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Saturday, February 8
 

9:00am PST

Vocally Percussing: a beginners guide
Does the beat get sick when you sneeze on it? Do you want it to? Do you feel like you know where to even start? This session is for those who want to vocally percuss but don’t feel are quite there yet. I'll take you through the boots and the cats, what to do when you *just might pass out* and how to approach that one song your group wants to do that maybe isn’t in your wheelhouse but you have always wanted to learn how to make those noises. We’ll be starting from the basics but I welcome anyone to come by, hang out, learn some drum sounds and leave feeling like you might actually become the 808 machine you always wanted to be.

Instructors
avatar for Sarah Mercedes

Sarah Mercedes

Sarah Mercedes is from Orlando, Fl and resides in Boston, Ma. Her a cappella journey originally began at the University of Central Florida where she was a founding member of all-female group, KeyHarmony. After her studies at UCF, she began studying voice at Berklee College of Music... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am PST
SMHS Innovation 221

10:10am PST

Beatbox Soloing
Johnny Buffalo of Backtrack Vocals will break down the elements of creating a beatbox solo. Learn about how to structure a stand alone routine by incorporating beatboxing techniques alongside vocals and melody. In addition, learn how to take a beatbox solo within an arrangement as part of a larger group.

Instructors
avatar for Johnny Buffalo

Johnny Buffalo

Johnny's career in music started when he picked up the guitar at the age of 14. He performed with bands in high school before attending SUNY Fredonia for classical guitar and sound recording technology. It wasn't until his senior year of college that Johnny learned how to beatbox... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 10:10am - 11:00am PST
SMHS Innovation 221

11:20am PST

Bass Singing Technique
Attendees will learn some tips and tricks for singing bass in an a cappella group, and especially useful microphone technique. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to provide a solid harmonic and rhythmic foundation for any a cappella group

Instructors
avatar for Jojo Otseidu

Jojo Otseidu

Jojo is a bass singer, vocal percussionist, director and arranger who studied at Ohio State University. Jojo served as Music Director of Ohio State's top a cappella group, The Ohio State of Mind, for two years. In 2017, he made history by leading The Ohio State of Mind to the final... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 11:20am - 12:10pm PST
SMHS Innovation 207

3:40pm PST

Utilizing your Beatboxer to their Full Potential
There are significant differences between Vocal Percussion and Beatboxing that many people don't fully understand. We hope to clarify the difference between the two, and also show how an arranger/music director can craft an arrangement specifically for the style of their Vocal Percussionist/Beatboxer to allow them to flourish without stealing the spotlight from the rest of the group.

Instructors
avatar for Maxwell Byun

Maxwell Byun

Maxwell Byun and Brandon Tai are the powerhouse rhythm section from the semi-professional group, Seconds Apart (formerly known as COLLAB). Both instructors come from a background of competitive collegiate and post-collegiate a cappella groups. Specializing in EDM-style arranging and... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Tai

Brandon Tai

Maxwell Byun and Brandon Tai are the powerhouse rhythm section from the semi-professional group, Seconds Apart (formerly known as COLLAB). Both instructors come from a background of competitive collegiate and post-collegiate a cappella groups. Specializing in EDM-style arranging and... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 3:40pm - 4:30pm PST
SMHS Innovation 207