Competition Countdown: 6ID

Rachael sits down with 2021 Open International finalists 6ID, from Spain, to discuss their Mashup Latino, which won the group awards for Outstanding Vocal Percussion for Camino Moreno and Outstanding Choreography for the whole group at semis and won them an award for Outstanding Choreography at finals AND a second place win for the entire competition! ¡Muchisimos felicitaciones para las chicas de 6ID!

Check out their semis submission here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etk-7hT4yag.

Check out their finals submission here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfWZ94g_Ke8.

Learn more about the group here: https://www.instagram.com/6idmusic.

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Competition Countdown: Black to Gold

Rachael sits down with 2021 Open Northeast finalists Black to Gold to discuss their submission, “Minefields”, which won the group awards for Outstanding Choreography for Stefanie Sambrano and Outstanding Mix for Connor Martin at semis.

Check out the group’s submission at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3elHbR1Y2Gc.

Learn more about the group at: https://www.facebook.com/blacktogoldmusic.

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Competition Countdown: A-KA

Rachael sits down with 2021 Open Canadian finalists A-KA to talk about their song, Tempo, which won the group an award for Outstanding Vocal Percussion for Ethan Chu.

Check out their submission here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtliOON4snQ

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

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Competition Countdown: PWRCHRD

Rachael speaks with 2021 Canadian Open finalists, PWRCHRD, about their submission, Call Me, which won them Outstanding Arrangement and Outstanding Mix at semis!

Listen to their submission here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prdPqnYqoJU.

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

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Talkappella: Spiderhorse

Award-winning beatbox duo Spiderhorse is the guest on Talkappella this week. Get to know more about their journey and maybe even take away a few tidbits on what it takes to build your own skills

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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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