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Friday, March 1
 

5:00pm EST

Single Singers Rehearsal

This rehearsal is for the Single Singers.

This group is for any singer at any level who is willing to learn the material on his or her own, prior to coming to SingStrong, and willing to perform on stage after just one day together!

We won't have time to plunk notes so make sure you know your part cold!

(You'll also need a weekend pass or class pass to participate.)

Contact Judy@SingStrong.org for learning materials and get ready to sing your heart out!


Artists
avatar for Judy Fontana

Judy Fontana

Artistic Director, Stiletta
Judy Fontana directs The Single Singers (SingStrong DC and SingStrong Chicago). Judy has been making a cappella music for over 20 years and has directed, arranged for and performed in all-female groups for over a decade. These include New York City’s "Stiletta" and “Melodia Women’s... Read More →
avatar for The Single Singers (DC)

The Single Singers (DC)

You are in the Single Singers! Or at least you could be! If you're attending the SingStrong A cappella Festival and want to get your moment in the spot light, this is your chance to join a group that's performing! How To Join Step 1) Contact Judy@SingStrong.org and tell her that... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
( 3) Choir Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

5:30pm EST

Box-Office Opens

Box Office Opens at 5:30. Come pick up your tickets and passes for the Friday Night Concert or any SingStrong Event!

Concert seating is general admission and doors open between 6 and 6:30. Show starts at 7.


Volunteers
avatar for Christina Parke

Christina Parke

Christina Parke, Registrar Christina Parke has coordinated the registration, ticketing and hotel accommodations for 4 years of a cappella summits. This year she plans to hold on to a tiny bit more sanity by focusing on SingStrong's hotel coordination, travel coordination and registrar-ing. She is a performer... Read More →

Friday March 1, 2013 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Main Hall/Lobby South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

7:00pm EST

Friday Night Concert: ACA IDOL
Limited Capacity seats available

ACA-Idol is a fast-paced competition with big money at stake! Groups perform for 10 minutes. A panel of judges (including Amy Englehardt formerly of The BOBS, Alli Hauger of GQ, and Robert Dietz of The Funx and The Sing-Off) gives live feedback. You, the audience vote to decide which group -College or Pro- wins $1,000! (Rules here). Ten competitors each give their best 10 minutes. Silent Auction too! Competors will all compete for your love and votes in this show! 

Catch the Metropolitones, Note-oriety, The Notochords, Baltimore Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Four Scores, UltraViolet and more!


Speakers
avatar for Robert Dietz

Robert Dietz

Robert Dietz lives in Los Angeles, CA where he is a vocal coach and arranger for The Sing Off. Dietz is a recent graduate of Ithaca College in upstate New York where he received a dual degree in music and business. He began singing in high school when he founded the Contempo... Read More →
JM

Jonathan Minkoff

Founder, Executive Producer, SingStrong.org
Founder, Executive Producer of SingStrong

Artists
avatar for Amy Engelhardt

Amy Engelhardt

I ARE Music


Friday March 1, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm EST
( 1) Main Theatre South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

11:00pm EST

Meet and Greet AfterGlow at the Westin Reston Hotel

Food, drink and song! A meet and greet for SingStrong groups, singers and attendees!

This is an awesome party, but it isn't for everyone. This event is not supervised by SingStrong, South Lakes HS, Rita Gigliotti or any other person or entity. This is not an official SLHS or SingStrong event. No credit is offered at the HS for attendance. No fee is charged for attendance. This is simply the spot where some performers and adult summit attendees will be relaxing after the show. It is not for HS students to attend.


Friday March 1, 2013 11:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Westin Reston Hotel Westin Reston Heights 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, Virgina 20191 (703) 391-9000
 
Saturday, March 2
 

8:30am EST

Welcome and Registration

Come get your tickets and passes. Ask any questions. Grab a snack! Make sure you know where your coachings are and get the latest info on any last minute changes to the schedule. Plus, meet the organizational team! As soon as you're settled you can start singing and listening to the award-winning GQ as they get everyone up and singing in the class, "Sing Your Heart Out."


