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Friday, February 3
 

6:00pm

Registration
Friday February 3, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lobby - Calabasas Performing Arts Education Center 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

7:30pm

Competition
Friday February 3, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Calabasas Performing Arts Education Center 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

10:00pm

Afterparty
Friday February 3, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday February 4, 2017 1:00am
Sagebrush Cantina 23527 Calabasas Rd. Calabasas CA 91302
 
Saturday, February 4
 

9:00am

Acoustic Beatboxing
Beatboxing without a mic can be tough, but it's far from impossible. This interactive course offers techniques for both VP and beatboxing w/o a microphone, including specialized sounds designed for carrying across spaces. We'll cover everything from the fundamentals of the rhythm section to "ear candy" sounds, focusing on the acoustic nuances between VP/beatboxing and tailoring your beats for acoustic performances. For all experience levels! #AcousticVP

Instructors
avatar for David-Christopher Harris

David-Christopher Harris

With over eight years of VP and singing experience, David-Christopher Harris has performed in a cappella groups all over the nation. He is a two-time winner of Chicago SingStrong and has performed/featured for the Sing-Off National Tour, LAAF, the National A Cappella Festival, CAF, Camp A Cappella, ICCAs, and dozens more. Having competed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Memphis, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Chicago, and everywhere in between... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
H 115 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

9:00am

The Arranging Game: Competition Edition
Learn how to better translate your arranging ideas to the stage with both the audience and the judges in mind. Effectively capture moments in your music using a variety composition and arranging techniques, tips and tricks. We'll also discuss what makes certain arrangements on the competition stage so successful and the steps to "Leveling Up" your arrangement to be both impactful and expressive. #TheArrangingGame

Instructors
avatar for Harrison Acosta

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 →


Saturday February 4, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
H 104 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

9:00am

From Drab to Fab: Transforming Your Rehearsals and Group Sound
Are you stuck in a rehearsal rut? Are your singers unfocused and unmotivated and is your group suffering as a result? This workshop, structured like an hour long rehearsal, will include new warm-ups to invigorate your group sound. We will zero in on common issues that arise and you'll leave with a toolkit of fixes to try with your group. These ideas are applicable to groups of all sizes and ability levels. You'll also hear tips on how to spice up your arrangements to keep them fresh and ways to help your group bond socially and musically. It's a great midyear pick-me-up for any group! #fromdrabtofab

Instructors
avatar for Kate Burns

Kate Burns

Music Director, The Archer School for Girls
Originally from South Windsor, CT, Kate Burns has been a member of the Performing Arts faculty at The Archer School for Girls since 2014. She teaches vocal music and leads four choirs at Archer, including the school's elite a cappella group the Unaccompanied Minors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Wagner College and a Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University. A sought-after musical director and arranger of theater... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Choir Room 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

9:00am

Marketing Your Group
So you made an Instagram for your group—now what? Marketing is a crucial part of running a group, from getting gigs to attracting auditionees to building an audience. In this workshop, you'll learn how to create a marketing plan tailored to your group, best practices for social media, and how to elevate your group's professionalism. #MarketingYourGroup

Instructors
avatar for Kimberly Nguyen

Kimberly Nguyen

LAAF Production Team
Originally from San Diego, Kim Nguyen got her start in a cappella with the UCSD Daughters of Triton. After college, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she helped form CAL group Premiere. Kim has served as the group's publicity manager since 2014. In her time managing Premiere's marketing strategy, the group has established itself as a go-to a cappella entertainer in Los Angeles, working with clients like TBS, LA Galaxy, and the Los Angeles... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
H 102 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

9:00am

What You Can Learn From Your Favorite Groups
As a group, we’ll be analyzing clips from some of our favorite seasoned aca-competitors such as: the Nor'easters, Faux Paz, Lark, Pitch Slapped any many more! Together, we’ll figure out what makes these groups successful and how you can apply those strengths to your own group. #LearningFromYourFavs

Instructors
avatar for Pearce Illmer

Pearce Illmer

Owner, Producer, Arranger, Clinician, Pearce Illmer A Cappella Productions
Pearce Illmer is an a cappella producer, recording engineer, arranger, and clinician based in Houston Texas. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Pearce served as the 3 year music director and arranger for UT's competitive mixed group, One Note Stand. Under his direction, One Note Stand became the first and only Texas group to compete at both the Sojam and BOSS a cappella festivals and also finished 4th at the 2016 ICCA Southwest... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
H 103 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

