Harmony Explosion

a cappella summer music camp in florida

Debbie Cleveland

Debbie Cleveland


Debbie Cleveland is the choral director at Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida, where she serves 165 students each year with a full program that includes three choruses, and SHOWCASE, a pop music ensemble consisting of sixteen singers accompanied by a live ten-piece band. 

Under Debbie’s leadership, her choirs have maintained consistent overall ‘Superior’ ratings at yearly District MPAs for 25 straight years.  SHOWCASE 2010 was selected as featured performer at 2010 FMEA state convention, and the Gaither Concert Chorus was selected and performed four times in New York City cathedrals. Before Debbie took the position at Gaither High School, she built the Adams Jr. High program from one class of 30 into four choirs with 175 singers.

Debbie currently performs as the lead singer of the 2005 International Champion Quartet “the BUZZ,” and previously won gold as the lead singer of the 1994 International Champion Quartet “Showtime.”  She is also a studio singer for Warner Bros. promotional materials for educational choral publications. 

Debbie is a much sought after Coach/Teacher/Performer, with “Showtime” and “the BUZZ” appearing all over the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.  She is also a Certified International Faculty member of Sweet Adelines, International, and has been a Guest Clinician for Youth Harmony Festivals in Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Georgia and California.