Volunteers
avatar for Christina Parke

Christina Parke

Christina Parke, Registrar Christina Parke has coordinated the registration, ticketing and hotel accommodations for 4 years of a cappella summits. This year she plans to hold on to a tiny bit more sanity by focusing on SingStrong's hotel coordination, travel coordination and registrar-ing. She is a performer... Read More →

Saturday March 2, 2013 8:30am - 9:00am EST
Main Hall/Lobby South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

9:00am EST

Private Coaching: Robert Dietz and members of The Funx coach Thing-a-Mah-Jigs

Coachings! Reserve Your Coaching Now! Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Dietz

Robert Dietz

Robert Dietz lives in Los Angeles, CA where he is a vocal coach and arranger for The Sing Off. Dietz is a recent graduate of Ithaca College in upstate New York where he received a dual degree in music and business. He began singing in high school when he founded the Contempo... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Rob Dietz

Rob Dietz

founder/director
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... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Aux Gym

9:30am EST

Sing Your Heart Out with GQ!

Start this festival right by singing together! This Award-winning barbershop quartet will tag-teach you the hottest tags out there. And while you're laughing and singing, you just might pick up the secret to the perfect blend and ringing chords that won them the Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes! Warm up your voice and get your ears listening under the direction of our ACA-Idol audience favorites and First Place ChampionsG!


Artists
GA

GQ ( a cappella quartet )

GQ are the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes champions. They also won Audience Favorite and Best Arrangement for their unique take on "Timshel". GQ are the winners and audience favorites of SingStrong's 2012 ACA-Idol.  The quartet formed in the summer of 2011 at Towson University... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 9:30am - 10:00am EST
( 3) Choir Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

10:00am EST

Reimagining Songs with The Funx

More arranging and more than performance. Reimagining requires the ability to step out of the box entirely. Let Robert Dietz from the Sing-Off and his group, The Funx show you what works for them. Not just educational. Entertaining as well!


Artists
avatar for Rob Dietz

Rob Dietz

founder/director
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... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am EST
( 2) Cafeteria South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

10:00am EST

Sing Your Heart Out with GQ! PART 2

(Continued from 9:30 session, but join in anytime)

Start this festival right by singing together! The Award-winning barbershop quartets MAXX Factor and Da Capo will tag-teach you the hottest tags out there. And while you're laughing and singing, you just might pick up the secret to their perfect blend and ringing chords! Warm up your voice and get your ears listening under the direction of, not one but two National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions!


Artists
GA

GQ ( a cappella quartet )

GQ are the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes champions. They also won Audience Favorite and Best Arrangement for their unique take on "Timshel". GQ are the winners and audience favorites of SingStrong's 2012 ACA-Idol.  The quartet formed in the summer of 2011 at Towson University... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am EST
( 3) Choir Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

10:00am EST

Coaching Joe Cerutti coaches TJ ManChoir
Speakers

Saturday March 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am EST
( 6) Men's Dressing Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

10:00am EST

Coaching: Ensamble Fenix members coach The Major Minors

Coachings! Once ALL members of your group have purchased their Full Weekend Pass or ClassPasses you can request a FREE Coaching by email Jonathan@SingStrong.org. Make sure to include:

NAME, PHONE, GROUP NAME, STYLE, # + GENDER, DAYS AND TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE, PREFERRED COACH/TOPIC IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE.

Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unless otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.

