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Saturday, April 8
 

10:00am

Party Of Six
Here, participants will learn the nitty gritty of making the transition from a collegiate group to a professional group, as well as making the most of individual personalities and voice qualities in a small group (4-6). Topics include, but are not limited to, arranging for the small group, business skills/where to begin, and transitioning from a collegiate group to a professional group (both by an audition process and by taking your entire collegiate group and making it a professional group). The panel will include Craig Simonetti (The Hexachords), Diana Galeano (The Hexachords), Linnea Henningson (The Hexachords) Xander Teplansky (The Hexachords), Angela Longo (Musae), Sam Creighton (Musae), and Mel Daneke (Musae).

Moderators
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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 →

Instructors
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 10:00am - 11:00am
Anderson 210 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155

1:30pm

Recording Arts and Other Voodoo
Learn from some of the top a cappella producers and recording engineers in the industry as they lead an open discussion on the current state and importance of the contemporary a cappella recording world and where it is heading. Anywhere from the "do's and don'ts", tips and tricks, to understanding the factors that differentiate between a good recording to a great recording is fair game!

Instructors
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 →
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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 →
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Mike Jankowski

Owner / Head Engineer, A Cappella Productions
Mike Jankowski started his a cappella career in 2006 and has since become an industry expert on studio, live, and video production. His team at A Cappella Productions provides services for groups all over North America, and ACP produces major festivals and events for CASA, Varsity Vocals, and others. ACP’s headquarters is their 5200-sq. ft. studio and creative space just outside of Buffalo, NY which service as home base as well as the... Read More →
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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 →
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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 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Anderson 210 200 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155
 
Sunday, April 9
 

10:00am

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!

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 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.


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