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.
One of the many purposes of art is to challenge yourself and your audience and sometimes that spurs a little controversy. Brittany Russell and Gestalt are making waves and that’s one of the topics of discussion in Episode 36 .
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.
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.
Anne Bureau is Musical Director of The Liberty Belles Chorus and North Pennsmen Barbershop Chorus, Music Judge, International Quartet Champion and true QUEEN in every sense of the word. Anne brings an exuberant energy to everything she does and her joy is nothing short of infectious.
This week Amanda and Rachael chat with 3 time Harmony Queen, Katie Taylor. A barberbrat turned barbershopper at the age of 12, we learned a lot from this amazing singer, teacher, and community leader. Also, find out why we brought up Hannah Juliano, The Edge Effect, Hamilton, and Shoshana Bean!
Kari Francis has a long and storied a cappella history – from her college days with The Tritones and The Daughters of Triton to founding Musae to her most recent turn with the Sirens of Gotham – she has an unparalleled depth and breadth of knowledge. Check out what Kari has to say about her experience in a cappella and her thoughts on the roles female and female-identifying persons play!