Passionate About Contemporary A Cappella

The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, & development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical resources, networking opportunities, and collaborative support.  A tax exempt public charity, classified 501(c)(3) by the IRS.

The Board

At the head of the AEA are the community’s best and brightest educators. 

 Whether they’re teaching their own ensembles, leading honor choirs, or spearheading projects like Camp A Cappella and June, these folks are here to help! They are the minds behind dozens of projects pushing forward a cappella as we know it, and happen to be award-winning music educators to boot. 

JD Frizzell


Matthew Swope


Ben Spalding

Education Coordinator

Brody McDonald

Vice President

John DeFerraro


Alex Phan

Founding Member

Our Marketing Team

AJ Marino

AJ Marino

Memberships Director

Amy Malkoff

Amy Malkoff

Marketing Director

Addison Horner

Addison Horner

Content Director

Our Sponsors

We couldn’t do everything the AEA does without the help of our amazing sponsors! 

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