Executive Producer: Tom West
Next VCN: July 19-21, 2013 / Philadelphia, PA
VoCAL Nation is the annual festival geared specifically at post-collegiate vocal groups. Prominently featuring members of CASA's Contemporary A Cappella League, this festival is open to everyone and will take place in a different city each year.
The trademark of VCN is its advanced level classes geared at adults interested in contemporary a cappella and participants spend the day in workshops designed for experienced singers, arrangers, and directors. The weekend also features 2 concerts, including a showcase of League groups and a professional showcase that brings in worldclass talent, like former headliners The Swingle Singers, Cluster, Duwende and Afro Blue.
For more information, visit http://vocal-nation.com
About the producer:
Tom West is a professional music educator currently teaching band, orchestra, and digital music for the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School’s Center for Performing and Fine Arts in West Chester, PA. Tom’s teaching career spans fifteen years in secondary schools in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has taught instrumental, choral, general, and electronic music in a variety of settings. Tom’s a cappella career began as a child on the coat tails of his father’s involvement in the Barbershop Harmony Society, then at Penn State with The Dreamers of Phi Mu Alpha, Pennharmonics, and other groups. He is currently a staff arranger with Value Vocals, the Director of Education for The A Cappella Project – Philadelphia, and performs with CAL group KeyStone A Cappella.
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