ICHSA MIDWEST & SOUTHWEST PRODUCER, PA PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Elise Hackl joined Varsity Vocals in 2014. She began her a cappella career at Illinois State University with Secondary Dominance, serving as president, music director, arranger, choreographer, and section leader across her four years in the group, and she led the group’s effort in hosting an ICCA competition on campus.
When not producing Varsity Vocals events, Elise teaches elementary and secondary music at an alternative school, runs adaptive musical theater programming, and works with local school districts to start on the path to creating inclusive and accessible a cappella ensembles.
Elise has a very real fear of having any time alone with herself, so she fills it with things like traveling, people-watching, and forever attending school- sometimes all at once! Her favorite project right now is serving as the music director for a theatre troupe for individuals with special needs.