About Deke Sharon
(b. 1967) San Francisco, Califronia
Deke Sharon is a singer, arranger, composer, director, producer, and teacher of a cappella music, and is one of the leaders and promoters of the contemporary a cappella community and a pioneer of the contemporary a cappella style. Sharon has been performing professionally since the age of 8, and as a child toured North America and shared the stage in operas with the likes of Pavarotti. He produces "The Sing-Off" worldwide, a reality television competition show featuring a cappella singing groups. He also served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal's "Pitch Perfect" movies. He created a cappella groups for Disneyland and frequently tours the world teaching a variety of topics to students and professional singers.