 


Artists
avatar for Ensamble Fenix

Ensamble Fenix

Ensamble Fénix, a Venezuelan vocal sextet since 1999, brings national, Caribbean and international melodies. They have been honor guests in music festivals in Colombia, Spain and Mexico. Ramon Alí, Fabiola, Laura, César, Diohanney and Armando are gathered together to develop just... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am EST
( 10) Career Center South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

10:00am EST

Coaching: Jonathan Minkoff coaches Note-oriety

Coaching


Speakers
JM

Jonathan Minkoff

Founder, Executive Producer, SingStrong.org
Founder, Executive Producer of SingStrong

Artists
avatar for Note-oriety

Note-oriety

Note-oriety is an all female a cappella group from James Madison University, located in Harrisonburg, Virginia! Founded in the Spring of 1998 and made up of about 15 ladies, Note-oriety sings a wide array of songs. Their latest CD, "Get Gone" (released September, 2010) is available... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am EST
( 4) Orchestra South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

10:00am EST

Private Coaching: Jeff Washburn coaches SMAC

Coachings! Reserve Your Coaching Now! Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.


Saturday March 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Aux Gym

11:00am EST

Crowdfunding Your Next Recording

After completing one of the most successful a cappella-related Kickstarter campaigns, Freddie Feldman shares his wisdom on the various forms of crowdfunding and how to utilize them to maximize your funds for your next project. You can't *afford* to miss this one.

 


Speakers
avatar for Freddie Feldman

Freddie Feldman

Freddie has been immersed in the world of a cappella for over fifteen years. He got his start with his high school group, The Coppertones. He started the college group, Five O'Clock Shadow, at Northwestern University. After graduation, he toured nationally with his professional... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 11:00am - 12:00am EST
( 4) Orchestra South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

11:00am EST

Find Your Funny with Amy Englehardt

Amy Englehardt is an award winning writer, arranger and singer. After 13 years as the only female in the Grammy Nominated a cappella group, The Bobs, she knows a thing or two about comedy. Let Amy help you find the funny in your songs and your show. If all you do is tell us the facts of a song, you're doing it wrong. Make your banter count!


Artists
avatar for Amy Engelhardt

Amy Engelhardt

I ARE Music


Saturday March 2, 2013 11:00am - 12:00am EST
( 3) Choir Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

11:00am EST

Rockstar 101 with Diana Preisler

Diana Preisler says this: "They see you louder than they hear you."

The Broadway performer, film actress (Oscar Nominated "Chico and Rita") singer and manager of Blue Jupiter will show you how to make that message work for you. Groups, including New York City's Metropolitones, will hop on stage and have their performance crafted to perfection.

This seminar is one of our most popular! Have your group come ready to perform!


Speakers
avatar for Diana Preisler

Diana Preisler

Diana Preisler is an accomplished singer, actress and voice-over artist. She shares an Academy Award nomination as a contributor to 2012's "Chico and Rita". Diana spent 4 years as a member of the board of directors of the Contemporary A cappella Society of America and as a co-producer... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Note-oriety

Note-oriety

Note-oriety is an all female a cappella group from James Madison University, located in Harrisonburg, Virginia! Founded in the Spring of 1998 and made up of about 15 ladies, Note-oriety sings a wide array of songs. Their latest CD, "Get Gone" (released September, 2010) is available... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 11:00am - 12:00am EST
( 2) Cafeteria South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

11:00am EST

Private Coaching GQ coaches Doremigas

Coachings! Reserve Your Coaching Now! Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.


Artists
GA

GQ ( a cappella quartet )

GQ are the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes champions. They also won Audience Favorite and Best Arrangement for their unique take on "Timshel". GQ are the winners and audience favorites of SingStrong's 2012 ACA-Idol.  The quartet formed in the summer of 2011 at Towson University... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 11:00am - 12:00am EST
( 5) Women's Dressing Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

11:00am EST

Private Coaching Joe Cerutti coaches the Ramtations

Coachings! Once ALL members of your group have purchased their Full Weekend Pass or ClassPasses you can request a FREE Coaching by email Jonathan@SingStrong.org. Make sure to include:

NAME, PHONE, GROUP NAME, STYLE, # + GENDER, DAYS AND TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE, PREFERRED COACH/TOPIC IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE.

Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.


Speakers

Saturday March 2, 2013 11:00am - 12:00am EST
( 10) Career Center South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

11:00am EST

Private Coaching: Robert Dietz and members of The Funx coach Unplugged

Coachings! Reserve Your Coaching Now! Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.

