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Saturday, April 8
 

9:00am

High School A Cappella: from Zero to YAS
Shining the spotlight on high school a cappella, which is breeding the future movers & shakers of the art form. Conversation & application on its relevance, contribution to the greater good of the community, & how we can be involved in the impact these students are making & will continue to make musically & socially.

Also featuring Shannon McNulty, Alex Grover, Dave Grossman, Jason Luciana, and Amanda Roeder

Moderators
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Diana Galeano

Assistant Director or Camp, A Cappella Academy
Diana Galeano is a graduate of Florida State University, where she studied music education with an emphasis in secondary choral education. While at FSU, she sang with 2009 ICCA Southern Champions, the AcaBelles. Since graduating, she has worked as a high school chorus teacher, director at FSU's Summer Music Camps, and is currently the assistant director and proud camp mom at A Cappella Academy, based out of Los Angeles, CA. When she's not... Read More →

Saturday April 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Anderson 211 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

11:00am

Making It Happen: From Imagination to Fruition
Whether you're founding a new group, or revitalizing an established one, this class will shed light on aspects of collegiate a cappella that are often overlooked. What separates a good group from a great group?
- a cohesive vision
- mission statement
- image
- artistic integrity
- an edge
Want the rest of the tea? Come to our class!

Instructors
avatar for Eion Blanchard

Eion Blanchard

Gestalt (University of Florida)
Eion Blanchard is a third-year mathematics major at the University of Florida. He began his a cappella experience in 2014 by joining No Southern Accent and working on their second studio album, Good to the Last Drop (2016) while serving as Public Relations Director and Assistant Music Director. In May of 2016, he co-founded a new a cappella group--Gestalt, which he currently leads as Director of Music. Later this spring, Gestalt is recording... Read More →
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Lizzie Frankenthal

Gestalt (University of Florida)
Lizzie Frankenthal is a third-year women's studies and theatre major at the University of Florida. In May of 2016, she co-founded a new a cappella group--Gestalt, which she currently leads as Director of Administration and as Choreographer. Later this spring, Gestalt is recording its debut album, Beyond the Archetype, after having successfully crowdfunded over $12,000! #dvdp


Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Anderson 211 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

11:00am

Nuanced Directing
Addressing the structure of a rehearsal, transferring elements from warm ups to rehearsing music, and the connection & flow of the time & space we share when we gather to practice/rehearse. Focusing the group energy in understanding responsibilities & being self aware in order to create a positive environment & safe space for effective music making.

Sign up for this limited enrollment class in advance.

Instructors
avatar for Diana Galeano

Diana Galeano

Assistant Director or Camp, A Cappella Academy
Diana Galeano is a graduate of Florida State University, where she studied music education with an emphasis in secondary choral education. While at FSU, she sang with 2009 ICCA Southern Champions, the AcaBelles. Since graduating, she has worked as a high school chorus teacher, director at FSU's Summer Music Camps, and is currently the assistant director and proud camp mom at A Cappella Academy, based out of Los Angeles, CA. When she's not... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bromfield Pearson 005 503 Boston Avenue Medford, MA 02155

1:30pm

Creating The Winning Set
Want to know how to take home the big prize? Learn what it takes to go from zero to hero in this class. We will look at tips and tricks to wow the judges and make your group’s mark on the vocal scene, from song selection to choreo, to branding.

Instructors
avatar for Erin Hackel

Erin Hackel

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Denver
Dr. Erin Hackel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver. She received her Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from James Madison University, a Masters in Opera from Binghamton University and a Doctorate in Voice Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is an active performer with Central City Opera’s Outreach Ensemble, and has been a featured soloist in many Colorado vocal ensembles... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Anderson 206 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

1:30pm

Think Like A Judge
Has your group pored over every detail of your competition set only to miss the mark in the eyes of the judges? Working hard is not necessarily working smart; time to put our judging caps on! Learn how a judge sees your performance by participating in an interactive adjudication session. Figure out what matters most and what to leave behind and hopefully improve your game! We will conclude with a brief discussion on judging styles and Q/A.

Instructors
avatar for Shams Ahmed

Shams Ahmed

Shams Ahmed is an arranger, music director, and producer from Cherry Hill, NJ, and living in Boston. An alumnus of Northeastern University, Shams is most notably associated with lead arranging for The Nor'easters, directing at A Cappella Academy, and participating in Sing It On. He loves to come up with innovative ways to balance his careers in Finance and a cappella music. @TheOnlyShamsYouKnow


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Anderson 211 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155