2001 Participating Groups
| Deadly Sins|
Deadly Sins formed after a slothful six-month audition process in Los Angeles. Gluttons for collegiate a cappella and semi-professional singing, they hope to be the envy of the open mic scene in 2001. They pride themselves on a mix of catchy originals and lusty covers.
| L.A. Harmonics|
The veteran foursome, all of whom can sing both the high and low parts, began singing together last summer as "Three Tenors and a Baritone". They mostly perform barbershop as well as modern jazz four part arrangements such as those of their idols, The Four Freshmen.
| Sixth Wave|
January 2005 brought on a season of change for us, as Amy Fogerson left the group and was replaced by Jennifer Barnes. Shortly thereafter, both Gerald White and Gary Rosen also made the decision to leave the group to pursue other ventures, which created openings filled by tenor Greg Whipple and baritone Greg Jasperse. This 50% new group is now eagerly working towards the goal of being a powerful and cohesive musical unit, adding exciting new repertoire while maintaining the spirit and integrity for which Sixth Wave has always been known. Please keep checking back for new and exciting news and updates as things progress.....
Members: Cindy Bourquin, Amy Fogerson, Gerald White, Elin Carlson, Gary Rosen, Eric Bradley
| Venus Envy|
After performing together with the USC Sirens, the members of Venus Envy decided to venture into the world of semi-pro a cappella. Within the male-dominated nature of a cappella today, Venus Envy sets out to prove that all-female groups are able to hold their own--not only that but bring a refreshing style and flavor unique only to the double X chromosome.
| Zhena Folk Chorus|
The mission of the Zhena Folk Chorus is to perpetuate the rich village of Eastern European choral music and culture, to heighten awareness of this beautiful and vigorous heritage and to signify the primary role of women in preserving this important genre world music. Zhena means women or wife in Slavic languages. This all female group, four of whom are of Slavic descent, sing the folk songs of Croatia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Macedonia, Albania, Russia and the Ukraine.
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Tom is a passionate and dedicated a cappella facilitator, event producer, and music director. He is the Director of Operations for A Cappella Academy, and previously has served as the exec. producer of the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival, and as director of the Contemporary A Cappella League (while still part of the Contemporary A cappella Society: CASA.org). With a considerable background in performance, vocal, and instrumental music, Tom was bitten by the a cappella bug in 2009 when he decided to create and direct his own group, the award-winning Frequency, and has been a strong advocate of all-vocal music ever since. Still music directing Frequency (vocalfreqs.com) as well as a spiritual center, he balances music, work, and family, and lives with his wife and three children in South OC.