Aca-Education: Episode 52: Audio Production in the Classroom with Lee Stovall

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with Wisconsin educator Lee Stovall about his work incorporating audio production into his classroom. Lee talks about how his a cappella beginnings and high level of interest in recording helped springboard the development of a ProTools-focused classroom for his high school students. Looking to incorporate recording in your classroom too? Lee has got you covered!

Resources:

Milwaukee’s Rufus King High School Offers Music Production Class to Students

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Aca-Education: Episode 51: The Legendary Sean Altman

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with Sean Altman, co-founder of the legendary a cappella group , Rockapella. Sean talks about his time on Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, how he co-wrote the iconic theme song, and the many projects he has taken part in during his storied career.

Resources:

Sean Altman Website

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Aca-Education: Episode 50: Jen Rafferty, Educator and Author

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On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with Educator and Author Jen Rafferty, about finding our “Why”, our purpose and reasoning for how we approach our teaching, and how this philosophy translates into the classroom and a cappella world. Jen also discusses her new international virtual project, Sing Together, and on the difference between teaching children, and teaching teachers!

Resources:

Jen Rafferty’s Website

Association for Middle Level Education

Take Notes with Jen Rafferty (Podcast)

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Aca-Education: Episode 49: Amanda Hanzlik

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with Amanda Hanzlik, choral director at E.O. Smith High School in Storrs, CT about her path to discovering contemporary a cappella and how she has incorporated it into her classroom. Justin and Amanda also discuss a variety of ideas and resources on how to find appropriate contemporary a cappella repertoire for your ensembles!

Resources:

ArrangeMe

All I Know of Love- E.O. Smith High School (Piece by Robert Dietz)

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Aca-Education: Episode 48: Nate Altimari of Rock Voices

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with Nate Altimari, co-director of Rock Voices, America’s Community Rock Chorus. Nate talks about how his days in Hyannis Sound set the tone for his love of a cappella music, what Rock Voices is all about, and the value and importance of storytelling in solo singing.

Resources:

Rock Voices

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Aca-Education: Episode 47: Composer Roger Emerson

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin talks with composer Roger Emerson. With over 500 choral titles in print and over 15 million copies in circulation, Roger talks about his career as a music educator and composer, offers advice for teachers at all levels, and discusses some of the ins and outs of Copyright and Licensing.

Resources:

Roger Emerson

ArrangeMe

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Aca-Education: Episode 46- Justin Crichfield

On the Season 2 Premiere of Aca-Education, Justin talks with Justin Crichfield, vocal percussionist, arranger and producer about his musical journey. From his beginnings in Dayton, Ohio to his current work with ReVoiced, Justin talks about the extraordinary people he has worked with along the way and what lies ahead.

Resources:

ReVoiced

EarCandy

A Cappella Academy

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Aca-Education: Episode 45: Season 1 Finale with Rob Dietz

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with a cappella mastermind Rob Dietz. From his humble beginnings in Ithaca, NY to becoming one of the most sought out names in the a cappella industry, Rob talks about his careers trajectory and what lies ahead. 

A Cappella Academy 

Rob Dietz Website

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Aca-Education: Episode 44: Isaiah Carter, Composer and Arranger

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with emerging composer and arranger Isaiah Carter. Isaiah talks about his arranging experience with Berklee’s Pitch Slapped, and how his background in instrumental jazz helped shape his career! 

Resources:

Isaiah Carter’s Website

Pitch Slapped

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