A Message from our Founder, Deke Sharon

This is CASA: The Contemporary A Cappella Society.

CASA was formed to create a community between singers and fans of contemporary a cappella.

A cappella was the first music, and has always been an important part of popular culture, from Madrigals to Barbershop to Doo Wop. Now we call it "Contemporary A Cappella" and it covers pretty much every style of music around the globe, including rock, pop, r&b, hip-hop, country, jazz, etc.

There are tens of thousands of contemporary a cappella groups around the US and world, ranging from high school and college ensembles to professionals and recreational groups. And CASA is their organization, providing help, guidance, advice, coaching, information, events, recordings, grants, workshops, critique, awards, arrangements, instructional videos, and just about everything else a group could need.

There are also countless fans of contemporary a cappella, some who sang, and others who are familiar with the style having seen it on TV, heard it on the radio, watched it at a local festival, seen it on The Sing-OffPitch Perfect, Glee, etc. CASA is a clearinghouse of information and goodies for them as well, providing a directory, concert listings, news, album and concert reviews, blogs, podcasts, interviews, videos, MP3 downloads, local contacts, photos, and so on. If you like contemporary a cappella, you've come to the right place.

We hope you take the time to poke around our web site, listen to some music, read some news, learn about our many programs, and make yourself comfortable. And if you like what you see and hear, consider becoming a member; we're a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all our membership dues go directly into creating more programs and benefits for members, as well as helping to foster and promote contemporary a cappella music worldwide.

So, what are you waiting for? Enough of our yappin'. Go check out the site, listen to some music, find a new favorite group, read an article, and enjoy yourself. Maybe even start a group or join a group. And let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Deke Sharon

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