Episode 10! We’ve hit double digits! This week we are featuring the incredible Shana Oshiro, of HALO Quartet/HALO, Incorporated whose quartet is taking barbershop well beyond entertainment with their Race and #RealTalk seminars.
Ellie Brigida brings drive and confidence that we wish more people had. Mix that with her strong natural talent and skills acquired of several years of focused work, she also strongly believes in the concept that the sky is brighter with more than one star.
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.
Amanda and Rachael interview Gina Deaton. If you don’t know this name yet, you should – she keeps CASA running and running well! Learn more about the initiatives of the latest generation of CASA leadership and how the organization’s commitment to the community goes far beyond the music.
Currently on the leadership team of Haunted Harmonies, Amy Malkoff is a foundational member of the a cappella community who continues to be a driving force in the management and development of a lot of the things we all hold dear.
Amanda and Rachael also discuss the ups and downs of the inner circles of the a cappella community and groups.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Meet the hosts of Vocal HERspective – Amanda Cornaglia and Rachael Schoenbaum! The ladies interview each other in this very first episode of Vocal HERspective to give you a sense of their backgrounds in a cappella and what they hope to do with this podcast.