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 started in a girls’ a cappella group called Concordia during my senior year of high school in Paducah, KY (I had sung in choirs most of my life). When I came to Stanford, I was dragged into auditioning for all of the many groups, as is half the campus, and I somehow landed in the group of my dreams — The Harmonics. In my third year, I’m directing the group, and trying to get my hands on as many other a cappella experiences as possible.
2. How did you first get involved with LAAF?
Harmonics love the event, so I’ve been two years in a row, attending workshops and performances. This year, Julia Hoffman told me there were openings for other team members, and I jumped at the opportunity. More aca-responsibility = more fun.
3. What is your favorite LAAF memory?
Either a) being moved to tears by working with Ben Stevens in a masterclass or b) being picked up by Josh Huslig (Mosaic) after the show at LAAF 2011.
4. What are you most looking forward to at LAAF 2012?
The scholastic competition, undoubtedly. I’ve never seen one live before, and I’m excited to see all of the groups bring it.