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CAMP DIRECTORS

MCKAY CROCKETT

Camp Director

McKay Crockett is an award-winning producer, arranger, and highly sought after performance coach. Under McKay's influence as a gifted clinician and director, his clients have appeared on every major television network in the U.S., and have toured stages on nearly every continent of the world. McKay appeared on NBC's The Sing-Off with the internationally acclaimed group Vocal Point, sharing the stage with artists like Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men). He now serves as faculty at Brigham Young University where he directs Vocal Point and oversees the production of their albums and music videos. McKay also is the Creative Director for Breakaway Productions, a media/production company creating music and content for artists around the world. McKay's arrangements and original music have been published by Sony/Epic Records, Shadow Mountain Records, BYU Records and more. McKay has a Bachelor's Degree in Media Music Studies from Brigham Young University, and continues to write, arrange, and produce music for artists everywhere.

ABNER APSLEY 

Music Director

Abner Apsley is a music producer, composer, arranger, teacher, and audio engineer. He has had a passion for music for as long as he can remember and loves to create positive and uplifting music and media. In recent years, he has taught a studio of young piano students, started and directed multiple a capella groups, worked for BYU Vocal Point as an arranger and audio engineer, and managed his own music production and recording studio. Abner has recently graduated from BYU with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and has been with Remix since 2016, working as both a coach and music director.

STEVE KOPLIN

Media Director

Steve is a multi-media professional who's work has been featured at the Grammy Awards and on America's Got Talent. Steve is the Creative Director and a founding member of UVU's premiere all-male a cappella group, VoiceLine. He also directs the high school group, FreQuency, from the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo and is one of the directors of BYU's fastest growing musical summer camp, ReMix Vocal Academy. While most of his endeavors today are on the teaching side of music, Steve is no stranger to the stage. Having performed on hundreds of stages across Utah and the country from musical theatre to boy bands to lead singer of an instrumental band and now contemporary a cappella, he's almost done it all. His passion for the arts, especially music, continues to be a driving force in his life and he's excited to continue to share and impart any wisdom he has gained throughout the years.

MELISSA WHITEHEAD

Event Director

Melissa attended ReMix as a participant in 2012 and loved it so much that she has returned every year since as the Event Director. Melissa's experience includes co-directing the www.VocalSport.com singing competition and co-directing a youth performing program in north Utah county with singers and dancers that perform all over the state. She is currently a member of SPARK Singers, a Christian contemporary vocal group. From a young age, Melissa has planned and thrown elaborate parties and ReMix is by far the most exciting party she helps to throw every year for hundreds of energetic teens that love music and FUN! In addition to her other ventures, Melissa is a graphic designer and marketing consultant and hopes to retire in Hawaii someday.

 

CHOREOGRAPHERS & TEAM COACHES

2019 COACHES (MORE ANNOUNCED SOON!)
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ELIZA SUMMERHAYS 

Choreographer 2016-2019

Eliza graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in Dance Performance. While at the university, she performed and toured internationally with multiple of the top dance companies. One highlight of her time at BYU was dancing on stage with Vocal Point and David Archuleta for the Homecoming Spectacular. She has choreographed for many A Cappella groups including BYU's Noteworthy, Vocal Point, UVU’s VoiceLine, Lucca, and FreQuency. Since graduating, she has made a few music videos with her best friend Janae, trained with the Radio City Rockettes, and plans to move to New York right after Remix to chase her dreams of kicking her face professionally. Eliza has been choreographing for Remix since 2016 and looks forward to coming back every year!

JANAE KLUMPP 

Team Coach 2015-2018 | Choreographer 2019

Janae has been coaching and choreographing at remix for four years and is STOKED to be back as a full time choreographer this year. She’s most known for her work with BYU Noteworthy, who she performed with for three years. Janae has performed for Jay Leno, The Today Show, in Canada, Japan, and across the country. Most recently she’s performed with Natalie Weiss, Joey Contreras, and Amy Whitcomb. In 2017, she was nominated for best female collegiate soloist for her work with Noteworthy, which she won runner up for. She’s recorded for Hilary Weeks, EFY, Michael McLean, and several movies. Janae has also choreographed for BYU’s Noteworthy, Vocal Point, UVU’s Voiceline and Frequency. When Janae’s not teaching massive amounts of children (Vocal Point I’m lookin at you) she enjoys large amounts of cheese, impersonating Celine Dion, and watching Hallmark movies with her best friend Eliza. 