10:05am

AcaBombs
Saturday February 4, 2017 10:05am - 10:15am
Courtyard (various ends)

10:20am

Auditions. Callbacks. Rehearsals. OH MY!
Where do you start? How do you get everything done? Maybe it's magic. Maybe it's Maybelline. This 101 class will streamline everything you need to know to have a fun and successful year. Please come prepared with any questions you may have. Good luck, and #YouBettaWerk

Instructors
avatar for Michael Arellano

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 →


Saturday February 4, 2017 10:20am - 11:20am
H 103 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

10:20am

Contemporary Vocal Percussion (Limited Enrollment)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class, we'll discuss modern vocal percussion techniques such as textural layering, palette matching, and live studio effects. We'll also address and brainstorm inventive practice methods as well as speculate on the direction of the art form inside and outside of the a cappella genre. #ContempVP

Instructors
avatar for Charlie Arthur

Charlie Arthur

Charlie Arthur has been performing since a very young age, having been involved with as many musical ensembles, theatrical productions, short films, and middle school dance battles as he could seek out. He discovered his love for contemporary vocal music when he joined Forte, the award-winning a cappella group at Centerville High School. In Forte, Charlie received national recognition as a vocal percussionist, and he began arranging, recording... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 10:20am - 11:20am
H 115 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

10:20am

Vocal Orchestration
If you're "just" writing the way you would for a choir, you're missing a crucial part of your tool kit. Learn how to write more effective a cappella arrangements by learning about how to write idiomatically for instruments and translating that approach for vocals. We'll talk about orchestral and big band writing, syllable choices, bass lines, and whatever else floats into Tom's stream of conscioSQUIRREL

Instructors
avatar for Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson

Owner, Random Notes
Tom Anderson’s arrangements can be heard on multiple issues of the BOCA, Sing!, and Voices Only compilations and on the hit NBC a cappella showcase “The Sing-Off”. His arranging clients include 5-time Grammy winners the Swingle Singers, award-winning a cappella solo artist Peter Hollens, ICCA champions Pitch Slapped, and dozens of other vocal groups across the country (and occasionally beyond). A former member of pro a cappella groups... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 10:20am - 11:20am
H 104 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

10:20am

Open Masterclass: Acasola
Instructors
avatar for RESOUND

RESOUND

RESOUND is a three-member a cappella group from Richmond, Virginia. Well before declaring themselves a group, longtime friends Jessica Fox, Joseph Clarke, and Mariah Hargrove thought it would be fun to post a video of themselves singing an a cappella medley of gospel songs. Immediately going viral, new fans and friends called for more and encouraged the trio to continue their impromptu collaboration. Following this viral success RESOUND was... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 10:20am - 11:20am
Choir Room 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

10:20am

The Next Level: Starting A Career In A Cappella
A cappella has exploded in the past decade. We have gone from the street corner to the radio, from the stage to the silver screen. There are now full time producers, full time vocalists, full time vocal coaches. So the question becomes - if I love to sing, and I love to work with vocal music, how do I make it my life without starving? Let's see if we can answer that. #TheNextLevel

Instructors
avatar for Dave Longo

Dave Longo

CEO, The Vocal Company
Dave Longo is a connector, a talent curator, and a boundary pusher. Since his time as a vocalist in the Northern Highlands Regional High School’s Highlands Voices and RIT’s Eight Beat Measure, Dave has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments. His work can regularly be found on BOCA, SING, Voices Only, and each year’s CARA awards, and has recently garnered Best Mixed Co-Ed (Nor’easters Equilibirum, MIX Edifice... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 10:20am - 11:20am
H 102 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

11:25am

AcaBombs
Saturday February 4, 2017 11:25am - 11:35am
Courtyard (various ends)

11:40am

Masterclasses
Saturday February 4, 2017 11:40am - 12:40pm
Courtyard (various ends)

12:50pm

Masterclasses
Saturday February 4, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Courtyard (various ends)

2:00pm

AcaBombs
Saturday February 4, 2017 2:00pm - 2:10pm
Courtyard (various ends)

