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Friday, November 2
 

1:00pm

A Fly On the Wall: Perspectives and New Directions - Roundtable and Studio Tour
Join producers Dave Sperandio (ARORA, Pentatonix, Peter Hollens), Ian Schreier (Bela Fleck, Roomful of Blues, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers), Alex Green (Micappella, Gestalt, Six13), Mel Daneke (Musae, RANGE, Vocal Point), and Pablo Vega (Arcen Games, The Clef Hangers, Duke University) inside the Miraverse at Manifold Recording in an open discussion of lessons learned, current challenges, and emerging opportunities for growth and transformation within the music industry.

Instructors
avatar for Mel Daneke

Mel Daneke

President, Producer, Viridian Productions
Hailing from New Jersey, Mel Daneke is a contemporary performer, arranger, producer, and instructor. Mel graduated from Ithaca College in December of 2013 with a B.M. in Vocal Performance, minor in Audio Production, and also studied Music Education. While in college she performed... Read More →
avatar for Dave Sperandio

Dave Sperandio

SoJam Founder, Vocal Mastering / diovoce
avatar for Pablo Vega

Pablo Vega

SoJam Executive Producer, The Workshop


Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Manifold Studios
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6:00pm

Registration
Pick up your badges, confirm your group's masterclass / acabomb assignments, and get ready for the weekend!

Friday November 2, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Carolina Theatre 309 West Morgan St Durham, NC 27701
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7:30pm

Scholastic Competition
Hosted by the Duke University Pitchforks, with a performance from Ember during the judges' deliberation.

Performers
avatar for Duke University Pitchforks

Duke University Pitchforks

Competition Hosts
Founded in 1979, The Pitchforks are the oldest a cappella group at Duke University. They perform on campus and across the country throughout the year, appearing in venues ranging from dorm common rooms to professional sports arenas. They have sung the national anthem at Chicago Bulls... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Carolina Theatre 309 West Morgan St Durham, NC 27701
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Saturday, November 3
 

8:30am

Late Registration
Couldn't make it Friday night? You can pick up your badges and review the schedule before classes start on Saturday at the Durham School for the Arts!

Saturday November 3, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Durham School for the Arts - Atrium 400 N Duke St Durham, NC 27701
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9:00am

Creative Vocal Lab
Instructors
avatar for Evan Feist

Evan Feist

Vice President, CASA
Evan Feist has composed, arranged, taught, and performed a cappella music for more than 15 years. As the founder of the Creative Vocal Lab, Evan has been teaching singers of all ages to improvise in both small and large groups  He’s earned two master’s degrees from Teachers College... Read More →
avatar for Marc Silverberg

Marc Silverberg

Dr. Marc Silverberg is a professor at Five Towns College. He has served on the executive board of CASA.org as Director of Education and now currently writes education-based articles for FloVoice, the first 24-hour a cappella news channel. He has presented workshops on vocal improvisation... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Auditorium
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9:00am

Songwriting Unlocked
Instructors
avatar for Gina Deaton

Gina Deaton

Director of HR, CASA
Gina has a background in all things vocal music, and got involved in a cappella through a semi-professional group after college. After attending SoJam (ahem) many years ago, she fell in love with the community and started volunteering whenever possible. Most recently, Gina completed... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Large Choir Room
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9:00am

A Cappella and YouTube
Instructors
avatar for David Fowler

David Fowler

David Fowler is a 23-year-old musician and entrepreneur who makes his living entirely through A Cappella; be it from recording and production work, arranging, workshopping, consulting, or performing, he actively pursues as many opportunities as he can to further involve himself in... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Classroom 1
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9:00am

Promotion 101: How to Make Sure Your Music is Heard
Instructors
avatar for Hansel Romero

Hansel Romero

Hansel is a producer, arranger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the rich cultural hubs of Baní, Dominican Republic and scenic Scotch Plains, NJ. He discovered the genre after joining his high school's a cappella group, the SPFHS Sensations, where he was a bass... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Classroom 3
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9:00am

