VoiceBox and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery join forces for another unforgettable interactive journey into the rich global link between drinking ale and singing songs. Featuring The Fill A Steins men’s vocal ensemble, certified beer cicerone Sayre Piotrkowski and VoiceBox host Chloe Veltman. Recorded live before a studio audience at 50 Mason Social House in San Francisco on May 29, 2013.
June 7th, 2013
May 29th, 2013
Vocalist Linda Tillery, artistic director of the Cultural Heritage Choir, and Sam Edwards and Lyvonne Chrisman, founders of Friends of Negro Spirituals, discuss the African roots of the word "spiritual" and the vocal music traditions that led to -- and came out of -- the development of this quintessentially American vocal art form.
May 24th, 2013
Virtuoso whistler and music journalist Jason Victor Serinus chats about the art of whistling and making a career out of this oft derided vocal art form.
April 26th, 2013
Dr. Krzysztof Izdebski, the founder and chairman of the Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation, chats about the evolution of voice care as a branch of medicine and how the often-overlapping network of laryngologists, speech pathologists, singing voice specialists, vocologists, singing teachers, voice coaches and other experts all play a role in ensuring that patients receive the care they need to be able to use their voices fully once again.
April 19th, 2013
April 12th, 2013
Transgendered vocalists Eli Conley and Ashey Moore talk about how singers can successfully negotiate the shift from singing as a male to singing as a female and vise-versa.
April 5th, 2013
Urban designers John Matthew Francis and Ross Hansen, the creative forces behind a new kind of mobile stage that can be assembled out of the back of a van in half an hour, Dr. Paul Simpson, a lecturer in human geography at Keele University, UK, and street performer Nick Jones discuss the dynamics of the urban performance environment.
March 29th, 2013
Singer and early vocal recordings champion Meredith Axelrod chats about the vocalists who pioneered recorded sound technologies in the early twentieth century and the revival of interest in singing and recording techniques from this period today.
March 22nd, 2013
Cariwyl Hebert, the founder of Salon97, a Bay Area-based organization that creates listening parties and other events for people who are curious about classical music, transforms KALW's Studio B into a setting ripe for a careening discussion about four iconoclastic composers and their greatest vocal works.
March 15th, 2013
Melissa Czarnik, an emcee and poet from Milwaukee, and her producer, Eric Mire, chat about the musicality of rap.
March 8th, 2013
Erin Bregmann of the Little Opera Company, a San Francisco-based organization that creates operas from scratch with grade school students, Ruth Nott, director of education for the San Francisco Opera, and Graham Welch, a professor of music education at The University of London and a major force behind the UK’s Sing Up! Initiative to inculcate singing in schools, talk about why vocal music education matters and off-the-beaten track ways to get kids participating.
March 1st, 2013
Vocalists Riffat Sultana and Sukhawat Ali Khan, siblings who come from a lauded lineage of Pakistani singers, (their father is the Pakistani musical icon Ustad Salamat Ali Khan) discuss their rich vocal music journey from Hindustani classical music to banghra.
February 22nd, 2013
Stanford music professor Jesse Rodin discusses the luminous polyphonic style of the great Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez and what it means to truly “know” a piece of Renaissance vocal music.
February 15th, 2013
Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin discusses what it takes to lead a successful career as a singer when you're blind and how other sight-impaired vocalists such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Andrea Bocelli have made world-class names for themselves in a world that's so deeply vision-oriented.
February 8th, 2013
Husband and wife vocal artists Nicki and Tim Bluhm talk about what it takes to sing and live as a duo and explore the history of famous duetting couples.
February 1st, 2013
Aaron Humble and Adam Reinwald, who sing with Cantus, one of only two full-time professional men’s choruses in the country, share their thoughts about the culture of the male singing voice in the United States and elsewhere and how they promote singing to young people, especially boys.
January 25th, 2013
Prerna Gupta, a vocalist and the CEO of Khush, a startup that creates digital tools for singers like Songify and AutoRap, talks about how the latest apps for smartphones and tablets are changing the way singers approach their craft.
January 18th, 2013
Randall Kline, director of the San Francisco Jazz Organization (SFJAZZ), and jazz vocalist Tiffany Austin, discuss what the launch of San Francisco’s new jazz center, the country’s only free-standing building dedicated to jazz in the United States, will mean for vocal artists.
January 4th, 2013
Voice Speech pathologist and American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) member Sarah Schneider, 'scream' coaching expert Melissa Cross and thrash metal singer Steve Souza (Hatriot, Dublin Death Patrol, Exodus, Legacy/Testament) chat about the physical risks of screaming and how artists who have to raise their voices on a regular basis can do so safely.
December 7th, 2012
Ken Malucelli, a carol composer and the director of The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers, a nationally-franchised caroling group, and jazz musician / Christmas music aficionado Tim Lewis, chat about how to write and perform heartwarming winter holiday songs.