 

FOCUS on stage presence, choreography, arranging, and any other general criticism. 


Speakers
avatar for Robert Dietz

Robert Dietz

Robert Dietz lives in Los Angeles, CA where he is a vocal coach and arranger for The Sing Off. Dietz is a recent graduate of Ithaca College in upstate New York where he received a dual degree in music and business. He began singing in high school when he founded the Contempo... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Rob Dietz

Rob Dietz

founder/director
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... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 11:00am - 12:00am EST
( 9) Lecture Hall South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

12:00pm EST

Soundcheck for Spotlight Showcase

Closed Soundcheck for Performers at the 1PM Spotlight Showcase Concert

 


Saturday March 2, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm EST
( 2) Cafeteria South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

12:00pm EST

Up Close with NOTA

NOTA, the winners of NBC's The Sing-Off teach their own brand of Puerto Rican a cappella.


Artists

Saturday March 2, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
( 4) Orchestra South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

12:00pm EST

What Barbershop Remembers that Contemporary Forgot (and How to Get it Back)

Contemporary a cappella opens incredible doors of tone color and performance, but if you can't tune, phrase and blend, you're only singing half the music. Let barbershop master Joe Cerutti give you the best of both worlds!


Speakers

Saturday March 2, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
( 3) Choir Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

12:00pm EST

Private Coaching The Funx coaches Chamber Singers

Coachings! Once ALL members of your group have purchased their Full Weekend Pass or ClassPasses you can request a FREE Coaching by email Jonathan@SingStrong.org. Make sure to include:

NAME, PHONE, GROUP NAME, STYLE, # + GENDER, DAYS AND TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE, PREFERRED COACH/TOPIC IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE.

Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.


Artists
avatar for Rob Dietz

Rob Dietz

founder/director
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... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Aux Gym

12:00pm EST

Private Coaching: Amy Englehardt coaches The VCU Notochords

Coachings! Reserve Your Coaching Now! Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.


Saturday March 2, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
( 10) Career Center South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

1:00pm EST

HS Competition Judges Meeting

Closed Judges Briefing. All judges for the 2PM HS Competition must be present for this meeting.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Dietz

Robert Dietz

Robert Dietz lives in Los Angeles, CA where he is a vocal coach and arranger for The Sing Off. Dietz is a recent graduate of Ithaca College in upstate New York where he received a dual degree in music and business. He began singing in high school when he founded the Contempo... Read More →
avatar for Freddie Feldman

Freddie Feldman

Freddie has been immersed in the world of a cappella for over fifteen years. He got his start with his high school group, The Coppertones. He started the college group, Five O'Clock Shadow, at Northwestern University. After graduation, he toured nationally with his professional... Read More →
avatar for Rita Gigliotti

Rita Gigliotti

Rita Gigliotti has been a co-producer of SingStrong since its creation. Rita Gigliotti is sought after as a choral clinician, director, adjudicator and singer. She joined the South Lakes High School faculty (Fairfax County Public Schools) in 2005. Since then the South Lakes Choral... Read More →
avatar for John David Maybury

John David Maybury

Choir/Musical Theatre Director, Montgomery County Public Schools
John David Maybury started his collegiate music education at Salisbury University where he had performed in Chamber Choir, Chorale, Musical Theatre Workshops, Wind Ensemble, and Youth Symphony Orchestra.On Salisbury's stage, he has played the roles of Tobias in Sweeny Todd, Matt from... Read More →
JM

Jonathan Minkoff

Founder, Executive Producer, SingStrong.org
Founder, Executive Producer of SingStrong

Artists
avatar for Amy Engelhardt

Amy Engelhardt

I ARE Music


Saturday March 2, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm EST
( 4) Orchestra South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

1:00pm EST

Spotlight Showcase Concert

No special tickets required! Anyone with a ClassPass may attend!

Pro, Semi-Pro, Collegiate and HS groups of all types strut their stuff in a casual, non-competitive, but very fast-paced showcase.

