Vocal HERspective: Jessica Chen & Shane Ardell

Ever wonder just how your favorite CASA programs keep going? We’ve got longtime superwoman Director of Technology Shane Ardell, and the person behind the most popular CASA programs (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards & A Cappella Video Awards), Director of Awards Jessica Chen on this week’s episode of Vocal HERspective!

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Vocal HERspective: Lisa Hawkins

This week Amanda and Rachael catch up with Lisa Hawkins, the one-woman crusader for bringing more a cappella to the northern reaches of the US. Leading by example, she’s singing with Pipeline Vocal Project – a trio on fire that is taking the a cappella world by storm.

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Vocal HERspective: Hosts’ Check In (This Sucks)

Vocal HERspective is back this week with a…slightly different kind of episode. For the first time since Episode 1, it’s just the hosts and, while it’s officially named the “Hosts’ Check-in,” we probably could have just called it “This Sucks.” Tune in for this very unfiltered conversation about the state of the universe according to Amanda and Rachael.

It’s not all doom and gloom – this episode also includes a look back at some of the episodes that have made the biggest impressions – ones you’ll want to go back and listen to.
Oh, and no animals were harmed in the making of this episode, but Moo and Gryffindor surely do sum up how we’re feeling so they take center stage on the graphic!

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Vocal HERspective: Lachi

Rachael and Amanda check in with a true success story coming out of the a cappella world. This week’s guest is singer, songwriter, and disability advocate Lachi just ahead of her newest track release. A founder of Cadence and Mezzo A Cappella is making huge waves and we try to pack all of it into this 30 minute interview.

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Vocal HERspective: Roxanne Powell

After decades of gender separation on the barbershop stage, the mixed ensemble movement is really starting to flourish. Get to know more about the Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association with President Roxanne Powell. She just happens to also be one of barbershop’s most rabid fans and an understated hero in the barbershop community!

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Vocal HERspective: Alex Van den Broek

Vocal HERSpective heads down under this week for a visit with Alex Van den Broek of Vocal Australia and MVP. Amanda and Rachael cover everything from the Aussie a cappella scene, to songwriting, to what it’s like to be in an all female-identified band. Tune in to this fun interview and you’ll fall in love with Alex, just like we have!

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Vocal HERspective: Dana Director

It takes a whole team to keep Acaville up and running and Rachael and Amanda felt it was time to make sure everyone gets to know one of the voices that you don’t get to hear on the air very often. Dana Director has been there from the beginning, serves on the Board of Directors, and represents Acaville at events and festivals everywhere! Here more about the behind the scenes of Acaville and this very amazing woman!

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