MATT NEWMAN 

Team Coach 2019

Matt is a beatboxer who has performed for 100,000+ live and millions more online in events such as America's Got Talent, music videos, live shows, and an Emmy-award winning Christmas TV Special. He has put his skills to use in various groups including BYU Vocal Point and UVU VoiceLine and was a top contestant in the 2018 Las Vegas Beatbox Battle. Beatboxing has become a source of creative inspiration for Matt, he now encourages others to pursue their passions regardless of what stands in the way.

JORDAN HALE 

Team Coach 2017, 2019

Jordan was a member of BYU Vocal Point for 2 years before graduating from BYU. His first love was basketball but as soon as his mom lovingly coerced him into attending church choir in 7th grade, he was hooked. Jordan’s voice lends itself mostly to ballads and hymns, as evidenced by his solos on a few slow, moving music videos put out by BYU Vocal Point (Homeward Bound, When She Loved Me, One Single Bell). This is Jordan’s third opportunity to coach at Remix and he couldn’t be more excited!

STEPHANIE WELSCH 

Team Coach 2016-2019

Stephanie loves all things music and has worked with ReMix for the past three years. She is a BYU Music Education graduate with an emphasis in voice and was a member of BYU Women's Chorus for 4 years. After graduation she was a member of SPARK Singers, a Christian contemporary vocal group, before she married the love of her life, Kameron. She and Kameron own a home in Springville where she teaches voice lessons, preschool, and directs the local elementary school choir. She also loves to sing and play the ukulele and is currently starting up a band with her husband and some friends. 

SCOTT SHATTUCK 

Team Coach 2012-2019

Scott Shattuck is no stranger to performing, having been in over 20 musicals and stage productions since the age 8, where he played Tiny Tim in Orem Hale Center Theatre's "Christmas Carol". Since then, his passion for music has led to both solo and collaborative arranging, composition, songwriting and performing. He has been trained in various styles of singing and has performed with vocal groups ranging from vocal jazz and show choirs to nationally award-winning chamber choirs. Scott was a member of BYU Vocal Point for ?? years. He graduated from Brigham Young University studying Sound Recording Technology and now has a popular YouTube channel where he arranges and records a cappella songs with his beautiful wife, Ryceejo.

JONATHAN MEYERS 

Team Coach 2015, 2018-2019

Jonathan got his start in a cappella music as a 9th grader singing in the barbershop quartet from Music Man, and has been hooked ever since. Jonathan attended Remix as a participant its very first year, and joined the Remix staff as a coach in 2015. He also founded and currently directs a high school a cappella group at Orem High School called Critical Mass, which has won several awards and traveled all over the western United States. Aside from coaching, Jonathan loves the production side of music, having worked as a production assistant, studio musician, and recording engineer for several years. Most of all, Jonathan is excited to be joining BYU Vocal Point this coming year!

ROBERT SEELY 

Team Coach 2012-2019

Robert Seely is a professional musician and audio engineer from Alberta, Canada. He was a member of BYU's Vocal Point for four years, which included performances on NBC's The Sing-off in 2011. Robert has also been playing violin for over 20 years, is a certified Suzuki Violin Teacher and has vocal and violin credits on 11 different commercial albums. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Commercial Music from BYU and is just as comfortable on stage as he is behind a mixing console or in the studio. 

JAMES THORUP 

Team Coach 2018-2019

James is from Taylorsville, Utah and is member of BYU Vocal Point. He first discovered Vocal Point on NBC’s The Sing-Off and it became his dream to sing with them. James started learning piano at age 8 and guitar at age 13 and have always enjoyed music. He started singing with his family and has been singing with them for as long as he can remember. He is working on getting his degree in Electrical Engineering. He enjoys frisbee, racquetball, guitar, piano, and eclipse chasing.

