Calendar

Feb
8
Fri
2019
Single Singers Lunch
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This lunch is an optional, fun meet-up for the Single Singers.

The Single Singers is an a cappella group open to any singer at any level who is willing to learn the material on his or her own, prior to coming to SingStrong, and willing to perform on stage after just one day together!

We won’t have time to plunk notes so make sure you know your part cold! (You’ll also need a weekend pass or class pass to participate.)

Contact your director for learning materials and get ready to sing your heart out!

You will be performing at the Saturday 2PM concert during the judge’s deliberations.

TGI FRIDAYS 829 Merrick Ave Westbury, NY 11590
(Mere steps from the basement parking level of the Courtyard Marrriot Hotel.)
Single Singers Rehearsal
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This rehearsal is for the Single Singers, an open a cappella group YOU can join!

This open group is for any singer at any level who is willing to learn the material on his or her own, prior to coming to SingStrong, and willing to perform on stage after just one day together!

We won’t have time to plunk notes so make sure you know your part cold!

(You’ll also need a weekend pass or class pass to participate.)

Follow the instructions here, and get ready to sing your heart out!

ACA-IDOL Concert
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

ACA-Idol is a fast-paced competition with big money at stake!

Groups perform for 10 minutes. A panel of judges gives live feedback.

You, the audience vote by cel phone to decide which group -College or Pro- wins $1,000! (Rules here).

Competitors each give their best 10 minutes. Bid at the Silent Auction too! Competors will all compete for your love and votes in this show!

Competitors TBA!

Feb
9
Sat
2019
HS Competition Registration and Soundcheck Opens
Feb 9 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

HS Competitors arrive and get settled, warmed-up and ready to show the judges what they’ve got!

Note that all competing HS groups should attend the orientation. You will need the information we give you there.

Soundcheck will follow. Note that soundcheck are generally open for other (quiet) competitors to view. It’s a great learning experience!

Once a group has completed their own sound-check, their members may stay or are free to attend classes, Spotlight Showcases, their group’s coaching and more.

Have fun!

HS Competition Soundchecks
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

All high school competitors start off right here to soundcheck.

If you are a HS Competitor, your schedule may look like this.

 

Tag! You’re It! with Greater Nassau Chorus!
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Harmony in the morning?! Yes please! Early birds will delight and late risers will get the blood going as the incredible, award-winning Greater Nassau Chorus teach everyone a few tags! And, for non-barbershoppers, what are tags? They are the best part of the songs, the rich part, the part that sends it over the top. And YOU’LL be the one singing, so pick your part and come out to this hands-on class!

CLASS TBA
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Intro to Overtone Singing
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn to sing two notes at the same time.

Do you really need more information than that? Ok. Maybe you do!

Overtone Singing is a technique that enables one vocalist to produce and, with a bit of practice, control two notes simultaneously.

Overtone singing can be used in various contexts, from emulating synthesized sounds to full self-polyphony. When multiple voices come together to sing in this style, a relaxing, glowing atmosphere is created. This workshop will explain the theory behind overtone singing and teach the basic techniques of producing them.

Harmonic Introductions is a small vocal ensemble dedicated to expanding the awareness, appreciation, and understanding of overtone singing. Founded by Robb Saffell and Julian-Israel Canizares in Spring, 2012, Harmonic Introductions seeks to teach, perform, and build a culture and community focused on the art of overtone singing.
Single Singers SOUNDCHECK in the Main Theatre
Feb 9 @ 10:15 am – 10:55 am

Gather at 10:15 in the main theatre. And please be silent as there are other sound checks occurring!

At 10:30 SHARP it will be YOUR turn to soundcheck! Follow the instructions of your director and the sound engineer and enjoy the massive sound system and multitudinous wireless microphones!

Click here for information on the Single Singers, SingStrong’s open group that anyone can join!

CLASS TBA
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CLASS TBA
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rockstar 101 Performance Stage Presence w/ Diana Preisler of Blue Jupiter and star of TV’s “Pitch Slapped”
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Star of Lifetime’s TV show, “PitchSlapped,” Diana Preisler is known as “The ACA-COACH.”

Diana says this: “They see you louder than they hear you.”

The Broadway performer, film actress (Oscar Nominated “Chico and Rita”), singer and manager of Blue Jupiter will show you how to make that message work for you. Groups will hop on stage and have their performance crafted to perfection.

This seminar is one of our most popular! Have your group come ready to perform!

Vocal Technique “Myth Buster” Edition: Anatomy vs Pedagogy
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

One is a master teacher. One, a master of anatomy. One has a litany of professional level students. One has successfully healed thousands of patients through physical therapy. Together they attack vocal technique from the ground up!

