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Friday, April 21
 

8:45am

Ringing the Room (Closed Session)
Closed session for setting up the sound system for Friday evening

Moderators
avatar for Jill Clark

Jill Clark

Sound Engineer, The Vocal Company
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 →

Friday April 21, 2017 8:45am - 11:00am
Sparks Auditorium 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

6:40pm

Warm-up Room A
Storage Areas Open for all Groups at 6:00pm
Crimson & Slate -- Room 201
OCHS Sound Check -- Room 205
Key of She -- Room 209
Bulldog Beats -- Room 214
Fifth Measure -- Room 219


Choir Room Practice Schedule
Please be in the choir room during this time to warm-up, as well as to help out with quick microphone hand-offs.
  • 6:40-7:10pm: Crimson & Slate
  • 7:10-7:40pm: OCHS Sound Check
  • 7:40-8:10pm: Key of She
  • 8:10-8:40pm: Bulldog Beats
  • 8:40-9:10pm: Fifth Measure

Moderators
avatar for Micha Mokrani

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-profit world at One Circle Foundation. Since the age... Read More →
avatar for Drew Wheaton

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 Bachel... Read More →

Artists

Friday April 21, 2017 6:40pm - 8:40pm
Choir Room 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

6:55pm

Warm-up Room B
Storage Areas Open for all Groups at 6:00pm
Madison Avenue -- Room 203
Ingrid Sound -- Room 208
PFC -- Room 212
Legacy -- Room 217
PopRockets -- Room 221


Theatre/Dance Room Practice Schedule
Please be in the theatre/dance room during this time to warm-up, as well as to help out with quick microphone hand-offs.
  • 6:55-7:25pm: Madison Avenue
  • 7:25-7:55pm: Ingrid Sound
  • 7:55-8:25pm: PFC
  • 8:25-8:55pm: Legacy
  • 8:55-9:25pm: PopRockets

Moderators
avatar for Micha Mokrani

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-profit world at One Circle Foundation. Since the age... Read More →
avatar for Drew Wheaton

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 Bachel... Read More →

Artists

Friday April 21, 2017 6:55pm - 8:55pm
Theatre/Dance Room 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028
 
Saturday, April 22
 

9:00am

Group Masterclass: Crimson & Slate
Speakers
avatar for Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Choral Director, Tates Creek High School
Nick Johnson is a chorus director and guitar teacher at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY. He was a member of the acoUstiKats from 2011-2015 and appeared with them on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” during the winter of 2013. Johnson became the arranger and student director for... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Room 201 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:00am

Group Masterclass: Fifth Measure
Speakers
avatar for Michael Bizzaro

Michael Bizzaro

Choir Director, Fairview High School
Michael Bizzaro is in his 5th year as a high school choir director.  Currently he teaches at Fairview High School in Boulder, CO where he started the schools first contemporary a cappella group, The Kingsmen. Mr. Bizzaro has only recently become involved in the a cappella scene and... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Room 219 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:00am

Group Masterclass: Key of She
Speakers
BU

Blue (UofM)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Memphis

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Room 209 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:00am

Group Masterclass: Legacy
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 →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Room 217 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:00am

Group Masterclass: OCHS Sound Check
Speakers
avatar for Rick Thomas

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 now CASA Program Manager of Awards. Rick regularly serves as a clinician for groups across the country and is a CARA-nominated and RARB... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Room 205 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:00am

Group Masterclass: PopRockets
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 →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Room 221 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:00am

Group Masterclass: Cat's Meow
Moderators
avatar for Kara Christ

Kara Christ

President, Vox Pop
Kara Christ has over a decade of a cappella performance and competition experience under her "belt" (pun intended), and she is an award-winning, recorded a cappella artist. Kara is a proud alumna of University of Georgia’s all-female group, Noteworthy, and co-ed ensemble, With Someone... Read More →
avatar for Anna Fee

Anna Fee

Anna first started singing a cappella at the University of Virginia with The Virginia Sil'hooettes. After moving to various parts of the country and the world for work and not finding an a cappella outlet, she decided to form her own a cappella groups in Los Angeles and Austin, both... Read More →
avatar for Chris Little

