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A Cappella Seminar with ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Musical Director

In aChord participated in an a cappella vocal group seminar, facilitated by Deke Sharon, on 08/21/15.  Deke is a celebrated singer, musical director, producer, arranger and composer, who has made a cappella singing his career.  He most recently was the musical director and producer of the popular film, ‘Pitch Perfect 2’.

In aChord was chosen, along with four other vocal groups in the San Diego area to prepare a song to contribute during the program.  After all the groups performed their own selection, Deke worked with each ensemble individually as the audience and other groups looked on.  He then provided feedback and critique of the performance, giving each group tips on stage presence, vocal tone, dynamics and more.

Deke’s exuberance, warmth and great talent made it a very memorable evening and we all learned a great deal.  We hope to incorporate some of his ideas and tips into our upcoming concert at University Christian Church – San Diego on September 26.

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