INVERSION A CAPPELLA

Upcoming Events

To keep our members and the public safe, we will not conduct any in-person performances during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Past Performances

Freedom Days Festival in Provo, Utah
Peach Days Festival in Brigham City, Utah
Days of ’47 Float Preview
Provo Library
Westside Arts Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah
Acaville Internet Radio Station
Christkindlmarkt at This is the Place Heritage Park
Dickens Christmas Festival
Provo Christmas Market
Kids on the Move
World Financial Group (WFG)
Utah Warriors Rugby

About Us

Inversion A Cappella is a group local to Salt Lake City. Inversion, in music, is a rearrangement of the top-to-bottom elements in an interval, a chord, or a melody. In Salt Lake City, it’s that nasty smog that gets trapped in the valley. We tie the two together in our name! Our group has been around since November 2015. It all started with a Craigslist add and a meet up in Kneaders. Now, we’ve performed for Salt Lake Governors, Local Church leaders, and were even finalists in a local YouTube Competition. We sing all year round and all over Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Talk to us about singing for your upcoming event!

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Elisa Black

Soprano/Vocal Percussion
      Elisa enjoys international travel, but loves coming home to her native Utah. She spends most of her time planning trips, writing books (that she will one day publish maybe), running her own financial business, going out for sushi, solving math problems too hard for math teachers (what else do you do when you don’t have kids?), making lists, singing in Inversion, reading Harry Potter to her younger siblings, helping small businesses owners in South America, and making up memes for her instagram account: LonelyProvoGirl.

Rachel Manis

Mezzo Soprano
    Rachel Manis is excited to be back singing with Inversion after taking a short intermission. This will be her 3rd year with the group. Rachel lives in West Valley with her husband, 1-year-old daughter, and 2 dogs. She works as an Athletic Trainer and teacher at Hunger High School. She started singing lessons at age 3 and has been involved in many groups, including Infrared, an a cappella group at the University of Utah. Rachel is passionate about sports, the pioneers, and anything active she can do with her family and dogs.

Megan Watts

Mezzo Soprano
    Megan is so excited to be in Inversion… again!  Megan was a member of Inversion in the spring/summer of 2017 but had to take some time off to finish school at the University of Utah and have the most adorable baby ever!  Megan graduated from the U with a bachelor’s degree in music and is looking forward to performing with such a talented group of singers.  Megan is married to the studly James Watts, who also happens to be in the group.

Elicia Edwards

 Alto
      As one of the founding members of Inversion, Elicia has a deep love for singing. Though she does not have any formal vocal training, she grew up playing the piano and violin. She was raised in sunny South Texas and moved to Utah in 2007.
Elicia received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from BYU in 2012 and 2014 (Go Cougs)! During her last year of graduate school, she had the privilege of participating as the bass in BYU Noteworthy, where her love for a cappella was born. Elicia resides in Saratoga Springs with her husband, Wade, and their three furry babies – Link, Scout, and Rocky.

Alex Beck

Tenor/Vocal Percussion

    Alex has been the group’s resident tenor off and on since 2017! His vocal range is often described with words such as “Wait, you can sing HOW high?”, “I’m pretty sure I heard the neighbor’s dog barking!”, and “Are you even human?” Rest assured, he is born and raised on Earth, specifically Salt Lake City, and can do lots of other things beside singing, although he is classically trained since it is one of his major passions in life.
    He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, is working on another one in Accounting, and currently has a full time job with Wells Fargo’s brokerage division working in finance and investment accounts.
    He loves spending time playing with his wife and two young kids, staring at the moon and stars learning about astronomy, enjoying various movies and video games and books, arranging music for the group, and just dreaming about what he would do with a little more room in the budget for interior decoration around the house.
    He’s looking forward to hopefully (fingers crossed) sing again with Inversion in person later this year, and is excited for the virtual projects he’s involved in with the group so far!

Dan Haycock

Tenor/Baritone
    Dan grew up in a family with a father that forced musical appreciation on him starting at a young age. Fortunately, he wasn’t scarred from these experiences, but rather gained a love for music that has lasted throughout the years. He has been a member of award-winning choirs, and has participated in many musical theater productions.
    Dan obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Utah Valley University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a second Master’s Degree in Legal Studies from the University of Utah. In his free time, Dan enjoys reading, watching movies/tv shows, doing puzzles, baking, and looking at expensive houses on Zillow.

James Watts

Bass/Vocal Percussion
      James started singing around the time he started speaking, and he really hasn’t stopped since. When James was a teenager, he was introduced to the world of a cappella through Voice Male’s “Up, Up And Away” album. After recovering the pieces of his blown mind, James made it his goal to one day be part of an a cappella band. While in college at the University of Utah, James finally saw that dream realized when he became the bass, vocal percussionist, and part-time music arranger for the U of U’s a cappella band, Infrared. Roughly a year after graduating from the U with a degree in Computer Engineering, James joined Inversion, and he’s been having a blast ever since.

Kenneth Cobble

Vocal Percussion
      Kenneth is a life long musician having first picked up a horn at the age of 7. That particular inclination led him to studying music at the collegiate level where he was eventually inspired to get into vocal percussion and a cappella music. When not playing funky sax lines or breaking beats, you can find him working on new compositions for media.