Drew Wheaton is the tenor of the 2016 International Barbershop Quartet champions, Forefront, and has been the Musical Director of the Thoroughbred Chorus since 2012. He holds music degrees from McGill University and the University of Louisville and a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at U of L.

Drew is a co-founder of U of L’s Cardinal Rule, an a cappella group that has performed at various workshops and festivals in Kentucky and Ohio since 2014. He is now the director of adjudication for the A Cappella Education Association.

Drew has been teaching private voice lessons since 2015 and now does so in his home in Louisville, or "on location" as necessary.

Drew has also been active as a coach and clinician, coaching various quartets and choruses, directing youth barbershop camps, and teaching at various contemporary a cappella workshops and camps (Kettering National A Cappella Festival, Camp A Cappella, etc.). He also is a live sound engineer for various contemporary a cappella concerts throughout Louisville.

Drew lives in Louisville with his beautiful wife, Kristina, who is also an award-winning barbershop singer (2013 International Harmony Incorporated Quartet Champion), along with their two amazing sons.

Session Information:

Beginner’s Vocal Percussion: Is your ensemble doing more contemporary music and find yourselves wanting to spruce it up with some percussion? Learn the basics of rhythm and groove, along with some basic and simple percussion sounds, to add an extra level of interest to your songs and impress your audience. 

This is an interactive session as it will be much more fun if you can actually participate, and Drew can pull from the audience to try out the things he is teaching in real time. If you would like to be a part of this session please book on below.

If you would like to ask Drew any questions, please click here to send them in before the session.

This event will be live-streamed on our Facebook and YouTube channels. Further information will be posted on the day but subscribe to our YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/c/singbarbershop to be notified when we are live!

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An Introduction to Vocal Percussion

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