Polyphony Episode 1 – Remote Rehearsals and Strategies

Six Appeal’s Jordan Roll, Accent’s Evan Sanders, and Northern Blend Chorus’ Katie Taylor join us to talk about how to keep rehearsal momentum going when you can’t get together – and why maybe there are other ways to think about the role of rehearsals.

Accent is a group with members from France, Sweden, Canada, UK, and the US – so they’re no strangers to remote rehearsal. Pro group Six Appeal brought on two new members from other parts of the country and met in person for the first time only days before a Disney Cruise gig. Northern Blend brings together over three-dozen women from around a region who balance singing with regular daily lives. Each group has a different perspective on remote rehearsals, and how they’re each keeping their communities strong when they can’t get together. We talk about it all on this episode of Polyphony!

Episode 4 of Vocal HERspective with Katie Taylor

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.