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Voices Only 2020 - Highline Vocal Jazz
Highline is a vocal jazz quintet comprised of five friendly friends who really like singing. The group was founded in December 2017 and has been creating music videos for original, tight 5-part arrangements ever since. Based in NYC, they perform in the tri-state area and beyond, such as headlining N.E. Voices 2020, opening for DCappella on tour, and setting the stage for Kathie Lee Gifford at the 2019 Nashville Pops Holiday Show. We sit down with the group's arranger, Jared Graveley, to talk about their rendition of the jazz standard, How High The Moon.
Listen to it at https://open.spotify.com/track/5edHUd37KiVPLm5bTfkU4S?si=xrfGFvk-Q8uVPkOO5JTpKQ.
Learn more about the group at https://www.highlinevocaljazz.com.
Voices Only 2020 - POSTYR
The Danish vocal group POSTYR gives vocal music a facelift with their five voices, one computer and catchy melodies. The group has become known worldwide for their characteristic and evocative sound, combining four gripping voices with sampled beats and heartfelt songwriting, also making POSTYR’s live performances unprecedented in the international music landscape. We sit down with the group to talk about their hauntingly beautiful original tune, No Home Without You, arranged by Line Grodt and Tine Freese-Ronsfeld and sung by Lucas Tuan Minh Hoang.
Check out the tune at https://open.spotify.com/track/4zfirdmBYkGbCAdU01cPRu?si=W70eC9nWRX2ZSjUSn2MLjg.
Learn more about the group at http://postyrproject.dk.
Voices Only 2020 - Docacappella
Mark Silverberg, aka Docacappella, takes a page right out of musical satirist Weird Al Yankovich, with IT Guy, an original tune written, arranged, and sung by Silverberg and featuring Chris Harrison from ARORA. We sit down with Mark to talk about this tune's selection for Voices Only 2020!
Listen to the song at https://open.spotify.com/track/16oG0mzUIE2skG7TxLiidW?si=gnsasUi9QmibNTR5WqWBkQ.
Learn more about Docacappella at https://www.docacappella.com.
Voices Only 2020 - Business Casual
Vocal band Business Casual combines elements of pop, jazz, and other genres to produce fresh a cappella versions of vintage chart toppers, today’s top 40 hits, and award-winning original songs. Featuring powerful leads, floor thumping bass, and sizzling beats, audiences can’t believe that this group rocks the room using only their voices! Since 2012 the group has performed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, USA, where they are based, as well as at festivals and competitions at home and abroad. We sit down with the group to talk about their funky rendition of Faith, originally performed by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande, arranged by Jon Smith, and soloed Roshun Alur.
Listen to it at https://open.spotify.com/track/3C66uGS2x9iCb6F0Ts0Jom?si=vGDwCnrUTtugAej6ZarZOw.
Check out the group at https://www.bcvocals.com.
Episode 13: Listener Submitted Stories About the New School Year
On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin shares stories from teachers and students across the country about their experiences during the opening of the new school year, and the challenges they are facing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
A HUGE thank you to all who had sent in stories/recordings! I truly appreciate all of you and all that you are doing on a daily basis! Keep making a difference in your students’ lives. You are all amazing.
To all the students who sent recordings: I truly wish you all the best as you continue to attend school and navigate through this hectic time.
Episode Contributors: Matthew Woodward, Ian Sanchez, Kristen Benamati, Lauren Scharf, Erin Corwin, Courtney Laughlin
Intro: Evergreen Voiceover
Aca-Education Podcast Theme
Composed by Mayta Cohen
Arranged by Mayta Cohen and Saul De Anda
Mixed by Tehillah Alphonso
Soprano, Mezzo, Alto: Mayta Cohen
Tenor, Baritone: Michael Stolar
Bass: Yonatan Konstantine
Vocal Percussion: Saul De Anda
Kelsey Simpkins Article
CDC Guidance for K-12 School Administrators
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Voices Only 2020 - Distilled Harmony
Originally founded in 2003, Distilled Harmony has grown from humble beginnings into one of Northeastern's most recognized a cappella groups. The music they perform, which ranges from mainstream pop to indie rock, is just as varied as the interests and academic backgrounds of each of its members. Yet "ohana" still means family for this fun-loving and ever crowd-pleasing group. And this family created an incredible rendition of Breathe, originally performed by RZLZ, arranged by Johnny DelToro, and soloed by Karizma Kishnani. We sit down with Karizma herself to chat about the tune!
Check out the song at https://open.spotify.com/track/360YnNTpaFaFLvNVqXSdw3?si=AgaFqcqcSqeqFx8hT3hu2Q.
Learn more about the group at https://web.northeastern.edu/distilledharmony.