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Aaron Pollard

Aaron Pollard is a third generation barbershop lead completing his undergraduate degree in music education from Eastern Michigan University. Aaron has experience performing barbershop, contemporary a cappella, choral music, vocal jazz and other styles around the world in several award-winning ensembles.

As a barbershop performer, Aaron holds three bronze medals and one gold medal in the youth quartet division contest (singers under age 25) and currently sings lead in the 2018 International Youth Champion Quartet, Frontier. Frontier consistently performs across the state of Michigan and beyond for chapter shows, youth outreach programs and other music-related events. The quartet was founded through connections with a youth chorus that Aaron, Cody and Brandon directed named “The Voice,” a three-time Barbershop Harmony Society youth chorus festival participant that earned three “Excellent” ratings.

In the contemporary a cappella world, Aaron is a founder of Evergreen, EMU’s first a cappella group. Founded in 2016, the group has been invited to perform throughout the state of Michigan alongside a cappella groups from several state universities. They competed in the 2017-2018 ICCA competition for the first time in the group’s history. The group specializes in contemporary a cappella music, with versatile arrangements created from within the group’s members.

Aaron is often considered to be a premiere coach in the Pioneer district for all styles of singing and ensembles.


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Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is the director of choirs and theater director at Bedford High School in Bedford, Michigan and holds an undergraduate degree in music education from Michigan State University. Brandon has experience performing barbershop, choral music, vocal jazz and other styles around the world in several award-winning ensembles.

As a barbershop performer, Brandon holds one bronze medal and one gold medal in the youth quartet division contest (singers under age 25) and currently sings baritone in the 2018 International Youth Champion Quartet, Frontier. Frontier consistently performs across the state of Michigan and beyond for chapter shows, youth outreach programs and other music-related events. The quartet was founded through connections with a youth chorus that Aaron, Cody and Brandon directed named “The Voice,” a three-time Barbershop Harmony Society youth chorus festival participant that earned three “Excellent” ratings.

Brandon is often considered to be a premiere coach in the Pioneer district for all styles of singing and ensembles.