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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.

Learn more about Pipeline Vocal Project – https://www.pipelinevocalproject.com/

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.

Lachi

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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.

Learn more about Lachi: http://lachimusic.com/

Nina Ruckhaber

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Episode 53 – Nina Ruckhaber

It’s off to Germany this week on Vocal HERspective with guest Nina Ruckhaber of Black Forest Voices & Ninas VoxBox talking all things German a cappella. Don’t miss this interview with a true ray of sunshine.

Learn more about Black Forest Voices: https://blackforestvoices.com/

Learn more about Nina’s VoxBox: https://www.facebook.com/ninasvoxbox/

Roxanne Powell

Episode 52 – 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!

Alex Van den Broek

Episode 51 – 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!

Dana Director

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Episode 50 – 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!

If you haven’t already, make sure you check out Acaville: www.acaville.org

Lisa Marien

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Episode 49 – Lisa Marien

Hear about the unlikely journey that led Lisa Marien to create a booming elementary a cappella program at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School.

Tine Fris-Ronsfeld

Episode 48 – Tine Fris-Ronsfled

Vocal HERspective takes a (virtual) visit to Denmark to speak with the brilliant, kind, and talented Tine Fris-Ronsfeld of POSTYRVocal 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!

Learn more about POSTYR: https://postyrproject.dk/
Learn more about Vocal Line: https://www.vocalline.dk/vocal-line.html
Learn more Aarhus Vocal Festival: https://aavf.dk/

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.