World Drumming in A Cappella
Instructors
avatar for Mel Daneke

Mel Daneke

President, Producer, Viridian Productions
Hailing from New Jersey, Mel Daneke is a contemporary performer, arranger, producer, and instructor. Mel graduated from Ithaca College in December of 2013 with a B.M. in Vocal Performance, minor in Audio Production, and also studied Music Education. While in college she performed... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Classroom 2
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9:55am

Keynote
Instructors
avatar for Dave Sperandio

Dave Sperandio

SoJam Founder, Vocal Mastering / diovoce


Saturday November 3, 2018 9:55am - 10:15am
Auditorium
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10:30am

TBD
Instructors
avatar for transit

transit

Headliner
transit is four singers, that’s it. Our only instruments are our natural born voices. Everything you hear from the stage and on our studio recordings begins with the human voice. Utilizing the latest technology we combine our vocal talents with stage and studio effects to bring... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Classroom 3
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10:30am

Arrangers Panel
Moderators
avatar for Harrison Acosta

Harrison Acosta

SoJam Talent Coordinator

Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Classroom 1
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10:30am

Directing A Cappella: Rehearsal Strategies Galore
Instructors

Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Classroom 2
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10:30am

Solo Coaching Sessions
Instructors

Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Classroom 4
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10:30am

Looping Tech
Instructors
avatar for Evan Linsey

Evan Linsey

Evan Linsey is a producer & arranger from San Francisco, currently living in Boston and working with local groups with live sound company Bay State Sound. He music directed the BU Treblemakers for 3 years, recording their 2016 ICCA set, "Like We Were." He now co-hosts the Head/Voice... Read More →
avatar for Kayla Jo Pichichero

Kayla Jo Pichichero

Head/Voice Podcast
Kayla is a 2016 graduate of Boston University where she studied Hospitality Administration and was in the BU Treblemakers for four years, contributing arrangements and competition choreography. She is currently in the Boston-based band Birdland Avenue and is co-host of the a cappella... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Medium Choir Room
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11:30am

Conceptual & Collaborative Arranging
Instructors
avatar for Eric Fredriksen

Eric Fredriksen

In addition to his vocal chops, Erik’s compositions use his multi-instrumentalist background and electronics to create aurally encapsulating environments. He is also an experienced conductor, and has conducted and music directed shows for Scotch n’ Soda Theater at Carnegie Mellon... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Classroom 2
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11:30am

Step Up! Bystander Intervention Training
Moderators
avatar for Gina Deaton

Gina Deaton

Director of HR, CASA
Gina has a background in all things vocal music, and got involved in a cappella through a semi-professional group after college. After attending SoJam (ahem) many years ago, she fell in love with the community and started volunteering whenever possible. Most recently, Gina completed... Read More →

Saturday November 3, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Classroom 3
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11:30am

Music Director Panel
Moderators
avatar for Alyce McNulty

Alyce McNulty

Alyce is a mezzo-soprano, director, arranger, and songwriter currently studying Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy under the direction of Denyce Graves and Peggy Baroody at Peabody Conservatory. At Peabody, she sings with the Peabody Singers, is a paid section leader and soloist... Read More →

Saturday November 3, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Classroom 1
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11:30am

How to Drum for Any Group
Instructors
avatar for Charlie Arthur

Charlie Arthur

Charlie Arthur has been performing since a very young age, having been involved with as many musical ensembles, theatrical productions, short films, and middle school dance battles as he could seek out. He discovered his love for contemporary vocal music when he joined Forte, the... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Medium Choir Room
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11:30am

Body/Mind Awareness
Instructors
avatar for Mel Daneke

Mel Daneke

President, Producer, Viridian Productions
Hailing from New Jersey, Mel Daneke is a contemporary performer, arranger, producer, and instructor. Mel graduated from Ithaca College in December of 2013 with a B.M. in Vocal Performance, minor in Audio Production, and also studied Music Education. While in college she performed... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Auditorium
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1:15pm

HeadVoice Live Podcast
Instructors
avatar for Evan Linsey

Evan Linsey

Evan Linsey is a producer & arranger from San Francisco, currently living in Boston and working with local groups with live sound company Bay State Sound. He music directed the BU Treblemakers for 3 years, recording their 2016 ICCA set, "Like We Were." He now co-hosts the Head/Voice... Read More →
avatar for Kayla Jo Pichichero

