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Ep. 61: Best of Season 1

We've reached the end of season 1, and we put together some of our best clips! A huge thank you to all our guests and listeners, it genuinely wouldn't be possible without you. Stay tuned for our return this fall!! *we walk into the sunset to the tune of "Graduation (Friends Forever)" by Vitamin C* ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "H/V Theme " by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero Ep. 19 w/ Erin Bentlage: https://soundcloud.com/headvoicepodcast/ep-19-erin-bentlage-a-cappella-academy Ep. 23 w/...


Episode 60: J.D. Frizzell (OneVoice, June, AEA, IACF, Camp A Cappella)

There is a doctor in the house, and it’s Dr. JD Frizzell! We found some time in his crazy schedule between OneVoice, the AEA, June, the International A Cappella Festival to talk about his start in music, his myriad projects, and philosophies on education and directing. Show Notes ~Follow/Work with J.D.~ Website: http://jdfrizzell.com/ Blog: http://jdfrizzell.com/blog/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jdfrizzell Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jdfrizzellmusic/ Instagram:...


Ep. 59: Evan Lee & Kayla Liquori (Upper Structure)

[insert Spiderman meme here] This week, we're happy to be joined by Evan & Kayla from (ICCA Finals 2nd Place-winning) Upper Structure to talk everything about the group, from their origins to building their stunning 2018 set. ~Follow Upper Structure~ Website: http://www.upperstructureacappella.com/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/BerkleeCollege Instagram: https://instagram.com/berkleecollege Twitter: https://twitter.com/berkleecollege ~Listen to Upper Structure~ “I Miss You” (Adele):...


Ep. 58: JORDY (Singer-songwriter, Artist, fmr. BU Treblemakers)

This week we’ve got our incredibly talented and adored friend, Jordy Shulman (JORDY) on the show! We talked about his time with us in the BU Treblemakers, moving to LA to pursue music, how his approach to songwriting has evolved, and his latest single “Be With Me.” ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "H/V Theme " by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero 02:08 Born and raised 03:30 Classical training? 05:56 Was music always the dream? 08:17 Did you always want to do a cappella 11:00 Thnks fr the mmrs...


Ep. 57: Deke Sharon (The Sing-off, Pitch Perfect, The House Jacks, In Transit, DCappella, etc.)

Y’all, it’s Deke Sharon. ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "H/V Theme " by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero 01:47 Born and raised 02:42 Tufts years/The Beelzebubs 09:07 Ben Platt 10:17 Pressure to represent the a cappella community/“The Sing-Off” 16:34 Effects of “The Sing-Off” on a cappella 22:45 The success of PTX 24:55 Shifting public perception of a cappella 27:23 Importance and growth of video 32:46 Are “couch videos” still relevant? 36:28 The commodification of perfection 38:47 The...


Ep. 56: MARO (Singer-songwriter, Arranger)

This week we're joined by the talented beacon of light that is Mariana Secca, aka MARO. We get a look inside her unique mind, as we talk her upbringing, Berklee, songwriting, and more! SHOW NOTES Intro/Outro Song: "H/V Theme " by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero ~References~ Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices - "Kaval Sviri": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwxCaJCwgr0 Tigran Hamasayan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXDDW9WYrWE ~MARO~ MARO, Vol. 1:...


Ep. 55: Bursting the "Aca-Bubble" - Recorded live (!) at BOSS 2018

This past weekend, we had the distinct pleasure of leading a panel at #BOSS2018 featuring four amazing guests: Sidney Gish (indie singer-songwriter), Noel Pancho (rapper/storyteller), Niya Norwood (Real Entertainment Industries, BGVs for YEBBA), Alyssa Spector (booker/promoter). We were able to get their unique ‘outside’ perspectives on a cappella and how it fits into the greater music industry - there’s tons to take away for your band or group, we hope you learn a lot! *SHOW NOTES*...


Ep. 54: Calin Wong & Peter Huang (MICappella)

This week we're joined by the lovely Peter and Cal from MICappella, talking their origin story, evolution, and touring around the world! ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "H/V Theme " by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero Panel: https://bostonsings2018.sched.com/event/E3Yq/bursting-the-aca-bubble-headvoice-live-podcast-recording ~MICappella~ Website: https://micappella.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOOm_u63rBn-GM_4QCCvpIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MICappella/ Instagram:...


Ep. 53: Quinn D'Andrea (The SoCal VoCals, A Cappella Academy)

This week we're joined by Quinn D'Andrea (The Socal VoCals, A Cappella Academy) to talk her musical journey w/ a cappella and original music and her experience in Academy & the VoCals. ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "H/V Theme " by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero ~Help get the VoCals to Oregon!~ Crowdfunding link: http://ignite.usc.edu/socalvocals Their version of "Attention" by Charlie Puth: https://youtu.be/muuB5qQslGw ~Follow Quinn~ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quinn.dandrea...


Ep. 52: One Year of Head/Voice and Six Spicy Nuggets ("Hot Ones" homage w/ Kayla & Evan)

This week, we take a cue from "Hot Ones" and eat hot sauces on things and reflect on a whole year of episodes! Fair warning - it's very silly. Also there's a surprise appearance by one of our past guests. ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "H/V Theme " by Evan Linsey & Kayla Pichichero -- Things we talked about -- "Hot Ones" w/ Sean Evans: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAzrgbu8gEMIIK3r4Se1dOZWSZzUSadfZ “Accidentally A Cappella” Playlist:...


