Our vision is that video game music is appreciated and enjoyed by an ever-growing community.
Our mission is to promote video game music through public performance, while building a supportive and fun community where members can level up their musicianship and share their creativity and passion.
Level Up! Vocal Ensemble operates on a shared leadership model with an all-volunteer working board. The best way to reach us is via the Contact page, and your inquiry will be routed to a board member for a response.
Current Board Members:
Eris Eaton, Errin Patton, Frank Furtado, Isabella Cabullos, Julia Cosma, Julie S., Rene Barry
Level Up! Vocal Ensemble started out as part of the Seattle Video Game Orchestra & Choir, founded in 2014 by Masha Lepire. The orchestra and choir ran side-by-side for six years while growing and racking up cool achievements like performing at Sakura-Con, PAX Prime, and Natsu Matsuri Outdoor Summer Festival. In February 2020 the two ensembles split into separate parties to follow different quest chains, while still remaining collaborative for future projects and performances.
One month later COVID-19 arrived in our home state of Washington. Rather than retreat from our grand plans, we chose to roll the dice against the boss and launch a rebranded choir during a respiratory pandemic. We decided that even if we can't gather in person we can still learn and grow while sharing music and having fun together. So, in August 2020, Level Up! Vocal Ensemble officially launched to the world.
We kept things going virtually for over two years via Discord hangouts, online rehearsals, and experimenting with recording. In the second half of 2022 (with due respect for health & safety) we resumed in-person rehearsals, and celebrated our triumphant return with a kick-ass collaborative concert with the DigiPen Dragon Chorus & Chamber Singers. Now, we're looking forward to a year of new music, new friends, and new shows!
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