont High School’s Eleventh Hour, under the direction of Brody McDonald. In recent years, Holly has been involved in A Cappella Academy Retreat (founded by Ben Bram, Rob Dietz, and Avi Kaplan) and has served as a staff member at Camp A... Read More →
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Natalie Spiroff

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Vocalight
Growing up in a very musical family, Natalie has been involved in the arts ever since she can remember. With singing and songwriting as her main focus, she has had many opportunities to do what she loves! Natalie is a senior and three-year member of Forte, the premier contemporary a cappella group at Centerville High School. This past year, Forte won first place at the 2016 ICHSA. Natalie is a two-year attendee of A Cappella Academy in... Read More →

Attending Groups
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Take Note

Courtney Sturgill, director   Take Note is an all female a cappella group from Shelby County High School made up of 9-12thgraders. They rehearse at 7:40 in the morning 2-3 times a week. Both songs tonight have been arranged by students, senior Leslie Maddox and junior Bryce Fowler.

Sponsors
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The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Downstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

2:00pm

Essential Arranging Techniques
Limited Capacity seats available

Brad Rees will demonstrate successful strategies for arranging with an a cappella group, using one of his Tiffin University groups as a demonstration!

Moderators
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Brad Rees

Brad Rees serves as Chair of Performing and Visual Arts at Tiffin University in Tiffin Ohio, where he coordinates TU's commercial music and music industry degree programs, and directs University Choirs and the award-winning a cappella group Up in the Air.  He served as Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, and on the jazz faculty at Iowa's School for Music Vocations, Bowling Green State University, and... Read More →

Artists
Sponsors
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University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 17, School of Music

2:00pm

Take Your Group to the Next Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Dave Longo, Sound Engineer and CEO of the Vocal Company, and Jacob Tourjeman will share advice on how to take your group and elevate them to the next level, with topics ranging from essential listening as an ensemble, finding success with marketing, tips on how to fundraise and record, or how to build a live sound system for touring.

Moderators
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Dave Longo

CEO, The Vocal Company
Dave Longo is a connector, a talent curator, and a boundary pusher. Since his time as a vocalist in the Northern Highlands Regional High School’s Highlands Voices and RIT’s Eight Beat Measure, Dave has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments. His work can regularly be found on BOCA, SING, Voices Only, and each year’s CARA awards, and has recently garnered Best Mixed Co-Ed (Nor’easters Equilibirum, MIX Edifice... Read More →
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Jacob Tourjeman

The Vocal Company
The latest industry standout to come out of the great state of Florida, Jacob Tourjeman joined the TVC team in the summer of 2016 after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Music from Florida State University and directing The Acaphiliacs for three years. Under Jacob’s direction, the Acaphiliacs not only competed in the ICCA for the first time, but also went on to the South semifinals for three consecutive years. In between... Read More →

Sponsors
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The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Singletary Rehearsal Room 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

2:00pm

Vocal Health, Belting, and Riffs
Limited Capacity seats available

Vocalight members Sophia Rosado and Joe Schlangen will combine forces to cover three topics for all singers, including Vocal Health tips, Belting advice, and How to Riff!

Moderators
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Sophia Rosado

Mezzo-Soprano, Vocalight
Sophia performs as an alto and mezzo-soprano in Centerville High School’s foremost contemporary a cappella group, Forte, the 2016 ICHSA National Champions. She comes from a family of diverse musical background spanning rich Latin American influences, and she enjoys R&B/Soul and Jazz. Sophia has also attended A Cappella Academy for the past two years. She was selected as the 2015 Ella Fitzgerald Memorial Vocalist and her original... Read More →
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Joe Schlangen

Bass, Vocalight
Joe has been passionate about music from a young age. He began performing with Kettering Fairmont’s Eleventh Hour. He has performed with a variety of groups from around the country including Centerville’s Forte and Briarcrest OneVoice, and he has opened for groups such as Pentatonix, Home Free, Street Corner Symphony, VoicePlay, and the Exchange on the Sing-Off Tour. He has been in a variety of musical productions and attended A... Read More →

Artists
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Vocalight

Comprised of award-winning vocalists and performers, Vocalight brings the next generation of vocal music into the contemporary scene. Combining elements from pop, jazz, rock, and electronic dance music, Vocalight brings a unique blend of groove and soul to their listeners. The group consists of the power trio of Holly Gyenes, Natalie Spiroff, and Sophia Rosado and the tight rhythm section of Justin Crichfield and Joe Schlangen. Members of... Read More →

Sponsors
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University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Briggs Theatre, School of Music 2nd Floor

2:00pm

Vocal Percussion with Vocalight
Limited Capacity seats available

Justin Crichfield will share tips for Vocal Percussionists, from how to piece together basic sounds to advanced techniques for complicated groove patterns.

