Meet Our Singers

Michelle D’Arcy

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Michelle D’Arcy was singing at a very young age. She started playing the ukulele when she was 7. She played and sang duets with her father. Her father coerced her older sister to cover the melody line so that they could sing 3-part harmonies. Michelle spent time in the summer at Chautauqua Music Institution in Upstate New York. She started playing the French Horn in the 4th grade, competed in solo competitions at Chautauqua Institution and sang in choir throughout her school years. She participated in All State Choir and All State Band in her highly competitive High School. Michelle went on to play guitar and sang in a few rock and roll groups to “break out” from her formal classical performing background. Michelle was always able to come up with unwritten harmonies to “fine-tune” musical arrangements.  Michelle sang in the Denver Women’s Chorus for several years. She was in the select small group called Take Note who performed great jazz pieces. Michelle went on to sing in the a cappella group called The Rhythm Method. This group performed locally and nationally for several years. The Rhythm Method won the Rocky Mountain Harmony Sweepstake’s award for “Best Original Song.” “The Rhythm Method Live CD” earned great reviews and really highlighted what “tight harmonies” are all about. Michelle went on to sing with Canto Spiritus, a Colorado chamber choir that was a “one-of-a-kind” choir, singing commissioned pieces and many more genres. 5280 A Cappella allows Michelle to continue to use her skills to create tight harmonies and to perform music that appeals to a wide variety of audiences.  She produced the self-titled CD called, “5280 A Cappella” and also their second CD called, “5280 A Cappella elevated.”

Michelle is the leader of 5280 A Cappella.

Kim Shepherd

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Kim discovered her love for music at an early age and was involved in voice and piano lessons by the age of 8. She became an active choral singer as a young adult and participated in many top-tier choir and small groups throughout her school years. Kim participated in a variety of musical productions including Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Jekyll & Hyde, and performed as Sally in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. While attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, Kim continued to pursue her musical talents by performing with the university’s Collegiate Chorale and sang soprano in one of our a cappella community’s favorite collegiate groups called Extreme Measures. You can find Kim securely covering the very top vocal line as our Soprano.  Kim’s gorgeous voice also allows 5280 A Cappella to seize any opportunity we can to have Kim sing solos as well!

Page Kemna

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Page Kemna is the newest member of 5280 A Cappella!  She is a recent graduate from the University of Denver and former vice president of the university’s award-winning a cappella group, DU Idiosingcracies.  Page has been singing and playing piano for fun since she was a toddler in her hometown of Kansas City, where she first developed her passion for music and voice.  For the last 16 years, Page has participated in numerous choirs and musicals, as well as solo and quartet singing competitions.  As a college freshman, she joined her first a cappella group.  It is safe to say she has never looked back!  In 5280 A Cappella, you will hear Page sing some middle-range harmonies as well as some great leads, where you can be she’ll belt it out and get everyone in the groove!

Adam McPherson

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The rhythmic backbone of most 5280 A Cappella songs, Adam found his love for music early in life and has not looked back! He was active in school bands, playing alto and baritone saxophone and also picking up guitar along the way. He sang in several musicals, performing in such classics as Tommy, Sweet Charity, Once Upon a Mattress, and Northern Lights.  Also a techie at heart, Adam worked with technical crews preparing the sets for performances. While attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, Adam became a member of the elite a cappella group Extreme Measures, performing as a tenor but quickly moving into the group’s vocal percussionist role. He recalls having been influenced by Rockapella and M-PACT.  Adam takes a “shine” to country music but when you hear him, he is clearly passionate with all forms.

Jeremy Mullet

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Like most of the singers in this group, Jeremy Mullet began singing at an early age.  He began his musical journey as a member of the choir at his middle school in Longmont, CO.  From there, he continued to sing in high school as a member of his school’s chamber and men’s ensembles.  While attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, Jeremy continued on as a member of the elite a cappella group, Extreme Measures.  It was in this group that he met two longtime friends that would inevitably bring him in as the energetic, humorous and crowd-pleasing baritone of 5280 A Cappella.  Jeremy often hangs out in the lower range of the men’s harmonies, but he can also bust out as a powerful soloist.

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Originally from Nogales, AZ, Luis has been passionate about singing since he was four years old.  His first real experiences in music performance came in high school when he was cast as a choir member in Bye Bye Birdie and as the sadistic dentist in Little Shop of Horrors. He was also a member of the University of Arizona Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Luis didn’t dedicate himself to music until he came to pursue a Master’s Degree in Recording Arts at UC Denver.  There, he became a member of the award-winning a cappella ensemble, MIX.  Since graduating, Luis has remained an active member of Denver’s a cappella community. Luis hangs out on the top of the Mens’ section keeping those higher pitches right where they belong.  5280 A Cappella is thrilled to have Luis as our Tenor!

Bradley Becker

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Bradley Becker is a native of Arvada, Colorado. Bradley Becker has played piano since he was five years old. He has been an instrumentalist his whole life. Bradley has had roles as a chorus member, lead actor, and pit orchestra member for a number of various theater productions to include: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Oliver, Footloose, Fiorello,South Pacific. Bradley is currently a student at the University of Denver. He is pursuing a major in Physics, and continues pursuing his musical endeavors at the Lamont School of Music. Bradley performed with an a cappella group on the X-Factor in 2013 at the Denver Coliseum. Bradley is the Music Director for 2 of the Premier Mixed-voice a cappella groups at the University of Denver—Exit 205 and the DU Idiosingcrasies.  For 5280 A Cappella, Bradley throws down creatively covering some additional bass lines, baritone lines and he also jams with our Vocal Percussionist.