Contemporary and Commercial Music Repertoire and Resources

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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.
Select A Cappella Groups
Professional
Pentatonix
SONOS / ARORA
Naturally 7
Citizen Queen
Swingle Singers
Home Free
Six13
Aca Pop! Kids
Firedrill!
Collegiate
G-men
Pitch, Please
Penn Masala
Nor’Easters
SoCal Vocals
High School
OneVoice
Forte
Highlands Voices
Vocal Rush
Spotify Playlist
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About the Chairperson

Chairperson:  Kari Francis

Kari FrancisDubbed “the next generation of a cappella specialist” by Pitch Perfect vocal producer Deke Sharon, Kari Francis is an avid vocalist, arranger, and choral music educator. She has shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Imogen Heap, and competed on Season 3 of NBC’s The Sing-Off with Kinfolk 9. Recent publications include the chapter “Vocal Percussion for Everyone” in So You Want to Sing A Cappella: A Guide for Performers published by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). She is currently a visiting instructor of choral music at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and has taught at Mannes School of Music, CUNY Hunter College, and Teachers College Columbia University. Kari is an active lecturer and clinician, leading workshops on musicianship, arranging, and vocal percussion at music festivals and vocal camps across the States.


Kari holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Teachers College Columbia University, and the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include choral improvisation, vocal painting, collaborative learning, and popular music in the choral classroom.