Title

Under the Covers: The Production of an A Cappella Cover Album

Lead Author Major

Music Management

Format

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Keith Hatschek

Faculty Mentor Department

Conservatory of Music

Abstract/Artist Statement

Since the release of Pitch Perfect in 2012, collegiate a cappella has become a more prevalent part of popular culture. But what actually goes into producing an album of a cappella cover songs? As a founding member and current president of the Pacific Stocktones, the only student-run a cappella group at Pacific, I decided to delve further into how a studiorecorded EP is licensed, recorded, edited, mixed, and produced with the added challenge of working with an ensemble of 21 busy college students. After two semesters of leading the group through the recording and mixing process, we are finally ready to release the final product – our self-titled EP. My paper is a reflection of the entire production process of the EP from the perspective of an executive producer and manager of the ensemble. The presentation will overview all of the steps taken to produce the album and legally distribute it to our target audience, as well as uncover the obstacles we faced and overcame along the way. The end of the presentation will also feature an exclusive sneak peek of one of the tracks off our album!

Location

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

Start Date

30-4-2016 8:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2016 10:00 AM

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Apr 30th, 8:00 AM Apr 30th, 10:00 AM

Under the Covers: The Production of an A Cappella Cover Album

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

Since the release of Pitch Perfect in 2012, collegiate a cappella has become a more prevalent part of popular culture. But what actually goes into producing an album of a cappella cover songs? As a founding member and current president of the Pacific Stocktones, the only student-run a cappella group at Pacific, I decided to delve further into how a studiorecorded EP is licensed, recorded, edited, mixed, and produced with the added challenge of working with an ensemble of 21 busy college students. After two semesters of leading the group through the recording and mixing process, we are finally ready to release the final product – our self-titled EP. My paper is a reflection of the entire production process of the EP from the perspective of an executive producer and manager of the ensemble. The presentation will overview all of the steps taken to produce the album and legally distribute it to our target audience, as well as uncover the obstacles we faced and overcame along the way. The end of the presentation will also feature an exclusive sneak peek of one of the tracks off our album!