For Episode 90 of Vocal HERspective, hosts Kris and Amanda sit down with barbershop royalty. Queen of Harmony Sandi Wright earned her first Sweet Adelines crown with the Tetrachords in 1978 and hasn’t stopped since. She won again with Ambiance in 1986, performed and directed St. Louis Harmony Chorus, and now St. Louis Vocal Project. Aside from stories and tips from her barbershop career, Sandi also shares her advice on preserving your aging voice.Read more
Be inspired by this week’s interview on Vocal HERspective with guest Mary Ann East, who has dedicated her career to empowerment through music, directing multiple choirs for young girls, women, and even dementia patients and their caregivers. In these continued trying times, be reminded of all the ways that music keeps us going.Read more
Barbershoppers recognize the Tramack family name – a family descended from multiple generations of chord ringers with no sign of slowing up anytime soon. Vocal HERspective speaks with Samantha Tramack from the youngest generation of stars. From begging to join the New England Voices in Harmony at age 6 to winning her first crown with Taken 4 Granite, she’s just getting started.Read more
If you ever needed to be reminded of just how much a music teacher can change lives, look no further than BriAnne Woodward. Her well-prepared students go on to great success in both PFC & Madison Avenue. Better yet, they are sent off better prepared for a world that often doesn’t make much sense.
This interview is truly inspirational – for students, for teachers, for the future of vocal music, and, well, for everyone. Do your soul a favor and tune in.Read more
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
One of the many purposes of art is to challenge yourself and your audience and sometimes that spurs a little controversy. Brittany Russell and Gestalt are making waves and that’s one of the topics of discussion in Episode 36 .Read more
A teacher. A director. A performer. At the heart of the huge undertaking that is The National A Cappella Convention.
For Episode 32 of Vocal HERspective, Amanda and Rachael sit down with Shannon McNulty, to talk about all of these things and more.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
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
Anne Bureau is Musical Director of The Liberty Belles Chorus and North Pennsmen Barbershop Chorus, Music Judge, International Quartet Champion and true QUEEN in every sense of the word. Anne brings an exuberant energy to everything she does and her joy is nothing short of infectious.Read more