What the experts are saying about BetsyAcaFest


Ben is an esteemed arranger, music director, and producer from Los Angeles. A graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music, Ben sang with, arranged for, and directed three-time ICCA champions the SoCal VoCals. Since college, Ben has been working musically behind the scenes of The Sing-Off, Pitch Perfect, Glee, The Voice, and Modern Family, as well as arranging for various groups all over the world. Here, he speaks candidly about working with the amazing India Carney, and conducting a TBAF Chorus of more than 100 singers in 2015.

In this upbeat and energetic interview, award-winning A Cappella arranger and conductor Rob Dietz shares his experience from BetsyAcaFest 2015. Learn more about his beatboxing skills, and what he loved best about teaching for BetsyAcaFest.

India Carney is a singer, songwriter, vocal arranger, and actress whose talents embrace a wide range of musical genres from opera to musical theater to pop. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Carney is best known for her television appearances as the Top 5 featured artist on NBC “The Voice” Season 8.

Shams Ahmed is a masterful arranger, music director, and educator from Cherry Hill, NJ. He is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, where he directed SoJamX and 2013 ICCA Champions, The Nor’easters and founded Pitch, Please, while double majoring in Finance and Mandarin.