Pentatonix's Avi Kaplan To Teach At Tennessee's A Cappella Clinic

Pentatonix's Avi Kaplan To Teach At Tennessee's A Cappella Clinic
This weekend, college and high school ensembles will get to learn from one of a cappella's biggest celebrities. Avi Kaplan, bass vocalist of the Grammy award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix, will teach at the second annual Contemporary A Cappella Clinic at the University of Tennessee. 

On Friday, Jan. 27, Kaplan will work with the university's a cappella ensembles, and then instruct high school students the following day.

"Avi will listen to them sing, then give critiques and helpful hints about how to take their singing further toward the professional level," Jaclyn Johnson, the School of Music's interim associate director of choral activities, told Local 8 Now. "His expertise and experience with contemporary a cappella music is unmatched, and he is a fabulous clinician."

According to Local 8's report, more than 600 high school students from Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas and Kentucky are projected to attend.

"When working with a professional musician, students have the opportunity to see that their dreams can come true, and that hard work makes for great success," Johnson told Local 8 Now. "Avi's passion for music is absolutely palpable, and those who interact with him leave with a renewed sense of inspiration and determination. I have been a professional musician for over 15 years, and even I was awestruck by his knowledge, musicianship and kindness."
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