Avi Kaplan's Post-Pentatonix Summer Plans

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After releasing a heartbreaking video announcing his imminent departure from a cappella supergroup Pentatonix, bass Avi Kaplan still has a great and busy summer ahead of him!

Avi's Heartfelt Goodbye Video


"I believe one of the big reasons why we have been so successful and accomplished all that we have is because of the unbelievably fast pace that we keep," Kaplan wrote on Pentatonix's Facebook page. "Throughout my journey with PTX, this pace has always been a struggle for me. It's been hard for me not to be with my family and friends when I need them or when they need me. It's been hard to not be able to escape into nature when I'm feeling overwhelmed or just need some time to myself. 

"I do love you all so very much, but I've come to a point where I just can't keep up anymore and I would never want to inhibit any type of success that we have because I truly do believe in everything that we've done and everything that they will do.

"I will ALWAYS do my best to lift others up with my voice. I hope that you'll all support my decision and that you can understand where I'm coming from. And regardless of anything, I just want to thank you for all that you've given to me. I have been so unbelievably blessed and humbled to be a part of all your lives in any way and I wanted you to hear this from me. From my voice. And from my heart."

Kaplan's last shows with Pentatonix are being held this summer.

While wrapping up the PTX tour, Kaplan will return to his summer home: A Cappella Academy!

Pentatonix Introduces A Cappella Academy


As the co-founder and camp director, Kaplan has been instrumental in the genesis and operations of the Hogwarts of A Cappella.

A Cappella Academy Trailer


In February, Kaplan and his bandmates did a live stream via Stageit as a fundraiser for A Cappella Academy.

Live Stream of the A Cappella Academy Fundraiser


Kaplan recently released a new EP entitled "Sage and Stone" with his new folk group Avriel & the Sequoias. You can find more videos from his new promising project HERE.

Avriel & The Sequoias Preview


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BHS Midwinter Convention: Saturday Night Lineup

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Saturday Night’s show is the closing of the big stage and the last event of Midwinter (besides the President’s Reception and Afterglows, of course).

BHS Midwinter Convention: Thursday Night Lineup

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Beyond such staples as the International Seniors Quartet contest and Youth Chorus Festival, the Barbershop Harmony Society's Midwinter Convention is also bringing a cultivated showcase of excellence to Costa Mesa, CA, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.

5 Youth Choruses Not To Miss At BHS Midwinter

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The Youth Chorus Festival is a staple of The Barbershop Harmony Society's Midwinter Convention, and you do not want to miss this year's edition on Jan. 19 in Costa Mesa, CA! 

2018 A Cappella Video Awards: Our Favorite Genre Nominees

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The A Cappella Video Awards are currently in their second year and feature 114 nominees across 23 awards in three categories: special awards nominations, group type nominations, and genre nominations.

Top 5 Seniors Quartets Going Into 2018 BHS Midwinter

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The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) Midwinter Convention is fast approaching and with it comes one of the most anticipated events of the year: the BHS Seniors Quartet Contest.

FloVoice & Barbershop Harmony Society's Multi-Year Partnership

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AUSTIN, Texas — FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, today announced a multi-year partnership with Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) to live stream two national barbershop events, the BHS Midwinter Convention and BHS International Convention. As the official live-stream partner for BHS, both events will exclusively air on FloVoice.com. 

2018 A Cappella Video Awards: Our Favorite Special Awards Nominees

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The A Cappella Video Awards are currently in their second year and feature 114 nominees across 23 awards in three categories: special awards nominations, group type nominations, and group nominations.

Meet The 2017 FloVoice Breakout Star Nominees

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When putting together our inaugural award for 2017's Breakout Star, the staff at FloVoice first thought to do a “Rookie of the Year” award. After all, we are part of a sports company, so it seemed fitting! 

The FloSports Mobile App Just Got Way Better

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New iOS app provides sports fans convenient way to get live and on-demand contentacross 20+ sports while on the go

2018 A Cappella Video Awards: Our Favorite Group Type Nominees

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The A Cappella Video Awards are currently in their second year and feature 114 nominees across 23 awards in three categories: special awards nominations, group type nominations, and group nominations.