Vocal HERspective: Merel Martens

Vocal HERspective heads to The Netherlands this week for an interview with Merel Martens – composer, arranger, director, performer, educator – she does it all. Not only that, she does it all while radiating true joy and love for the music. Heading up education with Vocal Leadership, a member of The Real Group Academy team, and leading groups like MAZE to great success is just part of her story.

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Vocal HERspective: Kim Nazarian

There are legends… and then there are LEGENDS. Vocal HERspective sits down with New York Voices’ soprano, Kim Nazarian on tonight’s episode. Her immense talent is only matched by what a lovely human she is.

Hear about her experiences as a performer, educator, and clinician – jobs that have taken her all over the world from universities to top festivals and camps, including A Cappella Camp, vokal.total, Ithaca College, and more. She is adding to the list with her recent appointment as the Artistic Director of the DiMiero JazzFest. Seriously, if we listed everything she’s done here you’d be here all day, so you’ll have to tune in to hear more!

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Vocal HERspective: Katy Dane

Vocal HERspective travels to Texas to sit down with Katy Dane, music educator, barbershop chorus director with A Cappella Unlimited & A Cappella Texas, and President of SING Texas. Don’t miss this interview with one of the powerhouses fueling the growth of a cappella in the Lonestar state and beyond.

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Vocal HERspective: Tessa Walker

This week on Vocal HERspective is an interview with Tessa Walker – Harmony, Incorporated Harmony Queen and Sweet Adelines International Rising Star with Hot Pursuit Quartet and music educator toughing it out in the temporary normal.

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Vocal HERspective: Amanda Roeder

What better time to highlight educators in the a cappella community than right now? In Episode 37, we sit down with Amanda Roeder, the choir director at Chelmsford High School who works with The Crescendos and The Thursdays as well as many a cappella events in the Boston area.

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Vocal HERspective: Shannon McNulty

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.

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Vocal HERspective: Lisa Forkish

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.

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Vocal HERspective: Kari Francis

Kari Francis has a long and storied a cappella history – from her college days with The Tritones and The Daughters of Triton to founding Musae to her most recent turn with the Sirens of Gothem – she has an unparalleled depth and breadth of knowledge. Check out what Kari has to say about her experience in a cappella and her thoughts on the roles female and female-identifying persons play!

Learn more about Kari on her website: https://www.karifrancis.com.

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