JAMES THORUP 

Team Coach 2018-2019

James is from Taylorsville, Utah and is member of BYU Vocal Point. He first discovered Vocal Point on NBC’s The Sing-Off and it became his dream to sing with them. James started learning piano at age 8 and guitar at age 13 and have always enjoyed music. He started singing with his family and has been singing with them for as long as he can remember. He is working on getting his degree in Electrical Engineering. He enjoys frisbee, racquetball, guitar, piano, and eclipse chasing.

JOSH DALLEY 

Team Coach 2019

Josh is the 3rd of 5 boys and is a Freshman studying marketing at BYU. He has loved singing ever since he was little, when he and his family would sing around the piano together. He is a tenor in Vocal Point and you can often catch him singing with his guitar. He served an LDS mission to Seoul, Korea and loves Korean people and food equally. Lastly, Josh wants to give a shout-out to his amazing, supportive wife, Annee, and his incredible family.

JASON BROMLEY 

Team Coach 2018-2019

Jason is from Danville, California, which is located near San Francisco. He is the youngest of 4 boys, and each brother has a name that begins with the letter “J” (Even his dog’s name is Jack). Jason has an equal love for sports and music. Soccer has always been his favorite sport. He played on high school and club treams. Now, you can catch him playing intramural soccer at BYU. Jason has been in many choirs and has performed in musicals throughout his life. He sings everywhere he goes! He enjoys playing guitar and writes his own music. Jason is devoted to God and his family, and has a deep appreciation for dad jokes.

 

SPECIAL GUESTS

2019 GUESTS

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LOGAN SHELTON 

Past ReMix Staff | Keynote Speaker

Logan Shelton was born and raised in Corona, California. He is a singer, performer, and voice teacher who got his start in high school choir. He has performed all over the country for crowds of up to 20,000. Logan attributes his foundation as a professional musician to performing with BYU Vocal Point. He currently lives in Orem, Utah with his wife. He teaches voice lessons from his home studio, sings as a studio musician, and performs in a cover band created by Toned Entertainment. 

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DEAN KAELIN 

Returning Special Guest 2012-2018

Dean Kaelin is the president of IVTOM (the International Voice Teachers of Mix) and a Certified Master Teacher. He has trained teachers and singers all over the world. He has been teaching voice for more than 30 years. Dean is a singer, songwriter, musician, performer, arranger and teacher. He began his professional career at the age of 9 and has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, South America and Africa. Dean has been teaching for almost 30 years. Some of his students include: David Archuleta (American Idol), Benji Schwartz (Chinese Idol and TV Star), Dia Frampton ("The Voice" 2011), "SHeDAISY", "Fictionist", PJ Schwartz (X Factor 2012), Carmen Rasmusen (American Idol Season 2), John Praetor (Top 25 American Idol Season 3), Julianne Hough (Two-time winner of "Dancing with the Stars" and Country star), and many more

DEAN KAELIN 

Returning Special Guest 2012-2019

Dean Kaelin is the president of IVTOM (the International Voice Teachers of Mix) and a Certified Master Teacher. He has trained teachers and singers all over the world. He has been teaching voice for more than 30 years. Dean is a singer, songwriter, musician, performer, arranger and teacher. He began his professional career at the age of 9 and has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, South America and Africa. Dean has been teaching for almost 30 years. Some of his students include: David Archuleta (American Idol), Benji Schwartz (Chinese Idol and TV Star), Dia Frampton ("The Voice" 2011), "SHeDAISY", "Fictionist", PJ Schwartz (X Factor 2012), Carmen Rasmusen (American Idol Season 2), John Praetor (Top 25 American Idol Season 3), Julianne Hough (Two-time winner of "Dancing with the Stars" and Country star), and many more

HANK SMITH 

Returning Special Guest

Hank is a highly sought-after entertaining motivational speaker. He has presented as keynote presenter at international programs, universities, school assemblies, and other forums around the world. Hank is the bestselling author of many books and audio CDs, including, Be Happy, Unconquerable, and Running Down Your Dreams. Hanks powerful messages of high trust culture and its impact on achievement, inspire leaders, employees and students in becoming exceptional in life and work. Hank engages audiences with his happiness, hilarious humor, and motivating insights. Hank earned his MBA from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Brigham Young University. Hank has an MBA from Utah State University and a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University. Hank has presented at nationwide programs, several University Education Weeks and various forums around the country.

