Max Q



Biography

Max Q has only been together for 4 years and the quartet recently earned the title of International Quartet Champions in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2007 International Quartet Competition. Tenor Greg Clancy is the associate director of the Vocal Majority and recently won his eleventh gold medal with the chorus.  With Max Q’s recent win, he now owns the most gold medals in the Barbershop Harmony Society with 12.  He also sang tenor with such Dallas quartets as Class of the ‘80’s, Gatsby, and Dealer’s Choice. He sings and produces jingles in the Dallas advertising community and owns PRO MOTION Music, a fitness music company.  Lead Tony DeRosa grew-up singing barbershop harmony, as his dad Papa Joe was an accomplished musician, choral ensemble director, and barbershop society member. A three-time gold medalist, DeRosa sang baritone in the 1992 International Champion Quartet, Keepsake, and the 2001 Champs, Platinum, and lead with 2007 champs Max Q.  He also directed the nationally acclaimed Tampa Heralds of Harmony Chorus for several years. An Orlando, Florida resident, DeRosa is a studio vocalist and coach of many quartets and choruses around the country. Baritone Gary Lewis now has two barbershop quartet gold medals, as he sang tenor with DeRosa in Platinum.  His college quartet The Real Deal won gold in the College Quartet Competition in 1994.  A former singer with Disney’s Liberty Voices, Lewis’ vocal range allows him to sing all four parts with ease. He is currently a choral music educator in Ohio. Bass Jeff Oxley is bass section leader and frequent soloist with the Vocal Majority. He owns three barbershop quartet gold medals, winning with the Rapscallions in 1984, Acoustix in 1990, and Max Q in 2007. He has seven gold medals with the Vocal Majority, and one gold medal as musical director of California’s Masters of Harmony Chorus. He is actively employed as a studio vocalist in Dallas’ jingle community.
Max Q