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Contemporary A Cappella Arrangers

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Jay Althouse

Jay Althouse received a B.S. degree in Music Education and an M.Ed. degree in Music from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. For eight years he served as a rights and licenses administrator for a major educational music publisher. During that time he served a term on the Executive Board of the Music Publishers Association of America. As a composer of choral music, Jay has more than 700 works in print for choirs of all levels. His music is widely performed throughout the English-speaking world. He is a writer member of ASCAP and is a regular recipient of the ASCAP Special Award for his compositions in the area of standard music.


Mark Brymer

For almost 20 years, Mark Brymer has been a leading choral writer/arranger for the educational choral music market. With literally hundreds of original choral works, musical reviews, medleys, and copyrighted arrangements, Mark sells over 500,000 copies of music annually through Hal Leonard Corporation.

Commercially, Mark heads a full service music production and live theatrical show production company, WOW! ENTERTAINMENT, INC. whose clients include, Six Flags Theme Parks(7 different parks), New Orleans' Jazzland Theme Park, Carnival Cruise Lines and the Dixie Stampede Dinner/Arena Attraction (3 locations).

Some of Mark's commercial music production credits include, co-writing and producing the opening and end title song, "Digga Digga Dog" for Disney's feature film, "102 Dalmations" starring Glen Close. This song is also featured on the movie soundtrack. Mark also produced and arranged three top selling children's records, "Have Yourself A Looney Tunes Christmas," "Frosty The Snowman," and "Looney Tunes Kwazy Christmas" for RHINO Records. In 1997 the Gospel Music Association honored Mark with a nomination for a DOVE Award for musical of the year, "Majesty Of Christmas."


Teena Chinn

Teena Chinn's strength as a stylist has made her well known in the pop choral field. Her abilities as a keyboardist and her music theory background from Indiana University have added to her rapid growth as a pop arranger. Currently Teena is a full-time minister of music at Fenton United Methodist Church in Fenton, Michigan.


Mark De-Lisser

Mark De-Lisser is a creative Vocal Coach, Vocal Arranger, Choir Director and Vocal Producer who has 20 years of experience working with singers across different genres of music.

As a successful singer and session vocalist for many years, Mark has a vast amount of experience in the industry and has turned these skills into teaching tools for the next generation of singers. As an exponent of the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama, where he gained an MA in Voice Studies, and later a PGCE from the Insitiute of Education, Mark is a sought after coach for singers and singing institutions worldwide


Jeff Funk

Jeff Funk began his publishing career when he was eighteen years old with his song, to the Sky Tonight. Since then, he has published hundreds of choral works, over 1.7 million copies in print. He graduated summa cum laude from Millikin University in 1993. He wrote the opening song, Believe in the Music for the NBC telecast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2000. As an author, his first short story recently appeared in a paperback anthology. He's an assistant editor for Necro Publications. Jeff was a featured extra in the independent horror movie, Return in Red, which premiered at the Leeds Festival in the United Kingdom.


Greg Gilpin

Originally from the "Show-Me" state of Missouri, Greg resides in Indianapolis, IN. He is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Music Education, K-12'.

Greg is a well-known, ASCAP award-winning choral composer and arranger with hundreds of publications to his credit. He is also in demand as a conductor for choral festivals, all-district and all-state choirs and is a member of MENC and ACDA. As Director of Educational Choral Publications for Shawnee Press, Inc., Greg oversees creation of the educational music products for this distinguished publisher.

At home in Indianapolis, Greg is busy as a studio musician and producer in the recording industry. These projects include commercial jingles, CD projects, Broadway and Disney. He has worked musically with Ray Boltz, Bill and Gloria Gaither, Sandi Patty, David Clydesdale as well as principal pops conductor, Jack Everly and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.


Mark Hayes

As a beginning piano student of ten years of age, Mark Hayes had little idea of the foundation he was laying for his future career in music. From those inauspicious beginnings in northern Illinois, his career has blossomed into international tours to Europe, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Brazil. Now an internationally known writer, his music can be found in the music libraries of the finest churches and universities in the country, and he is in increasing demand for choral clinics and concerts.


Mac Huff

Mac Huff is entering his third decade as one of the leading arrangers and composers in the music industry.

His academic background includes degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas-Austin, as well as summer study at the Aspen Music Festival and doctoral work at the University of Southern California.

Mac is also an accomplished pianist, musical director, performer, teacher and clinician. Over the years he has composed, arranged and musical directed award winning shows for ABC-TV, NBC-TV, The Walt Disney Co., Hallmark, Inc., Colleco, Inc., Canon, Dow Inc., the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Six Flags Show Productions, Union Station Main Stage Shows (Indianapolis), JB Robin Co. (Los Angeles), Howard Lanin Productions (New York) and TMJ Productions (Las Vegas) among others. In addition, he is in demand as a lecturer and as a guest artist for various music festivals and workshops throughout the world.


