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H: Women\'s A Cappella [clear filter]
Saturday, April 22


Unleash the SheWolf: Directing for All-Female A Cappella
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This class will deal with breaking out of comfort zones as a performer to unleash the raw emotion and power of performance. We will start with a group comfort zone breaking challenge with everyone standing up and giving their most primal battle cry and unleashing their inner she(or he)wolf. Once we have broken down barriers as a group, we will break down our own individual barriers. We will list all of the things that scare us about performing like our voices cracking, someone making fun of our dance moves, looking at the audience, singing a note so loud that we stick out and tackle them one by one. I will end the class with a challenge and quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, "Do one thing every day that scares you." Constantly pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is the only way to improve as a performer.

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Ellie Brigida

Tracking and Editing Engineer, Clear Harmonies
Elle Brigida has been singing and arranging for a cappella groups since 2008. She has a passion for unleashing the unlimited potential in new and growing groups. During Elle's time with Vocal Synergy, the all-female a cappella group at Wagner College, the group completed their first... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 119 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028


Women's Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Led by MUSAE's Angela Longo, this panel of WACA President Amy Malkoff, Bryan Guffey, and Vox Pop's Kirsten Brandler and Anna Fee will have an open discussion about topics regarding women's a cappella of all levels!

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Angela Longo

Singer, Producer, MUSAE, The Vocal Company
Angela Longo originally comes from the warm and sunny city of Boynton Beach, FL, but has been hopping all around the country since graduating from Florida State University in 2009. She began her a cappella career at FSU, where she directed the award-winning all-female group, AcaBelles... Read More →

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Kirsten Brandler

Assistant Music Director / Director, Vox Pop / Nothing But Treble (St. Mary's High School)
Kirsten has been singing with and directing various a cappella groups for over a decade. She first sang with the all-female University of Maryland Treblemakers, serving as the group's music director for 2 years. After graduating from college, Kirsten joined the DC-based CAL group... Read More →
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Anna Fee

Anna first started singing a cappella at the University of Virginia with The Virginia Sil'hooettes. After moving to various parts of the country and the world for work and not finding an a cappella outlet, she decided to form her own a cappella groups in Los Angeles and Austin, both... Read More →

Bryan Guffey

Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator, Women's A Cappella Association
Bryan Guffey (they/them) has been singing longer than they can remember (seriously, ask their parents). Since forming their first group, 50/50, in high school in 1997, Bryan has been a passionate advocate and believer in the power of vocal music to change lives for the better. After... Read More →
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Amy Malkoff

Clinician, Consultant, Amy Malkoff Music
Amy Malkoff, AEA Director of Marketing, is a founding member of the groups All About Buford and Deadline Poet, and she has appeared on stage and in the studio with such luminaries as Wayne Brady, Jonatha Brooke, The Persuasions, Ellis Paul, Vance Gilbert, GrooveLily, Patty Griffin, and Dar Williams. She has a degree in... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028