HANK SMITH 

Returning Special Guest

Hank is a highly sought-after entertaining motivational speaker. He has presented as keynote presenter at international programs, universities, school assemblies, and other forums around the world. Hank is the bestselling author of many books and audio CDs, including, Be Happy, Unconquerable, and Running Down Your Dreams. Hanks powerful messages of high trust culture and its impact on achievement, inspire leaders, employees and students in becoming exceptional in life and work. Hank engages audiences with his happiness, hilarious humor, and motivating insights. Hank earned his MBA from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Brigham Young University. Hank has an MBA from Utah State University and a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University. Hank has presented at nationwide programs, several University Education Weeks and various forums around the country.

TOM GOLIGHTLY 

Special Guest

Tom Golightly is the Associate Clinical Director for BYU Counseling and Psychological Services. He joined the clinical faculty in 2008 and the sports medicine team in 2014. Tom is responsible for treating a variety of mental health issues in order to help student-athletes/performers remove any obstacles preventing successful academic and sport performance. He conducts individual, couples and group therapy for student-athletes. He is also tasked with teaching responsibilities in two courses for the university – Performance Psychology and Contemporary Issues.

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FORD LIVENE 

Special Guest (Session B) 2018

Ford Livene is currently Vice President of Artists and Repertoire for Universal Music Classics in New York, but also enjoys an international artistic career. A lead performer on two Grammy-winning albums (total of 5 awards, including Best Classical Album) and another in the Billboard Top 15 (Classical & Crossover charts), Ford has produced diverse projects in music, TV/film, gaming, and digital media. Having earned his MBA, Ford supplemented his artistic endeavors with business development consulting for, among others, Target (Community Initiatives) and TED Talks (Tiziano Project). His recent projects encompass Marketing & Creative Development (Scallywag Productions--Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead, awards from LA Independent Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Chicago Horror Film Festival), Strategic Partnerships (Oohdem Beatz; RSK Dubai; Geoffrey Mark, Governor at Academy of TV Arts & Sciences and VFX Supervisor for Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Netflix, HBO, FX), and Corporate Communications (Harvard Square, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department). After studying flute, percussion, violin, piano and composition in his earlier years, Ford landed in the voice lessons which prepared him for a global career as an opera singer and crossover artist, during which he has performed in some of the world’s greatest venues, including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Hall, the London Coliseum, Ravinia Festival, and Teatro Comunale di Bologna. 

JOHN DYE 

Special Guest 2018

Prior to joining Bonneville Communications and working as Director of Digital Media for the award-winning "I'm a Mormon" campaign, John served as the President of Fluid Studio, an integrated marketing and advertising firm located near Salt Lake City, UT. He has been published in a number of trade journals and publications. John has been a longtime participant in social media realms (including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, and other online social media platforms) and has helped numerous companies effectively incorporate social media into their overall marketing strategies. John served for over seven years as an adjunct faculty member teaching English and Communications courses at multiple colleges and universities, including Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, Salt Lake Community College, Utah Career College, and Stevens Henager College. John has been involved in community organizations for several years, and currently serves as a board member of the Salt Lake Chapter of the Cougar Club and on the editorial board for the BYU Magazine. John is a graduate of Brigham Young University where received both his Masters and a Bachelor of Arts in English. In his spare time, he enjoys running, reading, and spending time with his family.

