**For information on this year's Summit, got to the VACS2009 website.**

Middlebury College
March 10th, Saturday

Members of the internationally touring a cappella group, Blue Jupiter, bring their expertise and experience in the music business to Middlebury College. This series of hour-long workshops covers musical and business topics, from arranging, to copyright, to managing. A detailed schedule of the workshops is posted below. A cappella groups and individual vocal performers are welcome. (For groups looking for professional and peer feedback, there will be a masterclass in the afternoon; contact Joe Antonioli at jantonio@middlebury.edu to sign up.)

In the evening, New York City-based a cappella powerhouse Blue Jupiter takes the stage! Blue Jupiter has recently won the “Oreo and Milk Jingle Contest” hosted by American Idol Judge Randy Jackson, and have won “Audience Favorite” and “Best Arrangement” at the Harmony Sweepstakes two years in a row. The group continues to redefine popular music, combining their a cappella influences of beatbox and harmony with edgy pop arrangements and high energy performances. Hosted by Middlebury College’s very own ButchDivas, a quartet singing spirituals, gospel, folk, jazz, barbershop and original compositions, led by Francois Clemmons, Grammy award winning actor seen in "Porgy & Bess," "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood," and founder & maestro of the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble.

UPDATE: Philip Hamilton will be making a guest appearance at the Evening Gala!

Daytime Events

10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.*, Center for the Arts
*Registration: 9:30 A.M., Center for the Arts Lobby
Tickets: $10; one ticket entitles the bearer to attend any or all of the planned workshops.

"Daytime Event Schedule" »

Evening Gala with Blue Jupiter and the Butch Divas

8:00 P.M., Mead Chapel
Tickets: $5/4/3

Tickets onsale now through the Middlebury College Online Box Office.

Sponsored by the Dean of the College, the Music Department, and Library and Information Services.

A big thank you goes out to Tim Spears, Karen White, Peter Hamlin, Francois Clemmons, Liza Sacheli, Christa Clifford, and Mack Roark who helped bring this event together.