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Saturday, April 22
 

9:00am

Producing for Recording: How to get what you want in tracking
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Ellie Brigida

Ellie Brigida

Tracking and Editing Engineer, Clear Harmonies
Elle Brigida has been singing and arranging for a cappella groups since 2008. She has a passion for unleashing the unlimited potential in new and growing groups. During Elle's time with Vocal Synergy, the all-female a cappella group at Wagner College, the group completed their first... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 119 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:00am

Founding a Festival
Limited Capacity seats available

Experienced event producer, Dave Sperandio, has brought to life several of the major a cappella events in the country, including SoJam, BOSS: Boston Sings, and LAAF, the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival. During this session, Dave "Dio" Sperandio will share how you can put together your own event in your city, as well as strategies on how to grow it over time!

Speakers
avatar for Dave Sperandio

Dave Sperandio

SoJam Founder, Vocal Mastering
Dave Sperandio has worked for more than 20 years in the vocal music world as a performer, producer, promoter, and advisor. His work has helped to define and support the world of contemporary a cappella music. Dave is the creator / co-creator of the SoJam A Cappella Festival, the ‘Sing... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Theatre/Dance Room 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:00am

Beyond Selfies: Building Your Social Media Toolkit
Limited Capacity full
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Unlock the secrets of social media! We'll talk about how to harness the tools you're likely already using (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc) to market and promote your group/event/self/organization in ways that are are info-rich, appropriate for your audience, driven for results, and fun for you and your fans.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Malkoff

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... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 104 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:00am

Recording and Editing Basics
Limited Capacity full
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Do you listen to a cappella recordings and wonder "How in the world did they do that?!" Well, come join me and I'll take you on the crazy journey that is producing an a cappella song. We'll touch on the basics of each of the 4 main steps, but primarily focus on step 2: how to edit your tracks.

Speakers
avatar for David Sager

David Sager

Arranger / Producer / Audio Engineer / Vocalist / Beatboxer
Currently David can be found singing with Downtown Disney's a cappella group WestBeat. He's been arranging, beatboxing, and singing a cappella for almost 10 years now and loves putting his creative spins on arrangements.


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 119 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

1:00pm

Beyond Recording
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Angela Longo

Angela Longo

Singer, Producer, MUSAE, The Vocal Company
Angela Longo originally comes from the warm and sunny city of Boynton Beach, FL, but has been hopping all around the country since graduating from Florida State University in 2009. She began her a cappella career at FSU, where she directed the award-winning all-female group, AcaBelles... Read More →
avatar for David Longo

David Longo

Sound Engineer, Chairman, 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... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Choir Room 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

1:00pm

Crowdfunding 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Connect with your fans and supporters and launch successful crowdfunding campaigns, how to, tips, tricks, succeed!

Speakers
avatar for Danny Ozment

Danny Ozment

Owner, Engineer, Emerald City Productions
Danny Ozment left his comfy day job 10 years ago when an unexpected life event required him to work from home. He's built a successful business as a recording engineer and producer specializing in podcasts, audio content marketing, and vocal music while working with clients such as... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 104 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

1:00pm

Building a Brand: You are More than a Band
Limited Capacity filling up

Based on a successful quarter-long course I teach in a Performing and Visual Arts school in Annapolis, this session will cover the basics of branding and the business behind the music.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cornaglia

Amanda Cornaglia

Owner / Manager, Clear Harmonies / FloVoice
Performing a cappella since 1998, Amanda Cornaglia sang with Special K at Hamilton College where she was both business and music director. After graduation, she led several groups in Japan before settling in Washington, DC. There she founded CAL group, Euphonism, in 2006. Amanda officially... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 121 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

3:00pm

Great Sound! How to Make Great Recordings on your Own
Limited Capacity filling up

Almost anyone can buy inexpensive recording gear and record themselves these days. And they can SAVE a lot of money by doing so. But how do you use that gear to get a professional sounding recording that a professional editor and mixing engineer can turn into an awesome finished track?

In this session you will LEARN:
- Why great sound is important
- Basic concepts that most "quick start" tutorials miss
- What happens during the steps in the recording process
- How to select your recording location and how to improve it
- Top 10 producing tips for improving your acappella recordings
- What recording rig to buy for under $500 and the gear it involves

Bonus!! - If you attend this session, you'll receive the eBook "10 Ways to Improve Your Acappella Recordings" which goes much more in depth into the topics covered in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Ozment

Danny Ozment

Owner, Engineer, Emerald City Productions
Danny Ozment left his comfy day job 10 years ago when an unexpected life event required him to work from home. He's built a successful business as a recording engineer and producer specializing in podcasts, audio content marketing, and vocal music while working with clients such as... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 104 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

3:00pm

Producer Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Dave Sperandio, David Longo, and Evan Feist will talk about topics for the recording and producer side of the industry in an open discussion!

Moderators
avatar for Dave Sperandio

Dave Sperandio

SoJam Founder, Vocal Mastering
Dave Sperandio has worked for more than 20 years in the vocal music world as a performer, producer, promoter, and advisor. His work has helped to define and support the world of contemporary a cappella music. Dave is the creator / co-creator of the SoJam A Cappella Festival, the ‘Sing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Evan Feist

Evan Feist

Founder, Creative Vocal Lab
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 David Longo

David Longo

Sound Engineer, Chairman, 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... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Theatre/Dance Room 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

3:00pm

Leveraging Your Appeal: The A Cappella Booking Guide (for students, directors and professionals)
Limited Capacity seats available

At this casual, discussion based session, attendees will learn about how to leverage A Cappella's unique appeal to build audience base, get gigs, fundraise, and turn a hobby into a career! For students, learn about the world of the performing arts industry from someone who has worked on all sides. For teachers, come up with strategies to increase your groups exposure and maximize fundraising efforts. For amateur and pro groups, get insight on how you can make the leap from part-time to full-time.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Taylor

Kevin Taylor

Director of Program Development, DCINY
Kevin began his career in the entertainment industry as founder and original member of the male vocal ensemble Marcoux Corner. For the following 10 years, this high-energy vocal group became one of the genre’s most sought-after acts, providing one of a kind entertainment to... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 119 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028