Director of Vocal Arranging
Jon Smith has been involved with a cappella for 10 years now and has always had a passion for vocal music. He is the former Music Director of Hyannis Sound, Cape Cod’s all-male professional a cappella group and before that he was M.D. of University of Delaware’s Vocal Point. Jon led Vocal Point to ICCA Finals in 2014 where they placed 3rd and he received the Outstanding Arrangement Award for the Entire Set. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Delaware where he also studied Music Education. Jon is a CARA-nominated arranger and his arrangements have been featured on several compilations including BOCA, Voices Only and Voices Only Forte. After having great success working with his own singers, Jon specializes as a coach and masterclass clinician for groups, almost all of whom received placements and awards during the 2015 & 2016 ICCA season.
Jon has a diverse musical background in jazz, opera, gospel, choral music, and many other genres. He values story-telling through music and his work reflects that. If you’re looking for intricate arrangements and performances that push boundaries, bring out the best in your singers, tell a story and capture the essence of a song in a new way, Jon is your man!
Hear His Sound
"Jon has made us each better singers and he made our songs sound better than ever, all with a smile on his face! I couldn't have imagined anyone better to work with."
Kelly Cole | Director, Treble on Huntington