Back in college, I loved downloading the newest podcast of Acappella U. It was a glorious tradition: putting the fresh podcast on my iPod Nano, running on the treadmill in the late morning (when all those kids-who-go-to-class were in their “classes”), and jamming out to Hyannis Sound and Joey C’s commentary. It felt good, even […]


To those who read Pitch Perfect by Mickey Rapkin, you may remember the opening chapters about how the Divisi, an all-female group at University of Oregon, competed at the 2006 ICCAs singing Usher’s Yeah. In the book it talked about how it was a crime that they didn’t win, a crime tantamount to supposedly-biased Russian […]

More Cranberry juice

Trying to regularly post on a blog requires serious cranberry juice. Fortunately, I’ve been drinking plenty, so yes, hello world. I’ve relocated to Simmons College and am working with the Simmons Sirens, the ONLY group here at Simmons (and yes, an all-women’s college means all-female a cappella group).  I was surprised when I hit the […]