Alex Grover | Choral Director
Director of Mixed Chorus, Chamber Singers, Falconize & Deception
Alex is in his tenth year as the Choral Director at Danvers High School. He directs the Mixed Chorus, Chamber Singers, and the program's a cappella ensembles he founded, Falconize and Deception. He is also the former director and founder of Skywave (formerly Ingrid Sound). Alex's a cappella ensembles have consistently placed and received awards at Varsity Vocals ICHSA competitions, been nominated for Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, and selected to Best of High School A Cappella albums. Alex has traveled with his ensembles to New York, Memphis, and Orlando for competitions and festivals. Outside of teaching, Alex enjoys reading, movies, and spending time with his wife, Annie, and son, Malcolm. Alex holds a B.A. in Music from Wheaton College (MA), a Masters of Music in Music Education from Boston University, and a certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Teacher Leadership from Brandeis University.
Ivy O'Connell | Assistant A Cappella Director
Director of Skywave
Ivy attends Berklee College of Music in Boston where she majors in Music Education with a minor in Musical Theatre performance. Prior to Berklee, she graduated from Danvers High School, and was heavily involved in both the chorus and a cappella program, and participated in both regional and state chorus festivals. Ivy has always enjoyed listening to a cappella and was thrilled to be a member of the ensembles in high school. She loves arranging, and has recently become more involved in audio and video production since the pandemic began. In her free time, Ivy enjoys singing in choirs, playing piano, and dancing. She is extremely excited to be in her second year as the director of Skywave, and cannot wait to see what the future holds.