This week on Vocal HERspective is an interview with Tessa Walker – Harmony, Incorporated Harmony Queen and Sweet Adelines International Rising Star with Hot Pursuit Quartet and music educator toughing it out in the temporary normal.
We are making our 2021 debut with guest Johanna Horn, mezzo extraordinaire for several groups in the DC area and magical, innovative Music Therapist. She also happens to be besties with the hosts, so there’s a lot of history in the conversation. But, best of all, the conversation turns to the healing power of music which might be the best lesson to come out of 2020.
For Kris’ first official episode, she got to invite her first guest! For episode 62, Kris and Amanda sit down with Kris’ quartet mate, Lynn Hughes. Together, they became Harmony, Incorporated Harmony Queens with Hot Topic in 2003. There’s a little bit of reminiscing, but a lot of insight onto what made that group click, what they wish could have been different, and how music continues to play a role in Lynn’s life.
It is both a happy and sad day for Amanda as she says goodbye to co-host Rachael Schoenbaum and welcomes new co-host, Kris Adams. All three ladies get together for a proper handover on this week’s episode.
It’s number 60 and our guest is Laura Kruschke, the founder of greenTONE and president of the Contemporary A Cappella League. Get insight into the world of adult a cappella, tips for longevity, how CAL fits into the a cappella community and what the organization is up to in the pandemic!
Vocal HERspective heads to The Netherlands with guest Marlou Vriens, accomplished singer-songwriter, composer, and part of the incredible team at Vocal Leadership. We chat songwriting, music education, and her upcoming album which you DON’T want to miss!
Learn more about Marlou and pre-save the upcoming album: https://www.marlouvriens.nl/
Amanda’s not one to idolize, but she and Rachael get to sit down with one of her biggest inspirations on tonight’s episode of Vocal HERspective. Tune in for an interview with the heart and soul of Duwendé – longtime arranger and architect of the group, Abbey Janes is brilliant, dedicated, and so, so talented.
Learn more about Duwende (and their new album!) at http://www.duwende.com/
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/
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.