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Vocalist Richard Steighner Interview with Gretta Dunn

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“If you can speak, you can sing”

With the runaway success of Glee, Pitch Perfect and High School Musical, a cappella is riding high. What exactly is the appeal of vocal music? As beatboxer and star of NBC’s The Sing-Off Richard Steighner explains, “being dorky and having fun is kind of in”. And long may it stay that way! Alongside touring with his super-group The Exchange Richard conducts coaching sessions for schools, choirs and others. He took time from his schedule to talk with Gretta Dunn about his work and even gave her a two-minute beatboxing crash course. Check out her “boots’n’cats” effort along with valuable insights from Richard in this interview.