Kayla Jo Pichichero

Head/Voice Podcast
Kayla is a 2016 graduate of Boston University where she studied Hospitality Administration and was in the BU Treblemakers for four years, contributing arrangements and competition choreography. She is currently in the Boston-based band Birdland Avenue and is co-host of the a cappella... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Large Choir Room
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1:15pm

So You Wanna Make a Pop Song?
Instructors
avatar for Hansel Romero

Hansel Romero

Hansel is a producer, arranger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the rich cultural hubs of Baní, Dominican Republic and scenic Scotch Plains, NJ. He discovered the genre after joining his high school's a cappella group, the SPFHS Sensations, where he was a bass... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Classroom 1
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1:15pm

AcaBusiness
Instructors
avatar for VociePlay

VociePlay

Headliner
Based in Orlando, FL, VoicePlay performs their own incredible brand of entertainment across the country and around the world. What began quite literally as a street corner barbershop act has now evolved into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation and video entertainment brand.VoicePlay... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Classroom 3
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1:15pm

Taking the Professional Leap
Instructors
avatar for Alyce McNulty

Alyce McNulty

Alyce is a mezzo-soprano, director, arranger, and songwriter currently studying Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy under the direction of Denyce Graves and Peggy Baroody at Peabody Conservatory. At Peabody, she sings with the Peabody Singers, is a paid section leader and soloist... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Classroom 2
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1:15pm

Face Music: Doing More with Beatboxing
Instructors
avatar for Craig Simonetti

Craig Simonetti

Craig Simonetti, arranger, distinguishes himself with award-winning settings of contemporary music for numerous vocal ensembles. He specializes in educating young A Cappella performers, delivering workshops on his own as a beatboxer and formerly as a member of The Hexachords. The... Read More →
avatar for Michael Wingate

Michael Wingate

Michael Wingate is a beatboxer and baritone residing in Seaford, DE. He is a Music Education - Voice student at Delaware State University. He is the beatboxer for the professional, Baltimore-based group, "ember". Michael won the outstanding VP award at the Varsity Vocals ICA Open... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Medium Choir Room
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2:15pm

Applying Jazz Harmony to Contemporary A Cappella
Instructors
avatar for Andre Galuban

Andre Galuban

Andre Galuban is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, clinician, and arranger. A native of Ottawa, Canada, and now based in Texas, Andre is a graduate from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in jazz performance (saxophone). He has performed with jazz artists such as Joshua... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Large Choir Room
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2:15pm

Arranging for Treble A Cappella
Instructors
avatar for Brandy Kay Riha

Brandy Kay Riha

With a Master of Music in Choral Conducting (Kent State University) and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory & Performance (Ashland University), Brandy Kay Riha is an a cappella educator and arranger with a special interest in building treble repertoire. Her arrangements have been performed... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Classroom 2
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2:15pm

Uncrossing the Wires: Communicating Effecively with Creative Professionals
Instructors
avatar for Shannon McNulty

Shannon McNulty

SoJam Education Coordinator


Saturday November 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Classroom 3
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2:15pm

Institutional Blockades: How to Work With Your School
Instructors
avatar for Jacob Morris

Jacob Morris

Jacob is a Senior at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. He is the Founder and President of Upper Room A Cappella. Jacob has been privileged to have vocal training at Westside Vocal Academy and Mobile Academy of music for nearly 6 years and counting. He has experience in musical theatre... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Classroom 1
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2:15pm

How to Practice Vocal Percussion
Instructors

Saturday November 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Medium Choir Room
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3:15pm

Be the Lead We Wanna See
Instructors
avatar for Anthony Pulido

Anthony Pulido

Anthony Pulido is based in Boston as an arranger and director for Uproar, while also working with a number of groups in the area. You can also find him as the third member of the Head/Voice team, so check him out on the podcast! Feel free to reach out to him if you want to talk a... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium
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3:15pm

