Wanna get the inside scoop on LAAF 2012? Now you can: each week, we’ll feature a different member of the LAAF production team. Producers will share their a cappella backgrounds, favorite LAAF memories, and of course what they’re most looking forward to at this year’s festival. Check back every Wednesday for a new profile!
1. Tell us about your background in a cappella.
I got my start in a cappella in high school. My three best friends and I formed our school’s first all female barbershop quartet and we still sing together from time to time when we all get together. I then went on to sing in both All Night Yahtzee and AcaBelles at FSU, but not at the same time. I currently am in the process of singing with/forming a semi-pro group in Asheville, NC. So far it is all female, but we are open to some gender diversity.
2. How did you first get involved with LAAF?
This will be my first involvement with LAAF. I am working on assigning all of our volunteer duties and helping out in the competition aspect as well.
3. What is your favorite LAAF memory?
I am hoping to make some lasting memories at this, my first LAAF experience!
4. What are you most looking forward to at LAAF 2012?
I am most looking forward to getting to have a bit of respite in California from the cold NC winter. Also, getting to learn about some a cappella stuff would be cool too.
Virginia began her a cappella career singing lead in her high school’s first female barbershop quartet with her three best friends. She then attended Florida State University where she spent two years in All Night Yahtzee followed by two years in the AcaBelles. She served as Public Relations Chair for one year in Yahtzee and arranged music for both groups, even after graduating. More recently, Virginia has served as an Event Producer and Judge for Varsity Vocals as well as their Volunteer Coordinator. She began her involvement with CASA by participating in the SoJam Collegiate Selection Committee in 2010 and serving as a volunteer herself at SoJam in 2010. This year she will be filling the role of Collegiate Competition Coordinator for SoJam 2011. Virginia lives in beautiful Asheville, NC and works as an Intensive In-Home Therapist… and yes, it is exactly what it sounds like.