DEAN KAELIN 

Returning Special Guest 2012-2018

Dean Kaelin is the president of IVTOM (the International Voice Teachers of Mix) and a Certified Master Teacher. He has trained teachers and singers all over the world. He has been teaching voice for more than 30 years. Dean is a singer, songwriter, musician, performer, arranger and teacher. He began his professional career at the age of 9 and has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, South America and Africa. Dean has been teaching for almost 30 years. Some of his students include: David Archuleta (American Idol), Benji Schwartz (Chinese Idol and TV Star), Dia Frampton ("The Voice" 2011), "SHeDAISY", "Fictionist", PJ Schwartz (X Factor 2012), Carmen Rasmusen (American Idol Season 2), John Praetor (Top 25 American Idol Season 3), Julianne Hough (Two-time winner of "Dancing with the Stars" and Country star), and many more

JEFF PARKIN 

Special Guest 2018

Jeff Parkin is a writer, director and producer whose work in feature films, television and transmedia has been seen by millions and honored by the Webby Awards, the New York Times, the Sundance Institute and NBC, among others. He is a professor at Brigham Young University, where he teaches screenwriting and directing. A co-creator of the hit sketch comedy show Studio C, he is currently developing a musical television series, several feature films and an interactive novel. He has produced and directed music videos for Vocal Point since 2014, including "'Newsies' Medley", "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen", "Ultimate A Cappella Mashup: 25 Hits, 25 Years", "'Beauty and the Beast' A Cappella Medley ft. Lexi Walker" and "'The Greatest Showman' A Cappella Mashup".

KIMBERLY KNIGHTON 

Special Guest 2018

Kimberly is a pop/jazz singer/songwriter from VA. Growing up playing piano and singing, she added songwriting to her bag of tricks at age 14 and is known for her heartfelt power ballads. Her influences include songwriters Sara Bareilles, Sarah Maclachlan, Carole King, Billy Joel, as well as singers Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey. She completed a Media Music degree from BYU in 2010 and immediately moved out to Nashville to pursue her dream. After 3 blissful years, she decided to move back out to Utah and establish a presence near her alma mater. She has 2 albums out for distribution, My Time to Dream and her 2016 Kickstarter funded EP, Histories. She plays shows all around the state performing at live music venues, restaurants, weddings and corporate events. 

JON SKIDMORE 

Returning Special Guest 2015-2018

Jon Skidmore is a Psy.D  and performance coach from Orem, Utah. Says John, "I believe everyone is a performer and I am committed to getting the psychological skills of peak performance and mental toughness into the hands of performers of all ages and all stages." Dr. Skidmore is on the faculty of the Brigham Young University School of Music and has been teaching the Psychology of Music Performance for over twenty years. His experience as a psychologist, singer, educator, and researcher provides a unique and powerful approach to performance coaching.

NIK DAY 

Special Guest 2017

Nik Day began writing his own piano songs at the early age of seven, and eventually created a piano book of his own compositions. After serving an LDS mission for two years in Mexico City he started an internship with the LDS Church, writing religious songs with a team of four college students for the first Mutual Album. He currently works as the International Music Manager in the Priesthood and Family Department for the LDS Church, and travels to different countries to mentor young LDS talent in songwriting, recording, and performing. He also manages the Annual Mutual album, a collection of Christian music written by LDS youth for international youth camps. Aside from his job, he helps write and produce the Especially For Youth albums, films music videos, and works on various media projects. He released his first Christian album, “Miracle,” in April of 2016. “Miracle” is full of anthemic, Indie-rock songs about having a personal relationship with Christ. He is currently writing for his second album, which will be released in 2017. Going forward, he hopes to continue creating media that uplifts others and inspires people to come closer to Christ.

TYLER CASTLETON 

Special Guest 2017

As a music producer and arranger, Tyler Castleton’s credits include award-winning albums for LDS artists Michael McLean, Jericho Road, Hilary Weeks, Kenneth Cope, Jenny Phillips, Cherie Call, Jenny Oaks Baker, Providence, and George Dyer, as well as many of the recent “Especially for Youth” music albums for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Tyler is also the co-creator and co-producer of the best-selling women’s albums “Women of Destiny.” Tyler’s songs can be heard on over a hundred LDS and Christian recordings by artists including Grammy Award-winner Gladys Knight, Marie Osmond, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Julie de Azevedo, Eclipse, The Jets, and country music superstar Martina McBride. Over the years, Tyler toured the country as a Music Director and keyboardist for numerous music artists and groups including Kurt Bestor, Kenneth Cope, Jericho Road, Cherie Call and Smith 4. You can read more about Tyler by visiting http://www.tylercastleton.com/about/bio/

