InnOVATION's A Cappella Group

Instructor: Mary Joy Nelson

InnOVATION’s a cappella group sings in three- and four-part harmony. Students will study vocal styles, harmonization, blend, balance, and musicianship in a unique and dynamic ensemble setting. The group will attend the Voices in Harmony a cappella regional festival in March 2018 (date not yet available).

Fall Semester performances:

  • National Anthem at Keeneland’s Fall Meet
  • Christmas Pre-Show at the Waveland State Historic Site for Dicken's Christmas Carol
  • Pre-Show for Velveteen Rabbit (InnOVATION production)

Class schedule:

  • Saturday, Sept 30, 5:00-7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 7, 5:00-7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 14, 5:00-7:00pm
    • 11:00am warm-up
    • 11:30am mic check
    • 12:00pm sing
    • 12:30pm done
  • No rehearsals Oct 21, Oct 28, or Nov 11
  • Saturday, Nov 4, 4:00-7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 18, 4:00-7:00pm
  • Rehearsal during Nov 20-26 TBD (depending on students’ availability)
  • Saturday, Dec 2, 12:30-1:30pm
  • SUNDAY, DEC 3, POSSIBLE PERFORMANCES AT WAVELAND: 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm (this is the date we've requested - not confirmed)
  • PRE-SHOW PERFORMANCE AT THE VELVETEEN RABBIT: The A Cappella Group will perform pre-show at one performance of The Velveteen Rabbit Christmas Musical; performances are Friday, Dec 8 at 7:00pm, Saturday, Dec 9 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm; rehearsal and sound check will be scheduled when we determine which performance time works for the group.


Tuition: $240

Age Restriction: 4rd-12th grade

Class Requirement: Past membership in InnOVATION’s a cappella group or permission of instructor

Please contact Mary Joy Nelson at if you are interested in joining.


InnOVATION's A Cappella group - Spring 2017 (under the direction of Mary Joy Nelson & Ron Wilbur):

Sadie Barlow, Gillian Brown, Shaniyah Brown, Kaylen Jasper, Ellie Phillips, Hanna Pittman, Abigayle Stokes, Sitara True