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Saturday, November 2

9:00am EDT

Groove Around the World
In this class, we will explore vocal percussion outside of the american style, watch and listen to percussion and vocal percussion sounds, and discuss how to fuse vocal percussion and world percussion. VP jam included!

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Mel Daneke

Owner, Producer, Performer, Viridian Productions, Musae, Six Appeal
Hailing from New Jersey, 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... Read More →

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
East Duke 209 1304 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705

10:10am EDT

VP for Beginners
Taking the first steps-for people who want to vocally percuss but aren’t quite there yet.I’d hope for people to leave this class with a better understanding of vp in general, the sounds they can make and hopefully excitement about their vp skills down the line

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Sarah Mercedes

Sarah Mercedes is from Orlando, Fl and resides in Boston, Ma. Her a cappella journey originally began at the University of Central Florida where she was a founding member of all-female group, KeyHarmony. After her studies at UCF, she began studying voice at Berklee College of Music... Read More →

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am EDT
West Duke 202 1364 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27708

11:20am EDT

Rhythm Section Synchronization
The purpose of this class is to teach basses and vocal percussionists to be more in sync with each other in order to better the overall grove during live performances. This will be done through a series of directed improvisational activities in varying genres. In the end, both the ability to improvise together and a more synchronized rhythm section should be achieved and the tools to improve further disseminated.

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DJ Paradis

DJ has been highly involved with the a cappella community all over Florida, including being apart of the ICCA Finals year of Voicebox from the University of Central Florida and the Music Director of Reverb A Cappella from Florida State University. He has been active in CASA festivals... Read More →

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:20am - 12:10pm EDT
West Duke 202 1364 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27708

3:40pm EDT

Beatboxing Today - A Closer Look
An exploration of how the competitive beatbox community and the a cappella community have begun to trickle into each other. Attendees will hopefully leave with new creative ideas and a different perspective of what defines contemporary a cappella.

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Cory Hecht

Founder, CH Music Services
Cory Hecht is the founder of CH Music Services and an alumnus of the Aaron Copland School of Music. A baritone and beatboxer, he has performed at venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Jones Beach Theater, and the White House. He is an alumnus of Tizmoret from Queens College... Read More →

Saturday November 2, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm EDT
West Duke 202 1364 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27708