JASON LYLE BLACK 

Special Guest 2016-2017

Jason Lyle Black is an award-winning concert pianist, composer, and stage performer from Salt Lake City.  Black has delighted audiences around the world with his piano comedy and his clever “musical story” videos.  But even deeper than that, he is a pianist with a rich musical artistry. Black is known to many as "The Backwards Piano Man®" for his viral music videos viewed by over 30 million people, which have been featured by Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Yahoo, Buzzfeed, and other news outlets.  In addition, Black performed live on the Ellen show in Hollywood and on television in Tokyo, Japan. In late 2015, Black attracted the attention of #1 Billboard artist and producer Paul Cardall, owner of Stone Angel Music.  Black's debut album with Stone Angel, Piano Preludes, features fifteen beautiful, original compositions for piano and orchestra, including "Champs-Élysées," a French-infused piece featuring Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker. Black maintains an active performing career in public and private performances around the United States. Check out some of his videos: Frozen Fever and Pixar's "Up" In Real Life

HANK SMITH 

Special Guest 2015-2017

Dr. Henry “Hank” Smith grew up the son of a golf professional in sunny St. George, Utah. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Dixie State University and an MBA from Utah State University. Most recently, Hank completed his PhD at Brigham Young University, where he now works as an instructor. In addition to his work consulting with schools and companies, Hank enjoys speaking at assemblies for elementary, junior high, and high schools around the country. He has also published many talks on CD and speaks to tens of thousands of youth each year. Hank enjoys running marathons and eating lots of ice cream (which is why he runs marathons). Hank, his wife, Sara, and their five adorable children live in Mapleton, Utah.

THOMAS SCHULTHEIS 

Special Guest 2016

Thomas Schultheis has performed on Broadway in the revival of Grease! as well as National/International tours of Grease!, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Chicago and South Pacific. He has worked as a choreographer for over 20 years, including Off-Broadway, creating original works with the cast of the Broadway’s [title of show]. Thomas has served as an adjudicator for Disney Performing Arts, Educational Theatre Association Thespian Festival, Encore Musical Theatre Competition, Musical Theatre Competitions of America, The Disneyland Resort Community Arts Showcase, The Southern California Show Choir Invitational, and many more.  Thomas’ current role is promoting Disney Performing Arts around the world.  He created the event Disney Performing Arts presents An Educators Summit. The event featured guest speakers, workshops, tours, sharing of best practices and viewing of the nighttime spectaculars at the Disneyland® Resort. Additionally, he has written a blog myweeklyfascination.wordpress.com for over 3 years with the motto “life has much to offer, find inspiration”.

TONY HUERTA 

Special Guest 2015

Tony Huerta is a Producer, Singer, Beatboxer, Studio Owner and Live Sound Engineer. Tony's recording studio, Sonic Audio, was founded in 1999. He has produced, engineered or mastered a cappella CD Projects for: The Real Group, Take 6, Harmonia Vocal (Angola Africa), Afro Blue, Cadence, M-Pact, Six Appeal, Nota & Sony Latin, Face (Boulder, CO and the NBC “Sing Off”), and many more. Currently, Tony is the international touring Production Manager for 10 time Grammy winners, Take 6. He also currently engineers Georgia On My Mind, a full big band tribute to Ray Charles, at the Venetian in Las Vegas for famed record label owner and executive producer Larry Rosen. As a freelance engineer, he has mixed concerts for many major acts including Stevie Wonder, Amy Grant, Kirk Whalum, Nnenna Freelon, and Brian McKnight, as well as the 2010 Shakira tour as Front of House engineer for Nota.. Tony also engineered live sound for the 2009 Armed Forces Network Production of “Holiday Notes From Home” at the Grand Ol Opry in Nashville which received a regional Emmy Nomination. In July 2011, Tony founded the vocal group Urban Method which was a finalist on Season 3 of NBC’s “The Sing Off” as a performer/arranger. Tony enjoys teaching groups about performance technique, sound, recording, and the art of singing acappella!

