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Saturday, April 22 • 8:30am - 9:00am
NACC Kick-Off and Informational Meeting

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Informational Meeting to help jumpstart the day, and share logistics for the Saturday sessions! All conference attendees should plan to start their day with us!

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J.D. Frizzell

Director of Fine Arts, Briarcrest Christian School
J.D. Frizzell is the Director of Fine Arts at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, TN. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Choral Conducting Degree from the University of Kentucky. He was chosen by the board of the TN Music Educators Association as the 2011 Outstand... Read More →

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Jill Clark

The Vocal Company
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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... Read More →
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David 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... Read More →
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Amy Malkoff

Clinician, Consultant, Amy Malkoff Music
Amy Malkoff, AEA Director of Marketing, is a founding member of the groups All About Buford and Deadline Poet, and she has appeared on stage and in the studio with such luminaries as Wayne Brady, Jonatha Brooke, The Persuasions, Ellis Paul, Vance Gilbert, GrooveLily, Patty Griffin, and Dar Williams. She has a degree in music from Kenyon College, with music studies at Youngstown State University and masters-level coursework at the New England Conservatory of Music. Amy is the Media Director and Director of Special Programs for the... Read More →
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AJ Marino

Director of Artist Development, The Vocal Company
If you're looking to take you’re a cappella group to the next level, you need to talk to AJ about how you can join the #TVCFamily. She can work with you on recording projects, advanced live sound shows, arranging, music videos, and all the additional advice and resources you'll n... Read More →
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Micha Mokrani

Performance Coordinator, A Cappella Education Association
Micha Mokrani, NACC Performance Coordinator, got involved in the a cappella community by lending a helping hand at different a cappella shows in the San Francisco Bay Area, after being a loyal audience member former than ten years. A California native, Micha works in the non-prof... Read More →
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Dave Sperandio

Vocal Mastering
I’ve been involved with contemporary a cappella music for more than 20 years, and I’ve worked to help shape and define the art form over that time frame. I love the music, and the people who sing it. | | As a producer, I helped create the contemporary vocal music sound t... Read More →
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Rick Thomas

Director of Outreach, A Cappella Education Association, Richard Thomas Music
While his experience with a cappella began as a member of RIT’s Eight Beat Measure in 2005, Rick Thomas, NACC Director of Outreach, has been extremely active in the greater a cappella community since 2010, serving as CASA Upstate NY Ambassador, North Carolina Co-Ambassador, and n... 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 The... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Sparks Auditorium 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028