The Pulse: JMU Note-oriety

Note-oriety is James Madison University’s premiere all-female a cappella group. We were honored to sit down with member Dani Rye in mid-December 2019 to talk about where the group is at these days and where they are going.

Learn more about the group here: https://www.facebook.com/jmunoteoriety.

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The Pulse: Nightshade

We had the pleasure of chatting with local Kansas City jazz ensemble, Nightshade, an off-shoot of The Songflower Chorale, at the m-pact festival in Kansas City in November 2019.

Learn more about the chorale here: http://www.songflower.org/.

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The Pulse: John Stafford

John Stafford is an associate professor of music and director of choral activities at Kansas City Community College. He helped put on the first annual m-pact festival in Kansas City in November 2019 and we caught up with him there.

Learn more about John here: https://www.kckcc.edu/academics/programs-and-departments/music/choral-vocal-jazz/choral-and-vocal-jazz-director.html.

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The Pulse: m-pact

m-pact is a professional a cappella group out of Los Angeles. We caught up with the group at their first annual m-pact festival in Kansas City in November 2019

Learn more about m-pact here: https://www.m-pact.com.

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The Pulse: Upper Structure

Upper Structure is a co-ed group from Berklee College of Music. Rachael spoke with the group about their history, what they’re up to now, and what’s next for this 2018 ICCA second place finalist!

Learn more about Upper Structure here: https://www.facebook.com/upper.structure.acappella.

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The Pulse: The Loreleis

The Loreleis are an all female group from UNC-Chapel Hill that Aaron sat down with November 2019 at SoJam.

Learn more about the Loreleis here: https://www.facebook.com/Loreleis16.

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The Pulse: Second Shift

Second Shift, a post-collegiate, semi-pro group based in the Triangle are of North Carolina. Aaron sat down with group members at SoJam this year and we are so excited to share with you what the latest from the group!

To learn more about the group, check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/SecondShiftACappella.

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The Pulse: A Minor

A Minor, based at the University of Connecticut, is a fun-loving group of friends who love singing together! Our schedules didn’t work to sit down in person in New York when we were there for the AcaOpen, so they graciously agreed to be interviewed remotely. Tune in to hear more about this great group!

To learn more about the group, check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/uconnaminor.

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The Pulse: The AcaLumni Project – Let You Love Me Release

The AcaLumni Project, a virtual post-collegiate a cappella group, has released their latest collaboration – Let You Love Me, originally performed by Rita Ora. Rachael sits down with Shawn Pearce and Meg Leonard, two of the group’s founders, to talk about this project and about the group more broadly.

Learn more about ALP here: https://www.acalumniproject.com.

Watch the Let You Love Me Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3IIatgbwr8.

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The Pulse: The Rolling Tones

We tried to interview The Rolling Tones while we were in NYC for the AcaOpen, but our schedules didn’t work out. Luckily for us and for you, we were able to grab some of the members to talk to us about their group and a cappella on the University of Connecticut campus!

To learn more about the group, check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/uconnrollingtones.

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