About Me

 

With over ten years of experience as a music director and as a producer of collegiate and professional a cappella groups, I am more than familiar with the musical and logistical demands of producing an album. That's why -- in addition to offering the essential services of arranging, coaching, recording, editing, mixing and mastering -- I go the extra mile to help groups with scheduling, fundraising, licensing and distribution. I also offer video production services if you are looking to make a fast and affordable music video. Creating an album is a lot of work, and my responsibility is to make the process as fun, stress-free, and rewarding as possible.

 

I consider every group I work with as a "collaborator" instead of simply a "client." My goal is to not only produce an album that you are thrilled with, but to produce one that I am personally proud of. Moreover, I strongly believe in helping you grow as a group beyond recording your album -- whether that be offering advice about arranging, music directing, group dynamics, social media, or performance.

 

I received my Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from Northwestern University and my Masters in Music in Film Scoring from NYU. At Northwestern, I was a member and three-year music director of the award-winning collegiate a cappella group Extreme Measures. I also sang with, music directed, produced and arranged for professional a cappella group, Backtrack, which boasts over 10 million views and 100,000 subscribers on YouTube. With Backtrack, I had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the UN, during a Broadway show (Kinky Boots), and on the Steve Harvey Show. I also founded, manage and direct Iris, winners of the 2018 International A Cappella Open hosted by Varsity Vocals. Through the Aca Open, I have won 3 Best Arrangement awards (2017 Semis, 2018 Semis, 2018 Finals) and 2 Best Vocal Percussion awards (2018 Semis, 2018 Finals). Finally, I also manage vocal groups through my management company, AJK Artist Management

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