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!
If you haven’t already, make sure you check out Acaville: www.acaville.org
Vocal HERspective takes a (virtual) visit to Denmark to speak with the brilliant, kind, and talented Tine Fris-Ronsfeld of POSTYR, Vocal Line, and AAVF about music, songwriting, connection, and life. The show debuts tonight at 6:30 pm Eastern and will replay on Sunday at 10:30 am & pm Pacific. Download the podcast on Monday!
Tine, in partnership with Kristoffer Thorning, also published a small E-book with a collection of icebreakers that work at a distance and even online! It’s out in three languages and you can get by signing up for their newsletter where you will get videos and new games send. Signup to get the English and German version or the Danish version.
On Episode 47, Rachael and Amanda go more in depth on the conversations surrounding diversity and inclusion with Jo Sahlin, a member of Olympia Chorus, SoundWave Quartet, and the Sweet Adelines International Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. In a time of upheaval and rapid change, this episode highlights the progress that has been made, what more is ahead, and some ideas on maintaining productive conversations.
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.
Rachael and Amanda chat with Rachel Chalhoub – an all-star you may know as Rachel C. From an accidental start at FSU to being behind the scenes at many of your favorite festivals and events, and even a stint on national TV, she’s got a unique perspective of the community from behind the lens.
Eventually you’ll be able to find her again at rachelismyfriend.com but follow her on social media (@roguepotato) to see what she’s up to and just be friends!
And if you want to see the video she mentions during the interview – here it is.
We’ve always been inspired by Selame Scarlett’s performance skills and passion for a cappella. Fans will know her from her stellar vocal percussion with groups like Traces, Lady Jaye, and Capital Green, or perhaps through her work with A Cappella Academy, The Sing-Off, or countless coaching sessions. Or, you’ve heard her cheers over crowds at concerts and festivals.
From the The Mandarins to Cape Harmony to a recently released solo album, Nina Pelligra is pushing boundaries. Learn more about her writing process and the art of looping which both play a prominent role in her music.