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Saturday, November 2

9:00am EDT

What Are You Trying to Say?
The current world of contemporary a cappella is incredibly exciting with so many ideas and styles of music floating around, but it can be difficult to decide how to use multiple elements from the genre and still communicate to a broad audience. This class explores how to sift through the endless possibilities to create a coherent message through music, from analyzing the lyrics to the final performance

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Lee Stovall

Vocal Music Teacher, Rufus King High School
Lee Stovall currently teaches choir at Rufus King High School in Milwaukee, WI and directs an a cappella group at Alberto College. Previously, he taught for the South Milwaukee school district, and directed the award winning a cappella groups, Delta V and The Poprockets. A founding... Read More →

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
West Duke 105 1364 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27708

2:30pm EDT

So You Wanna Compete?
This is a class designed to teach newcomers the basics of the competitive world of a cappella.This class is made with high school/collegiate groups in mind, to help them understand the different circuits and the basics of what to expect when jumping into the competitive scene.

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Harrison Acosta

Director & Arranger, Voicebox , REMIX & Atlas
Harrison Acosta recently completed his BA Capstone entitled “Capturing Moments in Music feat. The Human Voice.” Originally studying orchestral performance and film score at the UCF School of Performing Arts, he now studies composition, game sound design and music theory in preparation... Read More →
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Christine Sack

Christine is a performer and director, and former artistic director of UCF’s Voicebox. She’s been crowned “the Queen” at BOSS 2018. She also works in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as a witch. So she’s like a singing witch queen, if that makes sense.

Saturday November 2, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm EDT
East Duke 204D 1304 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705
Sunday, November 3

10:00am EST

Finding the "We" in Competition: A Panel Discussion
We often value competition success based on the scoring and accoIades received but there is much more to learn though iron-sharpening competition as individuals and the group as a whole. In this session, we will discuss group cohesion and self-discovery through competition as well as personal anticdotes from thought-leaders on their experiences in comptition.

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Sebi Santiago-Rivas

Sebi is a pre-service music educator and aspiring producer based in Philadelphia, PA. He is the former music director of OwlCappella at Temple University, and oversaw the groups first ICCA competition, where they became Mid-Atlantic Champions and competed at finals in NYC. He is also... Read More →

Sunday November 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EST
East Duke 204B