Moderators
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Justin Crichfield

Vocal Percussion, Vocalight
Justin is a vocal percussionist and aspiring vocal music producer currently living in Dayton, Ohio. He spends his days playing Pokémon GO and sleeping.  After spending years following the trends and stylings of popular music, he plans to infuse a blend of gospel/R&B and dance music in the contemporary sound. In a perfect world, Justin would be a Veterinarian but sadly he is allergic to most animals. So now he just... Read More →

Artists
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Vocalight

Comprised of award-winning vocalists and performers, Vocalight brings the next generation of vocal music into the contemporary scene. Combining elements from pop, jazz, rock, and electronic dance music, Vocalight brings a unique blend of groove and soul to their listeners. The group consists of the power trio of Holly Gyenes, Natalie Spiroff, and Sophia Rosado and the tight rhythm section of Justin Crichfield and Joe Schlangen. Members of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University of Kentucky Choirs

University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 6, School of Music 105 Fine Arts Building, Lexington, KY 40506

2:00pm

Sound Check for the Exchange (CLOSED SESSION)
Artists
avatar for The Exchange

The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

2:30pm

Group Masterclass: Doss High School
Moderators
avatar for Holly Gyenes

Holly Gyenes

Soprano, Vocalight
Holly Gyenes has been passionate about music from an early age. A senior at the University of Dayton, she is involved with Remedy, UD’s premiere a cappella group. She is also an alum of Kettering Fairmont High School’s Eleventh Hour, under the direction of Brody McDonald. In recent years, Holly has been involved in A Cappella Academy Retreat (founded by Ben Bram, Rob Dietz, and Avi Kaplan) and has served as a staff member at Camp A... Read More →
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Natalie Spiroff

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Vocalight
Growing up in a very musical family, Natalie has been involved in the arts ever since she can remember. With singing and songwriting as her main focus, she has had many opportunities to do what she loves! Natalie is a senior and three-year member of Forte, the premier contemporary a cappella group at Centerville High School. This past year, Forte won first place at the 2016 ICHSA. Natalie is a two-year attendee of A Cappella Academy in... Read More →

Attending Groups
DH

Doss High School

Doss High School

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Downstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

2:30pm

Group Masterclass: South Oldham HS Dragon Beat
Moderators
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Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Attending Groups
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Dragon Beat

Justin Romney, director | Dragon Beat is from South Oldham High School located in Crestwood, KY.  It is a class during the school day and rehearses for 55 minutes each day.  They have been in existence for 3 years, but this is the fourth year that SOHS has participated in Voices in Harmony.  Dragon Beat sings for the Crestwood area at numerous community functions throughout the year and loves to perform for the local middle... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Upstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

3:00pm

Group Masterclass: Dobyns-Bennett HS Armonia
Moderators
avatar for Holly Gyenes

Holly Gyenes

Soprano, Vocalight
Holly Gyenes has been passionate about music from an early age. A senior at the University of Dayton, she is involved with Remedy, UD’s premiere a cappella group. She is also an alum of Kettering Fairmont High School’s Eleventh Hour, under the direction of Brody McDonald. In recent years, Holly has been involved in A Cappella Academy Retreat (founded by Ben Bram, Rob Dietz, and Avi Kaplan) and has served as a staff member at Camp A... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Spiroff

Natalie Spiroff

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Vocalight
Growing up in a very musical family, Natalie has been involved in the arts ever since she can remember. With singing and songwriting as her main focus, she has had many opportunities to do what she loves! Natalie is a senior and three-year member of Forte, the premier contemporary a cappella group at Centerville High School. This past year, Forte won first place at the 2016 ICHSA. Natalie is a two-year attendee of A Cappella Academy in... Read More →

Attending Groups
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Armonia

Jenny Rogers, director | | Armonia A Cappella from Dobyns-Bennett HS , Kingsport Tennessee, began in the fall of 2013 with a group of 12 students who wanted to start a band that sounded like Pentatonix. Eight rehearsals later, Armonia made their first debut on stage at the Kettering Acappella Festival in Ohio. From there it was Aca Fever all the way! The unique Armonia style gained popularity in the community where they sang for business... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Downstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

3:00pm

Group Masterclass: University of Kentucky acoUstiKats
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Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

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The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Upstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

3:00pm

Essential Arranging Techniques
Limited Capacity seats available

Brad Rees will demonstrate successful strategies for arranging with an a cappella group, using one of his Tiffin University groups as a demonstration!

