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Voctave (2)

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Voctave[edit]

Voctave is a musical group that has received millions of views on each of their YouTube videos, while specializing in singing “A Cappella” style music. Voctave consists of five women and six men. The group was founded in 2015, finding their home in Orlando, Florida.[1] The group travels around Florida, where they can be found performing in various venues across the state. Although Voctave is centered in Florida, individual members of the group have traveled around the world, performing in many instances as solo artists.[1] In addition, each member of the group has a connection through music to Walt Disney World where they perform in a group known as The Voices of Liberty, performing in the American Pavilion at Epcot[2] ; While members of Voctave perform at Disney, the group Voctave itself is not affiliated with Walt Disney World but instead, is known to perform and arrange covers of many classic and modern Disney songs. Voctave performs and records under the record label James Ray Music, a label out of central Florida created by the Voctave member James Ray.[1] This A Cappella group is known to sing songs and styles ranging from Gospel, Musical Theater, Barbershop, Contemporary Christian, Pop, and Vocal Specialist type songs.[1] Voctave has recorded many songs and albums that have reached the #1 seat on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify for vocal and A Cappella genres.[1] In addition to the songs and albums reaching #1, Billboard Magazine ranked Voctave to be on the top 25 charts category.[1] Currently, Voctave has four albums out that are available on music platforms like ITunes.[1]

Members[edit]

Kate Lott: Kate Lott is both an actress and a singer and has performed in multiple musicals such as Into the Woods, West Side Story, and Guys and Dolls[3]. Lott graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University and Baldwin Wallace College where she studied musical theater.[3] Lott sings first soprano for both Voctave and Voices of Liberty.[1]

Tiffany Coburn: Tiffany Coburn's performance career began at the age of 17 where she toured with Continental Singers and Orchestra.[1] Here, she toured with people such as Larnelle Harris and Sandi Patty.[1] Coburn has sung with the Boston Pops and while making appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center.[1]

Ashley Espinoza: Ashley Espinoza not only sings with Voctave, but she is also a member of the group Windsor.[1] In addition, Espinoza is also a past member of Harborlites Chorus and the Toast of Tampa Show Chorus.[1] Espinoza has a BA in music performance, focusing on choir.[1]

Sarah Whittemore: Sarah Whittemore is a member of both Voctave and Voices of Liberty.[1] She is considered a studio vocalist and has had the honor of performing as a soloist at Carnegie Hall.[1]

Chrystal Johnson: Along with being a member of Voctave, Chrystal Johnson has been a member of Voices of Liberty for thirteen years.[1] Johnson attended Lee University where she received degrees in public relations and religion.[1] During her time at Lee, she was a part of the Voices of Lee that had the opportunity to tour the world with a gospel group called The Gaithers.[1] E.J. Cardona: E.J. Cardona is a performer and has been a part of musical productions, movies with Disney, and multiple singing groups.[1] Cardona was a contestant on the show "X Factor" and has worked with Disney for over 10 years.[1] Cardona has reordered with many studios such as Capitol Records, Starke Lake Studios, The Imagination House, Roy O. Disney Studios, East West Studios and Jim Henson Studios.[4]

Toni De Rosa: Toni De Rosa not only sings with Voctave and numerous other groups within Disney World, but is also the musical director for the many groups he performs with.[1] Rosa is the current musical director for Disney World's Voices of Liberty, Dapper Dans, and Finding Nemo the Musical performed in Animal Kingdom.[1] Rosa has been a member of Barbershop Harmony Society for 37 years now and conducts several chapters within the society [1]. Rosa travels internationally to perform in many competitions with the Heralds of Harmony, which is a chapter within the Barbershop Harmony Society in which he directs.[5]

Jamey Ray: Jamey Ray is the founder of Voctave as well as the producer and arranger for the group.[6] In addition to Voctave, Ray has also worked with The Voices of Liberty, the London Symphony Orchestra, and many Broadway directors.[6] Ray serves as a professor at Rollins College where he teaches Music Theory and keyboard courses while also directing the Jazz Choir Ensemble. [6] In addition, Ray is currently working on a program that teaches music theory on the internet.[7]

Kurt von Schmittou: Kurt von Schmittou is a current member of Voctave who also provides a significant amount of voice-over recordings for companies such as Disney, Nickelodeon, NASCAR, Gaylord Resorts, Busch Gardens, Sea World, Universal, and Crystal Cruise Lines to name a few.[1] He has been a performer at Walt Disney World for over 25 years and is a part of Voices of Liberty in addition to providing countless voice-overs within the parks.[1]

J.C. Fullerton: In addition of being a member of Voctave, J.C. Fullerton has been a member of Voices of Liberty for almost 30 years where he sings bass.[1] Fullerton also acts as a substitute in the Dapper Dans quartet in Magic Kingdom where he also sings bass. Fullerton has been singing with Walt Disney World since 1987 and has also sung internationally at Tokyo DisneySea.[1]

Karl Hudson: Karl Hudson sings bass and has performed with The Voices of Liberty for ten years along with being a member of Voctave.[1] He has had the opportunity to perform with Grammy award winners and is a part of MTV's "The Edge Effect" where he opened for Robin Thicke and Sky Blue of LMFAO.[1]

Albums[edit]

Curerntly, Voctave has four albums out available on music platforms such as ITunes, Amazon Music, YouTube, and more. Two albums were released in 2016, titled "Voctave" and "The Spirit of the Season." In 2017, two other albums were released as "Snow" and "The Corner of Broadway and Main Street."

Top Songs[edit]

YouTube is the main source of plays for Voctave, where they have many videos pertaining to members of the group, their tour information, and of course their music. Many of the songs that Voctave has uploaded have obtained millions of views such as their most popular song titled "Disney Love Melody", reaching over 18 million views on YouTube alone.[8]


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