Tessa Walker

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.

Abbey Janes

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 Duwend√© – 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/

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/

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!

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.

Jo Sahlin

Episode 47 – Jo Sahlin

On Episode 47, Rachael and Amanda go more in depth on the conversations surrounding diversity and inclusion with Jo Sahlin, a member of Olympia ChorusSoundWave Quartet, and the Sweet Adelines International Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. In a time of upheaval and rapid change, this episode highlights the progress that has been made, what more is ahead, and some ideas on maintaining productive conversations.

Learn more about Sweet Adelines: https://sweetadelines.com/

Read Jo’s article on Medium.

Annette Philip

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Episode 46 – Annette Philip

This week on Episode 46, Annette Philip of Women of the World talks diversity, the power of music, mental health, and finding the bright side of this pandemic.

Learn more about Women of the World: https://womenoftheworldmusic.com/

Check out Annette’s YouTube Series: Keeping It Light

Selame Scarlett

Episode 43 – Selame Scarlett

We’ve always been inspired by Selame Scarlett’s performance skills and passion for a cappella. Fans will know her from her stellar vocal percussion with groups like TracesLady Jaye, and Capital Green, or perhaps through her work with A Cappella Academy, The Sing-Off, or countless coaching sessions. Or, you’ve heard her cheers over crowds at concerts and festivals.

Learn more about Traces at https://www.facebook.com/Traces5/

Nina Pelligra

Episode 42 – Nina Pelligra

From the The Mandarins to Cape Harmony to a recently released solo album, Nina Pelligra is pushing boundaries. Learn more about her writing process and the art of looping which both play a prominent role in her music.

Learn more about Nina at http://www.ninapelligra.com/music

And check out her videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/1npellig

Nina Kasuya

Episode 41 – Nina Kasuya

Nina Kasuya, superstar from HIVE and a driving force for inclusivity, is tonight’s guest on Episode 41! She’s also one of the most joyful people you’ll ever meet.

Learn more about HIVE: https://www.hivevocal.com/