Deke Sharon at TAS – A Cappella workshop and seminar series

Tickets for Sunday concert are available at the door. Adults $20, Students $10. Don't miss out!
Hoskins Centre

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


Event Program



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.  For additional information please contact Dr Inga Brasche on [email protected] or (02) 6776 5800.

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.


Costings for this workshop have been kept to an absolute minimum to ensure regional students can experience this extraordinary opportunity to work with Deke Sharon.

$100 – 3 Day workshop

$130 – 3 Day workshop with lunch


$150 – Teachers (who require PD Accreditation and who are members of ASME)

$200 – Teachers (who require PD Accreditation and are non-members of ASME)

$30 – Lunch


Australian Society for Music Education through the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW- is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient, Highly Accomplished, and Lead levels.


Completing the  Acappella Workshop and Seminar Series, on 13 September 2019 – 15 September 2019 will contribute 18 Hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing  2.1.2; 2.6.2; 3.3.2; 3.5.2; 4.1.2; 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.




Seminar Topics  (1 hour each)

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