We’re so excited to announce that Deke Sharon will be joining our Video Judging Team for AUSACA Australian A Cappella Championship 2016!
As Pitch Perfect 1& 2’s arranger, music director, vocal producer (and German judge), and music producer for The Sing Off worldwide, Deke Sharon is known as the ‘Godfather of contemporary a cappella’.
Deke’s influence on the contemporary a cappella community is beyond compare. Deke founded CASA (Contemporary A Cappella Society), CARAs (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards), BOCA (Best of Collegiate A Cappella) compilation albums, ICCA (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella), the first contemporary a cappella conference (the A Cappella Summit), the Contemporary A Cappella League, and the professional ensembles Voasis and Vocalosity.
He is also contemporary a cappella’s most prolific arranger, having arranged over 2,000 songs, with many of them in print worldwide with Hal Leonard / Contemporary A Cappella Publishing. His first book, “A Cappella Arranging” was published in 2012, and “A Cappella” was published in 2015. Deke has produced dozens of award winning a cappella albums (including Straight No Chaser, Committed, Nota, Street Corner Symphony and the Tufts Beelzebubs), created a cappella groups for Disneyland and Disneyworld, and frequently tours the world teaching a variety of topics to students and professional singers.
Deke will be judging the video entries for one of the AUSACA divisions (either School, University or League) but you’ll have to wait to find out if it’s your division!
AUSACA Applications close on 13 May, 2016: www.ausaca.com