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 created the dense vocal-instrumental sound in college, subsequently spreading it around the world.

As the founder, director and arranger for the House Jacks, the original "Rock Band Without Instruments," Deke has shared the stage with countless music legends, including Ray Charles, James Brown, Crosby Stills and Nash, Run DMC, The Temptations, LL Cool J and the Four Tops, and performed for luminaries including President Bill Clinton. The House Jacks have eight albums, and dozens of international tours to their names, including multiple appearances Carnegie Hall, and performed the Monday Night Football Theme with Hank Williams Jr. in 2011.

Deke produces "The Sing-Off" worldwide (USA, Netherlands, China), which had the highest ratings of any new, unscripted television show in the US in 2009, and was the third highest rated show on NBC in 2010. In addition, Deke served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal's "Pitch Perfect" starring Anna Kendrick (2012).

Deke founded the Contemporary A Cappella Society while in college, and is responsible for many seminal a cappella programs, including the CARAs (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, ICCAs (International Championship of College A Cappella), BOCA (Best of College A Cappella Compilation), the first contemporary a cappella conferences (the A Cappella Summit), the newly formed Contemporary A Cappella League, and the online channel "Inside A Cappella."

He is also contemporary A Cappella's most prolific arranger, having arranged over 2,000 songs, with many of them in print worldwide with Hal Leonard/Contemporary A Cappella Publishing. His first book, "A Cappella Arranging" was published in 2012.

He has produced dozens of award winning a cappella albums (including Straight No Chaser, Committed, Nota, Street Corner Symphony, and the Tufts Beelzebubs), created a cappella groups for Disneyland and Disneyworld, and frequently tours the world teaching a variety of topics to students and professional singers. His voice can be heard in commercials and video games, most recently in "Just Dance Kids 2"


Mickey Rapkin, "Pitch Perfect" (book)

If there's an acronym in a cappella, Deke Sharon probably had something to do with it

Buchs, Switzerland

Dabei stellte Deke sein komodiantisches Talent unter Beweis als er Mick Jagger imitierte. Brillant die Interpretations von Gershwins {Summertime}, bei dem Deke die Posaune imitierte. - {Deke proved his comic talent with a Mick Jagger interpretation, and his performance of Gershwin's Summertime, complete with vocal trumpet, was brilliant}

Singapore A Cappella Society

Deke telah memainkan peranan yang penting dalam pembangunan bidang a cappella di Singapura, yang merangkumi latihan, penyusunan lagu, penasihatan dan perundingan. - {Deke has been instrumental in the development of Singapore's budding a cappella scene, from training to arrangements to advise and consultation}

Wuming Chen, Vocal Asia Exec. Officer

以他無窮的活力、敏銳的直覺、豐富的經驗以及對阿卡貝拉音樂的強烈熱情感染了 無數亞洲的阿卡貝拉音樂人,帶給他們美好的音樂願景;從音樂的訓練 整體呈現的調整 乃至於夢想的燃燒,Deke是我見過最能夠從巨觀的產業面向到微觀的團隊指導都能清楚 掌握的大師 - {With his limitless energy, sensitive intuition, plentiful experience, and strong passion for a cappella music, Deke Sharon has brought a beautiful musical vision and influenced countless a cappella musicians in Asia. From musical training and overarching presentation all the way to the fulfillment of musicians' dreams, Deke is the only master I know who understands a cappella music from the smallest technical detail to the broadest vision of the industry}



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