A CAPPELLA FOR ALL

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Reduce financial barriers to inspire unity in the vocal music community

ENGAGE WITH THE COMMUNITY

Compete with other scholastic groups, learn from a cappella professionals, and soak in performances from legendary vocal groups.
Connect with the CASA community at one of our regional festivals.

SoJam

Held in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina in November, a cappella groups and enthusaists gather to explore a cappella surrounded by Southern charm.

Los Angeles A cappella Festival

We had a great time at Virtual LAAF 20201! Thank you to everyone who made it an amazing weekend. Read more in our wrap-up post here.

Boston Sings

Our third virtual festival this season, BOSS 2021, left us all wanting more! Read more about all of the happenings in our wrap-up post here.

OUR AWARDS PROGRAMS

There exists an entire community of music-makers that dedicate their time and/or careers to making music with nothing but the human voice. For over 20 years, CASA has been presenting awards to recognize excellence in a cappella music. The annual Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards (CARA) and the annual sing compilation recognize the best of recorded a cappella music. Excellence in video production is recognized at the A cappella Video Awards (AVAs).

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE REAL GROUP!
2019 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

GIVING BACK

Our programs and initiatives are driven by volunteers and funded by generous donors. Ready to get involved? Whether you have time, energy, talents, or monetary resources to contribute, find your place in our inclusive, diverse community of a cappella fans.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOSS 2021

Virtual BOSS 2021 Wrap Up!

By Melinda Ellis

CASA held its last virtual event of the year during the last weekend of April. I think I can speak for everyone who attended when I say that we are…

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The Voice – Part 1

By Education Team

Technique Tips Series: The Voice Part #1 By Andrew Sanders Who Am I? My name is Andrew Sanders. I am a voice teacher and have been giving voices lessons for…

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Virtual LAAF 2021 Wrap-Up!

By Melinda Ellis

CASA’s second virtual festival took place in late February from the 27th-28th and, like SoJam, was a whirlwind of a cappella magic! Hopin, the online events platform that our virtual…

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Strategic Planning For Your A Cappella Group’s Future: Part 2!

By Alex Alberti

You’ve done it: you have just auditioned your a cappella group’s next set of talented voices; you have found a member to volunteer to serve as your group’s treasurer or…

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Director’s Corner: Social Emotional Learning Strategies

By Melinda Ellis

I have been teaching music to students online 100% remote since August and have made Social Emotional Learning (SEL) a priority in my rehearsals. What is SEL exactly? This is…

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Virtual SoJam 2020 Wrap-Up

By Melinda Ellis

CASA held its first ever virtual a cappella festival a few weeks ago on December 5th and 6th- SoJam 2020! The weekend was full of engaging classes, mind-blowing performances, and…

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Strategic Planning For Your A Cappella Group’s Future: Part 1!

By Alex Alberti

You’ve done it: you have just auditioned your a cappella group’s next set of talented voices; you’ve found a member to volunteer to serve as your group’s treasurer or business…

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Circle Singing: A Profile of Bobby McFerrin

By Paola Munda

In my first article, I used my own words to explain what circle singing is, and what it means to me. Today, I want to introduce you to this incredible…

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AWARDS NEWSFEED

2021 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards Results

By Jessica Chen

CARAs 2021 Results List Note: All production credits listed below were provided by the artists during their submission. Submit any corrections to caras@casa.org. Special Awards Best Non-Scholastic Debut Album Winner:…

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2021 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards Nominees

By Jessica Chen

The following are the nominees for the 2021 Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards. Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to the nominees! The winners will be announced on…

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2021 A Cappella Video Award Results

By Jessica Chen

The following are the winners of the 2020/21 A Cappella Video Awards. Congratulations to all the deserving winning artists! Genre Awards Best Classical / Traditional Video Winner: “Air on a…

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