This past August Remix A Cappella began their new year with a visiting artist workshop held by Shams Ahmed, the renown award winning arranger and director of The Nor’easters, as well as countless other successful music projects in the a cappella world. He currently directs “A Cappella Academy” based in L.A. and founded by former Pentatonix member, Avi Kaplan. Shams is an expert in the a field of a cappella singing. The workshop was five hours long, and Shams opened our eyes to singing with more energy and new vocal warm ups. We sang in an ensemble setting, and we sang solos for him. We began working on a few brand new arrangements he brought for us. This workshop has had a lasting effect on our work together and it was a terrific way to begin our 2018-2019 year.