Since 2003, Sara Yood has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to keep Varsity Vocals growing and running smoothly. These days you can find her backstage orchestrating Finals in NYC and doing it with incredible poise. All on top of her day job as an IP lawyer in NYC.Read more
College isn’t too early to start making an impact. Amanda Purdue is the music director of the ACAbellas at Central Connecticut State University. She’s also been a part of the leadership team of the school’s a cappella society for the last few years. Under her guidance, the a cappella community at CCSU has grown significantly stronger, with more involvement, more outreach, and more impact on the community at large. Listen in to hear her advice on what it takes make it happen on your campus.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
Vocal HERspective is back with Episode 16 for an interview with another leader in the NYC a cappella scene. All-Night Yahtzee alumna Caitlin Nelson now sings with Concrete among many other projects.Read more
Treble has been successfully navigating the post-collegiate a cappella scene since before the latest crop of recent grads was born. Longtime music director, Meredith Strang is a large part of their continued success and she has plenty of advice to offer on longevity, group dynamics, arranging for treble voices and more.Read more
This week we’re talking with Giorgia Renosto of Women of the World. She started in a family full of musicians in Italy with a dream of attending Berklee College of Music. Making that dream come true led her to becoming part of one of the most powerful quartets in the world.Read more
Kristina Adams is a two-time Harmony Queen and longtime music educator. We like to call her the barbershop whisperer as what this singer does is nothing short of magic.
Kris talks about singing, teaching, and even some new way she is incorporating music into her life and career.Read more
Tonight on Vocal HERspective Amanda & Rachael sit down with Esin Ozlem Aydingoz, part of the music team for DCappella. This Berklee College of Music grad is not only chasing her dreams, but making them a reality.Read more
Episode 11 and we’re feeling super lucky to sit down with Meron Mogos! Think you might be interested in event planning? You don’t want to miss this golden advice from CASA – The Contemporary A Cappella Society’s Director of Events. She also happens to be the powerful and sultry voice that brings the low notes for VXN, a successful long distance vocal group.Read more
Episode 10! We’ve hit double digits! This week we are featuring the incredible Shana Oshiro, of HALO Quartet/HALO, Incorporated whose quartet is taking barbershop well beyond entertainment with their Race and #RealTalk seminars.Read more