(Photo: LaDamion Massey)
By: Allison Upchurch, Staff Reporter
As the weather cools down, the voices of Euphonic Vox are warming up.
Euphonic Vox is Regis’ student a cappella group, where students sing to no instrumental accompaniment. Every note, beat, and sound of music is coming straight from their voices, all ranging from sopranos to baritones.
At the helm of this group is instructor LaDamion Massey. He was recruited by the previous concert choir director, John Hubert, to instruct the group after Hubert’s departure.
“It’s cool,” he sums up of his time with Euphonic Vox. Massey enjoys working with Euphonic Vox because of the commitment and talent that each student brings to the group. His hope is to have this group rooted in teamwork and leadership. Massey explains, “I would like it to be collaborative, where everyone takes ownership so that everyone has experience in a leadership role.”
Massey has had a passion for music for almost his entire life and was involved in a touring gospel choir in high school. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado, and has spent time with the award winning a cappella group Groove Society.
“I’m a fan of jazz – vocal jazz to be more specific,” Massey says, claiming he is a vocal jazz nerd at heart. In fact, that is what you will find Euphonic Vox singing for their show. Massey said
the group are practicing and will perform songs that mostly are either jazz, RN&B, funk, or a little bit of all three.
When asked what the hope is for the future of this group, Massey says he hopes that the group will be able to partner with other a cappella groups at other schools. “That’s the ultimate goal, but for now we basically want to make the people in our group and the audience feel happy and entertained when they hear our singing.”
The Euphonic Vox’s first show will be free and open to the public on Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00 in Walker’s Pub.
To find out how to get involved with Euphonic Vox, email the group’s President, Reyna Revelle, at firstname.lastname@example.org.