There are legends… and then there are LEGENDS. Vocal HERspective sits down with New York Voices‘ soprano, Kim Nazarian on tonight’s episode. Her immense talent is only matched by what a lovely human she is. Hear about her experiences as a performer, educator, and clinician – jobs that have taken her all over the world from universities to top festivals and camps, including A Cappella Camp, vokal.total, Ithaca College, and more. She is adding to the list with her recent appointment as the Artistic Director of the DiMiero JazzFest. Seriously, if we listed everything she’s done here you’d be here all day, so you’ll have to tune in to hear more!
On Episode 78, we welcome guest Tiffany Haigler, president of Capital Blend and member of the Board of Directors for the Contemporary A Cappella League. In the same way that her smile lights up a room, the positive energy she brings to her interview will brighten up you evening. She talks about her group’s secrets to success as they find time for their passions while they navigate all of the challenges of adulthood together.
Learn more about Capital Blend at www.capitalblend.com
Mason Van Gieson
What’s your story? How are you choosing to tell it? Are you setting yourself and your group up for success? That’s what’s on tap for this week’s episode with guest Mason Van Gieson! Mason is an alumna of Amazin’ Blue and now sings with VICE A Cappella, BLACKOUT, and Bridges in NYC.
A Cappella Academy? Legacy A Cappella? The SoCal VoCals? And now Netflix? Not a bad resume for someone still in college! Kris and Amanda sit down with the amazing Zoe D’Andrea for an uplifting chat with this inspiring young woman on this week’s episode.
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.
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/
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
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!
Vocal HERspective takes a (virtual) visit to Denmark to speak with the brilliant, kind, and talented Tine Fris-Ronsfeld of POSTYR, Vocal 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.
On Episode 47, Rachael and Amanda go more in depth on the conversations surrounding diversity and inclusion with Jo Sahlin, a member of Olympia Chorus, SoundWave 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/