Tony DeRosa, Guy's clinician
An accomplished musician, choral ensemble director and barbershop society member, Tony also has four international quartet gold medals. He sang baritone in the 1992 Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Champion Quartet, Keepsake, and the 2000 Champs, Platinum. He sang lead in the 2007 Champs, Max Q. He is the lead singer of his present quartet, Main Street, who won the first place medal in July 2017.
Tony also directs the Heralds of Harmony, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, where he has continued his father’s legacy regularly taking the Heralds to International competition As the director of the Toast of Tampa, a Sweet Adelines International Chorus, Tony also holds the SAI's distinction of Master 700 Director.
While these are important barbershop and musical stats, Tony points out that his true pride and joy are his wife Jodi and his family. Jodi and Tony met when they both sang with the Voices of Liberty where Jodi sang the soprano part.
Together they have shared some amazing and challenging musical moments. They share four terrific children: Alec, Kayla, Joseph, and Sophia. Watching the kids grow and change is Tony’s greatest pleasure.
Debbie Cleveland, girl's clinician
Debbie Cleveland has spent 31 years teaching as a choral director in secondary public schools, with her choirs consistently receiving Superior and Excellent ratings, as well as opportunities to perform at EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional, the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Concert Series in New York City, and the Florida Music Education Association State Convention. Her students are also selected to perform at All-County and All-State each year. Additionally, Debbie mentors and trains singers around the world, from barbershop groups to gospel choirs. She is an active guest faculty member at education workshops in over half of the regions in Sweet Adelines International (SAI), and is also a clinician for youth harmony camps across the country. Ms. Cleveland received a Bachelor of Arts from University of South Florida, as well as a Master’s in Education from the University of Tampa. She is a Coordinator and Girls’ Clinician for the annual Hillsborough County Barbershop Workshop, a sponsor of both the Barbershop Harmony Club and Gospel Choir Club, and a certified SAI Faculty. She has been voted “Teacher of the Year” as a middle school and junior high school choral director, received the MENC/SAI Music Educator of the Year Award in 1997, and featured on the PBS special, Voices in Harmony, with Gas House Gang.
In the barbershop harmony universe , Debbie is a well-known two-time "Queen of Harmony", from her SAI gold medal wins with her quartet "The Buzz" and "Showtime"!