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Recording Recommendations: Translating the Live Experience

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 04:00
But beyond the divide between a more raw and a more produced sound, there’s questions of the effect that recorded a cappella can have on the listener. You see, in live performance, you get hit with...

Vocal Asia Festival 2015 – Impressions of Day 3

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 21:29
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 And here comes part 3 of my first-hand impressions...

ACB Interview: Phoenix

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 04:00
To say that Phoenix, a new all-female a cappella in Boston, has lofty ideals might be understatement. In explaining the group’s name to me, founding member AJ Marino explained, “We chose the name...

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...