The Vocal Company Blog

#FamFeature: TCU License to Trill

Posted by Max Kuchenreuther on Apr 5, 2018 12:45:00 PM

A group after my own heart, License to Trill has made perhaps one of the biggest splashes recently in collegiate a cappella and beyond, turning heads left and right out of seemingly nowhere. License to Trill brings a freshness to college a cappella, and the community in general -- one where sheer determination and talented singers have catapulted this group into one of the greats. It's no wonder that License to Trill is nominated for two CARAs this year -- one for Christopher Diaz's Best Professional Arrangement for a Scholastic Group, and Best Mixed Collegiate Song.

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Topics: Fam Feature, CARA

#FamFeature: The Yale Spizzwinks(?)

Posted by Max Kuchenreuther on Apr 4, 2018 4:15:00 PM

The Yale University Spizzwinks(?) just might be a testament to the longevity of modern a cappella. With their trademark (?) appended to the end of their not-so-punny name, the Yale Spizzwinks(?) maintain being the nation's oldest underclassmen a cappella ensemble, while continuing to kill the game over a hundred years later. Like a fine wine, the Spizzwink(?) saga gets better with age.

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Topics: Fam Feature, CARA

#FamFeature: Berklee's Pitch Slapped 

Posted by AJ Marino on Apr 4, 2018 11:05:00 AM

From The Sing Off to the ICCA Finals Stage, Pitch Slapped has been a household name in a cappella for over a decade.  People have always loved them for their classic black and white elegance and ability to turn basically any pop hit into a legendary, jazz-infused bop. 

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Topics: Fam Feature, CARA

Jacob Tourjeman: Expecting the Unexpected 

Posted by AJ Marino on Apr 3, 2018 4:23:00 PM

When Jacob Tourjeman takes on a project, he studies, practices, and puts his whole heart into it until it comes out better than you could have ever imagined. Well, he's humble, so he wouldn't tell you that, but if you've heard his work you'll understand what I mean. 

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Topics: Fam Feature, CARA, arranging

#FamFeature: The BU Dear Abbeys

Posted by AJ Marino on Apr 3, 2018 11:50:00 AM

Every few weeks on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, you'll spot a boy or two with a dashing red tie featuring an odd pattern - a series of tiny Abraham Lincolns. These unique pieces of formal wear are a long-standing tradition passed down through generations of the men of the Boston University Dear Abbeys. 

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Topics: Fam Feature, CARA

Jill Clark: From Sapphire to Live Sound Savant

Posted by Max Kuchenreuther on Mar 30, 2018 1:15:00 PM
Jill Clark's live mixes are nothing to joke about. As our Director of Live Sound, Jill has mastered the art of turning your rehearsals into next level concerts. From humble beginnings, to becoming the 2008 SoJam Champions, and having several VP awards under her belt -- Jill Clark has blessed our ears with her vocal percussion prowess and her command of the stage. Whether you're bumpin' one of her mixes between your earbuds or jumping out of your seat at one of our concerts, it's safe to say there isn't anything Jill can't do.
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Topics: Fam Feature, Humans of A Cappella, CARA, a cappella production