JEFF THACHER 

Special Guest 2014

Jeff is best known as the pioneering vocal percussionist of the mighty Rockapella (www.rockapella.com), which continues to be one of the most successful & influential pro a cappella groups of all time, receiving CASA's first Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this year. When not touring the globe with the group, he has applied his talents as a professional producer and recording engineer on dozens of a cappella albums, as well as for a wide variety of other independent artists (even with instruments...gasp!).  Jeff coaches vocal groups of all sizes both professionally & through CASA events, is a co-founder of Boston's pro group, FOCS (Five O'Clock Shadow), holds a degree from Berklee College of Music, and is even a busy video director!   He's thrilled to return to beautiful Utah, where Rockapella has always enjoyed a warm welcome!

RYAN INNES 

Special Guest 2014

Fresh off the hit TV show The Voice, Ryan Innes has always been one for breaking the ice. From his newsboy cap to his bold kicks, his personal style makes him “fat and sassy”, but it is his wit and boldness that will make you fall inlove. With a laugh that melts your heart and a beard that claims it, Ryan Innes has created his own brand of soul. If Michael Buble and Joni Mitchell had a love child raised by Jimi Hendrix and babysat by Norah Jones, that child would be Ryan Innes. His self-titled EP tastes like dark chocolate, smells like musk, and feels like silk. Ryan’s voice will dig deep into your memories and help you release emotions long repressed in a way that is new and inspiring. Not only is his skill as a vocalist impeccable, but his ability to express emotion is the difference he brings to the table—then serves with a side of pie. His lyrics are infused with familiarity reminiscent of your mother’s lullabies. In Beautiful Baby he says “when you give what you’ve got, a little is a lot” and truly, Ryan Innes has given “what [he’s] got”. His is a talent you hear once in a few lifetimes. His music makes you want to love harder, hurt deeper, and let go of all your inhibitions, leaving you speechless—until you learn the words well enough to sing along. 

-Ashlie Lohner

PETER HOLLENS 

Special Guest 2014

Peter Hollens is an American pop singer-songwriter-producer. He has been heavily involved with a cappella music since 1999 when he co-founded (with Leo da Silva) the University of Oregon’s award-winning a cappella group On The Rocks, known as the first official collegiate a cappella group in Oregon. On The Rocks began a tradition of excellence in a genre that was previously unheard of in the Northwest. Originally from Ashland, Oregon, Peter graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Since his graduation from the U of O, he has become very involved with collegiate a cappella, including recording, producing & judging international a cappella competitions throughout the United States.

 

In 2010, Peter was featured on NBC’s The Sing Off season 2 receiving acclaim from The Sing-Off judges Shawn Stockman, Nicole Scherzinger and Ben Folds for solo performances leading On the Rocks, one of America’s premier collegiate a cappella groups. Peter records and produces from his home studio in Eugene, Oregon and recently recorded for Sony and Epic Records.

KELLI CALVERT 

Special Guest 2013

Kelli is a popular dancer, performer, and actress. She appeared in Disney's High School Musical, and played the role of 'Lea', one of the "sharpettes" in HSM2. In 2008, Kelli appeared on So You Think You Can Dance (Season 4) where she earned praise from the panel of judges throughout the show. She also danced on the MTV movie 'American Mall' and one of Vanessa Hudgens' dancers in the music video 'Sneakernight'. Recently she concluded a thee year run in the Cirque du Soliel show "Viva Elvis" in Vegas.

BEN BRAHM 

Special Guest 2013

Ben Bram is a producer, arranger, director, singer and performer from Los Angeles, CA. His most recent work includes production on The Sing-Off (NBC), The Voice (NBC), Glee (Fox), Bones (Fox), Modern Family (ABC) and the new hit motion picture Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures). Ben has shared the stage with artists including Queen Latifah, Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, The Rescues, and more. He currently works with, arranges for, and produces the hit vocal band, Pentatonix.

2020 Dates & Location

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Harris Fine Arts Center - Provo, UT

 

Session A: July 13-18

Session B: July 20-25

9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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