2:15pm

Harnessing the Uniqueness of A Cappella
A Discussion about how understanding the uniqueness of A Cappella can make you and your group better at everything you do. There’s undeniably something special about watching an A Cappella group sing together - what makes it so special? How can we work towards embodying the things that make it special, and how can that make singing more captivating and enjoyable? We will explore and answer these questions, as well as talk about where A Cappella can go from here. #ACapDiscuss

Instructors
avatar for David Fowler

David Fowler

David Fowler Music
David Fowler, 22, has taught at LAAF the last three years covering numerous subjects. in 2014 it was home recording, in 2015 it was advanced vocal percussion, and in 2016 it was intro to arranging and vocal percussion. He has been singing properly since age 12, improperly since age 5, and has been in numerous A Cappella groups ranging from collegiate to Professional beginning as early as 9 years ago. Last year, he competed with UCSB's Naked... Read More →
avatar for Mason Sperling

Mason Sperling

Mason Sperling is a coach of improvisation, acting, and musical performance in the Los Angeles area. He also directs and performs on YouTube with his comedy troupe, Script Not Found. Mason started singing in college, when he joined UCSB's all-male acapella group, BFOM. He specializes in arranging, group leadership, and group stage presence. Additionally, Mason no longer has this haircut. He now has shorter hair and better judgment.


Saturday February 4, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
H 102 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

2:15pm

Be the 'I' in Team
Want to be ICCA Champions or finally get to 3,000 followers on your group's Instagram page? This workshop will provide you with the tools to unite your group and create common goals that you will all be able to contribute to. These goals will ensure your group's success and make it even more fun to be a part of. As former president of CSUN Acasola, I can teach you effective methods to accomplishing huge goals from the beginning stage to the end as well as communication techniques to make sure you're all on the same page! Every member is in integral part of the group and must not only feel the responsibility to contribute but they should also want to be responsible for the group's achievements. This workshop will teach you how to be a part of the team and help your group rise to the top! #IinTeam

Instructors
avatar for Krystal Allen

Krystal Allen

Krystal Allen is a recent graduate from California State University, Northridge where she was a part of LAAF 2016 Champion group, CSUN Acasola where she served as President and Publicity Manager throughout her time. As a professional in entertainment publicity, Krystal has gained knowledge and experience in setting achievable goals and getting noticed! Krystal has held positions as an event planner for CSUN and has worked for Warner Bros. in... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
H 103 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

2:15pm

Finding Your Sasha Fierce
In this intensive and interactive workshop, we will focus on allowing yourself to be the *true diva* that you really are. We will work on stage presence & soloing - in live performances AND in studio. Join us for some fun activities that will push you out of your comfort zone and eliminate every boundary you have ever made for yourself. You're gonna be a star, kid. #FindYourFierce

Instructors
avatar for Sam Creighton

Sam Creighton

Sam Creighton is a singer/songwriter and entertainer, orginally from the Boston Area. She attended Northeastern University and was a member of the award winning a cappella group The Nor'easters. In the group, she became a notable member, winning nominations and awards for outstanding solo performances. Following the group's International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella victory, they were selected to be featured on Pop Network's docu-series... Read More →
avatar for Angela Longo

Angela Longo

Angela Ugolini began her a cappella career at Florida State University, where she directed the award-winning all-female group, AcaBelles, and led the ladies to ICCA Finals in 2009 as the South Regional Champions. After graduating, Angela relocated to New York and studied audio production at SAE Institute of Technology. There, she also sang with the CAL group, The Red States (now known as Restated,) and co-founded a new all-female CAL group... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
H 115 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

2:15pm

Leadership Roundtable
Are you a leader of your a cappella group? Wanting to take on a leadership role? Come check out an amazingly talented panel of a cappella directors of all levels sharing their many experiences in leading different groups. "Dos and don'ts" of planning rehearsals, running warm ups, choosing and learning new songs, booking gigs, member attendance/participation and more! #LetsLeadLAAF

Instructors
avatar for Welsh, Kirby

Welsh, Kirby

Host
Kirby Welsh is an alto/vocal percussionist from Newbury Park, CA. She attended UC Santa Barbara for undergrad and grad school. For those five years, she sang in VocalMotion, UCSB's only all-female a cappella group. She's now the Director of Premiere a cappella, a post-collegiate, all-female, powerhouse group based out of the LA area. In real-life, she's a science teacher at Calabasas High School where she works with Bare Rhythm and... Read More →
avatar for Kami Manzueta

