Workshop Instructors

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● Six self-described “jazz vocal nerds” from different countries, joined forces in 2011, collaborating online on songs and videos

● Their work as a collective effort focuses on their tight arrangements and concerted sonority, has been acclaimed by A Cappella devotees and fellow musicians

 

Christine Liu

 

● The alto / music director of Voco Novo, artistic director of Vocal Asia Festival, organist of Holy Family Church, and conductor of Tabor Youth Choir

● Focusing on  contemporary A Cappella and church music as a composer, arranger, singer, organist, conductor, and teacher in Taiwan

 



Chuan Lee

 

● One of the leading beatboxers in Taiwan

● Won the second place of Asia Beatbox in 2019

● Often being invited to perform or give lecture in schools

 

Deke Sharon

 

● The founder of the Contemporary A Cappella Society

● The most prolific arranger which have arranged over 2,000 songs

● As a producer, he produced dozens of award-winning A Cappella albums, including Straight No Chaser, Committed and the Tufts Beelzebubs

● Served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal’s “Pitch Perfect“ & “Pitch Perfect 2“ & “Pitch Perfect 3“

 



Dr. Gene Aitken

 

● Grammy Award Winner and Fulbright Scholar

● One of the most exciting and energetic jazz educators and clinicians in the world

● Awarded DownBeat magazine's Jazz Educator of the Year in June 2007, and inducted into the DownBeat magazine's Hall of Fame

● The 32nd member inducted International Association of Jazz Educator's Hall of Fame

 

Gabriel Hahn

  

● A multi-talented performer as percussionist, composer, body percussionist, beatboxer and singer

● Founder of the BodyMusic Berlin collective and the Netzwerk Musik+Körper Berlin

● Touring with international acclaimed and Grammy winning vocal jazz group – New York Voices

 



Jesper Holm

 

● The conductor/arranger for the vocal jazz group Touché

● A teacher teaching conducting and vocal leadership at the Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, Denmark, and also at Codarts and Fontys conservatories in the Netherlands

 

Jia-Ching Lai

  

● Director of O-KAI SINGERS

● Assistant Professor of Graduate Institute of Performing Arts, National Taiwan Normal University

● The first album of O-KAI SINGERS is nominated The Best Jazz Album by Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARA)

 



Kristoffer Thorning

 

● One of the board members of Aarhus Vocal Festival

● A professional singer, beat boxer and technology enthusiast

● Author of the renowned book - Icebreakers - A Practical Approach to Group Dynamics

● Renowned for his pioneering approach to “e cappella music” (electronic a cappella)

 

Mia Hsieh

 

● The founder and vocalist of the internationally recognized music group- A Moving Sound

● Performed in more than 20 countries, interviewed by International Press- Discovery, BBC, NPR etc. 

● Collaborated with visual artists, film directors etc. and created several music-dance-theater pieces

 



Peder Karlsson

 

● One of the founder member of the world-known A Cappella group - The Real Group

● Recorded 16 CD albums with The Real Group and received two Grammy awards

● The headmaster of The Real Academy - an online school for vocal ensemble music

 

Tine Fris-Ronsfeld

 

● One of the board members of Aarhus Vocal Festival

● Conductor of the Danish pop choir “LYT”, co-conductor of the National Danish Youth Choir "Syng Selected"

● Renowned teacher for soloists, choirs and vocal groups, stage performance, and entrepreneurship

● Member of Vocal Line and Postyr

 



Wen-Huei Tsai

 

● Professional Jazz singer, composer and educator who used to tour around Europe and Asia

● The first singer in Taiwan received master degree in Vocal Jazz from Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles

● Often invited to perform in Taichung Jazz Festival and NTCH Summer Jazz Party

● Released the updated duo album Seekers in the end of 2019 with Bass player Fil Caporali

 

Wuming Chen

 

● The CEO of Ke-Hua Cultural & Educational Foundation, Vocal Asia and Shanghai A Cappella Center; producer of W Theatre Productions, and band leader of SEMISCON Vocal Band

● The Consultant and music producer of “The Sing-Off”, a music talent show of Shenzhen Satellite TV in 2012

● Organizing “Vocal Asia Festival” since 2010, the most important A Cappella festival in Asia

 



Vocal Asia

Website : www.vocalasia.com

Email : [email protected]

 

Taipei

Tel: +886 (0) 2 3393 1211 / Fax: +886 (0) 2 3393 6645

11F No.35 Sec. 1 Zhongxiao E. Rd. 100 Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan