Award-winning five-voice a cappella vocal group with eclectic tastes, Clearly Vocal brings energy and life to a range of genres, including jazz, pop, classical and inspirational, through innovative arrangements and tight harmonies.
Since forming in 2007, Clearly Vocal has garnered critical attention and national recognition. As winners of the 2010 Contemporary A Cappella League Showcase, they performed at SoJam A Cappella Festival in Durham, North Carolina. In 2011, they featured in the November/December issue of IN Magazine and took home the prize for first runner-up in the RiverCities Sound-Off in Shreveport, Louisiana. In 2012, after hosting the International Competition of High School A Cappella Southwest Semifinals in San Antonio, they produced the fourth annual East Texas A Cappella Celebration at Liberty Hall in Tyler, and were featured artists at Vocal Nation A Cappella Festival in Washington D.C. In 2013, Clearly Vocal produced the Texas A Cappella Celebration in San Antonio, and in 2014 launched SING! The Austin Vocal Arts Festival. In 2015, they performed with the Sing-Off Tour in Austin, Dallas and Houston and were featured artists at SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival.
Clearly Vocal is a member of the Contemporary A Cappella League (ACappellaLeague.org) and a founding member of SING! Texas (SINGTexas.org), a non-profit organization promoting the advancement of vocal music in Texas.
Stefanie has been a member of choirs and ensembles since her elementary school days. She performed in numerous productions and competitions in high school and had the privilege of singing abroad during her college years. She finds great inspiration from The Real Group and Margareta Bengston. She currently is working on expanding her range. Stefanie and her husband, Andy, have three beautiful kids.
Kim made her performing debut at age two when she made a dash for the stage at a variety show, unbeknownst to her parents, and joined the cast for the finale, earning the title, “Hillbilly Jigger.” She has been chasing the stage ever since, singing all over the world with various groups in high school and college, and can be found performing professionally around East Texas. Kim is married to John, Clearly Vocal’s baritone, and they have four energetic children.
Andy made his onstage debut in the fourth grade with an attention-grabbing rendition of “Stayin’ Alive.” He sang in choir and musicals throughout middle school and high school, and in 1998, he performed with the Texas All-State Choir. Andy is romantically attached to Clearly Vocal’s soprano, Stefanie Albright. Above all, Andy loves singing worship music with teenagers.
John is the General Manager of SING! Texas, CASA Ambassador for Texas and a founding member of Clearly Vocal. John has been a music addict for as long as he can remember. At an early age, he became entangled in a complex web of band, choir, musical theater and radio. So far, he has performed in thirty-four states and at least thirteen countries. John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Harding University and a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Abilene Christian University. Currently, he is the Minister of Worship and Communications at Glenwood Church of Christ in Tyler, Texas, where he leads a Monday night therapy group for compulsive singers.
Don gave up the trombone in the eighth grade to sing Bass in the choir, amazing everyone with his man voice at the age of thirteen. He sang in choral groups and small ensembles for the next ten years. He has been a missionary in Africa and now teaches high school math. Don's claim to fame is having tied for first place with Edward Randall of the Swingle Singers in a bass-off of "I Walk the Line."