Paul Langford

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Paul Langford has been a Chicago-based singer, arranger, keyboardist, producer, and conductor since 1997 and has a career that spans over 25 years. His work includes arranging for and performing with groups such as The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicagoland Pops, the Pensacola and LaCrosse Symphony Orchestras, as well as for Walt Disney World.

As a singer and pianist, Paul has performed or recorded with Grammy award winners Celine Dion, David Foster, Kenny Rogers, Yolanda Adams, Abraham Laboriel, and Heather Headley. He's shared the stage with Michael Buble, Josh Groban, and President Bill Clinton.


Scott Leonard

Charles S. (Scott) Leonard is a singer with the group Rockapella, the former 'house band' on Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego on PBS (1991-1996). He was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended the University of Tampa on a baseball scholarship where he was a Voice major. He briefly lived in Japan in the late 80s/early 90s and speaks fluent Japanese. Since then, he has become the main songwriter and producer of Rockapella albums.


Ed Lojeski

Ed Lojeski is acknowledged as one of the finest choral arrangers/directors in the business today. His arrangements have a special meaning to vocal groups and choral directors who seek material beyond the standard and ordinary. Much of his writing success derives from his own wide experience as a nationally known performer and show producer.

Mr. Lojeski has served as an accompanist and musical consultant for movie productions such as Where The Boys Are, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Hello Dolly and Shaft and on TV films for Mannix, Medical Center, Gunsmoke and Mystery Movie of the Week. Mr. Lojeski has also written shows for Robert Goulet, Trini Lopez, The Nicholas Brothers and George Shearing. He has served a pianist-conductor and/or vocal coach for Elvis Presley, Johnny Mathis, Kathryn Grayson, The Lettermen, Tony Martin, Cyd Charisse, Charles Nelson Reilly and Karren Morrow. Choral groups under his direction have appeared on television and in the Hollywood Bowl.


Gitika Partington

Gitika believes in the sensational power of group singing, bringing people together to express joy and celebration through song. Not being able to read music is no obstacle and Gitika's tips and the original arrangements included here demonstrate just how rewarding and inclusive teaching a cappella by ear and gesture can be!

Gitika Partington is a singer/songwriter, vocal arranger, teacher and choral director. She has an MA in choral education and holds many other musical qualifications. She runs regular 'popular and world style' singing workshops as well as national training sessions for adults and children. In addition she runs three adult community choirs where all the music is learned by ear and is mostly self arranged.


Patrick Rose

Patrick Rose has carved a name in the a cappella vocal community as the primary writer/arranger for the vocal band Eclipse. He received a bachelor's degree in composition from Utah State University before continung post-graduate studies at Berklee College of Music. He is currently based in Los Angeles and composes scores for film and network television.

His compositions and arrangements have garnered multiple industry awards and have been heard in productions ranging from the Olympic Opening ceremonies to television shows including "The West Wing" and "Mike and Molly".


Deke Sharon

Born in San Francisco, California, Deke Sharon has been performing professionally since the age of 8, and as a child toured North America and shared the stage in operas with the likes of Pavarotti. Heralded as "The Father of Contemporary A Cappella," he is responsible for the current sound of modern a cappella, having pioneered the modern vocal-instrumental sound in college, subsequently spreading it around the world. He produced "The Sing-Off" on NBC and worldwide (Netherlands, China, South Africa). In addition, Deke served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal's "Pitch Perfect" 1, 2 & 3 starring Anna Kendrick & Rebel Wilson.


Kirby Shaw

Kirby Shaw has made a major impact in choral music education and has shared his musical expertise in 45 states, Canada, Australia, the Bahamas, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy and South Africa. He has degrees in Music Education and Choral Composition from San Jose State University and a DMA degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington. Dr. Shaw's teaching is infused with a sense of humor and breadth of knowledge that is transmitted in an exciting and highly contagious manner.

Kirby taught in the Mt. Shasta public schools before joining the faculty at College of the Siskiyous in California where he founded and directed the innovative and highly acclaimed COS Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He also directed similar groups at Colorado State University and The University of Missouri-Kansas City and is now directing the Jefferson State Choral Coalition at Southern Oregon University.


Jonathan Wikeley

Although Jonathan Wikeley was photographed playing the piano aged just one, he only started having lessons aged nine, when his hands were large enough to stretch an octave. Having studied both piano and violin during his schooldays at Liverpool College, from 1997 he read music at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he also took harpsichord lessons with Virginia Pleasants.

In 2004 Jonathan moved to London, where he became organ scholar and then director of music at St Mary's, Battersea. He currently studies under Anne Marsden Thomas and recently took his ARCO, winning all the major prizes. As well as conducting several vocal ensembles, he is also editor of Early Music Today and a freelance journalist, reviewing concerts and festivals from the Faroe Islands and Norway to Tuscany and Toulouse, and interviewing artists including Paul Hillier, John Holloway, John Rutter and Sting. In his spare time Jonathan likes going for long walks and is an enthusiastic - though rather bad - jazz pianist.


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