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Webinar 2: “A Cappella From Newark to London and Back” - catching up with Jon Smith

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PAST EVENT: Saturday, May 2, 2020

UD alum Jon Smith, tenor and member of the Swingles

Thanks to all our patrons who virtually attended our first webinar! For those of you who were unable to join us, you can view a recording of the full event here:


Original event description:

This week, our artistic director, Xiang Gao, will have an in-depth conversation with Jon Smith, UD’s most visible music alumnus, who will share his personal experiences going from a Blue Hen to a world-class performer with The Swingles. During this event, Jon will talk about the UD professors and classes that contributed to his success, how UD Chorale and the on-campus a cappella culture prepared him for a world-class career, and how the extra skills he obtained during his UD education helped him develop as an arranger and composer. He will also speak about his experience living in the UK as a Blue Hen and an American, how he got involved in various Hollywood movie soundtracks, and the Swingles' ambitious plan to involve UD students in their Spring 2021 concert with Master Players during their North American tour. During this presentation, Jon will share some memorable music performances by the Swingles as well as an exclusive vocal performance of one of his own arrangements especially for the BPO audience. Read Jon's full bio here!

Click here to learn more about future BPO events!

Check out this personalized greeting from the Swingles to the UD community! Master Players is proud to welcome the Swingles to our campus next year, on Sunday, March 7, 2021.

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Webinar 2: “A Cappella From Newark to London and Back” - catching up with Jon Smith
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