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Saturday, April 8
 

9:00am

Open Masterclass: Faux Paz
Witness one of the competition winners workshopped by professional clinicians.

Instructors
avatar for Sam Creighton

Sam Creighton

Sam Creighton is a singer/songwriter and entertainer, originally from the Boston area. She attended Northeastern University and was a member of the award winning a cappella group The Nor'easters. In the group, she became a notable member, winning nominations and awards for outstanding solo performances. Following the group's International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella victory, they were selected to be featured on Pop Network's... Read More →
avatar for Mel Daneke

Mel Daneke

Hailing from Brooklyn, Mel Daneke is a contemporary performer, arranger, producer, and instructor. Mel graduated from Ithaca College in December of 2013 with a B.M. in Vocal Performance, minor in Audio Production, and also studied Music Education. While in college she performed in three of her own conceptual recitals and in the IC Opera Studio, Opera Workshops, IC Opera, Choral Ensembles, Percussion and Steel Band Ensemble, and smaller ensembles... Read More →
avatar for Angela Longo

Angela Longo

Angela Ugolini 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 at SAE Institute of Technology. There, she also sang with the CAL group, The Red States (now known as Restated,) and co-founded a new all-female CAL group... Read More →
avatar for Johanna Vinson

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.


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Anderson 306 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

9:00am

Private Masterclass: All-Night Yahtzee
Instructors
avatar for Peter Huang

Peter Huang

Founder, Vocal Percussion, Arranger, Producer, MICappella
Peter has been heavily involved in the music scene both internationally and locally for the last 20 years, wearing different hats as a singer, songwriter, producer, vocal percussionist, arranger and recording engineer. He is also the co-founder and visionary of Singaporean a cappella sensation, MICappella, who has broken into the mainstream Chinese music scene and regularly tours music festivals and concerts all over the world.
avatar for Dr. DeMar Austin Neal, IV

Dr. DeMar Austin Neal, IV

Instructor of Music, Wake Technical Community College
DeMar Austin Neal IV is a critically-acclaimed performer, educator, researcher, arranger, stage director, and conductor currently based in Raleigh, North Carolina. DeMar enjoys a diverse performance career, with regular engagements in opera, operetta, music theater, concert, and choral organizations across the United States and abroad. He has performed as a soloist with the North Carolina Opera, Greenville Light Opera Works, the Prizery, the... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Anderson 312 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

9:00am

Private Masterclass: Grains of Time
Instructors
avatar for David Longo

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 year’s CARA awards, and has recently garnered Best Mixed Co-Ed (Nor’easters Equilibirum, MIX Edifice... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Anderson 309 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

9:00am

Private Masterclass: Originals
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 9:00am - 10:00am
Bromfield Pearson 003 503 Boston Avenue Medford, MA 02155

9:00am

Private Masterclass: South Ave
Instructors
avatar for Elliott von Wendt

Elliott von Wendt

Arranger, The Vocal Company
Elliott von Wendt is an arranger and music director from Boston, MA. He finessed his a cappella career at Berklee College of Music, where he took the reins as music director for the school’s all­-male group, the CharlieChords. During his tenure, he brought them from modest beginnings to ultimately placing third at the 2015 Northeast ICCA Semifinals. After graduating, Elliott continues to mentor and arrange for many groups in the Boston area... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Bromfield Pearson 005 503 Boston Avenue Medford, MA 02155

10:00am

Private Masterclass: Acapocalypse
Instructors
avatar for Angela Longo

Angela Longo

Angela Ugolini 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 at SAE Institute of Technology. There, she also sang with the CAL group, The Red States (now known as Restated,) and co-founded a new all-female CAL group... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Anderson 306 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

10:00am

Private Masterclass: Euphoria
Instructors
avatar for Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson

Owner & Creative Director, Random Notes
Tom Anderson is an award-winning professional arranger specializing in contemporary a cappella music. His arrangements have over a quarter of a billion (with a "b") views on YouTube and have appeared on releases by artists including the Swingles, Home Free, Committed, Brian Wilson (of the Beach Boys), and multiple ICHSCA champions and ICCA finalists, as well as on network television, on Royal Caribbean cruise lines, at Orlando theme parks, and... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Bromfield Pearson 005 503 Boston Avenue Medford, MA 02155

10:00am

Private Masterclass: PowerChords
Instructors
avatar for Steven Hoffman

Steven Hoffman

Steven Hoffman is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, director, and clinician from Philadelphia, PA. He is the founder and former music director of Brandeis University's No Singer Clef Behind. He has also served as a festival clinician alongside Barry Carl, Deke Sharon, and members of KeyStone A Cappella. Steven studies Music Education and Voice at Temple University.


