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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Aca-Education: Episode 42: Potsdam Pitches Alyssa Sposato and Andrew Richardson

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with Alyssa Sposato and Andrew Richardson of the Potsdam Pitches, the premiere mixed a cappella group at the State University of New York at Potsdam! Alyssa and Andrew discuss their 2020-21 school year and the modifications they made to continue striving for success, their recent CARA Award nominations, and what is in store for the summer!

Resources:

The Potsdam Pitches

Cape Harmony (Cape Cod’s All-Female A Cappella Group)

The Vocal Company

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Aca-Education: Episode 41: A Chat with Squad Harmonix

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with Laura Saggers and members of SquadHarmonix, an award-winning a cappella training academy based in Los Angeles. From being featured on social media to competing against professional groups in the Aca-Open, the Squad has had an eventful year!

Resources:

Squad Harmonix

Squad Harmonix on Some Good News

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Aca-Education: Episode 40: A Cappella Guru and Goddess, Amanda Cornaglia

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks a cappella guru and goddess, Amanda Cornaglia. Amanda discusses her involvement in the DC Metro A cappella scene, the growth of Acaville Radio, and A Cappella Masterclass, a high quality, module-focused resource available to all educators looking to expand their a cappella knowledge!

Resources:

Acaville Radio

A Cappella Masterclass

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Aca-Education: Episode 39: Talking (Barber)Shop with Kohl Kitzmiller

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with award winning arranger and barbershopper, Kohl Kitzmiller. Kohl talks about his career singing in barbershop groups, providing rehearsal track resources to educators, and tackling contemporary a cappella arrangements as well!

Resources:

Kohl Kitzmiller Music
Barbershop Tags Website (list of mobile apps found on left hand side of webpage)

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Aca-Education: Episode 38: Talking the 2022 National A Cappella Convention with Dr. J.D. Frizzell

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with Dr. J.D. Frizzell, President of the A Cappella Educators Association. JD talks about the upcoming 2022 National A Cappella Convention in Orlando, which is set to be the largest a cappella choral convention in the world!

Resources:

The National A Cappella Convention

A Cappella Educators Association

Dr. JD Frizzell Website

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Aca-Education: Episode 37: Teaching Neurodiverse Learners with Elise Hackl

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with Special Education Educator Elise Hackl on working with neurodiverse students in the music classroom and how a cappella can be a beneficial tool. Elise talks about her approach to ensure that ALL students are given the tools to succeed in the music classroom.

Resources:

Elise Hackl’s Website

ArtsEd Social Emotional Learning Website

Portraits of Music Education and Social Emotional Learning Book Preview

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Aca-Education: Episode 36: Charlie Kinnison of Kinnison Choral Co.

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with Charlie Kinnison of The Kinnison Choral Company. Charlie discusses how he and his wife Carrie went from full time educators to entrepreneurs; creating and providing high quality rehearsal tracks and educational resources to educators. Charlie and Justin discuss the value of rehearsal tracks in the choral classroom, and how they can lead to better performance.

Resources:

Kinnison Choral Co.

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Aca-Education: Episode 35: The Enigmatic Paul Sperrazza

On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with the enigmatic Paul Sperrazza on bringing energy into performance. Justin and Paul’s shared philosophy that ~Anyone Can Sing~ is discussed as well as tips to bring forth the best performance from your students.

Resources

Fearless Performing 101

Thurman White Academy Choir YouTube Page

Vox Audio

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