Marc Silverberg

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Dr. Marc Silverberg has established himself as one of the leading voices in a cappella education today. He has served on the executive board of as Director of Education, served as Head of Vocal Music at Five Towns College, and presented workshops on vocal improvisation at several AEA sponsored festivals, SUNY Purchase, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, The New York State School Music Association, the Nassau County PEAK Festival, the National A cappella Convention, The Oklahoma Arts Institute, and the American Choral Directors Association’s 2023 National Convention. In spring of 2018, Dr. Silverberg became the first guest conductor for the Suffolk County Music Educator Association’s All-County Contemporary A cappella group. Beginning in 2020, Dr. Silverberg pioneered two new breakthroughs in a cappella education: A cappella Masterclass ( and Vocaversity, the world’s first online school for contemporary a cappella ( In spring 2020, Dr. Silverberg released his first published book, co-written with Deke Sharon and Dr. J.D. Frizzell, with GIA Publications titled Teaching Music Through Performance in Contemporary A cappella. His professional performing group, Satellite Lane, was crowned the 2013, 2014, and 2018 New York Harmony Sweepstakes “Audience Favorite,” and he has won the award for “Best Arrangement” in the 2013, 2016, and 2018 Harmony Sweepstakes competitions. Under his pseudonym “Docacappella,” he has released several humorous a cappella parodies, which have been nominated for 11 Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards. In addition to being an a cappella clinician, conductor, and performer, he has also written several dramatic works for various mediums. His original musical, He’s Not Himself, premiered Off-Broadway in 2012 as part of the New York Music Theatre Festival. In September 2023, Dr. Silverberg released his first theatrical-based video game, Possessed, on Steam. Currently, Dr. Silverberg is the content manager for Acaville, the 24-hour a cappella radio station, and Acaville TV, the first Youtube channel for original a cappella content. He conducts the Rock Voices choir on Long Island and develops new curriculum for upcoming a cappella projects with Deke Sharon and GIA. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware (B.M.), Westminster Choir College (M.M.), and Five Towns College (D.M.A.).