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Saturday, April 8


Improv Games As Preparation
Improv acting is based on opening your mind, listening, and saying “yes” to ideas. This workshop uses basic improv exercises to illustrate different, fun, energetic ways that groups can prepare for rehearsals and performances.

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Scott Cobban

Scott Cobban is a vocal percussionist based out of Boston. He's a member of Five O’Clock Shadow, a former member of Overboard, and he's performed with Ball In The House, Cartoon Johnny, and The Groovebarbers. He’s also a graduate of ImprovAsylum’s improv performance program... Read More →

Saturday April 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Anderson 208 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155


People Are Hard: Best Practices for Managing Your Group
This class will consist of 3 major foci: - Getting Started, aka "This is a Thankless Job" - External Relations - Internal Relations We will talk about university and community relations, leadership roles, auditions, and everything else we can fit into the time limits. Emily is actively interested in answering questions, before and after class. She also thinks you look nice today.

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Emily Flanders

Emily Flanders has been with Varsity Vocals since 2008, and has served as Adjudication Director, ICCA Midwest Producer, ICCA Northeast Producer, ICCA Central Producer, ICCA Great Lakes Producer, and as an Associate Producer for ICHSA. An alumna of The Washington University Amateurs... Read More →

Saturday April 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Anderson 208 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155
Sunday, April 9


Your Aca-Life After College
Is graduation making you nervous about what to Aca-do after May? That is no Aca-problem! This class will discuss and navigate some of those pressures and issues moving to post-collegiate a cappella. We’ll also look at advantages and strategies of involvement to community-based and semi-professional a cappella groups in your area.

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Ricky Jabarin

Production Engineer, A Cappella Productions
Ricky Jabarin is currently a Production Engineer for A Cappella Productions (ACP). While in college, Ricky co-founded and directed Penn State University’s award-winning group, The Coda Conduct. His arrangements and coaching has contributed to The Coda Conduct’s advancements in... Read More →
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Chris Little

Music Director / Arranger/Engineer, Vox Pop / A Cappella Productions
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 →

Sunday April 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Granoff 251 20 Talbot Avenue Medford, MA 02155


It’s a Woman’s World: the Next Step for All-Female A Cappella
Learn how to grow and succeed within female A Cappella and effectively make your female group better. Hear from a panel of leaders and enthusiasts in the field about how to transition your group to the next level of Female Identified A Cappella!

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Archie Gopal

Producer, Educator, June, The Vocal Company
Hey friends! This year at NACC18, you can catch me judging the HS competition on Friday night, and teaching two classes on Saturday. One is about culture and music, and we'll chat a lot about appropriation VS appreciation and what it looks like in A Cappella. The other is a creative... Read More →
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Angela Longo

Producer, TVC
Angela Longo began her a cappella career at Florida State University, where she directed the award-winning all-female group, AcaBelles, and led the ladies to ICCA Finals in 2009 as the South Regional Champions. After graduating, Angela relocated to New York and studied audio production... Read More →
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Johanna Vinson

Jo is known for being the ladybass in Musae and in groups Delilah and Element from The Sing Off. She arranges for groups across the country and regularly travels the world teaching and performing, and you can hear her sing in Pitch Perfect 2 as one of the Bellas.

Sunday April 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Granoff 271 20 Talbot Avenue Medford, MA 02155