Chris Little

Education Coordinator, SoJam Event Staff
Chris Little is a professional arranger with A Cappella Productions (ACP). He is an active Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) member and has received multiple Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) nominations. Chris currently sings with and is Music Director of Vox Pop... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 206 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:00am

Group Masterclass: Parkside Range

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 215 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:00am

Group Masterclass: Skyline Blues

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 220 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:00am

Group Masterclass: UT Singers
Moderators
avatar for Brian Brandler

Brian Brandler

Outreach and Marketing Manager, Vox Pop
Brian has been an aca-nerd long before anyone started using the prefix. He first sang with Boston University’s Kol Echad as an undergrad, and since then then has continued his passion for the art as an: arranger, recording project manager, workshop and masterclass clinician, and... Read More →
avatar for Kirsten Brandler

Kirsten Brandler

Assistant Music Director / Director, Vox Pop / Nothing But Treble (St. Mary's High School)
Kirsten has been singing with and directing various a cappella groups for over a decade. She first sang with the all-female University of Maryland Treblemakers, serving as the group's music director for 2 years. After graduating from college, Kirsten joined the DC-based CAL group... Read More →
avatar for Paul Koziel

Paul Koziel

Mild-mannered high school teacher and graduate student by day, vocal percussionist by night. He has been part of the rhthym section for Deltacappella in Memphis, TN since 2009 after spending his collegiate years in Georgia Tech’s Sympathetic Vibrations. He has assisted in scoring... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 202 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:00am

Soundchecks for Showcase #1
Moderators
avatar for Jill Clark

Jill Clark

Sound Engineer, The Vocal Company
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 →
avatar for Micha Mokrani

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-profit world at One Circle Foundation. Since the age... Read More →

Artists

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

9:30am

Group Masterclass: Crimson & Slate
Speakers
avatar for Rick Thomas

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 now CASA Program Manager of Awards. Rick regularly serves as a clinician for groups across the country and is a CARA-nominated and RARB... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Room 201 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:30am

Group Masterclass: Fifth Measure
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 →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Room 219 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:30am

Group Masterclass: Key of She
Speakers
avatar for Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Choral Director, Tates Creek High School
Nick Johnson is a chorus director and guitar teacher at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY. He was a member of the acoUstiKats from 2011-2015 and appeared with them on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” during the winter of 2013. Johnson became the arranger and student director for... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Room 209 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:30am

Group Masterclass: Legacy
Speakers
avatar for Michael Bizzaro

Michael Bizzaro

Choir Director, Fairview High School
Michael Bizzaro is in his 5th year as a high school choir director.  Currently he teaches at Fairview High School in Boulder, CO where he started the schools first contemporary a cappella group, The Kingsmen. Mr. Bizzaro has only recently become involved in the a cappella scene and... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Room 217 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:30am

Group Masterclass: OCHS Sound Check
Speakers
BU

Blue (UofM)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Memphis

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Room 205 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

9:30am

Group Masterclass: PopRockets
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 →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Room 221 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:00am

Group Masterclass: Crimson & Slate
Speakers
BU

Blue (UofM)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Memphis

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Room 201 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:00am

Group Masterclass: Fifth Measure
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 →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Room 219 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:00am

Group Masterclass: Key of She
Speakers
avatar for Rick Thomas

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 now CASA Program Manager of Awards. Rick regularly serves as a clinician for groups across the country and is a CARA-nominated and RARB... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Room 209 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:00am

Group Masterclass: Legacy
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 →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Room 217 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:00am

Group Masterclass: OCHS Sound Check
Speakers
avatar for Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Choral Director, Tates Creek High School
Nick Johnson is a chorus director and guitar teacher at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY. He was a member of the acoUstiKats from 2011-2015 and appeared with them on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” during the winter of 2013. Johnson became the arranger and student director for... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Room 205 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:00am

