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Vocal Asia Festival 2015 – Impressions of Day 2

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:14
Every moment is just so special – Juliana’s first-hand impressions of the Vocal Asia Festival 2015 by Juliana Baron, Vocal Blog Asia, September 2015 Last month, the Shanghai Mass Arts Center was...

Tuesday Tubin': Sounds of Silence

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 04:00
Each Tuesday, The A Cappella Blog presents a link to a scholastic a cappella performance, or related material, that we recommend to you. We welcome clip suggestions from anyone who would like to...

200 Reasons To Love A Cappella: SingStrong

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 04:00
For the uninitiated, it can be difficult to understand why people love a cappella. Heck, even for those of us who do actively enjoy it, it can be difficult to put into words why we enjoy this art...

Vocal Asia Festival 2015 – Impressions of Day 1

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 09:30
Every moment is just so special – Juliana’s first-hand impressions of the Vocal Asia Festival 2015 by Juliana Baron, Vocal Blog Asia, September 2015 Last month, the Shanghai Mass Arts Center was...

Korean A Cappella – an interview with “Zenith” and Sung-Mo Han

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 06:29
by Juliana Baron, Vocal Blog Asia, September 2015 Due to travels and holidays with some delay, the fourth blog post about Korean a cappella development and a very hard-to-get interview with vokal....

The Competitor’s Edge: Medleys

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 04:00
There are plenty of reasons for groups to embrace medleys. The act of picking out songs and fitting them together—from arrangement, to learning transitions, to staging—is a lot of fun. Moreover, it...

Movie Review: Stages

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 04:00
This summer, Dan Purcell and the guys from Ithacappella unveiled Stages, a short film based on the a cappella group’s music. Mark Farnum and Josh Toomey share writing credits with Purcell; Farnum and...

Not So Different: Keep the Big Picture in Mind and Enjoy the Journey; Lessons from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 04:00
There’s another, quieter lesson that JK Rowling embeds of denouement that follows the climactic duel between our hero and villain. Harry holds the elder wand, and with it the potential for...

Not So Different: Don’t Be Too Quick to Judge; Lessons from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 04:00
Indeed, over the course of a seven book arc, Harry learns a lesson he, and we, the readers, probably should have learned over the course of Snape’s trials in The Sorcerer’s Stone, the seemingly good...

Not So Different: Don’t Let Anyone Bring You Down; Lessons from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 04:00
In Harry’s most plodding and one of his most apparently hopeless adventures, we learn the value of perseverance and refusing to settle for what is, if what is isn’t good enough. Harry and company...