Ep. 51: 'Raise Your Voice' No. 3 feat. Sofía Campoamor, Bryan Guffey, Emma Seslowsky, & Elliott Weil

We're happy to be back with the 3rd episode in our 'Raise Your Voice' series, this time discussing gender in a cappella with 3 amazing guests and our co-conspirator Bryan Guffey! Sofía Campoamor is making history, as she is slated to be the first female Whiffenpoof at Yale. Emma Seslowsky is an accomplished singer-songwriter and podcast producer, formerly music director of the Boston University Treblemakers. And lastly, Elliott is another trailblazer as the first trans member of Ithaca...


Ep. 49: Lynique Webster (Faux Paz, June)

Lynique Webster (formerly of UMD Faux Paz, now in June) joins us to walk us through her musical (and otherwise) life! Lynique is a true storyteller and talked to us about being true to yourself and inspiring others to do the same. ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii 01:21 Born and raised 02:07 When did you learn you were musically inclined? 03:35 Early musical activities 06:04 Leading her church group 07:14 Going into...


Ep. 47: Niya Norwood (Real Entertainment Industries)

This week, we're honored to be joined by the amazing Niya Norwood (Real Entertainment Industries). She's an amazing vocalist and vocal director from Berklee who writes, directs, and does background vocals for YEBBA(?!). Oh, and she runs her own company. ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii 00:02 Intro 01:55 Family 05:36 Getting into Ellington 07:35 Working w/ legends (Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson) 10:34 Going to...


Ep. 46: Johnny DelToro (The Vocal Company)

This week, we’re joined by multi-talented arranger/producer/clinician Johnny DelToro (The Vocal Company). We hear the script of the movie of his life unfold and talk about how he got into music, emotional connection, and tips for arrangers! ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii ~Be Friends with Johnny~ Work with Johnny: https://thevocalcompany.com/team/johnny-deltoro/ YouTube:...


Ep. 45: Keith Terry (Crosspulse, International Body Music Festival)

Keith Terry, a professional body musician, rhythm dancer, and educator joins us this week to share his unique perspective on music making - from Ethiopian armpit music to rhythm dancing to how body and vocal music converge (and everything in between). ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii ~References~ Jazz Tap Ensemble: http://www.jazztapensemble.org/ Charles "Honi" Coles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Coles...


Ep. 44: Mel Daneke (Musae, Viridian Productions)

Force of nature Mel Daneke (Musae, Viridian Productions) joins us this week to talk production, her time with Musae, and the mystical 'electrocappella!' (Also we're going to LAAF [http://la-af.com/] and doing a panel that we're gonna record and release and we're excited.) ~SHOW NOTES~ Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii ~References~ Layne Stein of VoicePlay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_XgSAz7bZQ "The Party Upstairs" by...


Ep. 43: Chris Celiz (The Beatbox House)

This week, we're lucky to have sound creator and beatboxer, Chris Celiz (2015 American 2v2 champion) on the podcast! We talked about The Beatbox House, a collective based in Brooklyn that he founded, intention and emotion in beatboxing, and Chris' roots and plans for the future. ~SHOW NOTES~ 00:02 Intro 01:24 Roots 02:03 Making music growing up 03:06 Different instruments 04:32 When beatbox came in the picture 06:57 Influences 08:17 Finding a voice 11:26 Emotionality in beatboxing 12:48...


Ep. 42: 'Raise Your Voice' No. 2 feat. Nina Kasuya & Lisa Forkish (On Consent, #MeToo)

This episode is the second in our Raise Your Voice series with WACA in which we discuss consent education and #MeToo activism with Nina Kasuya and Lisa Forkish. ~Show Notes~ Consent: It's Simple as Tea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8 #MeToo Article - Elle Magazine http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a14437760/the-metoo-backlash-how-to-stop-it/ Ways to Support Sexual Assault Survivors:...


Ep. 41: Christopher Given Harrison (ARORA)

Christopher Given Harrison joins us this week for a special episode, to talk the history of ARORA (fka Sonos) and break down their song "Morning Light" in a tribute to one of our favorite podcasts, "Song Exploder." ~SHOW NOTES~ Work with Chris: https://sites.google.com/site/christophonemusic/ ~Song Exploder~ http://songexploder.net/ ~ARORA~ Website: https://www.aroratheband.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aroramusic/ Instagram: @aroratheband YouTube:...


Ep. 40: Bri Holland (fmr. Lady Jaye, Voices in Your Head, Men in Drag)

Bri Holland (fmr. Lady Jaye, Voices in Your Head, Men in Drag) - During this ep. we talked about Bri's entrance into the a cappella scene, from her time in Men in Drag and Voices in Your Head, to her post-college group Lady Jaye, to her current work with WACA and her pursuit as an a cappella producer. Intro/Outro Song: "Easier II" by Erin Bentlage https://soundcloud.com/erinbentlage/easier-ii ~SHOW NOTES~ ~Work with Bri~ Website: http://www.briholland.com/about.html Arrangements:...