Vocal HERspective Episode 19 – Sara Yood

Since 2003, Sara Yood has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to keep Varsity Vocals growing and running smoothly. These days you can find her backstage orchestrating Finals in NYC and doing it with incredible poise. All on top of her day job as an IP lawyer in NYC.

Don’t miss a fantastic conversation with this a cappella Wonder Woman on Episode 19 of Vocal HERspective, debuting Tuesday at 6:30 pm PST/9:30 pm EST here on Acaville!

Vocal HERspective Episode 18 – Amanda Purdue

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.

Tune in at 6:30 pm PST (9:30 pm EST) tonight to hear the debut broadcast or hear the rebroadcasts at 10:30 am & pm PST on Sunday. The episode will be available for download at vocalherspective.org or your favorite podcast network on Monday. Want to get there faster? Click on “Podcasts” up in the menu bar!)

Exclusive Interview & New Release from VOXID

This award-winning group out of Germany has treated us to more great new music today. Following their highly acclaimed release, Shades of Light, Voxid covered YEBBA‘s Evergreen.

Acaville sat down with the group’s bass and arranger, Daniel Barke to talk about the new song:

Previewed by some of the biggest influencers in a cappella, it is clear just how well done this recording is. Dr. J.D. Frizzell, director of OneVoice and President of the A Cappella Education Association, shared, “VOXID’s new video of ‘Evergreen’ showcases the group’s intricate harmonies, tight rhythmic pocket, incredibly effective arranging, and engaging soloists. Even with all of this, the way VOXID’s members’ bright personalities shine through is this video’s a greatest strength.”

“I really like this release. It’s classy and effortlessly while still being playful and intimate. It takes so much work and dedication to release music and videos on this level – and wonderful soloist.” said Morten Vinther Sørensen of The Real Group.

Ray Chu, a leader of the Taiwan Choral Music Association, also weighed in. “Great a cappella cover, sung with soul and beautifully harmonized! The rhythm section sounds unbelievably real – how did you do that?”

Take a peek at the video – we’re sure you’ll be adding your voice to the chorus of praise!
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Vocal HERspective Episode 17 – Mel Daneke

Owner of Viridian Productions and owning the stage with MusaeMel Daneke is changing the game. Studying Vocal Performance, Audio Production, and Music Education at Ithaca College, Mel got her a cappella start with Premium Blend. She’s gone on to tour the world and has landed tracks on all of the major compilations.

Want to know more? Tune into Vocal HERspective Episode 17 tonight at 6:30 pm Pacific, Sunday at 10:30 am/pm Pacific, or Monday on vocalherspective.org and all of your favorite podcast networks!