Elise Hackl


Elise Hackl joined Varsity Vocals in 2014. She has began singing a cappella 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.

Elise has arranged and served as a clinician for multiple groups in the Midwest. After graduation, Elise moved back to the suburbs of Chicago, where she now teaches adaptive music, chorus, and world music.


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.