What vocal technique is just wishful thinking? What vocal technique will only work for a few years before the voice can’t handle it? What vocal technique has scientific evidence to back it up? It’s time to find out what science says.

Ron Meixsell will discuss and demonstrate vocal registers; how to isolate and re-balance them; helpful hints for staying healthy and managing illness; posture, breathing and much more.

Michael Miller brings medical science and peer-reviewed studies to the table. Get actual data on vocal pathology and technique.

Vocal teachers use analogies to elicit physical changes. It works for some and frustrates others. Learn what’s really happening.

Michael will use the latest scientific research to explore healthy vocal technique, separating the real from the bunk. He’ll present the data, walk you through the physiology and then demonstrate the effect on the voice.

Then it’s your turn to try it out! Sing healthy. Sing high. Sing strong!

Michael Miller is a licensed physical therapist and professional singer/actor/trumpet player with many decades of training and performance. He has performed with professional a cappella group, Blind Man’s Bluff, and extensively in regional musical theatre.

Ron Meixsell’s resume is extensive, but highlights include conducting the Army choruses in Frankfurt Germany, and teaching music at high schools, Five Towns College, Upsala College, and Dowling College. Ron has sung with The New York Grand Opera, Opera on The sound, Opera Options, Manhattan Opera, and The Maine Opera Company.  He has performed at Alice Tully Hall and The Bruno Walter Auditorium, both in Lincoln Center, NY. For twelve years Ron was the designated singer for The Long Island Association where he sang the National Anthem for major dignitaries including former Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush,  Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Hilary Clinton, and many other notable American figures in politics and the news industry. Ron was the vocal coach for The Big Apple Chorus from 2003-2009 during which the chorus became regularly invited to The Barbershop Harmony Society International Competitions. Ron also has coached many barbershop quartets to success in their various competitions. Ron has a NY State Permanent teacher certificate in music, is a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing, and The Music Teachers National Association.

Beatbox Panel
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

World renown beatboxers display their impressive beatboxing chops and then show you how the magic is made!

 

CLASS TBA
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
CLASS TBA
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Break for Lunch
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Eat! Eat! You’re getting too skinny! Why don’t you call your mother more often?

Just a one minute walk away, there’s the University Cafe. With six full-service stations including Back Bar Grill, SONO, Innovation Kitchen, Rosso Verde, New York Style Deli and a salad bar, the UC Café can satisfy any craving.  In addition, snacks, ice cream and a variety of grab and go items are available. Open:

  • Friday 7:30AM to 8:30PM
  • Saturday 8AM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday 8:30AM to 6:30PM

There are also many nearby restaurants, just 10 minutes or less drive away.

You may want to consider just running out and back so that you can catch any activities, like Spotlight Showcase Performances, that go on during this break.

After all, they’re already included in all passes at no extra charge!

 

 

Single Singers Rehearsal
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This rehearsal is for the Single Singers, an open a cappella group that YOU can join!

This group is for any singer at any level who is willing to learn the material on his or her own, prior to coming to SingStrong, and willing to perform on stage after just one day together!

We won’t have time to plunk notes so make sure you know your part! (You’ll also need a weekend pass (discount, adult or VIP) or a class pass to participate.)

Contact your director  for learning materials, and get ready to sing your heart out!

Participation will cause you to miss a portion of the Saturday 2PM HS Finals in which the top 8 (or more) HS Groups compete.

You will be performing at the Saturday 2PM concert during the judge’s deliberations.

Spotlight Showcase
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

TBA

Anyone with a ClassPass, VIP Pass, Full Weekend Pass or Discount Weekend Pass may attend for FREE!

Pro, Semi-Pro, Collegiate and sometimes even HS groups of all types strut their stuff in a casual, non-competitive showcase.

HS Groups Backstage Call
Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

HS groups performing in the Sat 2PM Show have a backstage call for the HS Competition at this time.

You will be led to your assigned green room/backstage area.

2:00 HS Finals begins! Break a leg!

High School Competition Finals with special guests, The Single Singers
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The best High School groups get only 8 minutes of stage time to impress a team of respected a cappella experts as they compete for trophies. The Single Singers, an open a cappella group that you can join, perform while the judges deliberate.

Beatbox Showcase and Share
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Anyone with a ClassPass, VIP Pass, Full Weekend Pass or Discount Weekend Pass may attend for FREE!

