We’re excited to announce that Christopher Diaz will be joining our Video Judging Team for AUSACA Australian A Cappella Championship 2016!
Christopher M. Diaz is a CARA award-winning singer, songwriter, arranger, podcaster and vocal coach from Newport News, VA (USA). A graduate of the Florida State University School of Music with a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance, he led the co-ed All-Night Yahtzee to three consecutive ICCA (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella) Finals appearances and is the only consecutive two-time winner of the Outstanding Soloist award there.
Christopher has since adjudicated, sung and instructed at vocal festivals across Asia, Europe, Australia and the US, and has worked with organizations such as AACI, CASA, Varsity Vocals, SingStrong, Vocal Asia, and TCMC among others.
In 2012, Christopher joined Deke Sharon, Ben Bram and Robert Dietz on the music staff of NBC’s The Sing-Off (Season 3). After the show he co-founded the international touring group, The Exchange, which has performed hundreds of shows for audiences in over 35 different countries on 6 continents. The Exchange joined the American boy band The Backstreet Boys as support for their 32 city “In A World Like This” stadium tour, and competed on Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing-Off, taking the runner-up title. In 2016, Christopher and The Exchange toured central Asia as part of a cultural diplomacy tour supported by the US Department of State.
Christopher 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