Saturday April 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Bromfield Pearson 003 503 Boston Avenue Medford, MA 02155

10:00am

Private Masterclass: S#arp Attitude
Instructors
avatar for Eric Scholz

Eric Scholz

Full-time a cappella producer/mastering engineer by day and enthusiast of hightop | vans also by day, Eric spends most of his time editing, mixing, and mastering | recorded vocal music. He loves hats, snacks, and seeing people around him | succeed. His website is ericscholzproductions.com.


Saturday April 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Anderson 312 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

10:00am

Private Masterclass: Shir Appeal
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
avatar for Alex Green

Alex Green

Co-Owner / Engineer / Producer, Plaid Productions
Alex Green is a recording engineer, producer, and arranger from New York City. He is a graduate of Tufts University with a dual degree in Music and Archaeology, where he sang with and directed the Tufts Amalgamates and with whom he recorded 2011′s Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA)-winning Hands Off The Mannequin. He is a co-owner and producer at Plaid Productions, a full-service a cappella production company with dual home... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Anderson 309 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

11:00am

Open Masterclass: Originals
Witness one of the competition winners workshopped by professional clinicians.

Instructors

Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Anderson 306 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

11:00am

Private Masterclass: Northern Lights
Instructors
avatar for Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson

Owner & Creative Director, Random Notes
Tom Anderson is an award-winning professional arranger specializing in contemporary a cappella music. His arrangements have over a quarter of a billion (with a "b") views on YouTube and have appeared on releases by artists including the Swingles, Home Free, Committed, Brian Wilson (of the Beach Boys), and multiple ICHSCA champions and ICCA finalists, as well as on network television, on Royal Caribbean cruise lines, at Orlando theme parks, and... Read More →
avatar for Chris Little

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, an award-winning group from the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.


Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Anderson 309 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

11:00am

Private Masterclass: Vocal Point
Instructors
avatar for Kevin Guest

Kevin Guest

Arranger / Producer / Recording Engineer / Educator, Kevin Guest Music
Kevin had the distinct pleasure of being a four year member in the award-winning (and ICCA Finalists in 2008 & 2009), all-male a cappella group Ithacappella while attending Ithaca College for Music and Audio Production. Based just outside of Boston, MA, Kevin has given numerous workshops and master classes all around the New England area, regarding recording and performance techniques for all levels of contemporary a cappella and choral... Read More →
avatar for Melinda Packer

Melinda Packer

Green Track, Group V
Melinda Packer is a Vocal Percussionist and Violist living in western Massachusetts. She is currently finishing up a graduate performance degree at Umass Amherst where she co-founded the all female a cappella group, S#arp Attitude. Melinda still is the lead VP for the group and actively teaches beatboxing clinics and workshops to students of all ages throughout New England.


Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Anderson 312 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

1:30pm

Private Masterclass: Divisi
Instructors
avatar for Linnea Henningson

Linnea Henningson

Linnea Henningson is a music education student with a concentration in classical voice at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst who has been participating in the art of a cappella for seven years now. Currently alto and social media manager for The Hexachords, she has been in several types of a cappella groups from all female to large co-ed. Linnea absolutely loves singing, especially with people who share her passion. She is ecstatic to be... Read More →
avatar for Xander Teplansky

Xander Teplansky

Bass / Business, The Hexachords
Xander Teplansky is a senior Vocal Performance Major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Being one of the founding members of The Hexachords, he has partaken in many ICCA competitions as well as filming for season 2 of PopTV's "Sing it On." Besides a cappella, Xander is involved in classical music and opera with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. While not singing, he can be found either hiking a mountain... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Anderson 309 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

1:30pm

Private Masterclass: Redline
Instructors
avatar for Scott Cobban

Scott Cobban

Scott Cobban is the vocal percussionist for Five O’Clock Shadow and a former member of Overboard. He’s also a graduate of ImprovAsylum’s improv performance program. He’s been involved in a cappella since 2000 when he joined Clark University’s coed group the Clark Bars. Outside of a cappella, he’s a full-time web developer in Boston.
avatar for Yassee Mohebbi

Yassee Mohebbi

Yassee is a UX designer by day, pun activist by night, and musicophile at heart. She sang with, competed with, recorded with, and eventually directed the co-ed collegiate group Acappology at NC State University. Her hobbies include painting, doing yoga, and unsuccessfully avoiding desserts. In her natural state, she can be found making noises with her mouth.


