Pitch Battle (2017) - Music Director on and off camera for this new choral and a cappella singing competition on BBC One in the UK.
Pitch Slapped (2016) - Reality show on Lifetime following two high school a cappella groups, (Pitch Slapped)
Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) - Music directed all singers and performances in of the top-grossing music comedies of all time. (Pitch Perfect Movie)
The Sing-Off (2009 - 2014) - Music directed all singers and performances on five seasons of the hit reality show in the US (NBC) as well as Holland (SBS) and China (SZMC) and South Africa (SABC1). (The Sing-Off)
The Sing Off Tour (2013 - 2014) – huge national bus tours (56 concerts/cities in 63 days) featuring 3 groups from the show plus local groups. (Sing Off Tour)
TotalVocal at Carnegie Hall (2015 - present) – over 400 singers plus celebrity guests, each year on Palm Sunday. (Total Vocal)
Vocalosity (2013 - present) - Santa Fe's new professional a cappella ensemble. (Vocalosity)
The House Jacks (1991 - 2015) - Founded, directs and performs with "the original rock band without instruments" (SF Chronicle) that paved the way for the modern vocal band sound. (The House Jacks)
Disney (1999 - 2005) - Created and directed American Vybe at Epcot and Groove 66 at California Adventure. (American Vybe - Amazon)
Tufts University Beelzebubs (1987 - 1991) – Where it all started. (Bubs)
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November 1, 2015 - Deke Sharon and J.D. Frizzell have provided a wide array of warm-ups specifically designed for pop and jazz choirs that will also work well for contemporary a cappella groups. There are over 39 creative exercises which do much more than just warm up the voice; they help to relax the body, train the ear, and develop an awareness of dynamics and rhythm. This book can help you address the full range of skills required for great music making while polishing your weak spots and honing your strengths. Topics include rhythm, syllables, tone, intervals, dynamics, intonation, blend, balance, pitch, improvisation, solo techniques, and vocal percussion.
July 1, 2016 - The Heart of Vocal Harmony: Emotional Expression in Group Singing by Deke Sharon - Most choirs spend their rehearsal time focusing on notes, rhythms, and precision. They rarely, if ever, discuss a song's meaning and feeling, even though those elements are precisely what draws people to the music in the first place. Thousands of books have been written about choral technique, teaching people how to sing technically well. What sets The Heart of Vocal Harmony apart is its focus on honest unified expression and the process of delivering an emotionally compelling performance. It delves into an underdeveloped vocal topic the heart of the music and the process involved with expressing it. The Heart of Vocal Harmony is not just for a cappella groups it is also for vocal harmony groups, ensembles, and choirs at all levels, with or without instruments. In addition to the process, the book features discussions with some of the biggest luminaries in vocal harmony: composers, arrangers, directors, singers, and groups including Eric Whitacre, Pentatonix, the Manhattan Transfer, and more! - Purchase Now!
November 1, 2015 - A Cappella by Deke Sharon, Ben Spalding & Brody McDonald - More than any other person, Deke Sharon is responsible for the current success of pop a cappella. Founder of the House Jacks (the original "rock band without instruments"), Deke continues to influence through his work with The Sing-Off, Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, and Vocalosity.
Combine Deke's expertise with that of directors Ben Spalding and Brody McDonald, add a foreword by Ben Folds, throw in advice from contributors like Peter Hollens, and you have the most comprehensive volume ever created on the subject of contemporary a cappella singing. Sections include: Setting the Stage * Getting the Band Together * Arranging * Preparing * Technology * Making a Name * and more.
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Sensational sounds! You give a whole new meaning to the word 'a cappella'.
The way they sound collectively, harmonizing, whether on stage or in a friendly a cappella-off on a Saturday night on campus, which is never less than delightful.
Precise, polished, beautiful, joyful, yet never sounding anything but spontaneous.
He truly believes that groups of people singing together creates goodness in the world. And at this moment in time, we really need that kind of harmony.
Musical numbers so vibrant and playful... The sound the on-stage performers create is also so full and polyphonous that you might not even notice the absence of an orchestra.
What gives “In Transit” its new swipe is what’s not there — the orchestra — and what is — glorious, pitch-perfect voices, set to Deke Sharon’s rich and expressive arrangements.
Sung so richly and well you imagine hearing musical instruments where there are none.
Musical sophistication... the full backup-band sound produced by Deke Sharon’s terrific vocal arrangements raises these numbers to a Broadway-worthy level.