BOARD MEMBERS

Amanda Cornaglia

Manager of Acaville Radio. Co-owner of Clear Harmonies A/V production company. Business Director of CARA-nominated group Euphonism. Founder of Snowday professional quintet. Board member and former board president of CASA. Ensemble member with Harmony, Inc. and the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Alma Mater: Hamilton College

Collegiate A Cappella Group: Special K

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Tim Foust

Singer-Songwriter, Current Member of Home Free. Solo artist and member of all-vocal country band Home Free, whose albums have topped Billboard charts. Home Free was also the winning group on NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2013.

Alma Mater: Lamar University

Collegiate A Cappella Group: Cardinal Singers

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Mel Daneke

Contemporary Performer, Arranger, Producer and Instructor. Current member of two internationally renowned and award-winning vocal bands, Musae (beatboxer/DJ) and Six Appeal (singer). Vocal coach and masterclass instructor for vocal arts festivals around the country.

Alma Mater: Ithaca College

Collegiate A Cappella Group: Premium Blend

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Debo Ray

Jazz Vocalist and Composer. Featured vocalist and music director of award-winning, critically acclaimed group, Women of the World, regularly tours internationally and has performed on such stages as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Newport Jazz Festival.

Alma Mater: Berklee College of Music

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Claude McKnight

Singer-Songwriter, Founder of Take 6. Founding member of Take 6, the seven-time Grammy-winning all-vocal group. Also involved in various producing, writing and voice-over work through his agency, ICM Partners.

Alma Mater: Oakwood College

Collegiate A Cappella Group: The Gentlemen’s Estate Quartet; Alliance

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Peter Huang

Singer-Songwriter and Vocal Percussionist. Co-founder and vocal percussionist for MICappella (Singapore), has performed as a solo artist with the Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra, held masterclasses and vocal workshops at the Mosaic Music Festival and Voices Festival.

Alma Mater: Berklee College of Music

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JD Frizzell

Co-founder and President of The A Cappella Education Association. Director of Fine Arts and Director of Vocal Music at Briarcrest Christian School (Memphis, TN). Directs Briarcrest’s internationally-acclaimed high school a cappella group OneVoice. Executive Director of the non-profit June Vocal Music. Co-author of A Cappella Warm Ups for Pop and Jazz Choirs with Deke Sharon. Artistic Director of The International A Cappella Festival.

Alma Mater: University of Southern Mississippi (B.A.; M.A.), University of Kentucky (D.M.A.)

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Jo Goldsmith-Eteson

Singer-Songwriter, Current Member of The Swingles. London-based singer, songwriter and arranger. Current member of Grammy Award-winning vocal group The Swingles, whose recordings have appeared on TV shows such as Sex and the City, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee. Winner of several Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs).

Alma Mater: Guildhall School of Music and Drama (UK)

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Gerard Brown

Screenwriter, “Do It A Cappella.” Conceived, wrote and co-produced “Spike Lee & Company: Do It A Cappella” (1990), documentary on a cappella music directed by and starring Spike Lee, aired as the season premiere of PBS’s Great Performances TV series. Guest lectures on screenwriting throughout the country. Adjunct professor of Advanced Screenwriting at The New School in New York City.

Alma Mater: Howard University