How to Become the Pentatonix Vocal Arranger - Ben Bram
Ben Bram (Pentatonix, Glee, Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) is the Grammy award-winning visionary behind the incredible a cappella sensation, Pentatonix. His story highlights how going the extra mile and honing your craft pays off. How did working without pay land him a job with NBC the day he graduated college? Tune into hear how Pentatonix was born and how he's inspiring young talent, raising the next generation of a cappella stars.
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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:
- When you get rejected, you keep going.
- Show up before you have any certainty. Just do the work anyway, and doors will open.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Ben's website, TheBenBram.com
- Follow Ben on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Send your talented young singers to A Capella Academy
- The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- USC Thornton School of Music
- USC’s a capella group, SoCal Vocals
- Banks (aka Jillian Banks)
- Deke Sharon
- Ed Boyer
- NBC's The Sing-Off
- Read about the Beelzebubs - aka Glee's Warblers
- Pitch Perfect
- Watch Scott, Mitch, and Kirstie sing Lady Gaga "Telephone"
- Avi Kaplan - aka the “superbass” aka the “rare bird”
- Watch Kevin Olusola play cello and beat box
- Pentatonix’s cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”
- Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan, music supervisors
- Watch Pentatonix sing with Stevie Wonder at the Grammy Awards
- Ben's caroling company - Snowfall
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