VXN

VXN A Cappella

VXN members Anna Concepcion, Holli Kitching, Jessie Louise Mark, Lauren France, and Meron Mogos first crossed paths when all five were living in New York City in 2012. Hailing from impressive collegiate a cappella backgrounds, it didn't take long to find their way to Empire A Cappella, NewYork City's premiere all female CAL group.  Although life has since moved Meron to Los Angeles and Holli to DC, the girls were unwilling to let a few miles keep them apart. It was on one of many bicoastal visits - this time in Los Angeles for LAAF 2014 - that VXN was born. The all-female vocal group solidified their fresh, fierce, and fearless sound in person for the first time in June 2014.


  Originally from the suburbs of NYC, Meron Mogos got her start in a cappella in 2004 with Duke University's Lady Blue. Her solo/arrangement of Ciara's "Like A Boy" was selected for Voices Only 2009 and her work has been featured on CARA-nominated albums. Meron joined NYC CAL group, Empire in 2011 and after moving to Los Angeles to pursue her love of film/television in 2012, she co-founded the all-female CAL group, Premiere and serves as their President. Just recently, she joined CASA as Event Sponsorships Manager on the core team. Meron enjoys traveling the world, anything and everything entertainment-related, and most importantly, happy hour. Meron worked in advertising sales at Warner Bros. for three years and now currently enjoys the freelance life while pursuing opportunities in producing/talent management. She is also an entertainment blogger and has been featured on various websites including The Huffington Post.

 

Originally from the suburbs of NYC, Meron Mogos got her start in a cappella in 2004 with Duke University's Lady Blue. Her solo/arrangement of Ciara's "Like A Boy" was selected for Voices Only 2009 and her work has been featured on CARA-nominated albums. Meron joined NYC CAL group, Empire in 2011 and after moving to Los Angeles to pursue her love of film/television in 2012, she co-founded the all-female CAL group, Premiere and serves as their President. Just recently, she joined CASA as Event Sponsorships Manager on the core team. Meron enjoys traveling the world, anything and everything entertainment-related, and most importantly, happy hour. Meron worked in advertising sales at Warner Bros. for three years and now currently enjoys the freelance life while pursuing opportunities in producing/talent management. She is also an entertainment blogger and has been featured on various websites including The Huffington Post.

  An alumna of James Madison University's School of Theatre and Dance, Holli Kitching was a member of the BluesTones for five years, serving as music director and president. After graduation, Holli moved to New York City, where she taught middle school theatre and worked as an assistant for a children's theatre company. While living in New York, Holli became one of the original members of the all-female group Empire, serving as music director from 2011-12. In 2012, she moved to Washington, DC, where she currently resides and works at an independent school coordinating after-school programming and teaching theatre and voice. In 2012, Holli formed the all-female group The District, and has been serving as music director since. Since 2010, Holli has been an ICCA Producer for Varsity Vocals, serving both the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. 

 

An alumna of James Madison University's School of Theatre and Dance, Holli Kitching was a member of the BluesTones for five years, serving as music director and president. After graduation, Holli moved to New York City, where she taught middle school theatre and worked as an assistant for a children's theatre company. While living in New York, Holli became one of the original members of the all-female group Empire, serving as music director from 2011-12. In 2012, she moved to Washington, DC, where she currently resides and works at an independent school coordinating after-school programming and teaching theatre and voice. In 2012, Holli formed the all-female group The District, and has been serving as music director since. Since 2010, Holli has been an ICCA Producer for Varsity Vocals, serving both the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. 


  Lauren France graduated from Elon in 2009. In addition to double majoring in Music Performance and Strategic Communications, she was also the president and fundraising chair of Elon’s premiere all-female a cappella group, Sweet Signatures. Lauren is a skilled arranger, ensemblist, soloist and choreographer, and was awarded a “Best Choreography” award at the 2008 ICCA Quarterfinals and 2010 Harmony Sweepstakes. Lauren’s work has been featured on CARA nominated albums, as well as CASA festivals such as SoJam and VoCalNation.  Lauren is currently a member of the NYC-based all-female a cappella group, Empire. She lives in Astoria and works as a production manager.

 

Lauren France graduated from Elon in 2009. In addition to double majoring in Music Performance and Strategic Communications, she was also the president and fundraising chair of Elon’s premiere all-female a cappella group, Sweet Signatures. Lauren is a skilled arranger, ensemblist, soloist and choreographer, and was awarded a “Best Choreography” award at the 2008 ICCA Quarterfinals and 2010 Harmony Sweepstakes. Lauren’s work has been featured on CARA nominated albums, as well as CASA festivals such as SoJam and VoCalNation.  Lauren is currently a member of the NYC-based all-female a cappella group, Empire. She lives in Astoria and works as a production manager.

  Jessie Louise Mark graduated from Duke University in 2011 where she majored in History and minored in Music. During her four years as a member and director of Duke’s Lady Blue, Jessie led the group to several first-time achievements, including the group’s first appearance at the SoJam Collegiate Competition (2008). Since graduating, she has led arranging and music theory workshops at SoJam, LAAF and BOSS, served as an ICCA judge, directed NYC-based CAL group Empire, coached several a cappella groups and produced the Miami based All Roads A Cappella Festival. In Jessie’s free time, she works full-time at an ad agency in Midtown Manhattan.

 

Jessie Louise Mark graduated from Duke University in 2011 where she majored in History and minored in Music. During her four years as a member and director of Duke’s Lady Blue, Jessie led the group to several first-time achievements, including the group’s first appearance at the SoJam Collegiate Competition (2008). Since graduating, she has led arranging and music theory workshops at SoJam, LAAF and BOSS, served as an ICCA judge, directed NYC-based CAL group Empire, coached several a cappella groups and produced the Miami based All Roads A Cappella Festival. In Jessie’s free time, she works full-time at an ad agency in Midtown Manhattan.


  Anna Concepcion is an alumna of the University of Michigan School of Engineering and was a member of the co-ed a cappella group 58 Greene from 2005 to 2007. After moving to New York City she joined  all-female CAL group, Empire, where she served as past musical director. Anna is currently a member of the NYC-based a cappella group, Restated. Outside of a cappella, she works as a project manager at a financial services company.

 

Anna Concepcion is an alumna of the University of Michigan School of Engineering and was a member of the co-ed a cappella group 58 Greene from 2005 to 2007. After moving to New York City she joined  all-female CAL group, Empire, where she served as past musical director. Anna is currently a member of the NYC-based a cappella group, Restated. Outside of a cappella, she works as a project manager at a financial services company.