 


Saturday March 2, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
( 2) Cafeteria South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

1:00pm EST

Single Singers Rehearsal

This rehearsal is for the Single Singers.

This group is for any singer at any level who is willing to learn the material on his or her own, prior to coming to SingStrong, and willing to perform on stage after just one day together!

We won't have time to plunk notes so make sure you know your part cold!

(You'll also need a weekend pass or class pass to participate.)

Contact Judy@SingStrong.org for learning materials and get ready to sing your heart out!

Participation will cause you to miss a portion of the Saturday 2PM Matinee in which the HS Groups compete


Artists
avatar for Judy Fontana

Judy Fontana

Artistic Director, Stiletta
Judy Fontana directs The Single Singers (SingStrong DC and SingStrong Chicago). Judy has been making a cappella music for over 20 years and has directed, arranged for and performed in all-female groups for over a decade. These include New York City’s "Stiletta" and “Melodia Women’s... Read More →
avatar for The Single Singers (DC)

The Single Singers (DC)

You are in the Single Singers! Or at least you could be! If you're attending the SingStrong A cappella Festival and want to get your moment in the spot light, this is your chance to join a group that's performing! How To Join Step 1) Contact Judy@SingStrong.org and tell her that... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
( 3) Choir Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

2:00pm EST

Saturday Matinee Concert: HS Competition

The best High School groups get only 8 minutes of stage time to impress a team of a cappella experts as they compete for trophies. The Single Singers perform while the judges deliberate. 


Speakers
Artists
avatar for The Single Singers (DC)

The Single Singers (DC)

You are in the Single Singers! Or at least you could be! If you're attending the SingStrong A cappella Festival and want to get your moment in the spot light, this is your chance to join a group that's performing! How To Join Step 1) Contact Judy@SingStrong.org and tell her that... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
( 1) Main Theatre South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

4:30pm EST

Arranging for Live Looping

Lollapalooza favorite, Julia Easterlin has become a one woman band. Using her looping technology, she creates layer after layer of harmony. Looping arrangements have unique constraints. Julia Easterlin not only discusses her technology but also reveals her approach to creating compelling looping arrangements.


Artists
avatar for Julia Easterlin

Julia Easterlin

Julia Easterlin is a live looping artist and composer whose vocal-oriented sound has been described as haunting, seductive and powerful. Easterlin has performed at Lollapalooza, CMJ Music Marathon in New York, and in Cuba with the Berklee Interarts Ensemble. In 2007 Julia was awarded... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
( 4) Orchestra South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

4:30pm EST

Auditions with American Idol's Nate Tao

American Idol contestant, and member of the Funx, Nate Tao has done his fair share of auditions. Whether you want to get onto American Idol or into an a cappella group, you need more than talent to get the job done. Learn successful audition strategies. From taking care of your voice to wearing the right clothes; from choosing the right song, to what to say and what not to say. The class will even cover turning a no into a yes down the line. 


Saturday March 2, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
( 3) Choir Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

4:30pm EST

Up Close with Traces

Traces, the first female group to win the Boston and New york Harmony Sweepstakes, shares their special NY-based brand of a cappella. Expect many pearls of wisdom from these champions! Conflict Resolution, Vocal/Physical Health, Image, Rehearsal, Stage Presence, and Vocal Technique are all on the agenda.


Saturday March 2, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
( 2) Cafeteria South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

4:30pm EST

Private Coaching: GQ coaches the Brown Eyed Darlings

Coachings! Reserve Your Coaching Now! Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.


Artists
GA

GQ ( a cappella quartet )

GQ are the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes champions. They also won Audience Favorite and Best Arrangement for their unique take on "Timshel". GQ are the winners and audience favorites of SingStrong's 2012 ACA-Idol.  The quartet formed in the summer of 2011 at Towson University... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
( 5) Women's Dressing Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

4:30pm EST

Private Coaching: John David Maybury coaches Fully Charged (Henry E. Lackey High School)

Coachings! Once ALL members of your group have purchased their Full Weekend Pass or ClassPasses you can request a FREE Coaching by email Jonathan@SingStrong.org. Make sure to include:

NAME, PHONE, GROUP NAME, STYLE, # + GENDER, DAYS AND TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE, PREFERRED COACH/TOPIC IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE.

Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unless otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.

 


Saturday March 2, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
( 10) Career Center South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

7:00pm EST

Saturday Night Concert 1: Traces, Blue Jupiter, Julia Easterlin, HS Champions

Box Office is open at 6. Seating is general admission. Doors open at approximately 6:30. Concert begins at 7 and ends at 8:30. The concert is followed by a Silent Charity Auction. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

The charity auction is followed by a second, all different Saturday night concert at 9:30.


Artists
avatar for Blue Jupiter

Blue Jupiter

Blue Jupiter is a world-touring a cappella quartet that has been described as “The real deal,” by rock legend, Gene Simmons; “Incredible!” by Jane Pauly from NBC; “Nothing short of magic,” by the Sands Casino Entertainment Department, and “Simply the best music act we’ve... Read More →
avatar for Julia Easterlin

Julia Easterlin

Julia Easterlin is a live looping artist and composer whose vocal-oriented sound has been described as haunting, seductive and powerful. Easterlin has performed at Lollapalooza, CMJ Music Marathon in New York, and in Cuba with the Berklee Interarts Ensemble. In 2007 Julia was awarded... Read More →
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Traces

The first female group to win both the New York and Boston Harmony Sweepstakes, this soulful quintet boasts expansive range, vocal dynamics, tight harmonies, an unbelievably low female bass, and some truly powerful vocal percussion. With influences ranging from Caribbean and African... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
( 1) Main Theatre South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

8:30pm EST

Silent Auction Final 40 minutes!

It's the final 40 minutes of Silent Auction time, conveniently placed in between the end of the Sat. 7PM show and the beginning of the Sat. 9:30PM show!

Get unbelievable deals as you bid on a plethora of packages, and every dollar goes right to the Alzheimer's Association!

Hotel get-aways? We've got em! Hard to find a cappella CDs? We've got em? Headshot and recording packages? We've got em! Local discounts for every day items? We've got those too!

Don't miss this great chance to do well while you do good!


Saturday March 2, 2013 8:30pm - 9:10pm EST
( 2) Cafeteria South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

9:30pm EST

Saturday Night Concert 2: NOTA, Ensamble Fenix, Amy Englehardt, The Funx

Box Office is open at 6pm and earlier throughout the day. Auction takes place from 8:30 until 9:10. Seating for the show is general admission and doors open at 9:10PM. Show starts at 9:30.

An open-mic afterglow follows at the Westin Reston hotel.


Artists
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Amy Engelhardt

I ARE Music
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Ensamble Fenix

Ensamble Fénix, a Venezuelan vocal sextet since 1999, brings national, Caribbean and international melodies. They have been honor guests in music festivals in Colombia, Spain and Mexico. Ramon Alí, Fabiola, Laura, César, Diohanney and Armando are gathered together to develop just... Read More →
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Rob Dietz

founder/director
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... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 9:30pm - 11:00pm EST
( 1) Main Theatre South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

11:30pm EST

Open Mic AfterGlow at the Westin Reston Hotel

Food, drink and song! An open mic for all groups and singers hosted by NY and DC Harmony Sweepstakes Champions, and 3 time WAMMY Nominees, Cartoon Johnny!

Any group of adult singers at any level can get up and jam! Need a bass? Just call out for one! This is the time for once in a lifetime connections! Pros and amateurs and everything in between!

This is an awesome party, but it isn't for everyone. This event is not supervised by SingStrong, South Lakes HS, Rita Gigliotti or any other person or entity. This is not an official SLHS or SingStrong event. No credit is offered at the HS for attendance. No fee is charged for attendance. This is simply the spot where some performers and adult summit attendees will be relaxing after the show. It is not for HS students to attend.