Beatboxers of all ages and all types strut their stuff! This is an open mic type situation with some feedback from experts in the field. This is our first year experimenting with this event so we expect things to be loose and easy going with more structure coming in future years. Maybe we’ll have awards. Maybe not. Maybe it’s just a fun free-for-all. The main thing is that everyone will be supportive and encouraging. (Except if you go really long. Then we might have to cut you off). If you want to be guaranteed to get time on the mic, just email Jonathan@Singstrong.org. But we will absolutely accept walk-ups and volunteers on the spot.

CLASS TBA
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Business of Show with Kris Vicencio, Esq.
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Sometimes we’re better at the “show” than the “business” but that’s OK! Kris Vicencio is here to set us straight!

Lesson 1. self-marketing and promotion for the budding a cappella group. If no one knows about your incredible talents, they can’t throw bundles of money at you.

Lesson 2. a brief “behind-the-scenes” look at what it takes administratively to take your group to its full potential.

Kris lives just outside of Washington, DC, but he is a native Long Island-er, a Mets fan for life, and his favorite bagel place is “Better on a Bagel” on Miller Place. He studied musical theater and was a founding member of the men’s a cappella group at SUNY Oswego.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Maryland, and has coordinated events for over a decade including collegiate and professional a cappella concerts, music festivals, weddings, military ceremonies, and non-profit fundraisers. He is currently the Volunteer Coordinator for SingStrong, a position he has held for several years. Oh, and he’s a licensed attorney. So, he’s been busy.

Break for Dinner
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Eat! Eat! You’re getting too skinny! Why don’t you call your mother more often?

Just a one minute walk away, there’s the University Cafe. With six full-service stations including Back Bar Grill, SONO, Innovation Kitchen, Rosso Verde, New York Style Deli and a salad bar, the UC Café can satisfy any craving.  In addition, snacks, ice cream and a variety of grab and go items are available. Open:

  • Friday 7:30AM to 8:30PM
  • Saturday 8AM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday 8:30AM to 6:30PM

There are also many nearby restaurants, just 10 minutes or less drive away.

 

PRO SHOW 1 with Blue Jupiter (feat Diana Preisler from Pitch Slapped)!
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

7PM -8:30 with these Pro Groups !

See the best professional groups in fast-paced sets. Each Pro Show is different!

The Weekend’s Performers

The Concert Schedule

Doors open 30 minutes in advance. Stadium seating.

Silent Auction to Benefit the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease
Feb 9 @ 8:30 pm – 9:10 pm

The Silent Auction (which is actually quite loud) accepts bids from Saturday Morning onwards, but this is the final 40 minutes of Silent Auction time! The crowds gather and bidding intensifies!

Get unbelievable deals as you bid on a plethora of packages, and every dollar goes right to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund!

Hotel get-aways? We’ve got em! Hard to find a cappella CDs? We’ve got em! Headshot and recording packages? We’ve got em! Local discounts for every day items? We’ve got those too!

Don’t miss this great chance to do well (for yourself) while you do good (for others)!

All conveniently located in the lobby, between the end of the Sat. 7PM show and the beginning of the Sat. 9:30PM show!

Feel like donating a good or service? Fantastic! Contact us here.

Check out our FAQ for more info!

PRO SHOW 2
Feb 9 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

9:30 with Pro Groups and more!

See the best professional groups in fast-paced sets. Each Pro Show is different!

The Weekend’s Performers

The Concert Schedule

Doors open 30 minutes in advance. Stadium seating.

Feb
10
Sun
2019
CLASS TBA
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

CLASS TBA

CLASS TBA
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Coming Soon!

CLASS TBA
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CLASS TBA
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
CLASS TBA
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
CLASS TBA
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Break for Lunch
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Eat! Eat! You’re getting too skinny! Why don’t you call your mother more often?

Just a one minute walk away, there’s the University Cafe. With six full-service stations including Back Bar Grill, SONO, Innovation Kitchen, Rosso Verde, New York Style Deli and a salad bar, the UC Café can satisfy any craving.  In addition, snacks, ice cream and a variety of grab and go items are available. Open:

  • Friday 7:30AM to 8:30PM
  • Saturday 8AM to 7:30PM
  • Sunday 8:30AM to 6:30PM

There are also many nearby restaurants, just 10 minutes or less drive away.

You may want to consider just running out and back so that you can catch any activities, like Spotlight Showcase Performances, that go on during this break.

After all, they’re already included in all passes at no extra charge!

 

 

SHRUTI South Asian ACA Competition + PRO SHOW 3
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SHRUTI a South Asian A cappella Competition for college groups and Pro Show 3 with pro artists during deliberations. It’s a perfect match!

The Weekend’s Performers: http://newyork.singstrong.org/performers.html

The Concert Schedule: http://newyork.singstrong.org/concert-schedule.html

Doors open 30 minutes in advance. Stadium seating.