You may know her best as half of FreePlay or as Artistic Director of Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival, but there’s a lot more to learn about Suba Sankaran! Rachael and Amanda sit down with her on Episode 40.Read more
We’ve reached Episode 25 (!) tonight with a woman who excels in many avenues of a cappella. Whether it be on stage with Musae or creating some of the best recorded a cappella out there, Angela Ugolini stands out. And she’s just getting started.Read more
On Episode 24 we chat with Cassie Greene, a member of Business Casual. Even though this group isn’t a full-time endeavor, they’ve seen some incredible success- including a National Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival title, winning the VoiceJam Festival and earning a ticket to Vocal Asia, and two trips to the Varsity Vocals AcaOpen Finals.Read more
We are back with the first episode of 2020 with none other than Lisa Forkish! From Divisi, to Vocal Rush to HIVE and even more in between, Lisa is a champion of inclusivity in the a cappella community. Whether it be through the many years of work with the Women’s A Cappella Association, being the driving force behind WeSing, writing original music, or being a constant mentor and coach to all, Lisa’s work is bringing us all a deeper level of connection and understanding.Read more
If there were a poster woman for girl power, Judy Fontana Minkoff might just be it. This DC area native has taken the NYC a cappella scene by storm, leading the SingStrong Single Singers and founding the 2016 Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival Champions and headliners for SoJam and Kettering National A Cappella Festival, Stiletta.
And, as all of the Acaville original content, we’ll be on break for the holidays and we’ll be back with Episode 23 with Lisa Forkish on January 7th!Read more
Vocal HERspective is back for Episode 21 with quite possibly the most genuine human on the planet – Hannah Juliano! From a late start in singing, to success with Pitch Slapped, national tours, Super Bowl commercials, and now a second year on stage with the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, there is just so much to learn from her journey. Plus she’s the perfect feel good interview for this week of gratitude – your hosts and the a cappella community are certainly thankful for her!Read more
Owner of Viridian Productions and owning the stage with Musae, Mel Daneke is changing the game. Studying Vocal Performance, Audio Production, and Music Education at Ithaca College, Mel got her a cappella start with Premium Blend. She’s gone on to tour the world and has landed tracks on all of the major compilations.
Rachael and Amanda also discuss how to plan ahead for what to do after your competition season ends.Read more
This week Rachael chats with guest Amanda Newman, Executive Director of Varsity Vocals! The collective wisdom of women in leadership roles in a cappella is tremendous and this episode is another great example of that.
Learn more about Amanda and Varsity Vocals at: http://varsityvocals.com.Read more
Amy Engelhardt spent 13 years as the sole female member of Grammy-nominated vocal “band without instruments,” The Bobs, winning numerous ASCAP songwriting and ACA vocal performance awards for her writing, arrangements and vocals with the band.
Learn more about Amy on her website: http://amy-engelhardt.blogspot.com.Read more