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N.E. Voices is a weekend long high school a cappella festival developed for the advancement of high school a cappella around New England. N.E. Voices presents a weekend of informative workshops, taught by some of the best in the business, to help bring your high school a cappella group to the next level! 
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Saturday, January 28
 

10:00am

Check in
Saturday January 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:20am
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

10:20am

Warm-up and info
Saturday January 28, 2017 10:20am - 10:30am
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

10:50am

Arranging 101
Want to arrange for your group, but not sure where to start? In Arranging 101, we'll see what happens when we get together and try to arrange a song in 30 minutes or less! You'll learn techniques you can use to finish that arrangement of your own (you know, for that song you've been saying your group should sing all year). And we'll keep it simple when things get tricky--no prior music theory experience needed.

Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 10:50am - 11:35am
Room 1-022 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

10:50am

Branding: Who are you as a group?
The key to becoming (and staying) a good group is knowing what makes you different, and embracing your unique sound and style. Outside of a cappella, this good habit is known as branding, and it's something every group can benefit from. What sets you apart from other groups at your school, in your community, in competition? This class will walk you through exercises on how to find out what makes your group stand out, and how to highlight that in your performances, music, and in your digital and professional presence. By the end of this class you'll know everything you need to do to make your group a household name that sticks!

Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 10:50am - 11:35am
Room 1-061 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

10:50am

Crafting Your Soundworld

Saturday January 28, 2017 10:50am - 11:35am
Room 1-047 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

10:50am

Developing Group Sound
Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 10:50am - 11:35am
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

10:50am

Improv as Prep
In this workshop, you'll learn fun, improv acting games which you can use as warmups with your group to clear your mind, build up energy, and prepare and focus yourself and your group for your next rehearsal or performance

Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 10:50am - 11:35am
Room 1-062 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

10:50am

Master Class for Soloists
Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 10:50am - 11:35am
Room 1-016-11 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

10:50am

Teachers Best Practices Round Table
Saturday January 28, 2017 10:50am - 11:35am
TBA

10:50am

11:35am

The Newtones, Soundscape
Saturday January 28, 2017 11:35am - 11:50am
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

11:50am

Arranging 201
Want to arrange for your group, but not sure where to start? In Arranging 101, we'll see what happens when we get together and try to arrange a song in 30 minutes or less! You'll learn techniques you can use to finish that arrangement of your own (you know, for that song you've been saying your group should sing all year). And we'll keep it simple when things get tricky--no prior music theory experience needed.


Saturday January 28, 2017 11:50am - 12:35pm
Room 1-022 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

11:50am

Choosing Repertoire
Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 11:50am - 12:35pm
Room 1-062 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

11:50am

Exploring The Voice
In this class, we will be discussing how to maintain proper vocal health. We will discuss different vocal techniques, alignment, do's and don'ts, and engage in a Q&A. Please note, that this class will be showing anatomic video/photos of the vocal folds.

Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 11:50am - 12:35pm
Room 1-047 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

11:50am

Sight Singing For Non-Singers
Learn unique and comprehensive strategies to help you become a better sight-singer. If you ever felt lost in the crowd because you can't read music, now's your chance to catch up. Plus, free music!

Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 11:50am - 12:35pm
Room 1-061 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

11:50am

Singing Your Female Lead w/Swag
Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 11:50am - 12:35pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

11:50am

Singing Your Male Lead w/Swag
Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 11:50am - 12:35pm
Room 1-016-11 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

11:50am

Teaching VP
In this interactive session, participants will learn helpful tips and tricks to train a new vocal percussionist. We will tackle topics such as basic sound creation, structuring grooves, experimenting with fills, auxiliary percussion, stamina, and practice techniques. Teaching vocal percussion is a fantastic way to sharpen your own skills as well as ensure a foundation of great vocal percussion for your group!

Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 11:50am - 12:35pm
Room 1-047 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

11:50am

Icebreakers and Theater Games

Saturday January 28, 2017 11:50am - 12:35pm
Room 1-047 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

12:35pm

LUNCH/Open Stage
Saturday January 28, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

1:35pm

The Newtones, Soundscape
Saturday January 28, 2017 1:35pm - 1:50pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

1:50pm

Arranging 101
Want to arrange for your group, but not sure where to start? In Arranging 101, we'll see what happens when we get together and try to arrange a song in 30 minutes or less! You'll learn techniques you can use to finish that arrangement of your own (you know, for that song you've been saying your group should sing all year). And we'll keep it simple when things get tricky--no prior music theory experience needed.

Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Room 1-022 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

1:50pm

Bodymind Awareness
We will discuss the how singing affects our body in tandem with our mind. In this interactive class, students will explore the connection of the body and mind in group movement, improvisation, vocalizing, alignment, and body language. Please be prepared to move, connect with others, and please bring an open heart and mind!

Saturday January 28, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Room 1-016-11 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

1:50pm

Group Leadership
Being a the leader of a growing a cappella group is a task that is equally exciting and challenging. In this class we will discuss tried and true leadership techniques such as creating group contracts, effective communication styles, and conflict management. By the end of this session you will have actionable tips to implement that will set your group up for success!


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Room 1-061 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

1:50pm

Movement in Rehearsal
Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Room 1-047 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

1:50pm

SOUND CHECK - BosTones
Saturday January 28, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

1:50pm

Words, Words, Words: Using Lyrics to Enhance Performance
Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Room 1-062 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

1:50pm

Recording & Video for Teachers

Saturday January 28, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
TBA

1:50pm

Nathan Hale A Cappella w/BosTones

Saturday January 28, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

2:35pm

The Ringtones, The Crescendos
Saturday January 28, 2017 2:35pm - 2:50pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

2:50pm

BU BosTones Workshop

Saturday January 28, 2017 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Room 1-022 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

2:50pm

It's A Woman's World
In this workshop, we'll look at examples from progressive all-female groups throughout A Cappella history in order to identify what steps should be taken in order to enhance your all-female group. We'll talk about group structure, group image, arranging for the female voice, and other aspects of running your all-female group that may need to change or be improved. You will also be provided opportunities to brainstorm future steps for your specific group with other friends in the A Cappella field.

Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Room 1-062 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

2:50pm

Riff-Off
The best scene in Pitch Perfect is now a reality. Participants will learn how to improvise pop songs using improvisation games created by Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and more. Then, teams will go head-to-head in a real live riff-off challenge! Whose side will you be on?

Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Room 1-047 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

2:50pm

SOUND CHECK - ARORA
Saturday January 28, 2017 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

2:50pm

Teaching VP

In this interactive session, participants will learn helpful tips and tricks to train a new vocal percussionist. We will tackle topics such as basic sound creation, structuring grooves, experimenting with fills, auxiliary percussion, stamina, and practice techniques. Teaching vocal percussion is a fantastic way to sharpen your own skills as well as ensure a foundation of great vocal percussion for your group!


Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Room 1-061 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

2:50pm

Video Crash Course
Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Room 1-016-11 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

2:50pm

Group Leadership & Performance
Being a the leader of a growing a cappella group is a task that is equally exciting and challenging. In this class we will discuss tried and true leadership techniques such as creating group contracts, effective communication styles, and conflict management. By the end of this session you will have actionable tips to implement that will set your group up for success!


Saturday January 28, 2017 2:50pm - 3:35pm
TBA

2:50pm

Nathan Hale A Cappella Masterclass
Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

3:35pm

Nathan Hale A Cappella, Menergy
Saturday January 28, 2017 3:35pm - 3:50pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

3:50pm

Crafting Your Soundworld

Saturday January 28, 2017 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Room 1-022 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

3:50pm

Group Performance
A Cappella isn't just about singing notes off a page, it is about creating a performance that the audience will remember long after the show is over. In this class we'll take a look at some examples of stellar group performance, as well as discuss techniques for conveying emotion and message as a whole group through vocals and body language.


Saturday January 28, 2017 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Room 1-061 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

3:50pm

Improv as Prep
Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Room 1-062 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

3:50pm

Live Sound for Directors

Saturday January 28, 2017 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

3:50pm

Video Crash Course
Speakers

Saturday January 28, 2017 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Room 1-016-11 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

3:50pm

VP Jam Session

Saturday January 28, 2017 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Room 1-047 Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

3:50pm

Live Sound for Directors

Saturday January 28, 2017 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

3:50pm

4:35pm

Essential Listening

Saturday January 28, 2017 4:35pm - 5:20pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA

5:25pm

DINNER/SOUND CHECK
Saturday January 28, 2017 5:25pm - 6:25pm
Auditorium Wilmington High School 159 Church Street Wilmington, MA