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Brad Rees

Brad Rees serves as Chair of Performing and Visual Arts at Tiffin University in Tiffin Ohio, where he coordinates TU's commercial music and music industry degree programs, and directs University Choirs and the award-winning a cappella group Up in the Air.  He served as Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, and on the jazz faculty at Iowa's School for Music Vocations, Bowling Green State University, and... Read More →

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University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 17, School of Music

3:00pm

Take Your Group to the Next Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Dave Longo, Sound Engineer and CEO of the Vocal Company, and Jacob Tourjeman will share advice on how to take your group and elevate them to the next level, with topics ranging from essential listening as an ensemble, finding success with marketing, tips on how to fundraise and record, or how to build a live sound system for touring.

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Dave Longo

CEO, The Vocal Company
Dave Longo is a connector, a talent curator, and a boundary pusher. Since his time as a vocalist in the Northern Highlands Regional High School’s Highlands Voices and RIT’s Eight Beat Measure, Dave has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments. His work can regularly be found on BOCA, SING, Voices Only, and each year’s CARA awards, and has recently garnered Best Mixed Co-Ed (Nor’easters Equilibirum, MIX Edifice... Read More →
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Jacob Tourjeman

The Vocal Company
The latest industry standout to come out of the great state of Florida, Jacob Tourjeman joined the TVC team in the summer of 2016 after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Music from Florida State University and directing The Acaphiliacs for three years. Under Jacob’s direction, the Acaphiliacs not only competed in the ICCA for the first time, but also went on to the South semifinals for three consecutive years. In between... Read More →

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The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Singletary Rehearsal Room 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

3:00pm

Vocal Health, Belting, and Riffs
Limited Capacity seats available

Vocalight members Sophia Rosado and Joe Schlangen will combine forces to cover three topics for all singers, including Vocal Health tips, Belting advice, and How to Riff!

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Sophia Rosado

Mezzo-Soprano, Vocalight
Sophia performs as an alto and mezzo-soprano in Centerville High School’s foremost contemporary a cappella group, Forte, the 2016 ICHSA National Champions. She comes from a family of diverse musical background spanning rich Latin American influences, and she enjoys R&B/Soul and Jazz. Sophia has also attended A Cappella Academy for the past two years. She was selected as the 2015 Ella Fitzgerald Memorial Vocalist and her original... Read More →
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Joe Schlangen

Bass, Vocalight
Joe has been passionate about music from a young age. He began performing with Kettering Fairmont’s Eleventh Hour. He has performed with a variety of groups from around the country including Centerville’s Forte and Briarcrest OneVoice, and he has opened for groups such as Pentatonix, Home Free, Street Corner Symphony, VoicePlay, and the Exchange on the Sing-Off Tour. He has been in a variety of musical productions and attended A... Read More →

Artists
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Vocalight

Comprised of award-winning vocalists and performers, Vocalight brings the next generation of vocal music into the contemporary scene. Combining elements from pop, jazz, rock, and electronic dance music, Vocalight brings a unique blend of groove and soul to their listeners. The group consists of the power trio of Holly Gyenes, Natalie Spiroff, and Sophia Rosado and the tight rhythm section of Justin Crichfield and Joe Schlangen. Members of... Read More →

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University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Briggs Theatre, School of Music 2nd Floor

3:00pm

Vocal Percussion with Vocalight
Limited Capacity seats available

Justin Crichfield will share tips for Vocal Percussionists, from how to piece together basic sounds to advanced techniques for complicated groove patterns.

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Justin Crichfield

Vocal Percussion, Vocalight
Justin is a vocal percussionist and aspiring vocal music producer currently living in Dayton, Ohio. He spends his days playing Pokémon GO and sleeping.  After spending years following the trends and stylings of popular music, he plans to infuse a blend of gospel/R&B and dance music in the contemporary sound. In a perfect world, Justin would be a Veterinarian but sadly he is allergic to most animals. So now he just... Read More →

Artists
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Vocalight

Comprised of award-winning vocalists and performers, Vocalight brings the next generation of vocal music into the contemporary scene. Combining elements from pop, jazz, rock, and electronic dance music, Vocalight brings a unique blend of groove and soul to their listeners. The group consists of the power trio of Holly Gyenes, Natalie Spiroff, and Sophia Rosado and the tight rhythm section of Justin Crichfield and Joe Schlangen. Members of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University of Kentucky Choirs

University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 6, School of Music 105 Fine Arts Building, Lexington, KY 40506

