Dave Bernstein was the founder of New York University's first male a cappella group, Mass Transit, back in the golden year of 1997, when people still had to carry CDs around and the only way to get most a cappella albums was through mail order or an a cappella catalog. The next year, he transferred to the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, where he joined the Potsdam Pointercounts as the group's first vocal percussionist (and occasional bass). After serving as music director, Dave graduated with a Bachelor's of Music degree in Music Business and started a small recording studio and worked for a music products manufacturer (Samson Technologies), before going to law school. He currently represents the indigent on criminal appeals at a public defender's office in New York City, and founded a blog called "Acatribe" devoted to global contemporary a cappella music. He is also a senior producer on the Voices Only compilation series.
Numerous attempts to start post-collegiate a cappella groups have failed- none exceeding the "5" threshold of five songs learned or five months of rehearsals. He periodically sings bass with local choral ensembles groups such as eVoco Voice Collective and the Collegiate Chorale, and has performed in the past few years at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.
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