Whole Body Singing is very excited to announce that registration is open for the MOUTH MUSIC Contemporary A cappella Summer Intensives. Our aim is to provide a high quality "vocal band" experience to youth of all skill levels. During the camp experience, participants will:
Creating and learning fun, engaging songs to perform within a "vocal band" (a cappella group)
Learning to work ON MICROPHONE to create a "full band" sound using only our mouths
Basics of improvising, writing and arranging a cappella music
Blocking and staging a dynamic performance in front of mirrors
Perform a final showcase with International A Cappella artists, Face!
Camp will be held from 11am-4pm 7/30-8/3, 2018 at Louisville Middle School, 1341 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027, USA
There will be a culminating performance on Friday 8/3 at 2pm! This year our campers will also have the opportunity to perform with FACE VOCAL BAND at their Arvada Center headlining debut on Saturday, August 11th (professional show in front of a live audience).
Once you are registered and tuition is received, you will receive a welcome letter with a medical form.
MOUTH MUSIC CLINICIANS
Cody Qualls is the director of The Whole Body Singing Studio, the creator of the "Mouth Music" Contemporary A cappella Intensives and has been a private vocal instructor for more than a decade. Qualls currently composes, arranges for and tours as a lead tenor with the national rock a cappella ensemble “Face.” His most current writing can be heard on Face's new album How Was the Show, for which he composed the title track "How Was the Show Last Night," among other hits. Among Face's many accolades, they were featured on NBC's The Sing-Off and performed before the celebrity judges of America's Got Talent. Along his travelings with the group he has received the opportunity to perform for former President Bush Sr., former President Clinton, and received high praise from audience members such as Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Buffet, David Rockefeller, and entertainment mogul Merv Griffin. In addition, Face has shared the stage with Bon Jovi, Clint Eastwood, and the recent chart topping NBC Sing Off champions, Home Free.
Stephen Ross - as a performer, teacher, and contemporary a cappella vocal arranger, Stephen Ross is a multi-dimensional musician. Stephen performs as the counter-tenor and arranges music regularly for Face Vocal Band. His vocal arrangements are also performed throughout the state by high school and college vocal ensembles. He has a degree in Music Education and Voice Performance from the University of Colorado. He was the Director of Vocal Music, the Fine Arts Department Co-Chairperson, and the Visual & Performing Arts Academy Coordinator at Skyline High School, where he has taught Choir, Voice Performance, and Music Technology from 2003-2015.
Aaron Daniels is a multifaceted musician and recent graduate of the University of CO Denver with an extensive background in R&B, Gospel, Fusion Jazz and Contemporary A Cappella. Growing up in his grandfather’s record shop served as the foundation for devoting his life to music and at the age of 3, Aaron began playing drums and has grown to be a multi instrumentalist and instructor for many ensembles and choirs here in the Denver Metro area. Aaron has developed a love for playing piano/ keyboards over the past 10 years of his life and has found himself influenced by Aaron Lindsey, Isaac Hayes, Ahmad Jamal, Cory Henry, and Vince Guaraldi. As an avid audio engineer, music/vocal arranger, and solo performer, Aaron has had the privilege of has recently working and performing with various acts including BET’s gospel artist, Kierra Sheard, the Sidewalk Prophets, and Koryn Hawthorne from NBC’s The Voice.
Mark Megibow has been on stage for most of his life as both an award-winning actor and musician. He sang his first solo performance at age 6, then picked up the drum sticks at age 9, ultimately leading him to Northwestern University's prestigious Bienen School of Music where he graduated with a degree in Music Education. Since then, he has performed in widely diverse musical groups of every style, from symphonic orchestras and wind ensembles, to marching drum corps and rock bands. He is best known as one of the foremost vocal drummers of contemporary vocal rock and has toured extensively with Face Vocal Band for the last 13 years. His multidiscipline artistic background fuels a unique style, layering complex rhythms and sounds in ways that leave audiences breathless. When not on stage, Mark leads seminars for teens on leadership, communication, and life skills.
Michelle Rocqet is an Alum and originating member of CU Denver’s female-identified a cappella group, Lark (BOSS 2015 & SoJam 2015 Champions, CARA winner). Rocqet is also a current and originating member of MIX Vocal Band (BOSS 2013 Champions, MHVJ 2013/2014, & SoJam2013 Champions, CARA, Macy’s $25K Challenge Winner). Vocalist/Beatboxer/Looper for Denver DIY band The Milk Blossoms, (Voted Westword Magazine's ‘Best Experimental Band’ 2016). B.S. in Music Entertainment & Industry Studies with a double emphasis in Commercial Vocal Performance and Recording Arts from The University of Colorado Denver. Michelle also just found out she is lactose intolerant and is super bummed about it. Emma Wallingford's' voice and songwriting skills that captivate audiences all over the state with a sound that’s best described as soul/R&B with tinges of hip-hop grooves. She is a current member of the highly sought after MIX Vocal Band. She has shared the stage with acts such as the Grammy award winning a cappella group, The Swingle Singers, Hazel Miller, Air Dubai and more. Her singing has been presented not only on stages across Colorado, but also around the world.
Maelstrom A barbershop quartet based in the Denver area, Maelstrom Quartet was recently named the 2017 Quartet Champions by the Rocky Mountain District Barbershop Harmony Society. They are recognized nationally as one of the hottest ensembles to watch in 2018. Tyler Wiggington (baritone) is a former faculty member of Whole Body Singing and was a member of Denver's Motive Vocal Band.