Founded in 2018, Zero to Sixty is Northeast Ohio's summer a cappella group.
Founded and directed by award-winning arranger and Tiffin University professor BK) Riha, Zero to Sixty's mission is to provide educational opportunities for qualified musicians through performance, recording and training. In addition to hosting a summer a cappella experience, ZTS is passionate about supporting the collegiate a cappella community in Northeast Ohio.
During the summer, Zero to Sixty manifests as a vocal band, open to vocalists and beatboxers based on an audition.ZTS seeks to promote musicianship and professionalism in its members through structured and purposeful rehearsals in conjunction with performances and recording projects. ZTS also provides opportunities for growth and leadership through optional roles in related fields, including sound engineering, social media, photography, booking and marketing.
Past members have included students & alumni of Kent State University (Kent & Stark campuses), The University of Akron, Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland State University, Otterbein University, Tiffin University and The College of Wooster. Rehearsals take place May through August near Cleveland
In March of 2018, five friends in the Akron/Kent area came together to compete in the Varsity Vocals Open. The following spring they held auditions to find some of the most outstanding, versatile and dedicated vocalists in Northeast Ohio.