Shams is a joyous, infectious energy that can turn a group around instantly! Not to mention his arranging skills always impress.
— Scott Hoying, 3-time Grammy winner, Pentatonix
Shams is a stellar director. His mastery of arranging vocal music and his love for the human voice combine to create the most insightful pieces of work. I am a huge fan.
— India Carney, NBC's The Voice
One of the true standard bearers of 21st century a cappella… able to arrange, direct, coach...do it all!
— Deke Sharon, A Cappella consultant for Disney’s D-Cappella, Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off
His ability to get people excited is truly extraordinary. Shams is a joy to work with and to be around.
-Avi Kaplan, 3-time Grammy award-winning original Pentatonix member, co-founder of A Cappella Academy
Shams is a powerhouse of talent and heart in the a cappella community. Everything he touches just absolutely sparkles, and I'd encourage anyone to work with him if they get the chance.
— Amanda Newman, Executive Director of Varsity Vocals
Shams has a thirst for excellence, impeccable taste, and a tireless work ethic, a rare trait combo which makes him one of the best arrangers and coaches in the game!
— Ben Bram, Grammy-award winning producer for Pentatonix, co-founder of A Cappella Academy
Shams is one of the few arrangers to ever truly change the game in collegiate a cappella. His work is as influential as it is awesome.
— Robert Dietz, vocal coach for The Sing Off, co-founder of A Cappella Academy
Shams is one of the most creative musical minds in the business and he knows exactly what a track needs to really make an impact and sparkle!
— Angela Longo, CEO of The Vocal Company
From beautiful arrangements to motivational masterclasses, whatever the project may be, you can depend on immaculate quality in everything Shams does!
— Mario Jose, Post Modern Jukebox
I’ve been able to work with Shams for many years and his ability to surpass the high expectations he sets for himself inspires me to be better in everything I do.
— VJ Rosales, lead singer and arranger, The Late Late Show’s The Filharmonic
Shams’ ability to positively influence those around him is unmatched in the a cappella community. I'm amazed by his energy & the individualized attention he gives to each student.
— Jessie Louise Mark, Scholastic Festival Producer, The Betsy’s A Cappella Festival, Arranger, VXN
I only use the absolute best arrangers in the business with Forte. Shams is on a very short list of people that I can trust to deliver every single time.
— Ben Spalding, Director of ICHSA Champions, Forte
I don’t know that we have EVER worked on a piece like “Rise Up”. It is truly a brilliant, well-constructed and powerful piece. The texture is rich and complex and yet it is still very approachable.
— Keith McCauley, Associate Director and Vice President, Cantus Youth Choirs