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Saturday, February 4 • 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Music Directors Roundtable

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Calling all MDs! Join us for an open conversation on life as a music director of an a cappella group. Share challenges you face and see if others have successful solutions from their experiences. Leave feeling enlightened and with a new network of MD friends! #MDsofLAAF

Instructors
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Harrison Acosta

Director & Arranger, Voicebox
Currently in his final semester at the UCF School of Performing Arts, Harrison Acosta is finishing his first degree in music. After studying instrumental music performance, game soundtrack design and film score for two years, Harrison is now studying composition, theory, and education while preparing for graduate school. Recently, Harrison also spent the summer of 2016 as a production intern with The Vocal Company in Rochester, New York... Read More →
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Michael Arellano

Michael Arellano earned a degree in Commercial Music from Florida State University while studying Oboe. His instrumental background allows him to find a new perspective when directing or arranging for a group, and allowed him to learn a lot about arranging for voice in the process. Michael directed All-Night Yahtzee for three years and led them to ICCA Finals in 2016. His passion for music is vast, and he hopes to share his enthusiasm with... Read More →
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Jessica Gottdank

Jessica Gottdank graduated from Oberlin College with a major in music focusing on music theory and jazz improvisation. A few years later she also graduated from Olin College of Engineering where she was arranger, director, and president of the PowerChords, a co-ed a cappella group on campus. She led the group to compete at the ICCAs and produced their first album. After graduation Jessie co-founded Los Angeles CAL group Premiere with LAAF... Read More →
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Jessie Mark

Education Coordinator, LAAF Production Team
Jessie Louise Mark graduated from Duke University in 2011 where she majored in History and minored in Music. She is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. During her four years as a member and director of Duke’s award-winning all-female a cappella group Lady Blue, Jessie developed a love for music theory and a cappella education. She has taught beginner music theory for vocal arranging for several... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 3:35pm - 4:35pm
H 104 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

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