Meet the 8trx - Dennis

Posted by Dennis Wong

Aug 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Today we deep dive with our Baritone Dennis and learn more about his journey!  Splitting vocal percussion duties and bass, Dennis looks to fill the gaps whenever possible.  But look out, he can be the wild card (subject to interpretation).

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Topics: Meet the 8TRX, Dennis

8trx Semi Pro Tips - Vocal Percussion

Posted by Dennis Wong

Jun 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Vocal Percussion has evolved a long way from the Doug E Fresh days in the 1980's.  It's moved from Hip Hop to A Cappella, and covers a number of genres nowadays.  The art has truly evolved over the years and can seem extremely intimidating to jump into.  Today we talk with Stephen and Dennis about their experiences with VP with the hope to inspire others to give it a shot!

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Topics: beatboxing, Vocal Percussion

Meet the 8TRX - Erik Dulick

Posted by Dennis Wong

Jun 20, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Voice Part: Tenor
Other instruments/musical pursuits: I’ve performed in a few musicals, and I also have some piano chops.
Full Time Gig? Student Affairs at Berklee College of Music
Other skills? I can pretty much tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about competitive reality television, and then some. Oh also I won a ping pong tournament on a cruise once, so I have that going for me as well.
Desired Superpower? Teleportation for sure (or Apparition for the HP fans reading this!) There’s so much to see and do out in the world, and if I could eliminate all of the travel time it would make seeing it all so much easier.

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Topics: Meet the 8TRX, Erik

8trx Playlist - Sounds of the Summer

Posted by Dennis Wong

Jun 17, 2016 10:30:00 AM

One of the things that amazes me about being in any singing group is the diverse set of experiences of each member.  From musical theater, to hip hop, to jazz, every member brings their own flare for awesome music.  I also love hearing about new music recommendations as well!

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Topics: Playlist, Spotify

Meet The 8TRX - Stephen Dussel

Posted by Dennis Wong

Jun 16, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Hey sports fans!

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Topics: Meet the group, Meet the 8TRX, Stephen

8TRX Semi Pro Tips - On Building Structure

Posted by Dennis Wong

Jun 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Singing A Cappella is no easy feat.  You need strong singers, dynamite arranagments, and a sense of identity among other things.  An often overlooked aspect of singings groups is the need for structure.  Once you know you're on to a great sound, you'll want to build some structure around the group to help to keep the good time rolling.

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Topics: JC, Semi-Pro

Meet the 8TRX - Michela Gardner

Posted by Dennis Wong

Jun 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Happy Tuesday A Cappella Fans! Today we go behind the scenes with Music Director and Co Founder of the group Michela!  She brings big vocal chops, and music knowledge (and pedigree).  She's a huge cat lover as well with her favorite songs where she can incorporate a "meow"

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Meet the 8TRX - Jonathan Carpenter!

Posted by Dennis Wong

May 25, 2016 1:24:20 PM

Today we had a chance to meet up with JC, our group President and former Assistant Music Director!  He's definitely brought the energy and direction to the role as well the group.  We go more in depth with JC to learn more.

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Topics: Meet the 8TRX, JC

Meet The 8TRX - Mark Levine-Weinberg!

Posted by Dennis Wong

May 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Today we get an inside look into one of our fabulous Tenors and VP members Mark!  Mark has been known to do a great Hotline Bling impression and lay down some funky beats to our rep.  Read more to learn about Mark's percussive backstory, his go to rock karaoke tracks, and his baller taste in music!

 

 

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Meet the 8TRX - Maren Larsen!

Posted by Dennis Wong

Apr 26, 2016 12:13:04 PM

In the first of a series, today we have 8 quick questions for Maren Larsen.  Check out Maren on our member page & here in our first interview!  She was a little nervous being the guinea pig for the new segment, but you can't hold back our sassy soprano one.

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Topics: Meet the 8TRX

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