Tonight, Amanda and Rachael talk to 3-time Harmony Queen, Katie Taylor.
Katie Taylor is a longtime music educator in New York and won quartet gold medals in Harmony, Incorporated with “For Heaven’s Sake” (1996) as bass, “U4X” (2008) as tenor, and most recently “LiveWire” (2015) as lead. She is also the director of Northern Blend Chorus, the 2017 gold medalists of Harmony, Inc. She loves working with youth at Harmony Explosion camps, and she offers private voice lessons as well as music theory and conducting assistance. She was also 2019 faculty at Harmony University, produced by the Barbershop Harmony Society.
John and Brian are on a roll with some great interviews on Talkappella. In Episode 86, they sit down with Charlie Friday, longtime sound engineer and performer in the a cappella community and beyond. Tune in for some great advice on how to best utilize your partnership with your sound engineer.
As always, Talkappella airs at 5 pm Pacific on Mondays and is rebroadcast on Sundays at 4 am and pm Pacific, right here on Acaville.
Episode 3 of Counterpoint with Deke Sharon and Rob Dietz will air tonight, featuring guest 80Fitz. The rebroadcast will be on Sunday, July 28 at 7 am and pm PDT.
Largely introduced to the a cappella fan community with his appearance in Pitch Perfect 2 as part of “Das Sound Machine,” 80Fitz originally showcased his beatboxing skills using short clips on Vine and YouTube and earned his big break on the a cappella cult classic. He has gone on to work in several other TV series.
Don’t miss the newest episode of Vocal HERspective tonight at 6:30 pm Pacific! Amanda catches up with Amy Engelhardt, the incredible singer/songwriter that the a cappella community may know best as “Amy Bob.”
If you can’t listen tonight, you can also hear it at 10:30 am and pm on Sunday or head over to vocalherspective.org to listen on demand.