Producers Panel
Moderators
avatar for Dave Sperandio

Dave Sperandio

SoJam Founder, Vocal Mastering / diovoce

Saturday November 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Classroom 1
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3:15pm

An Introduction to Color: 20th Century Harmony in Popular A Cappella
Instructors
avatar for Eric Fredriksen

Eric Fredriksen

In addition to his vocal chops, Erik’s compositions use his multi-instrumentalist background and electronics to create aurally encapsulating environments. He is also an experienced conductor, and has conducted and music directed shows for Scotch n’ Soda Theater at Carnegie Mellon... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Classroom 2
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3:15pm

Learn to Loop
Instructors

Saturday November 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Medium Choir Room
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3:15pm

Solo Coaching Sessions
Instructors

Saturday November 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Classroom 3
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4:15pm

Essential Listening
Instructors
avatar for Mel Daneke

Mel Daneke

President, Producer, Viridian Productions
Hailing from New Jersey, Mel Daneke is a contemporary performer, arranger, producer, and instructor. Mel graduated from Ithaca College in December of 2013 with a B.M. in Vocal Performance, minor in Audio Production, and also studied Music Education. While in college she performed... Read More →
avatar for Shannon McNulty

Shannon McNulty

SoJam Education Coordinator


Saturday November 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Auditorium
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4:15pm

Beyond Branding
Instructors
avatar for Max Kuchenreuther

Max Kuchenreuther

Max Kuchenreuther serves as the Marketing Coordinator for The Vocal Company. Graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media, Max specializes in social media marketing, branding, and web & graphic design. For Max, the key to a successful... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Classroom 2
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4:15pm

Set Crafting
Instructors
avatar for Christine Sack

Christine Sack

Christine is a performer and director, and former artistic director of UCF’s Voicebox. She’s been crowned “the Queen” at BOSS 2018. She also works in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as a witch. So she’s like a singing witch queen, if that makes sense.


Saturday November 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Classroom 1
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4:15pm

Improv for A Cappella
Instructors
avatar for Max Herskovitz

Max Herskovitz

Max Herskovitz is thrilled to be joining the SoJam instructors! Originally from Tallahassee, he began his career in a cappella at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Since moving, he's opened and performed in shows at Universal Studios Florida, Walt Disney World, and Busch... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Medium Choir Room
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7:30pm

Concert - VoicePlay & Transit
Featuring:
  • SoJam 2018 Scholastic Competition Winners
  • transit
  • VoicePlay

Performers
avatar for transit

transit

Headliner
transit is four singers, that’s it. Our only instruments are our natural born voices. Everything you hear from the stage and on our studio recordings begins with the human voice. Utilizing the latest technology we combine our vocal talents with stage and studio effects to bring... Read More →
avatar for VociePlay

VociePlay

Headliner
Based in Orlando, FL, VoicePlay performs their own incredible brand of entertainment across the country and around the world. What began quite literally as a street corner barbershop act has now evolved into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation and video entertainment brand.VoicePlay... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Carolina Theatre 309 West Morgan St Durham, NC 27701
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Sunday, November 4
 

10:00am

Arranging for Treble A Cappella
Instructors
avatar for Brandy Kay Riha

Brandy Kay Riha

With a Master of Music in Choral Conducting (Kent State University) and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory & Performance (Ashland University), Brandy Kay Riha is an a cappella educator and arranger with a special interest in building treble repertoire. Her arrangements have been performed... Read More →


Sunday November 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Classroom 3
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10:00am

Electrocappella
Instructors
avatar for Mel Daneke

Mel Daneke

President, Producer, Viridian Productions
Hailing from New Jersey, Mel Daneke is a contemporary performer, arranger, producer, and instructor. Mel graduated from Ithaca College in December of 2013 with a B.M. in Vocal Performance, minor in Audio Production, and also studied Music Education. While in college she performed... Read More →


Sunday November 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Classroom 2
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10:00am

The A Cappella Major
Instructors
avatar for Marc Silverberg

Marc Silverberg

Dr. Marc Silverberg is a professor at Five Towns College. He has served on the executive board of CASA.org as Director of Education and now currently writes education-based articles for FloVoice, the first 24-hour a cappella news channel. He has presented workshops on vocal improvisation... Read More →


