DC A Cappella
Snowday was founded in early 2008 with the mission of bringing a cappella and vocal music into mainstream education. Started as a collaboration of several DC area groups, Snowday brings a diverse background of performance and education to the stage. All members of the group started singing and playing instruments from a very young age, discovering contemporary a cappella in high school and college.
The group loves bringing a dose of fun to community and private events. As part of the Artivate roster, Snowday travels to dozens of schools each year and members are very active in the local, national and international a cappella communities. While they spend a lot of time touring U.S. schools, they have also traveled internationally, including a trip to Russia as Arts Envoys with the U.S. Department of State.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Amanda started singing as a bona fide hobby when the music teacher picked her to do a solo in front of the whole school at the tender age of six. That performance was followed up with an imitation of JEM and the Rockers for her second grade music performance (diagonal haircut included).
The choirs and ensembles continued through high school. At Hamilton College, Amanda was a member and musical director of the school's original all-female a cappella group, Special K. After graduation she moved to rural Japan for 4 years where she founded, trained and performed with an award-winning international a cappella group called the Amigos. In 2006, Amanda became a founding member of the CARA nominated Contemporary A Cappella League group Euphonism, with whom she is currently a director, manager and performer. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for CASA, supporting the Contemporary A Cappella League and the Ambassador program, among other projects.
When she's not singing random back up parts along with the radio or putting the stereo on repeat to help with the latest arrangement project, Amanda enjoys adventures in motherhood, traveling, cooking, swimming, and disguising her Philly accent. She lists her musical influences as everything from Mariah Carey to Michael Bublé to Eminem and declares herself as Elliott Yamin's biggest fan.
Kris Adams got her Music education degree from Indiana State University but started her A capella musical adventures LONG before that. After her parents married at a barbershop singing convention, Kris’s life was destined to be filled with right harmony and an amazing extended singing family! She has two international barbershop gold medals with Harmony Queens Hot Topic (2003) and Epic (2012) along with various other area and international awards. Most recently her quartet Rogue placed 8th in Harmony Incorporated’s 59th international competition. Kris also serves as the director of Old Dominion Chorus.. She spends the rest her time teaching music privately, performing around the country and caring for her two beautiful children. She is happily married and living in Leesburg, VA with her amazing husband Rob.
Anthony is an avid performer, sought-after coach and clinician, and experienced voice teacher and chorus director. Anthony began his pursuit of performing early in life as an eight year old tenor singer in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). Throughout his youth, Anthony sang solo and choral music of varying styles in church, school, community, and professional choirs. Anthony continued on a track to perform and lead ensembles through high school to his studies for a Bachelor of Music at Christopher Newport University (CNU) in vocal performance and choral music education. While still in school, Anthony was an active singing competitor and performer including first place trophies in NATS solo competitions, regional and international barbershop quartet competitions, and featured performances at CNU including a cameo with Andrea Bocelli in 2005.
After college in 2007, his quartet, Road Trip, won the international youth quartet competition in the BHS. Soon after, he became an assistant director for the Alexandria Harmonizers and began a successful ten year career as a choral director and music educator. Anthony built up and led successful choir programs that consistently achieved superior ratings at competitions and festivals. Over that time, Anthony served as a clinician and coach for dozens of youth festivals and camps including the No Borders Youth Chorus in 2012 and 2013. He also performed as a professional chorister in multiple choirs including the Master Chorale of Washington under Don McCullough. In 2010, Anthony began an eight year stretch of singing with the award-winning BHS quartet, Da Capo. This quartet eventually won the national Harmony Sweepstakes in 2011 and were finalists in the international BHS quartet competition in 2013 and 2015. Anthony has presented at multiple education conferences, is an active certified singing judge in the BHS, and regularly serves as a BHS Harmony University faculty member.
Charlie began singing in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. at an early age. A graduate of the Landon School, he studied vocal arranging and directing under the tutelage of Thaddeus Cavuoti while participating in both the chorus and madrigal groups. When he was a senior, he founded and directed the pop group Gang of Six. Charlie went on to study classical vocal performance at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, and Wake Forest University.
Charlie has been a section leader, soloist, and cantor at Christ Episcopal Church in Rockville for 15 years, and recently toured England with the ensemble. He performed solos in Westminster Abbey, Ely Cathedral, St. Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle, and led Evensong Services at Canterbury Cathedral. Charlie has performed professionally around the country in many classical and pop vocal ensembles, on tours in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and the Grand Bahamas. He has also participated in Master Classes with Ben Heppner and Denise Graves, and is currently studying with Don Wiggins.
In college, Charlie was a member and director of the Vanderbilt Variations, and then directed Wake Forest Temporary Reprieve, while continuing to perform with Gang of Six. He recorded and produced several albums with these groups, as well as sharing a billing with Paul McCartney and The B-52s at a gala charity event in Los Angeles with Gang of Six. Charlie currently performs bass and vocal percussion with the Washington, D.C. pop group Euphonism, which was recently nominated for two CARA awards for their EP, which he produced and mixed.
When Charlie is not involved in all things musical, he enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with his wonderful family.
Jeremy, also known as OneManJamz, is a Virginia-bred singer, rapper, producer, and loop artist. who loves making drum beats & bass grooves. Jeremy graduated as a Voice major from James Madison University where he sang with Madison Project. He's also sung with Washington, DC area group Euphonism in addition to his solo performances.