Talkappella: Business Casual

On Episode 109, Brian and Elicia are with Business Casual, a Bay Area group that’s been experiencing a steady rise in the a cappella community – including two appearances at Carnegie Hall, wins at Harmony Sweepstakes and VoiceJam, and a trip to represent the US at Vocal Asia in Japan.

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Vocal HERspective: Cassie Greene

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.

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Vocal HERspective: Sara Yood

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.

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Vocal HERspective: Giorgia Renosto

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.

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Competition Countdown: WitchPitch?

group of young singers not only competes in ICHSA, but is also competing in the AcaOpen on August 24th, 2019! Rachael drops in to learn more about how they do it. Originally aired August 19th, 2019.

Learn more about WitchPitch? at: https://www.facebook.com/witchpitch.

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Competition Countdown: BLACKLIGHT

Looking for some HIGH ENERGY, beat-tastic, wub filled, dance music… Who you gonna call? BLACKLIGHT, of course! Rachael spoke with BLACKLIGHT members about their preparations for their August 24th, 2019 vie for glory at the AcaOpen semis. Originally aired August 19th, 2019.

Learn more about BLACKLIGHT at: https://www.blacklightvocals.com.

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Competition Countdown: Spiderhorse

Beatboxers Gene Shinozaki and Chris Celiz make up the duo Spiderhorse! They have competed in (and WON!) the Grand Beatbox Battle and 2v2 American Beatbox Championships. Rachael had a chance to learn more about the guys back in June, in advance of their AcaOpen semi competition, which is August 24th, 2019. Originally aired August 19th, 2019.

Learn more about Spiderhorse at: https://www.facebook.com/Spiderhorse-2330589483842859.

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Competition Countdown: Martini Glass

Martini Glass A Cappella is an award-winning semi-professional group comprised of ten ladies from the greater Danbury, Connecticut area. Rachael chatted with these sassy sirens ahead of their Aca Open semis on August 24th, 2019. Originally aired August 12th, 2019.

Hear more about Martini Glass here: https://www.facebook.com/MartiniGlassAca.

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Competition Countdown: Zero to Sixty

Rachael chats it up with Zero to Sixty, the mixed octet from Northeastern Ohio, made up of students/alumni from Kent State University, The University of Akron, Cleveland State University, The College of Wooster, and more, in advance of their August 17th, 2019 Competition. Originally aired August 12th, 2019.

Learn more about Zero to Sixty at: https://www.facebook.com/zerotosixtyvocals.

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