3:30pm

Group Masterclass: Atherton HS Athertones
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Holly Gyenes

Soprano, Vocalight
Holly Gyenes has been passionate about music from an early age. A senior at the University of Dayton, she is involved with Remedy, UD’s premiere a cappella group. She is also an alum of Kettering Fairmont High School’s Eleventh Hour, under the direction of Brody McDonald. In recent years, Holly has been involved in A Cappella Academy Retreat (founded by Ben Bram, Rob Dietz, and Avi Kaplan) and has served as a staff member at Camp A... Read More →
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Natalie Spiroff

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Vocalight
Growing up in a very musical family, Natalie has been involved in the arts ever since she can remember. With singing and songwriting as her main focus, she has had many opportunities to do what she loves! Natalie is a senior and three-year member of Forte, the premier contemporary a cappella group at Centerville High School. This past year, Forte won first place at the 2016 ICHSA. Natalie is a two-year attendee of A Cappella Academy in... Read More →

Attending Groups
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Athertones

Nan Tate, director | Atherton High School's Athertones are in their fourth year of singing together.  After starting as a volunteer group, the Athertones now holds auditions for new members.  They meet weekly for 1 1/2 hours, and a sub-group meets on another day to work on other songs. They have performed for their alumni association banquet, the Belknap Festival for the past 2 years, Atherton's Howl-a-palooza each October... Read More →

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The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 3:30pm - 3:55pm
Downstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

3:30pm

Group Masterclass: University of Kentucky Paws & Listen
Moderators
avatar for Ben Spalding

Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Artists
PL

Paws & Listen

University of Kentucky
Paws and Listen is an all female pop a cappella ensemble auditioned from the University of Kentucky Women's Choir. The ensemble is coached by undergraduate music education major Carrie Arrastia and advised by Maggie Blair Owens  and supervised by Dr. Lori Hetzel, Associate Director of Choirs/ Associate Director of the School of Music. This group performs an eclectic mix pop and contemporary music while serving as ambassadors for the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 3:30pm - 3:55pm
Upstairs Rehearsal, Schmidt Vocal Arts 412 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

4:00pm

Group Masterclass: Sacred Heart Academy
Moderators
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Ben Spalding

Choral Director, Centerville High School
Ben Spalding is the head Choral Director at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio. At Centerville, Ben directs all of the choirs and the a cappella group Forte. In 2016, Forte was awarded first place in the ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella). Under his direction the number of students involved with the program has more than doubled. He also music directs for the fall and spring musicals at CHS. He holds a Bachelor... Read More →

Attending Groups
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Cora Nova

Sacred Heart Academy
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Pulse

Sacred Heart Academy

Sponsors
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The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Singletary Rehearsal Room 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

4:00pm

Q & A with the Exchange, and Open Masterclass
All five members of The Exchange will join together on the Concert Hall stage to share parts of their story, including the formation of the group for The Sing-Off to their international travels and concert experiences. An open forum will be available for attendees to ask any questions, followed by a brief open masterclass with the Friday night Competition winners!

Moderators
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John DeFerraro

Director of Choral Activities, Conner High School
John DeFerraro is the Director of Choral Activities at Conner High School in Hebron, KY. Under his direction, choirs consistently earn State Distinguished Ratings with Sweepstakes honors, and regularly collaborate with other artists, such as the African Children’s Choir and Point of Grace. John is continually active as a clinician, guest conductor, elected official, and adjudicator for KMEA and ACDA, and he is part of a national NAfME... Read More →

Artists
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The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

5:20pm

Sound Check for Kats & Paws
Artists
PL

Paws & Listen

University of Kentucky
Paws and Listen is an all female pop a cappella ensemble auditioned from the University of Kentucky Women's Choir. The ensemble is coached by undergraduate music education major Carrie Arrastia and advised by Maggie Blair Owens  and supervised by Dr. Lori Hetzel, Associate Director of Choirs/ Associate Director of the School of Music. This group performs an eclectic mix pop and contemporary music while serving as ambassadors for the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 5:20pm - 6:00pm
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

5:20pm

Dinner Break for Staff
Saturday March 4, 2017 5:20pm - 7:00pm
Singletary Rehearsal Room 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

5:20pm

5:20pm

Dinner Break for The Exchange
Artists
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The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 5:20pm - 7:45pm
Singletary President's Room 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

6:00pm

Sound Check for Vocalight
Artists
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Vocalight

