The personal touch.
That's what sets Voices Only apart from the field.

Recording. Album production. Arranging.
Private masterclasses. ICCA coaching.

Whatever we're helping you with, Voices Only strives to work WITH you at every step of the process. We're not done until you're completely satisfied. These are our core directives:

COLLABORATION, HONESTY, SATISFACTION, LOVE.

We love COLLABORATING with groups and artists to find their true sound and together create something magical. We don't want to do this by ourselves and we don't want to put the burden on you. It's all about working together to create great art.

We believe HONESTY is one of the most important things in life and in business. From day one, we're open with you about everything we're doing together, and we'll keep you in the loop and answer any questions along the way. There's enough stress and anxiety in the world, who needs more?

We're not satisfied until you've reached maximum SATISFACTION. That's our #1 goal, assuring you're happy with what we've provided and what you've gotten from us.

We absolutely LOVE a cappella, love making music, and love working with our friends and clients to provide an amazing experience and an amazing product.

The Voices Only Productions Team

Owner / Founder / Producer / Recording & Editing Engineer

Corey Slutsky

Corey Slutsky is the owner and founder of Voices Only, started in 2005 with the inaugural edition of the collegiate compilation album Voices Only 2005. Corey records and produces a cappella studio recordings and coaches competition sets through Voices Only Productions and is the Executive Producer for the Voices Only compilation series. Corey has been involved in a cappella since 1997.  He has been a singer, songwriter, vocal percussionist, arranger, musical director, president, and choreographer in four a cappella groups (collegiate: 5-time ICCA International Champions USC SoCal VoCals, 3-time ICCA Finalists University of Michigan G-men, University of Michigan Kol HaKavod; professional: CARA Award Winning STREETNiX). Corey's production work has garnered Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs) wins and nominations, and been featured on the Best of College A Cappella, Best of High School A Cappella, and Voices Only compilation albums.  Corey leads workshops and masterclasses on recording and live performance at international a cappella festivals such as Camp A Cappella, SoJam, the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival, SingStrong, National A Cappella Convention, Kettering National A Cappella Festival, and the Las Vegas A Cappella Summit.  He has served as a judge for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA), International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA), SingStrong's ACA-Idol College and Pro Competition, SingStrong's High School Competition, and USC's Absolut A Cappella competition, a nominator and judge for the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs), an album reviewer for the Recorded A Cappella Review Board (RARB), consulted the casting agent for NBC's The Sing-Off, and produced his master’s thesis on “the growth and explosion of a cappella music from 1990-2005.” Corey received his bachelor's degree in Sports Management from the University of Michigan and his master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California.

When not working on a cappella music, Corey mostly likes to spend time with his wife, Alexis, and two sons, Avery and Ethan. In the rare moments that remain, Corey is a sports enthusiast who loves playing recreational league softball, is an avid bowler doing his best to maintain a 200 average, and spends way too much time playing rotisserie baseball and fantasy football.

Arrangers

Isaiah Hawkins

Isaiah Hawkins is an arranger, songwriter, and music educator from Auburn Hills, Michigan. He recently graduated with a degree in Music Education from Michigan State University, where he was a Music Director of State of Fifths and the MSU Spartones. While at MSU he received "Outstanding Arrangement" awards from ICCA and The AcaOpen and released an EP Lifeline and an album "Legacy" with State of Fifths, both receiving CARA and AVA nominations and awards along the way. Along with being on the VO arranging team, Isaiah also sings with Flux Vocals, serves as the North Region Relationship Manager for the Contemporary A Cappella Society, and clinics vocal groups of all ages!

Isaiah lives by the idea that "Music is Storytelling", and works to help groups craft meaningful narratives in their repertoire, recordings, and competition sets. He also seeks to use a cappella as an avenue for social justice by centering the voices of people of color, and amplifying music that fights social inequities.

Daniel Dade

Darby Lestin is an arranger, vocalist, trained pianist, student director and songstress. She attended West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida where she participated in their chorale department. She spent many years serving under leadership roles including becoming the Artistic Director of the award-winning high school a cappella group Noise Complaint from 2018-2019. After graduating in 2019, she was selected to attend A Cappella Academy as a camper. Lestin went on to serve as the Music Director for Florida State University's All-Night Yahtzee from 2019-2021. In her time as Music Director, she was hands-on in the creation and direction of Yahtzee's ICCA Quarterfinal First Place winning set in 2020 and their award-winning album, Forever. Since then, she has won a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) for her arrangement of "I Can't Make You Love Me", featured on Noise Complaint's Debut award winning album Vibe. Her arrangements of "All For Us", "Diamonds", and "Reign Dance", featured on All-Night Yahtzee's Forever, were also nominated for CARA awards in 2021, in which "All For Us" won a CARA in the Best Hip-Hop Song category. Lestin focuses on giving innovative, aurally aesthetic pieces that are also rooted in meaning and connection. In her eyes, every piece has the potential to be a work of art.

Social Media Manager

Nicolas Zhou

Nicolas Zhou is a Freelance Social Media Specialist, offering services in social media strategy, content creation, community management, and more. His clients have ranged from social justice groups like Harness, to retail businesses like Linzy Toys, to the entertainment industry with The SAG Awards. In his spare time, he loves to sing, play the piano, and create digital art. Nicolas is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he obtained his B.S. in Business Cinematic Arts.

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