Kami Manzueta

Director and Arranger, HEARTbeats
Kamila Manzueta, more affectionately known as Kami, hails from sunny Miami, Florida! She is 20 years old and a senior at Florida International University, studying International Relations and Political Science. As a musician, she was a piano prodigy starting at age 4, becoming a concert pianist at age 9, and continuing her career throughout high school at the Miami Conservatory of Music while simultaneously being trained for classical voice. Kami... Read More →
avatar for Meron Mogos

Meron Mogos

Executive Producer, LAAF Production Team
Originally from the suburbs of NYC, Meron Mogos got her start in a cappella in 2004 with Duke University’s Lady Blue. She joined NYC CAL group, Empire in 2011 and then moved to Los Angeles where she co-founded all-female, CAL group Premiere in 2013 and served as their president for 3 years. Meron is the Executive Producer of the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival and also a member of professional vocal group VXN. Meron has been an active member of... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
H 104 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

2:15pm

Rehearsing Like A Pro
Rehearsal is a lot more fun when you're working like a pro! Explore the ins and outs of a rehearsal with veteran director Rob Dietz (The Sing-Off, A Cappella Academy) as he works with his youth a cappella group Legacy, talks shop, and answers your burning questions on how to take your group to the next level. #RehearseLikeAPro

Instructors
avatar for Rob Dietz

Rob Dietz

Rob Dietz is a multiple CARA winning producer who has been arranging, performing, and teaching contemporary a cappella music for over fifteen years. Based in Los Angeles, Rob is best known for his work as an arranger and group coach for NBC’s The Sing-Off. Through his work on the show, Rob has had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the top talent in the vocal music world, including Pentatonix, Streetcorner Symphony, The Exchange... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Choir Room 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

3:20pm

AcaBombs
Saturday February 4, 2017 3:20pm - 3:30pm
Courtyard (various ends)

3:35pm

Beatbox Composition
Beatboxing is a growing skill that is increasingly becoming less about just the drum kit sounds and more about diverse techniques and unique sound effects. Although beatboxing has a separate community apart from a cappella, the use of exclusively vocal-only techniques naturally fits into the a cappella world. As new techniques appear in the a cappella world, finding places for special techniques become part of creating the arrangement of the entire song. For beginner to advance beatboxers, Beatbox Composition is about applying beatbox techniques into a cappella arrangements. This class is not to teach specific techniques, but to understand how techniques you may or may not already know how to do can work with the arrangement to complement the rest of the backs. #BeatboxCompLAAF2017

Instructors
avatar for Julia Ramos

Julia Ramos

Track IX is a professional beatboxer who is nationally recognized in her early competition career. She has place in the top 16 finalists twice in the American Beatbox Championships but is now retired from beatbox battling to pursue creating music. Her first experiences with a cappella started with UCLA's premiere all-female a cappella group, Random Voices. Being part of Random Voices has been a pivotal experience in her music career, inspiring to... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 3:35pm - 4:35pm
H 115 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

3:35pm

Building a Winning Team
Sure, music is important, but that's only one part of having a successful group. Learn how to effectively manage the personalities and logistics of your group and install a culture to keep your organization successful for years to come!

Instructors
avatar for Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas

Director of Outreach, CASA
While his experience with a cappella began as a member of RIT’s Eight Beat Measure in 2005, Rick Thomas has been extremely active in the greater a cappella community since 2010, serving as Upstate NY Ambassador, North Carolina Co-Ambassador, and now CASA Director of Outreach and Program Manager of Awards. He is also the Director of Outreach for the A Cappella Education Association and a founding member of NC Sings. Additionally, Rick... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 3:35pm - 4:35pm
H 103 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

3:35pm

Comfort Zone Crushers
This class will deal with breaking out of comfort zones as a performer to unleash the raw emotion and power of performance. We will start with a group comfort zone breaking challenge with everyone standing up and giving their most primal battle cry and unleashing their inner she(or he)wolf. Once we have broken down barriers as a group, we will break down our own individual barriers. We will list all of the things that scare us about performing like our voices cracking, someone making fun of our dance moves, looking at the audience, singing a note so loud that we stick out and tackle them one by one. I will end the class with a challenge and quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, "Do one thing every day that scares you." Constantly pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is the only way to improve as a performer. #crushlaaf

