Vocal HERspective: Clare Wheeler

This week on Vocal HERspective, Amanda catches up with the beautiful and talented human being that is Clare Wheeler. Accomplished performer, arranger, composer, conductor, and coach, you may know her best from her 11 years with The Swingles, but you’ll want to hear the whole story!

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Vocal HERspective: Amanda Pitts

On Episode 95, Amanda Pitts of Adrenaline chats about her life in barbershop – and don’t let her age fool you – she was one of the youngest women ever to take the stage for Sweet Adelines International! Plus, there’s lots more on the horizon.

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Vocal HERspective: Jordana Talsky

Kris and Amanda head to Toronto to chat with Jordana Talsky, an incredible performer and songwriter introduced to the wider world of a cappella through her involvement with the Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. The interview covers looping, the writing process, being in the studio, live performance and just the heart of what being a creative artist means. And even a little taste of her latest amazing album.

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Vocal HERspective: Ann McAlexander

When you think of barbershop families, the McAlexander family is impossible to miss. A fixture at conventions and a leader in community conversations, Ann McAlexander talks about how barbershop become integrated into their family life, watching her kids grow into their own in the artform, the direction she’d love the community to take, and why you should just come up and say hi.

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Vocal HERspective: Lynique Webster

This week, Kris and Amanda sit down with Lynique Webster. Lynique cut through the crowd to have some of the most memorable collegiate performances in recent memory. From there, she took a chance on JUNE and launched Nomadic, a group with a bright future ahead. She shares her journey through grief and how her mom inspired to to cut to the chase.

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Vocal HERspective: Sandi Wright

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.

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Talkappella: Christine Liu

The world may be leaving Asia post-Olympics, but Talkappella is bringing you a little more in their interview with Vocal Asia Artistic Director, Christine Liu! She’s also part of Voco Novo 爵諾歌手, a conductor, an organist…. she really does it all! This year’s virtual festival is just around the corner and you want to be there! Learn why in this week’s episode of Talkappella.

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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: Tiffany Haigler

On Episode 78, we welcome guest Tiffany Haigler, president of Capital Blend and member of the Board of Directors for the Contemporary A Cappella League. In the same way that her smile lights up a room, the positive energy she brings to her interview will brighten up you evening. She talks about her group’s secrets to success as they find time for their passions while they navigate all of the challenges of adulthood together.

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