Judy Minkoff

Episode 22 – Judy Minkoff

If there were a poster woman for girl power, Judy Minkoff might just be it. This DC area native has taken the NYC a cappella scene by storm, leading the SingStrong Single Singers and founding the 2016 Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival Champions and headliners for SoJam and Kettering National A Cappella FestivalStiletta

To learn more about Stiletta, visit www.stiletta.net.

To learn more about SingStrong, visit www.singstrong.org.

And, as all of the Acaville original content, we’ll be on break for the holidays and we’ll be back with Episode 23 with Lisa Forkish on January 7th!

Elena Georgieva

Episode 20 – Elena Georgieva

What started as a fun experience in a service oriented a cappella group at UCLA has led to a full career in sound engineer at Stanford. In addition to working as a lecturer in studio engineering, Elena Georgieva also records and runs live sound for the a cappella groups at Stanford.

Learn more about her most recent group Counterpoint and hear the album she just produced at http://www.counterpointacappella.com/

Sara Yood

Episode 19 – Sara Yood

Since 2003, Sara Yood has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to keep Varsity Vocals growing and running smoothly. These days you can find her backstage orchestrating Finals in NYC and doing it with incredible poise. All on top of her day job as an IP lawyer in NYC.

To learn more about Varsity Vocals visit www.varsityvocals.com .

Amanda Purdue

Episode 18 – Amanda Purdue

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.

To learn more about the ACAbellas, visit https://acabellas.webs.com/

Mel Daneke

Owner of Viridian Productions and owning the stage with Musae, Mel Daneke is changing the game. Studying Vocal Performance, Audio Production, and Music Education at Ithaca College, Mel got her a cappella start with Premium Blend. She’s gone on to tour the world and has landed tracks on all of the major compilations.

To learn more about Viridian Productions, visit https://www.viridianmusic.com/

To learn more about Musae, visit http://musaeofficial.com

Meredith Strang

Episode 15 – Meredith Strang

Treble has been successfully navigating the post-collegiate a cappella scene since before the latest crop of recent grads was born. Longtime music director, Meredith Strang is a large part of their continued success and she has plenty of advice to offer on longevity, group dynamics, arranging for treble voices and more.

Kristina Adams

Kristina ‘Rector’ Adams is a two-time Harmony Queen and longtime music educator. We like to call her the barbershop whisperer as what this singer does is nothing short of magic.

Kris talks about singing, teaching, and even some new ways she is incorporating music into her life and career.