Group Masterclass: PopRockets
Speakers
avatar for Michael Bizzaro

Michael Bizzaro

Choir Director, Fairview High School
Michael Bizzaro is in his 5th year as a high school choir director.  Currently he teaches at Fairview High School in Boulder, CO where he started the schools first contemporary a cappella group, The Kingsmen. Mr. Bizzaro has only recently become involved in the a cappella scene and... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Room 221 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:00am

Group Masterclass: Milton Unaccompanied Minors
Moderators
avatar for Kirsten Brandler

Kirsten Brandler

Assistant Music Director / Director, Vox Pop / Nothing But Treble (St. Mary's High School)
Kirsten has been singing with and directing various a cappella groups for over a decade. She first sang with the all-female University of Maryland Treblemakers, serving as the group's music director for 2 years. After graduating from college, Kirsten joined the DC-based CAL group... Read More →
avatar for Mike Chipp

Mike Chipp

Business Manager, Vox Pop
Mike Chipp is a bass performer, CARA-nominated songwriter and the business manager for Vox Pop. He has performed with the DC-based CAL group since 2015. He joined the a cappella community in 2007 starting with his college group, the Stony Brook University High C's, and formed vocal-electronic... Read More →
avatar for Anna Fee

Anna Fee

Anna first started singing a cappella at the University of Virginia with The Virginia Sil'hooettes. After moving to various parts of the country and the world for work and not finding an a cappella outlet, she decided to form her own a cappella groups in Los Angeles and Austin, both... Read More →
avatar for Chris Little

Chris Little

Education Coordinator, SoJam Event Staff
Chris Little is a professional arranger with A Cappella Productions (ACP). He is an active Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) member and has received multiple Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) nominations. Chris currently sings with and is Music Director of Vox Pop... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 206 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:00am

Group Masterclass: Spartones

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 220 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:00am

Group Masterclass: The Coachmen
Moderators
avatar for Brian Brandler

Brian Brandler

Outreach and Marketing Manager, Vox Pop
Brian has been an aca-nerd long before anyone started using the prefix. He first sang with Boston University’s Kol Echad as an undergrad, and since then then has continued his passion for the art as an: arranger, recording project manager, workshop and masterclass clinician, and... Read More →
avatar for Kara Christ

Kara Christ

President, Vox Pop
Kara Christ has over a decade of a cappella performance and competition experience under her "belt" (pun intended), and she is an award-winning, recorded a cappella artist. Kara is a proud alumna of University of Georgia’s all-female group, Noteworthy, and co-ed ensemble, With Someone... Read More →
avatar for Paul Koziel

Paul Koziel

Mild-mannered high school teacher and graduate student by day, vocal percussionist by night. He has been part of the rhthym section for Deltacappella in Memphis, TN since 2009 after spending his collegiate years in Georgia Tech’s Sympathetic Vibrations. He has assisted in scoring... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 202 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:40am

Group Masterclass: Bulldog Beats
Speakers
avatar for Michael Bizzaro

Michael Bizzaro

Choir Director, Fairview High School
Michael Bizzaro is in his 5th year as a high school choir director.  Currently he teaches at Fairview High School in Boulder, CO where he started the schools first contemporary a cappella group, The Kingsmen. Mr. Bizzaro has only recently become involved in the a cappella scene and... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:40am - 11:10am
Room 214 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:40am

Group Masterclass: Ingrid Sound
Speakers
BU

Blue (UofM)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Memphis

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:40am - 11:10am
Room 208 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:40am

Group Masterclass: Madison Avenue
Speakers
avatar for Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Choral Director, Tates Creek High School
Nick Johnson is a chorus director and guitar teacher at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY. He was a member of the acoUstiKats from 2011-2015 and appeared with them on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” during the winter of 2013. Johnson became the arranger and student director for... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:40am - 11:10am
Room 203 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

10:40am

Group Masterclass: PFC
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 →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 10:40am - 11:10am
Room 212 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:00am

Group Masterclass: Delta V
Speakers
avatar for Marc Silverberg

Marc Silverberg

Director of Vocal Music, Five Towns College
Dr. Marc Silverberg is one of the leading voices in contemporary a cappella today, having created the curriculum for a contemporary a cappella collegiate major. He has presented workshops on vocal improvisation at multiple festivals, including the APME 2016 convention. In 2018, Dr... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 220 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:00am