Artists
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Cartoon Johnny

Cartoon Johnny is an energetic vocal band that pushes the limits of traditional a cappella. Drawing on influences from classic soul to modern alternative, they've crafted an exciting sound that is often mistaken for an instrumental band - but it's all vocal.Based in the Washington... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2013 11:30pm - 2:00am EST
Westin Reston Hotel Westin Reston Heights 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, Virgina 20191 (703) 391-9000
 
Sunday, March 3
 

10:00am EST

Studio Recordings: Fast track to Success

Marty Gasper, award winning, Berklee-trained sound engineer is a wizard at the recording board. That's why he's engineered scores of groups including Afro-Blue Vocal Band from NBC's the Sing-Off. Jonathan Minkoff is an award-winning producer with almost 30 years of professional a cappella expierience. He has more published a cappella reviews than other any man alive. (Fact!) And he's produced performances by over 100 of the world's best a cappella groups.

Together they present a path to making, not just a recording, but an exceptional album.

Learn when to Do-It-Yourself and when to get outside expertise. Manage the process so you get your album on time and in-budget. And most importantly, learn how to make a recording that you'll be just as proud to hear in 30 years as you are today.


Speakers
JM

Jonathan Minkoff

Founder, Executive Producer, SingStrong.org
Founder, Executive Producer of SingStrong

Volunteers
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Marty Gasper

(If you are a group performing at SingStrong please see Marty's emailed request for information about your sound set-up. You can also look at the bottom of this page for a list of equipment provided on the mainstage.) In addition to sound and light design for SingStrong, Marty is also the founder and beatboxer for Blue Jupiter. When not beatboxing, Marty's strong leads, seamless harmonies and sense of time and rhythm gives Blue Jupiter its fun... Read More →

Sunday March 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am EST
( 1) Main Theatre South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

10:00am EST

Private Coaching:

Coachings! Reserve Your Coaching Now! Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.


Sunday March 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am EST
( 6) Men's Dressing Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

10:00am EST

Private Coaching: Rita Gigliotti coaches Ultraviolet

Coachings! Reserve Your Coaching Now! Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.


Speakers
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Rita Gigliotti

Rita Gigliotti has been a co-producer of SingStrong since its creation. Rita Gigliotti is sought after as a choral clinician, director, adjudicator and singer. She joined the South Lakes High School faculty (Fairfax County Public Schools) in 2005. Since then the South Lakes Choral... Read More →

Artists

Sunday March 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am EST
( 4) Orchestra South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

11:00am EST

Beatbox Battle Skills

Beatboxing and vocal percussion. There will be some explaining. And, if we're being honest, some showing off. Hopefully you won't mind too much!

 


Speakers
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Kevin Child

Kevin Child is the Vocal Percussionist for Ohio-based a cappella group, 4 THE RECORD. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from The University of Maine. Kevin founded the Bear Vocals in 2003 and helped found the Mixed Nuts in 2007, which he directed and managed. He performed... Read More →
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Robert Dietz

Robert Dietz lives in Los Angeles, CA where he is a vocal coach and arranger for The Sing Off. Dietz is a recent graduate of Ithaca College in upstate New York where he received a dual degree in music and business. He began singing in high school when he founded the Contempo... Read More →


Sunday March 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:00am EST
( 2) Cafeteria South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

11:00am EST

Private Coaching

Coachings! Reserve Your Coaching Now! Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.


Sunday March 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:00am EST
( 6) Men's Dressing Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

11:00am EST

A cappella German-Style

Volker Bauer founded THE site for all things a cappella in Germany more than a decade ago. Now he's flown across the Atlantic to to spin tunes and do a little translating. Just like animals in the Galapagos, German groups have evolved differently from those here in the US. Get insight into a strange and wondrous land that's not all that far away. Groups like the House Jacks, Rockapella and Take-6 have long made Germany their second home. Let Volker help build that bridge for *your* group.