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Anderson 306 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

1:30pm

Private Masterclass: The Acabellas
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 →
avatar for Craig Simonetti

Craig Simonetti

Craig Simonetti, arranger, distinguishes himself with award-winning settings of contemporary music for numerous vocal ensembles. He specializes in educating young A Cappella performers, delivering workshops on his own as a beatboxer and as a member of The Hexachords. The Hexachords’ latest project features original music by Craig. Craig has his BMus in Vocal Performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is pursuing a... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Anderson 312 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

2:30pm

Private Masterclass: Eight Beat Measure
Instructors
avatar for Scott Cobban

Scott Cobban

Scott Cobban is the vocal percussionist for Five O’Clock Shadow and a former member of Overboard. He’s also a graduate of ImprovAsylum’s improv performance program. He’s been involved in a cappella since 2000 when he joined Clark University’s coed group the Clark Bars. Outside of a cappella, he’s a full-time web developer in Boston.
avatar for Lee Stovall

Lee Stovall

Small Group Coach, Camp A Cappella
Lee Stovall currently teaches 6-12 choir for the South Milwaukee School District, where he also directs the award winning a cappella groups Delta V and The Poprockets. A founding member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison a cappella group Fundamentally Sound, he has been interested in promoting contemporary a cappella education since college, arranging and coaching for groups from around the world, including some work receiving ICCA and CARA... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bromfield Pearson 005 503 Boston Avenue Medford, MA 02155

2:30pm

Private Masterclass: Gestalt
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 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Anderson 312 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

2:30pm

Private Masterclass: One Note Stand
Instructors
avatar for Archie Gopal

Archie Gopal

Archie is a senior at UMass and the Music Director of UMass Amherst's only all-female identified A Cappella group, S#arp Attitude. In her spare time, Archie loves writing her own music, hanging with S#arp, and cuddling with cats and various barn animals. You can catch Archie on stage at the scholastic competition or teaching workshops at BOSS 2017!
avatar for Alex Green

Alex Green

Co-Owner / Engineer / Producer, Plaid Productions
Alex Green is a recording engineer, producer, and arranger from New York City. He is a graduate of Tufts University with a dual degree in Music and Archaeology, where he sang with and directed the Tufts Amalgamates and with whom he recorded 2011′s Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA)-winning Hands Off The Mannequin. He is a co-owner and producer at Plaid Productions, a full-service a cappella production company with dual home... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Anderson 306 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

2:30pm

Private Masterclass: Pitch, Please
Instructors
avatar for Ricky Jabarin

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 ICCA tournaments. Ricky also serves as the CARAs Administrative Manager for CASA and sings for DC-based CAL group, DolCe.


Saturday April 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Anderson 309 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155
 
Sunday, April 9
 

10:00am

Private Masterclass: Crazy Pitches
Instructors

Sunday April 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Aidekman 012 40 Talbot Avenue Medford, MA 02155

10:00am

Private Masterclass: The Men of Last Call
Instructors
avatar for David Longo

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 year’s CARA awards, and has recently garnered Best Mixed Co-Ed (Nor’easters Equilibirum, MIX Edifice... Read More →


Sunday April 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Aidekman 009 40 Talbot Avenue Medford, MA 02155

10:00am

Private Masterclass: Treblemakers
Instructors
avatar for Kevin Guest

Kevin Guest

Arranger / Producer / Recording Engineer / Educator, Kevin Guest Music
Kevin had the distinct pleasure of being a four year member in the award-winning (and ICCA Finalists in 2008 & 2009), all-male a cappella group Ithacappella while attending Ithaca College for Music and Audio Production. Based just outside of Boston, MA, Kevin has given numerous workshops and master classes all around the New England area, regarding recording and performance techniques for all levels of contemporary a cappella and choral... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Hetherington

Brandon Hetherington

Brandon sings tenor in The Hexachords, a professional a capella group nominated for 7 CARA awards, along with the group's numerous awards at the ICCA. He sings many genres professionally and gives lessons and coachings regularly as an individual, and also alongside The Hexachords.


Sunday April 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Aidekman 013 40 Talbot Avenue Medford, MA 02155

11:00am

Private Masterclass: South Ave
Instructors
avatar for Angela Longo

Angela Longo

Angela Ugolini 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 at SAE Institute of Technology. There, she also sang with the CAL group, The Red States (now known as Restated,) and co-founded a new all-female CAL group... Read More →


Sunday April 9, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aidekman 012 40 Talbot Avenue Medford, MA 02155

11:00am

Private Masterclass: Sqwakapella
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 →


Sunday April 9, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aidekman 009 40 Talbot Avenue Medford, MA 02155