Dave Sperandio, Advisory Board, has been working with a cappella music for more than 20 years as a performer, producer, and promoter. His work has helped to define and support the contemporary a cappella world for more than a decade.
Dave is the founder of the Alliance for A Cappella Initiatives, and creator of the SoJam A Cappella Festival, as well as the ‘Sing’ vocal compilation album. In 2008, Dave merged the AACI with Contemporary a Cappella Association and joined CASA’s Board as Director of Events, overseeing SoJam and adding the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival, VoCALnation, SMACC, Boston Sings, and Acappellafest to CASA’s family of Events before stepping down as DoE in April 2012.
Dave founded the a cappella production company diovoce in 2000 and later partnered with fellow producers to form VocalSource, representing the most comprehensive network of vocal music producers and studios in the world. In 2011 Dave officially formed Vocal Mastering, and currently works with producers and artists from around the world, making sure every recording reaches it’s full sonic potential. Dave’s mastering work can be heard on nearly every “best of” a cappella compilation, on your radio, and in your earbuds.
Dave has been called the “Timbaland of a cappella” in the Gotham-published bestseller “Pitch Perfect” (now a major motion picture), and has been featured in interviews with Mouth Off!, Acatribe, CASA, and the Wall Street Journal. Dave’s work has afforded him the opportunity to work with many talented recording artists, including Pentatonix, Ben Folds, Peter Hollens, Home Free, Delilah, Hyannis Sound, Street Corner Symphony, ARORA, Brendan James, and Anoop Desai.
Dave’s clients have been recognized by numerous “best-of” compilations, receiving over 100 appearances on the BOCA, CAMO, Voices Only, and ‘Sing’ series. Dave’s work has received numerous Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, both as a performer and while “behind the glass”.
Dave was a founding member of transit and vocal tonic, directed the UNC Clef Hangers while at the University of North Carolina, and has toured and recorded with Almost Recess and other ensembles. He lives in Durham, NC with his wife and daughter.