Sunday November 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Classroom 1
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10:00am

Face Music: Doing More with Beatboxing
Instructors
avatar for Craig Simonetti

Craig Simonetti

Craig Simonetti, arranger, distinguishes himself with award-winning settings of contemporary music for numerous vocal ensembles. He specializes in educating young A Cappella performers, delivering workshops on his own as a beatboxer and formerly as a member of The Hexachords. The... Read More →
avatar for Michael Wingate

Michael Wingate

Michael Wingate is a beatboxer and baritone residing in Seaford, DE. He is a Music Education - Voice student at Delaware State University. He is the beatboxer for the professional, Baltimore-based group, "ember". Michael won the outstanding VP award at the Varsity Vocals ICA Open... Read More →


Sunday November 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Medium Choir Room
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11:00am

Uncrossing the Wires: Communicating Effecively with Creative Professionals
Instructors
avatar for Alex Adkins

Alex Adkins

SoJam Pro Concert Coordinator, Group Q


Sunday November 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 1
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11:00am

Electrocappella Panel
Moderators
avatar for Mel Daneke

Mel Daneke

President, Producer, Viridian Productions
Hailing from New Jersey, Mel Daneke is a contemporary performer, arranger, producer, and instructor. Mel graduated from Ithaca College in December of 2013 with a B.M. in Vocal Performance, minor in Audio Production, and also studied Music Education. While in college she performed... Read More →

Sunday November 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 2
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11:00am

A Cappella and YouTube
Instructors
avatar for David Fowler

David Fowler

David Fowler is a 23-year-old musician and entrepreneur who makes his living entirely through A Cappella; be it from recording and production work, arranging, workshopping, consulting, or performing, he actively pursues as many opportunities as he can to further involve himself in... Read More →


Sunday November 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Classroom 3
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11:00am

How to Sell a Song EVERY Time You Sing It
Instructors
avatar for Andre Galuban

Andre Galuban

Andre Galuban is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, clinician, and arranger. A native of Ottawa, Canada, and now based in Texas, Andre is a graduate from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in jazz performance (saxophone). He has performed with jazz artists such as Joshua... Read More →


Sunday November 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Large Choir Room
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11:00am

Live Sound
Instructors
avatar for Chris Juengel

Chris Juengel

Chris Juengel is an award-winning studio album producer and live sound engineer with more than a decade of experience. He is the owner of Liquid 5th, a leading international a cappella production company headquartered in Durham, NC. Chris has run sound for hundreds of shows, which... Read More →


Sunday November 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Medium Choir Room
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12:00pm

Promotion 101: How to Make Sure Your Music is Heard
Instructors
avatar for Hansel Romero

Hansel Romero

Hansel is a producer, arranger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the rich cultural hubs of Baní, Dominican Republic and scenic Scotch Plains, NJ. He discovered the genre after joining his high school's a cappella group, the SPFHS Sensations, where he was a bass... Read More →


Sunday November 4, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Classroom 1
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12:00pm

How to Drum for Any Group
Instructors
avatar for Charlie Arthur

Charlie Arthur

Charlie Arthur has been performing since a very young age, having been involved with as many musical ensembles, theatrical productions, short films, and middle school dance battles as he could seek out. He discovered his love for contemporary vocal music when he joined Forte, the... Read More →


Sunday November 4, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Medium Choir Room
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12:00pm

Body/Mind Awareness
Instructors
avatar for Mel Daneke

Mel Daneke

President, Producer, Viridian Productions
Hailing from New Jersey, Mel Daneke is a contemporary performer, arranger, producer, and instructor. Mel graduated from Ithaca College in December of 2013 with a B.M. in Vocal Performance, minor in Audio Production, and also studied Music Education. While in college she performed... Read More →


Sunday November 4, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Auditorium
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12:00pm

Warm Ups That Work
Instructors
avatar for DeMar Neal

DeMar Neal

Assistant Professor - Music, Wake Tech Community College/Meredith College/NC State University


Sunday November 4, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Classroom 3
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