Speakers
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Volker Bauer

  Based in the Southwest of Germany, Volker Bauer is Founder, Member of the Board and Treasurer of the European Voices Association, a non-profit organization working to support the development of contemporary vocal, a cappella and rhythmic choral music in European countries. Bauer has been the German CASA ambassador since 1998. During that time he has served as CARA Awards Judge, CASA Vice President (20... Read More →


Sunday March 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
( 3) Choir Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

11:00am EST

Private Coaching: NOTA members coach The Metropolitones

Coachings! Reserve Your Coaching Now! Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.



Sunday March 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
( 5) Women's Dressing Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

11:00am EST

Private Coaching:Diana Preisler Gasper coaches Supreme Chord

Coachings! Reserve Your Coaching Now! Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.


Sunday March 3, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
( 4) Orchestra South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

12:00pm EST

Rhythm and Phrasing: Venezuela Style, with Ensamble Fenix

The award-winning Ensamble Fenix demonstrates their unique approach to rhythm and phrasing.

Learn techniques that will lift your group's performance to new heights of intricacy and precision!



Artists
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Ensamble Fenix

Ensamble Fénix, a Venezuelan vocal sextet since 1999, brings national, Caribbean and international melodies. They have been honor guests in music festivals in Colombia, Spain and Mexico. Ramon Alí, Fabiola, Laura, César, Diohanney and Armando are gathered together to develop just... Read More →


Sunday March 3, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
( 3) Choir Room South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

12:00pm EST

Starting and Funding an A cappella Group

Get a crash course in starting your own group with a special focus on one of the most often overlooked elements: funding it! You have to start with a passion for singing but there's a lot more you'll need for success. Come let Kevin Child give you the insiders' tips on accessing funds from your HS or college, alumni and many other sources. This class is perfect for individuals looking to start a group, brand new groups, and those established groups who want to take their organization and fundraising to the next level.


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Child

Kevin Child

Kevin Child is the Vocal Percussionist for Ohio-based a cappella group, 4 THE RECORD. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from The University of Maine. Kevin founded the Bear Vocals in 2003 and helped found the Mixed Nuts in 2007, which he directed and managed. He performed... Read More →


Sunday March 3, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
( 2) Cafeteria South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

12:00pm EST

Coaching: Diana Preisler Gasper coaches R.A.M.ifications

Coachings! Reserve Your Coaching Now! Coachings are 45 minutes each, private, open only to the groups and their invited guests, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve, availability basis and only open to groups where all members have paid for passes. All coaches will meet their groups at the beginning of scheduled sessions in room 2, unles otherwise noted on the schedule, and from there may remain in room two or use another available room on site if more than one event is scheduled for rm 2.

 


Sunday March 3, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
( 4) Orchestra South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191

2:00pm EST

Sunday Matinee Concert: NOTA, Julia Easterlin, GQ, Slaveya, Ensamble Fenix

Box Office is open by 1PM. Doors open at 1:30. Seating is general admission. Show begins at 2.


Artists
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Ensamble Fenix

Ensamble Fénix, a Venezuelan vocal sextet since 1999, brings national, Caribbean and international melodies. They have been honor guests in music festivals in Colombia, Spain and Mexico. Ramon Alí, Fabiola, Laura, César, Diohanney and Armando are gathered together to develop just... Read More →
GA

GQ ( a cappella quartet )

GQ are the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes champions. They also won Audience Favorite and Best Arrangement for their unique take on "Timshel". GQ are the winners and audience favorites of SingStrong's 2012 ACA-Idol.  The quartet formed in the summer of 2011 at Towson University... Read More →
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Julia Easterlin

Julia Easterlin is a live looping artist and composer whose vocal-oriented sound has been described as haunting, seductive and powerful. Easterlin has performed at Lollapalooza, CMJ Music Marathon in New York, and in Cuba with the Berklee Interarts Ensemble. In 2007 Julia was awarded... Read More →


Sunday March 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
( 1) Main Theatre South Lakes HS Arts Center 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 20191