Group Masterclass: GWHS Unaccompanied Minors

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 217 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:00am

Group Masterclass: Lost N Sound
Moderators
avatar for Brian Brandler

Brian Brandler

Outreach and Marketing Manager, Vox Pop
Brian has been an aca-nerd long before anyone started using the prefix. He first sang with Boston University’s Kol Echad as an undergrad, and since then then has continued his passion for the art as an: arranger, recording project manager, workshop and masterclass clinician, and... Read More →
avatar for Kirsten Brandler

Kirsten Brandler

Assistant Music Director / Director, Vox Pop / Nothing But Treble (St. Mary's High School)
Kirsten has been singing with and directing various a cappella groups for over a decade. She first sang with the all-female University of Maryland Treblemakers, serving as the group's music director for 2 years. After graduating from college, Kirsten joined the DC-based CAL group... Read More →
avatar for Mike Chipp

Mike Chipp

Business Manager, Vox Pop
Mike Chipp is a bass performer, CARA-nominated songwriter and the business manager for Vox Pop. He has performed with the DC-based CAL group since 2015. He joined the a cappella community in 2007 starting with his college group, the Stony Brook University High C's, and formed vocal-electronic... Read More →
avatar for Kara Christ

Kara Christ

President, Vox Pop
Kara Christ has over a decade of a cappella performance and competition experience under her "belt" (pun intended), and she is an award-winning, recorded a cappella artist. Kara is a proud alumna of University of Georgia’s all-female group, Noteworthy, and co-ed ensemble, With Someone... Read More →
avatar for Anna Fee

Anna Fee

Anna first started singing a cappella at the University of Virginia with The Virginia Sil'hooettes. After moving to various parts of the country and the world for work and not finding an a cappella outlet, she decided to form her own a cappella groups in Los Angeles and Austin, both... Read More →
avatar for Paul Koziel

Paul Koziel

Mild-mannered high school teacher and graduate student by day, vocal percussionist by night. He has been part of the rhthym section for Deltacappella in Memphis, TN since 2009 after spending his collegiate years in Georgia Tech’s Sympathetic Vibrations. He has assisted in scoring... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 202 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:00am

Group Masterclass: Voicebox

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 215 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:10am

Group Masterclass: Bulldog Beats
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 →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:10am - 11:40am
Room 214 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:10am

Group Masterclass: Ingrid Sound
Speakers
avatar for Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Choral Director, Tates Creek High School
Nick Johnson is a chorus director and guitar teacher at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY. He was a member of the acoUstiKats from 2011-2015 and appeared with them on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” during the winter of 2013. Johnson became the arranger and student director for... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:10am - 11:40am
Room 208 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:10am

Group Masterclass: Madison Avenue
Speakers
avatar for Rick Thomas

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 now CASA Program Manager of Awards. Rick regularly serves as a clinician for groups across the country and is a CARA-nominated and RARB... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:10am - 11:40am
Room 203 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:10am

Group Masterclass: PFC
Speakers
avatar for Michael Bizzaro

Michael Bizzaro

Choir Director, Fairview High School
Michael Bizzaro is in his 5th year as a high school choir director.  Currently he teaches at Fairview High School in Boulder, CO where he started the schools first contemporary a cappella group, The Kingsmen. Mr. Bizzaro has only recently become involved in the a cappella scene and... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:10am - 11:40am
Room 212 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:40am

Group Masterclass: Bulldog Beats
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 →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:40am - 12:10pm
Room 214 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:40am

Group Masterclass: Ingrid Sound
Speakers
avatar for Rick Thomas

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 now CASA Program Manager of Awards. Rick regularly serves as a clinician for groups across the country and is a CARA-nominated and RARB... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:40am - 12:10pm
Room 208 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:40am

Group Masterclass: Madison Avenue
Speakers
BU

Blue (UofM)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Memphis

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:40am - 12:10pm
Room 203 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

11:40am

Group Masterclass: PFC
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 →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:40am - 12:10pm
Room 212 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

