A Capella Workshop Registration Deadline Extended!
Deke Sharon is an American singer, arranger, composer, director, producer and teacher of a cappella music, and is one of the leaders of the contemporary a cappella community and a pioneer of the contemporary a cappella style, referred to as “the father of contemporary a cappella” by some authors.
Upon graduation in 1991, he moved back to San Francisco, bringing with him a handful of other collegiate a cappella singers to form the The House Jacks, a pioneering a cappella group known for its original music and sound, often called “the original rock band without instruments”, in part because they were the first a cappella group with a designated vocal percussionist.
He arranged for The Social Network, and served as music director and arranger for the film Pitch Perfect, as well as singing on several of the songs (credited on screen as “Male Voice #1″), which earned several awards, including a platinum record, the American Music Award for best soundtrack and an MTV Video Music Award for “Best Musical Moment”.
In December 2009, he acted as arranger, coach, and consultant behind the scenes on America’s first a cappella reality show competition The Sing-Off, and returned in 2010 as one of the show’s producers as well as arranger. He also served as Executive Music Producer on the Dutch Sing Off and Sing-Off China, including several guest appearances as a judge and performer.
Starting in September AVSC will be introducing the music for you to learn and then on May 16 & 17, 2015 Antelope Valley Showcase Chorus will be hosting the A Cappella workshop with Deke Sharon to bring a little bit of The Sing-Off to the valley.
Female singers (youth mixed chorus is also in the works) throughout the AV and outlying areas are invited to participate and YOU have several different participation options:
1) Ensemble Chorus:
- Sweet Dreams
- Cups Song
- Pool Mash-Up (Just the Way You Are)
- Good Old A Cappella
- Chord Busters March
- Two rehearsal Saturday’s – Date’s TBD prior to event (need only attend 1)
- Friday evening May 15 Rehearsal
- Adults - $75
- 25 & Under $25
- Groups of 15 or more?
- Fill out the form below for additional options.
- Sheet Music
- Learning Trax
- Meet & Greet with Deke Sharon
*You will be responsible for your meals and housing – we are working on block booking with a local hotel and will notify all registrants as soon as the location is confirmed
2) Want more time with Deke? Join AVSC
Registration included in membership
Additional planned songs include:
- Midnight Seranade
- Lulu’s Back In Town
- Boy From New York City
- Natural Woman
3) Music Educators & Directors
Observe Saturday & Sunday AM for Free
Have a choir that you’d like to participate as a group? Please fill out the form below for discounted rate.
4) Sunday Show
$10 for Non-Performers
5) Youth Mixed Chorus
We are working on providing an opportunity for male and female student singers ages 9-19 to participate in a Mixed Chorus. If you would like to be considered for that option PLEASE INCLUDE your School and Student’s name in the comments section.
While the deadline to register is September 1 space will be limited so complete this form today.
A Cappella Workshop with Deke Sharon