2018 Worldwide Holiday Special

2022 Worldwide
Christmas Special

In December 2018, Behind The Mic broadcast its pilot of a Worldwide Holiday Special on its YouTube channel. Hosted by Cheryl Bentyne of the Grammy-winning Manhattan Transfer, the 1-hour special included vocal groups from Slovenia, the Philippines, Denmark, Sweden, France, England, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S.

Our plans were to produce a December 2021 holiday special for network television. However, because of Covid, we are pushing back the project to December 2022 in order to attract global sponsors for the Worldwide Christmas Special.

A Testimonial Request

Behind The Mic is nearing its seventh season and 100th video interview in July 2021. As part of our vision for producing a nationally televised 2022 Worldwide Christmas Special, we are asking artists and educators to submit a 30-second video testimonial. Our mission supports choral education and provides extraordinary vocal groups with a global media platform.

We are pitching partnerships with international brands in support of the 2022 Worldwide Christmas Special. Our expertise lies in creating experiential opportunities for corporate brands and your video testimonial would add impact to our sponsorship proposal.

 

A Testimonial Request

Behind The Mic is nearing its seventh season and 100th video interview in July 2021. As part of our vision for producing a nationally televised 2022 Worldwide Christmas Special, we are asking artists and educators to submit a 30-second video testimonial. Our mission supports choral education and provides extraordinary vocal groups with a global media platform.

We are pitching partnerships with international brands in support of the 2022 Worldwide Christmas Special. Our expertise lies in creating experiential opportunities for corporate brands and your video testimonial would add impact to our sponsorship proposal.

 

Our mission is two-fold... first, fostering global harmony through vocal harmony, and second, providing extraordinary vocal groups and educators with a worldwide media platform. We are furthering their careers uplifting humanity in the Spirit of love through diversity, generosity, humility dignity, and honor. Two celebrity vocalists, as hosts, are joined by Maytree (South Korea), Club For Five (Finland), Accent (Sweden, France, England, Canada, USA,)  Sambaranda (Brazil), The Blenders (North Dakota), Afro Blue (Washington D.C.), 7th Element (Florida), and The Niskas (Minnesota) are part of our wish list for the 2022 Worldwide Christmas Special.

Alton Accola, artist liaison

Choral Music Director | 10 years

Artist Representative | 29 years
Behind The Mic | 6 years

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Draft Proposal

“My gift is giving deserving artists the opportunity to achieve their dreams.”

For 29 years, Accola was the talent representative for the big band vocal quintet, Five By Design. The artists performed with hundreds of symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Canada. Notable orchestras included the Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony, Utah Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, and a holiday tour with conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.

As the founder/artist liaison for Behind The Mic, Accola has filmed interviews with nearly 100 artists, educators, and music industry specialists including Bobby McFerrin, The Hi-Lo’s (Clark Burroughs and Don Shelton), The Lettermen’s Tony Butala, The Manhattan Transfer (Janis Siegel, Alan Paul, and Cheryl Bentyne), Ben Folds, Home Free (winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off), Take 6’s Alvin Chea, Lee Greenwood (singer/songwriter of  “God Bless The USA”). In addition, we have interviewed international vocal groups from South Korea, the Philippines, Slovenia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, India, Sweden, France, England, Brazil, Canada, and the United States.

 

In 2018, we produced Behind The Mic’s Worldwide Holiday Special hosted by Cheryl Bentyne, of the Grammy-winning Manhattan Transfer, and 8 international vocal groups. The YouTube broadcast was produced as 1-hour pilot for a future television special..

 

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