1:00pm

Group Masterclass: DoReHe
Moderators
avatar for Mike Chipp

Mike Chipp

Business Manager, Vox Pop
Mike Chipp is a bass performer, CARA-nominated songwriter and the business manager for Vox Pop. He has performed with the DC-based CAL group since 2015. He joined the a cappella community in 2007 starting with his college group, the Stony Brook University High C's, and formed vocal-electronic... Read More →
avatar for Kara Christ

Kara Christ

President, Vox Pop
Kara Christ has over a decade of a cappella performance and competition experience under her "belt" (pun intended), and she is an award-winning, recorded a cappella artist. Kara is a proud alumna of University of Georgia’s all-female group, Noteworthy, and co-ed ensemble, With Someone... Read More →
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Anna Fee

Anna first started singing a cappella at the University of Virginia with The Virginia Sil'hooettes. After moving to various parts of the country and the world for work and not finding an a cappella outlet, she decided to form her own a cappella groups in Los Angeles and Austin, both... Read More →
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Paul Koziel

Mild-mannered high school teacher and graduate student by day, vocal percussionist by night. He has been part of the rhthym section for Deltacappella in Memphis, TN since 2009 after spending his collegiate years in Georgia Tech’s Sympathetic Vibrations. He has assisted in scoring... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 206 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

1:00pm

Group Masterclass: Noise Complaint

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 215 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

1:00pm

Group Masterclass: Take Two

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 220 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

1:00pm

Group Masterclass: The Kingsmen
Moderators
avatar for Brian Brandler

Brian Brandler

Outreach and Marketing Manager, Vox Pop
Brian has been an aca-nerd long before anyone started using the prefix. He first sang with Boston University’s Kol Echad as an undergrad, and since then then has continued his passion for the art as an: arranger, recording project manager, workshop and masterclass clinician, and... Read More →
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Kirsten Brandler

Assistant Music Director / Director, Vox Pop / Nothing But Treble (St. Mary's High School)
Kirsten has been singing with and directing various a cappella groups for over a decade. She first sang with the all-female University of Maryland Treblemakers, serving as the group's music director for 2 years. After graduating from college, Kirsten joined the DC-based CAL group... Read More →
avatar for Chris Little

Chris Little

Education Coordinator, SoJam Event Staff
Chris Little is a professional arranger with A Cappella Productions (ACP). He is an active Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) member and has received multiple Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) nominations. Chris currently sings with and is Music Director of Vox Pop... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 202 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

1:00pm

Soundchecks for Showcase #2
Moderators
avatar for Jill Clark

Jill Clark

Sound Engineer, The Vocal Company
avatar for Micha Mokrani

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-profit world at One Circle Foundation. Since the age... Read More →

Artists

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

3:00pm

Group Masterclass: Dolce Bella
Speakers
avatar for Ben Stevens

Ben Stevens

Humanist, Catalyst, Alchemist, Trinity University
Dr. Benjamin "The Professor" Stevens is, in fact, a professor: with a Ph.D. in classical languages and literature, he has taught Latin and Greek, literary history, linguistics, and science fiction and fantasy at Bard, Hollins, Bryn Mawr, and the University of Colorado at Boulder... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 220 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

3:00pm

Group Masterclass: Richland Resonance
Speakers
avatar for Matt Woodward

Matt Woodward

Choir Director, MacArthur HS
Co-Director of PFC. Lover of family, food, and bowties. Snobby about coffee.

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 215 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

3:00pm

Group Masterclass: Select Sound
Speakers
avatar for Drew Wheaton

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 Bachel... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 206 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

3:00pm

Group Masterclass: Voce Prima
Speakers
avatar for Rick Thomas

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 now CASA Program Manager of Awards. Rick regularly serves as a clinician for groups across the country and is a CARA-nominated and RARB... Read More →

Artists

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 202 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

3:00pm

Soundchecks for Showcase #3
Moderators
avatar for Jill Clark

Jill Clark

Sound Engineer, The Vocal Company
avatar for Micha Mokrani

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-profit world at One Circle Foundation. Since the age... Read More →

Artists

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