Instructors
avatar for Elle Brigida

Elle Brigida

Tracking and Editing Engineer, Clear Harmonies
Elle Brigida has been singing and arranging for a cappella groups since 2008. She has a passion for unleashing the unlimited potential in new and growing groups. | During Elle's time with Vocal Synergy, the all-female a cappella group at Wagner College, the group completed their first professional EP, featuring two of Elle's arrangements, played on WERS All A Cappella Radio and featured on WACA Vol. 2. Under Elle's leadership, Vocal Synergy... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 3:35pm - 4:35pm
H 102 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

3:35pm

Music Directors Roundtable
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
avatar for Harrison Acosta

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 →
avatar for Michael Arellano

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 →
avatar for Jessica Gottdank

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 →
avatar for Jessie Mark

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

3:35pm

Open Masterclass: Legacy
Performers

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

7:00pm

Professional Showcase
Performers
avatar for RESOUND

RESOUND

RESOUND is a three-member a cappella group from Richmond, Virginia. Well before declaring themselves a group, longtime friends Jessica Fox, Joseph Clarke, and Mariah Hargrove thought it would be fun to post a video of themselves singing an a cappella medley of gospel songs. Immediately going viral, new fans and friends called for more and encouraged the trio to continue their impromptu collaboration. Following this viral success RESOUND was... Read More →


Saturday February 4, 2017 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Calabasas Performing Arts Education Center 22855 Mulholland Hwy Calbasas, CA 91302

9:30pm

A Cappella Video Awards (ticketed separately)
Please note that this event is ticketed separately. Tickets must be purchased before Feb. 1st since it is a catered event.

Performers

Saturday February 4, 2017 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Warner Center Marriott - Woodland Hills 21850 Oxnard St Woodland Hills, CA 91367
 
Sunday, February 5
 

10:00am

Keynote
Instructors
avatar for Ben Bram

Ben Bram

Grammy Award-winning Vocal Arranger and Producer
Ben is a Grammy-winning arranger, vocal producer, and music director from Los Angeles. A graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music, Ben sang with, arranged for, and directed four-time ICCA champions the SoCal VoCals during his time at USC. He is a longtime collaborator with Pentatonix, having co-arranged, engineered and produced the majority of their currently released albums, including the platinum-selling "That's Christmas To Me" and "A... Read More →


Sunday February 5, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Lecture Hall

11:15am

Expert Opinions: Video Crash Course
The next big thing in a cappella is video - don't let your group get left behind! Come learn how to produce quality videos on any budget, how cameras work, how to prepare for professional video shoots. #OneVideoAMonth

Instructors
avatar for Danny Olefsky

Danny Olefsky

Danny's aca-obsession began at age 8, and—between multiple high school, collegiate, and post-collegiate groups—he’s been singing and beatboxing for most of his life. With a degree in Recording Industry Studies from Butler University, Danny took a detour to work as a video game developer for several years before joining The Vocal Company. He built out the video division of TVC (The Focal Company, if you will), which has amassed over 10... Read More →


Sunday February 5, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Lecture Hall

12:30pm

Expert Opinions: Play the Studio Like An Instrument
Join me in our pop-up studio for an interactive session on how to make your recorded music representative of your group, both as a whole and as the sum of its parts." #PlaytheStudio

Instructors
avatar for Bri Holland

Bri Holland

Bri is a recording and mixing engineer, producer, arranger, composer, and singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. Bri studied music at the University of Chicago, and her arrangements, vocals, original songs, and recordings have garnered various nominations and awards. Bri currently produces albums for musicians across the country, performs as a live-looping artist, writes and sings vocal charts, and teaches vocal students.


Sunday February 5, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lecture Hall

1:00pm

CASA Forum
Have an idea you think the CASA or LAAF teams should hear? Want to get involved? Come chat with the people behind LAAF 2017.

Instructors
avatar for Meron Mogos

Meron Mogos

Executive Producer, LAAF Production Team
Originally from the suburbs of NYC, Meron Mogos got her start in a cappella in 2004 with Duke University’s Lady Blue. She joined NYC CAL group, Empire in 2011 and then moved to Los Angeles where she co-founded all-female, CAL group Premiere in 2013 and served as their president for 3 years. Meron is the Executive Producer of the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival and also a member of professional vocal group VXN. Meron has been an active member of... Read More →


Sunday February 5, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Music Annex (right next to Lecture Hall)