Deke Sharon at TAS – A Cappella workshop and seminar series

Deke Sharon is an American singer, arranger, composer, director, producer and teacher of a cappella music, and is one of the leaders and promoters of the contemporary a cappella community and a pioneer of the contemporary a cappella style. He has been referred to as "the father of contemporary a cappella" by Entertainment Weekly. Deke is visiting Australia and will take time out from his busy schedule to visit Armidale....... don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity for music educators and students to work one on one with this extraordinarily talented musician and teacher.

Deke has his a cappella fingers in many pies, arranging (Broadway’s “In Transit”), music directing movies (Pitch Perfect 1, 2 & 3), and producing television’s “The Sing Off” (US, Holland, China, South Africa), music directing BBC’s “Pitch Battle”, directing professional groups (Vocalosity), performing (TotalVocal at Carnegie Hall), coaching (Lifetime’s “Pitch Slapped”) producing albums (Straight No Chaser) and events (Camp A Cappella), publishing arrangements with Hal Leonard, while teaching and promoting a cappella worldwide.

Three day workshop with Deke

Seminar and Masterclass

Friday 13 September

Group Coaching and Rehearsals 10.30-12.30pm, 1.30-4.30pm (5 hours)
Seminar 5 – 7pm

Saturday 14 September

Group Coaching and Rehearsals 9-12pm, 1-3pm (5 hours)
Masterclass 5-7pm

Sunday 15 September

Seminar 10 – 12pm
Group Coaching and Rehearsals  2.30-4.30pm
Concert 5 pm


Details

Group Coaching,  3 days of rehearsals for a large regional ensemble with Deke, 4 pieces of music and final concert presentation.

Masterclass (20 mins with each group) 5 groups in total. Auditioned.  For additional information please contact Dr Inga Brasche on [email protected] or (02) 6776 5800.

 

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Seminar Topics  (1 hour each)

  • The Heart of Vocal Harmony
  • Expert Level Music Director’s Toolkit
  • Managing Rehearsals
  • Music Direction
  • Singing Games
  • Sound Check and Basic Tech

Program of Events

 

 

 

This workshop is limited to high school students and above. An ability to read music is an advantage. Workshop material and music will be distributed prior to the workshop. It is expected that participants will have looked at their scores before attending the workshop.