Contemporary and Commercial Music Repertoire and Resources

Contemporary A Cappella Repertoire (SATB and SSAA voices)
Title Arranger Voicing Style Level Publisher
Modern A Cappella (compilation) Deke Sharon SATB Various 3-4 Hal Leonard
Sign, Sealed, Delivered Deke Sharon SATB Medium Motown 3 Hal Leonard
Sweet Dreams Deke Sharon SSAA Medium Pop 3 Hal Leonard
Sesons of Love Deke Sharon SSATB Up-Tempo Ballad 3 Hal Leonard
Under the Boardwalk Deke Sharon SATB Medium Slow Pop Rumba 2.5 Hal Leonard
Good Time Robert Dietz SATB Up-Tempo Pop 3 Alfred
Should Have Been Us Robert Dietz SATB Medium Pop Shuffle 3 Alfred
Dynamite Alex Phan SATB Medium Fast Pop 3 Alfred
Haven’t Met You Yet Alex Phan SATB Medium Pop Swing 3 Alfred
Standing Outside the Fire Bryan Sharpe SATB Up-Tempo Anthem 3 Alfred
Forget You Bryan Sharpe SATB Up-Tempo Pop 3 Alfred
Turn the Radio On Bryan Sharpe SATB Medium Pop Shuffle 3 Alfred
Gonna get Over You Bryan Sharpe SATB Up-Tempo Shuffle 3 Alfred
One Call Away Bryan Sharpe SAB Pop Ballad 3 Alfred
Attention Bryan Sharpe SAB Pop with Latin Rock feel 3 Alfred
I Need Your Love Ben Bram SATB divisi Pop with Latin Rock feel 3 Alfred
Firework Ben Bram SSATTB Medium Pop 4 Alfred
If I Die Young Ben Bram SATB Pop Ballad 3 Alfred
Uptown Funk Ben Bram SSATTB Medium Funk 3.5 Alfred
Man in the Mirror Kirby Shaw SATB Pop Ballad 3 Hal Leonard
Drift Away Kirby Shaw SATB Pop Ballad 3 Hal Leonard
My Immortal J.D. Frizzell SATB divisi Pop Ballad 3 Alfred
Other Resources
A Cappella by Brody McDonald, Ben Spalding, and Deke Sharon, published by Hal Leonard.
A Cappella Pop by Brody McDonald, published by Hal Leonard.
A cappella warm-ups for Pop and Jazz Choirs by Deke Sharon and J.D. Frizzell, published by Hal Leonard.
Selected A Cappella Groups
SoCal Vocals
Pitch Slapped
High School
Eleventh Hour
Vocal Rush
Spotify Playlist
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About the Chairperson

Chairperson:  Tim Brent

Tim Brent is a musician who’s work is “beautiful, awe-inpspiring and strikingly original” (Arts Atlanta). The recipient of 9 DownBeat Magazine awards as a vocal jazz educator, pianist, arranger and performer, he is currently the visiting assistant professor of popular music studies at Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University. Tim is active as a composer and performer and works regularly as a vocalist and pianist. He has performed and/or recorded with such names as, Bobby McFerrin, Mel Torme, Ingrid Jensen, Brian Lynch, Ed Calle, Dick Oatts as well as latin Grammy award-winner Obie Bermudez.

As a composer Tim’s works are best described as “wonderfully energetic” (Charleston Post and Courier). He has had compositions, arrangements and orchestrations premiered by such groups as the Westminster Choir, the West Shore Chorale, State University of New York Pottsdam, Kansas State University and Western Michigan University Gold Company.

As an educator, Tim has held positions as the director of vocal jazz studies at the University of North Texas, The University of the Arts, Northern Illinois University, and Miami Dade College. He is currently the Eastern Division American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Repertoire and Resources Chair for Commercial/Contemporary music and serves on the board as the Higher Education Co-Chair for the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE).

Tim received his bachelors degree in choral music education from Western Michigan University where we studied with iconic vocal jazz educator Steve Zegree. He earned his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Miami where he studied with the legendary jazz educator Larry Lapin.

As a guest clinician and artist, he frequently works with high school and college vocal groups around the country. Tim has presented interest sessions at state music education conventions, the Eastern Division National Association for Music Education (NAfMe) Conference, as well as the Southern Division ACDA conference.

In 2017 Tim released his first solo album On the Sunny Side featuring Grammy award-winning artists Brian Lynch (trumpet) and Ed Calle (saxophone). This collaboration with 12 talented and gifted artists resulted in ten original, creative and unique interpretations of the jazz standard repertoire.