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Interviews with lumineries of vocal harmony

We are fortunate to have found quite a few interviews with some of the top names in choral and vocal harmony singing. Watch and learn more about, and from these talented artists.


Tony Guida's NY interviews Janice Siegel

Manhattan Transfer


Tony Guida's NY interviews Janice Siegel

Meet Brooklyn’s Janis Siegel of the legendary jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer. She wanted to be a nurse but chose singing instead and the rest is exquisite musical history.


The Core of Who We Are

Eric Whitacre


The Core of Who We Are

Choral music has long been Eric Whitacre’s greatest passion, and the world would not be the same without it. In this video, Whitacre talks about why he believes choral music is so important and why he has chosen to dedicate his life to its advancement.


Claude McKnight interviews Deke Sharon

Claude McKnight


Claude McKnight interviews Deke Sharon

Covering a wide range of topics including the current state of a cappella and Pentatonix's #1 album


 Interview with Classic FM's Tim Lihoreau

John Rutter


Interview with Classic FM's Tim Lihoreau

The great British choral composer talks to Classic FM's Tim Lihoreau


MichMusic Talk - Anders Edenroth

Michelle Weir


MichMusic Talk - Anders Edenroth

Founding Member of The Real Group. Besides being a member of one of the most important vocal groups of our time – Anders has a clarity and wisdom about him that comes through in his beautiful arrangements and singing. In this conversation we had time only to run to a dressing room to talk for a few minutes before a Real Group performance that night. || Anders started playing piano and singing in choirs at an early age. Later, after five years of studies at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, he and his fellow-students formed an acappella quintet – The Real Group.


MichMusic Talk - Greg Jasperse

Michelle Weir


MichMusic Talk - Greg Jasperse

Greg Jasperse: Member of Vertical Voices, teacher, arranger. Greg has been a stunning contributor to music education and the vocal group world through his arranging, singing and piano playing. He has earned the respect of many, and you’ll hear in our talk we’ve had a lot of good friendship and guacamole time too!


MichMusic Talk - Phil Mattson

Michelle Weir


MichMusic Talk - Phil Mattson

Master pedagogue, arranger, pianist. Phil was my first and most significant (by far) mentor in music starting from age 17, and has long been a family-like friend for many years. His teaching and piano playing goes beyond, “great;” it is often more in the realm of, “profound.” Thanks Phil for recording this conversation with me


One Savior One Voice

Anders Edenroth


One Savior One Voice

Anders Edenroth talks about "One Savior One Voice" and his arrangement of "All Creatures of Our God and King".


Interview

Janis Siegel


Interview

Here we spent a few quick minutes with Janis Siegel, one of the four outstanding vocalists that make up The Manhattan Transfer - arguably one of finest jazz vocal groups of all time. You can hear her lead vocal on some of their biggest hits - "Operator," "Boy From New York City," "Twilight Tone/Zone," "Birdland," and many more. Janis also tours solo and has released several solo albums.


Interview and Video

Phil Mattson


Interview and Video

Pianist, conductor and educator Phil Mattson is recognized as one of the top vocal jazz arrangers in the country.


Tim Hauser (Manhattan Transfer) interview excerpt

Tim Hauser


Tim Hauser (Manhattan Transfer) interview excerpt

This is a small segment from a full-length interview with Manhattan Transfer member Tim Hauser. Here he talks about his early musical interests and influences including songs and artists in the fields of rhythm & blues, jazz & folk.


Bobby McFerrin


We got the chance to meet Bobby McFerrin in Essen, Germany and could record this unik video interview with the master of sounds personaly. He gave us and exclusive style message how he works on his music projects and how he see the vocal movement. Bobby McFerrin is a real pioneer and a legend in the human beatboxing culture.


Interview on KJAZ

Gene Puerling


Interview on KJAZ

Gene Puerling Interview KJAZ 1988


Interview

Mervyn Warren


Interview

In this interview Mervyn Warren talks about the rerelease of the A Special Blend album, Nowhere But Up.


Interview

Jerry Lawson


Interview

Jerry Lawson from The Persuasions discusses his relationship with late Frank Zappa. From the documentary film 'Straight To Bizarre


Interview

Ysaye Barnwell


Interview

Big Sing: American Stories - An Interview with Ysaye Barnwell


Interview

Ysaye Barnwell


Interview

Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell shares the story behind "No Mirrors in My Nana's House." Watch the video to hear her and Dr. LaShawnDa Pittman talk about the song she wrote, compose, and sang with Sweet Honey in the Rock.


Talks about American music

John Rutter


Talks about American music

Composer John Rutter talks to Donald Macleod, presenter of BBC Radio 3's Composer of the Week.


Clark Burroughs and Don Shelton


An interview on the Behind The Mic show.


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