Comprised of award-winning vocalists and performers, Vocalight brings the next generation of vocal music into the contemporary scene. Combining elements from pop, jazz, rock, and electronic dance music, Vocalight brings a unique blend of groove and soul to their listeners. The group consists of the power trio of Holly Gyenes, Natalie Spiroff, and Sophia Rosado and the tight rhythm section of Justin Crichfield and Joe Schlangen. Members of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508

7:00pm

Saturday Night Headliner Concert, feat. The Exchange
Performance Order:
  • 7:00pm -- Paws & Listen and the acoUstiKats
  • 7:30pm -- Vocalight
  • 8:00pm -- The Exchange

Tickets for the Saturday Evening Concert are available here:

http://bit.ly/VoicesSAT

Want to come to Friday Night and Saturday Evening? Purchase a combined ticket package and save!
http://bit.ly/VoicesCombo

Moderators
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John DeFerraro

Director of Choral Activities, Conner High School
John DeFerraro is the Director of Choral Activities at Conner High School in Hebron, KY. Under his direction, choirs consistently earn State Distinguished Ratings with Sweepstakes honors, and regularly collaborate with other artists, such as the African Children’s Choir and Point of Grace. John is continually active as a clinician, guest conductor, elected official, and adjudicator for KMEA and ACDA, and he is part of a national NAfME... Read More →
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Nick Johnson

Choral Director, Tates Creek High School
Nick Johnson is a vocalist, arranger, and teacher living in Lexington, Kentucky. During his collegiate years, Nick was a member of the University of Kentucky’s male a cappella group, the acoUstiKats. Nick served as the student director and arranger for the group from 2012-2015, allowing him to involve himself in many unique opportunities. Upon graduation in May of 2015, Nick was hired in Lexington as the choral director and guitar teacher... Read More →
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Alexis Paxton

Louisville Male High School Director, Bulldog Beats
A graduate of Sam Houston State and the University of Louisville, Alexis Paxton currently serves as the Choral Director at Louisville Male High School. She also directs Bulldog Beats, Male's a cappella group, as well as Cardinal Rule from the University of Louisville. She has served as a judge for choral and a cappella events, as well as leading choirs to the stage of ACDA Regional conventions.

Artists
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The Exchange

The Exchange formed their vocal pop quintet after falling to Pentatonix on The Sing Off. Since 2012, it has been an incredible journey for the five singers: 32 European cities with The Backstreet Boys, 8 tours around the world, Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing Off, dozens of singles and videos, 3 albums with songs on iTunes Vocal Top 20, award winning studio albums, and headliners for festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia as well as a... Read More →
PL

Paws & Listen

University of Kentucky
Paws and Listen is an all female pop a cappella ensemble auditioned from the University of Kentucky Women's Choir. The ensemble is coached by undergraduate music education major Carrie Arrastia and advised by Maggie Blair Owens  and supervised by Dr. Lori Hetzel, Associate Director of Choirs/ Associate Director of the School of Music. This group performs an eclectic mix pop and contemporary music while serving as ambassadors for the... Read More →
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Vocalight

Comprised of award-winning vocalists and performers, Vocalight brings the next generation of vocal music into the contemporary scene. Combining elements from pop, jazz, rock, and electronic dance music, Vocalight brings a unique blend of groove and soul to their listeners. The group consists of the power trio of Holly Gyenes, Natalie Spiroff, and Sophia Rosado and the tight rhythm section of Justin Crichfield and Joe Schlangen. Members of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The A Cappella Education Association

The A Cappella Education Association

The producing organization for Voices in Harmony is the A Cappella Education Association. The team consists of John DeFerraro, AEA Board Member/National Treasurer; Nick Johnson, Kentucky ACDA A Cappella chairperson; and Alexis Paxton, the AEA Kentucky State Representative. The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical... Read More →
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University of Kentucky Choirs

The University of Kentucky Choral Program has four traditional ensemble offerings (Chorale, Choristers, Women's Choir, and Men's Chorus), each of which are open to ALL majors on campus. In addition, there are three contemporary a cappella ensembles as a part of the choral program: the acoUstiKats, Paws & Listen, and Blue Note. | | Over the past twenty years, groups from the UK Choral Program have been featured on regional, national, and... Read More →
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The Vocal Company

The Vocal Company is a team of over 20 full-time professionals in the a cappella industry, dedicated to providing comprehensive service to help elevate your group to the next level! Whether you have needs for arranging, recording, live concert production, videos, or educational clinics, they customize their approach to make sure that all of their clients receive tailored services that will grow their groups! | | Please take a moment to thank... Read More →


Saturday March 4, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Singletary Center Concert Hall 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508