A Cappella

KeyStone, founded in 2011, is a part-time professional six-voice contemporary a cappella group based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. KeyStone was formed by a group of friends who love to sing with each other.  Bonded by a passion for music and performance, the group immensely enjoys connecting with the audience and each other.

Josh Schrager (Tenor), Jamie Howe (Vocal Percussion), Tom West (Tenor), Amy Howe (Soprano), Joseph Gooch (Bass), Jennifer Steinberg (Alto)

KeyStone has performed in many venues throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, including World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia, Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, World Cafe Live at the Queen Wilmington, and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Performance highlights include appearances at the Princeton Music Festival and the WHYY Connections Festival; opening for Grammy-nominated super-group The Bobs as well as for a cappella legends The Groovebarbers, featuring Sean Altman, Steve Keyes, and Charlie Evett of Rockapella; and assisting in a flash-mob marriage proposal (and later singing at the wedding of the happy couple!).  

In addition, KeyStone was nominated for six Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards for their albums Unlocked and Ugly Sweaters and has competed in the Harmony Sweepstakes Mid-Atlantic Regionals at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. The group has also hosted a national a cappella festival in Philadelphia, taught various workshops, and facilitated master classes for several high school, college, and post-collegiate a cappella groups. KeyStone is deeply committed to connecting to the a cappella community and furthering a cappella’s development as an art form.


Photographer: Michael Eldridge