Angela Ugolini

Episode 25 – Angela Ugolini

We’ve reached Episode 25 (!) tonight with a woman who excels in many avenues of a cappella. Whether it be on stage with Musae or creating some of the best recorded a cappella out there, Angela Ugolini stands out. And she’s just getting started.

After the interview, Rachael recaps her recent trip to Japan, which of course included a little a cappella!

Learn more about Musae at https://www.facebook.com/musaevocal/

Cassie Greene

Episode 24 – Cassie Greene

On Episode 24 we chat with Cassie Greene, a member of Business Casual. Even though this group isn’t a full-time endeavor, they’ve seen some incredible success- including a National Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival title, winning the VoiceJam Festival and earning a ticket to Vocal Asia, and two trips to the Varsity Vocals AcaOpen Finals.

Hear her unique perspective tonight on balancing a successful career and a cappella experience.

Learn more about Business Casual at https://www.bcvocals.com/

Lisa Forkish

Episode 23 – Lisa Forkish

We are back with the first episode of 2020 with none other than Lisa Forkish! From Divisi, to Vocal Rush to HIVE and even more in between, Lisa is a champion of inclusivity in the a cappella community. Whether it be through the many years of work with the Women’s A Cappella Association, being the driving force behind WeSing, writing original music, or being a constant mentor and coach to all, Lisa’s work is bringing us all a deeper level of connection and understanding.

Learn more about Lisa at https://www.lisaforkish.com/

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!

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

Amanda Newman

Episode 5 – Amanda Newman

This week Rachael chats with guest Amanda Newman, Executive Director of Varsity Vocals! The collective wisdom of women in leadership roles in a cappella is tremendous and this episode is another great example of that.

Learn more about Amanda and Varsity Vocals at: http://varsityvocals.com.

Amy Engelhardt

Amy Engelhardt
Episode 3 – Amy Engelhardt

Amy Engelhardt spent 13 years as the sole female member of Grammy-nominated vocal “band without instruments,” The Bobs, winning numerous ASCAP songwriting and ACA vocal performance awards for her writing, arrangements and vocals with the band.

Learn more about Amy on her website: http://amy-engelhardt.blogspot.com.