If you are interested in becoming an adult mentor and chaperone for the 2018 Lakeside A cappella Camp, please contact Camp Director, Sky Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2018 Faculty & Staff:
Matt Clancy & Will Rodriguez (Clinicians - Guys' Chorus) are long time barbershoppers and members of the BHS International 2nd Place Silver Medalist quartet, Signature. Growing up in youth barbershop camps in the Seneca Land District, Matt directed several barbershop choruses in western New York before moving to Florida in 2011. He is currently the front line director for the Heartland Harmonizers in Sebring Florida. Will has studied music his entire life, comes from a musical family, and is a founding member and the driving force of the quartet. When they aren't barbershopping, you can find Matt working as a nationally certified Medical Massage Therapist with his own practice in Lake Placid Florida and Will is a Certified General Contractor who runs his own commercial/ residential contracting company.
Caitlin Castelino (Clinician - Girls' Chorus) graduated Magna Cum Laude from Santa Clara University in 2009 with a degree in Psychology and in 2012 from San Jose State with a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. Caitlin works as a senior Speech Pathologist at Valley Medical Center in San Jose, where she treats patients with voice disorders, cognitive-linguistic deficits, and swallowing disorders. She stays busy as director of Diablo Vista Chorus, coaching quartets and choruses, and tap-dancing with dance company Tap Explosion. She is the baritone of the 2014 Sweet Adelines International Champion Quartet, LoveNotes.
Joe Connelly (Lakeside Professor Emeritus - Combined Chorus) is a barbershop quartet lead singer, competition judge, chorus director, and full-time coach for various barbershop quartets. Connelly is the first man ever to have become a Barbershop Harmony Society International Championship gold medalist four times, first with Interstate Rivals in 1987 at the age of 22, then with Keepsake in 1992, with Platinum in 2000, and with Old School in 2011. Joe is the son of international quartet medalist Mike Connelly, baritone of "The Roaring 20's". Joe directed the Southern Gateway chorus from 2008 until 2014. He currently lives in northern California, and coaches men's and women's barbershop quartets and choruses around the world full-time, becoming one of the few barbershoppers who has managed to turn his hobby into a profession.
Sky Harris (Camp Director) is a second-generation barbershopper and is an Assistant Director of the Spirit of Syracuse Chorus (Sweet Adelines, International), Director of Harmonic Collective (Barbershop Harmony Society), and Co-Director of Scarlet (YWIH Chorus). Sky also sings tenor with the SAI Region 15 quartet, Revolution, is a member of the SAI Region 15 Education Faculty and serves as Regional Co-Coordinator for Youth Programming in Region 15. A music teacher in Liverpool, NY, Sky teaches middle school and high school music and has been a choral and instrumental clinician and adjudicator on the East coast for the past 19 years. Sky has been recognized as a Quarter-Finalist for the first ever GRAMMY Foundation Music Educator Award, as the 2015 Sweet Adelines, International/National Association for Music Education Award Recipient for dedication to both music education and the preservation of the barbershop art form through youth programming, and in 2016, Sky was appointed to serve as one of three Young Women In Harmony Program Coordinators for Sweet Adelines, International.
Signature Quartet is composed of four powerhouse voices. All four members of the quartet have been barbershoppers since their early teen years and have been in many different quartets. This foursome has been together since October of 2013. At the first get together these guys knew that they had something special. The quartet has gone on to represent the Sunshine District in the International Quartet Competition in Pittsburgh, PA (July 2015) where they finished 15th their very first time out; among the finest barbershop quartets in the world. They are also the Sunshine District Quartet Champions (2015), the 2016 International 4th place Bronze medalist, and the 2017 International 2nd place Silver medalist.
Daniel "The Voice" Cochran is a Florida Native. Daniel has been singing as far as he can remember. Though he is 6'4" he is a big teddy bear that would rather be singing than playing sports like other people his height. Daniel is a professional Vocalist and has sung in numerous amazing venues and shows. He has touched many lives and continues to touch people every Sunday when he sings at Unity of Delray Beach Church. When he isn't singing, Daniel enjoys singing tags, going to karaoke, well let's be honest he's always singing......
Originally from Bayport, MN. Dan "BassMan" Walz moved to SC with my family and lived there for 15 years where he joined the Barbershop Harmony Society. Dan and Will were fortunate enough to win a district championship together and decided to stay together and start a new group. Dan moved to FL to join the quartet full time. When he's not singing, Dan works as a contractor for Triple R construction in Fort Lauderdale.
Baritone, Matt "Short Stuff" Clancy the youngster in the quartet is 26 and has been a barbershopper for 14 years. He has directed several barbershop choruses in western New York before moving to Florida in 2011. He is currently the front line director for the Heartland Harmonizers in Sebring Florida. Matt is a nationally certified Medical Massage Therapist and has his practice in Lake Placid, Florida. When he is not working or singing you will most likely find him out on the lake throwing people off of the water tube or teaching them how to water ski.
Tenor, Will "The Old Guy" Rodriguez is the eldest member of the quartet (but "not by much!"). Will has studied music his entire life and comes from a musical family. Will is a Certified General Contractor, and runs his own commercial/ residential contracting company, mostly into the ground... Will is a founding member and the driving force of the quartet, or so we let him think...When not signing or running his business you will most likely find Will spending time with his dogs, family and also cracking jokes.
Visit them on Facebook or at https://www.signaturequartet.com/ to find out more!
At ages ranging from 11 - 14 years old, the quartet now known as LoveNotes began as a Young Women In Harmony quartet through Sweet Adelines International in 2002. The group, then called UnderAge Quartet, performed and competed regionally at the Young Women's level until they won the 2005 International Young Women In Harmony (YWIH) competition in Greenville, South Carolina.
After their YWIH win the group continued to work at their craft, perform, educate, and compete at the adult level through Sweet Adelines. In 2009 they became Regional Champions for Pacific Shores Region 12 and started competing at the International level with the world's best barbershop quartets. LoveNotes also competed in the larger a cappella community. They participated in Harmony Sweepstakes a cappella competition in 2009 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco where they won 1st place and also received the award for Best Original Arrangement for Bohemian Rhapsody. They went on to compete at the Harmony Sweepstakes Nationals where they placed 2nd while also winning the Audience Favorite award. In November 2009 LoveNotes appeared in Nashville to compete for the first time on the international stage. For several years they continued to excel and progress in their craft, capturing two Audience Favorites awards along the way. In the Fall of 2013 LoveNotes was crowned the 2014 International Quartet Champion 'Queens of Harmony' at the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Competition in Honolulu, Hawaii. They were also chosen as winners of the Celebrity Award by Neyla Pekarek of The Lumineers.
Over the years LoveNotes has had many amazing opportunities. They have sung the National Anthem for numerous professional sporting teams, participated in America's Got Talent in both Los Angeles & Las Vegas, and appeared on Access Hollywood. They had the honor of being invited as guest performers in Germany for the BING (Barbershop in Germany) festival at the world-renowned Konzerthaus Dortmund, represented the barbershop society as international guest performers in Vaasa, Finland, served as entertainment on a Rhine River cruise, and, most recently, traveled to New Zealand for a 10-day tour. They have also performed and taught workshops in England, Spain, Holland, Switzerland, and France. As professional performers, LoveNotes travels approximately two weekends per month sharing their music through performing, teaching, and coaching.
LoveNotes sings a wide variety of music from traditional barbershop to musical theater to jazz to classical to contemporary pop. A LoveNotes show appeals to young and old alike. They have released 5 CDs: “Moments to Remember,” “We Go Together,” “All You Need Is…♥,” “From The Heart,” and their most recent CD, recorded and released in 2016, “Friends.” LoveNotes quartet is committed to excellence in their craft and entertaining audiences with their youthful energy. You may visit LoveNotes on Facebook or at www.lovenotesqt.com.