Founded in 2011, Musae has already gained acclaim performing at various a cappella festivals and placing at Boston Harmony Sweepstakes. As a powerhouse all-female vocal band,
Having just wrapped up his work on set as music director of Pitch Perfect 2, our master of ceremonies and head clinician is the godfather of a cappella himself, Deke Sharon. Born in San Francisco, California, Deke Sharon has been performing professionally since the age of 8, and as a child toured North America and shared the stage in operas with the likes of Pavarotti. Heralded as “The Father of Contemporary A Cappella,” he is responsible for the current sound of modern a cappella, having created the dense vocal-instrumental sound in college, subsequently spreading it around the world.
As the founder, director and arranger for the HOUSE JACKS, the original “Rock Band Without Instruments,” Deke has shared the stage with countless music legends, including Ray Charles, James Brown, Crosby Stills and Nash, Run DMC, The Temptations, LL Cool J and the Four Tops. Deke produces “THE SING-OFF” worldwide (USA, Netherlands, China), which had the highest ratings of any new, unscripted television show in the US in 2009, and was the third highest rated show on NBC in 2010. In addition, Deke served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal’s “Pitch Perfect” and “Pitch Perfect 2″. He is the founder of the Contemporary A Cappella Society.
Includes Access To:
Includes Access To:
A 50 minute masterclass with a top a cappella pro
Access to over 40 classes and workshops
Access to watch over 15 a cappella groups perform
Admission to our exhibit hall
A chance to perform in our exhibition performances (Must Apply)
Memphis is home to amazing barbeque, timeless music, perfect spring weather, and lots of entertainment.
We are offering three great hotel options for our attendees:
For the most convenient location, these are your best bets. Includes free wi-fi and parking.
Courtyard by Marriott Collierville- $99 per night (Official Hotel Sponsor)
Hilton Memphis East- $109 per night (Use Group Code AC0423)
For the full Memphis experience, go with the downtown option. Each night, enjoy barbecue, blues, Beale Street, and other exciting nightlife. Turn the weekend into a mini-vacation and check out Graceland, Sun Studios, The Civil Rights Museum, Zoo, and much more.
Crowne Plaza- $99 per night.
Produced by Meg Alexander for Be Relevent
Event Founder: J.D. Frizzell
Director of Events: Matthew Velker
Marketing Director: Amy Malkoff
Local Sponsorship Coordinator: Judi Gray
Director of Outreach and Recruitment: John DeFerraro
Competition Coordinator: Lindsay Howerton-Hastings
Performance Coordinator: TeKay
Master of Ceremonies, Head Clinician: Deke Sharon
Host Group: Briarcrest OneVoice
Organizing Entity: A Cappella Education Association
Produced in cooperation with The American Choral Directors Association
Presenting Sponsor: The Vocal Company
Official Hotel Sponsor: Courtyard by Marriott Collierville