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Deke’s Corner: It’s the Most Lucrative Time of the Year!

By Jake Berglin | December 11, 2019

Seasons come and go, fads fall out of favor, but there’s one thing that never changes in vocal music: December is the month in which groups make the most money. Everyone wants to hear vocal music over the holidays. As a result, pretty much every professional a cappella group’s most successful album is their holiday…

Bringing Holiday Joy

By Jake Berglin | December 11, 2019

Bringing Holiday Joy by Amanda Cornaglia It’s almost a cliche at this point – you sing year-round, therefore, you carol. How could you resist? People are generous at the holiday and many are willing to shell out some serious cash to be entertained with the likes of Jingle Bells and Deck the Halls. Sounds easy,…

2020 A Cappella Video Awards Nominees

By admin | November 26, 2019

The following are the nominees for the 2020 A Cappella Video Awards. Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to the nominees! The winners will be announced at a live awards ceremony at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival [LAAF], and then right here on casa.org! Get your tickets to LAAF and join us to…

Ask Deke: How do I arrange if I know our VP is leaving?

By Deke Sharon | April 29, 2019

Ask Deke: High School Arranging Q: Hi Deke! I was just at Camp A Cappella, and I had a blast! I can’t wait to go back next year. I took advanced arranging as an aca major, and I learned a lot. I have a question, but just didn’t get a chance to ask it: My…

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2019 Contemporary A Capella Recording Award Results

By Shane Ardell | April 14, 2019

The following are the winners of the 2019 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. Congratulations to all the deserving winning groups and individuals! CARAs 2019 Results List Best African Album Winner: Always with You , No Limits Runner-up: Imanueli, Fishers of Men Sounds Best Asian Album Winner: Some People Say, O-Kai Singers Runner-up: Ignite Vocal, Ignite Vocal Band Best Barbershop Album…

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2019 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards Nominees

By Shane Ardell | February 15, 2019

2019 Contemporary A Cappella Awards Nominees [ CARA Nominees: congratulations! Want to celebrate your nomination with CASA? Come to BOSS! We’ll be celebrating in style with a Red-Carpet Event and live awards presentation! Visit bostonsings.com for the details on all of our CARA events, live in Boston on Sunday, April 14th. ] The following are the nominees…

2019 A Cappella Video Award Results

By Shane Ardell | February 10, 2019

The following are the winners of the 2018/19 A Cappella Video Awards. Congratulations to all the deserving winning artists!   Genre Awards Best Electronic / Experimental Video Winner: “Technicolour Beat” by Faux Paz (University of Maryland) Runner-up: “2U” by State of Fifths (Michigan State University) Best Folk / World Video Winner: “A Tamil Medley –…

2019 A Cappella Video Awards Nominees

By Shane Ardell | December 3, 2018

The following are the nominees for the 2019 A Cappella Video Awards. Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to the nominees! The winners will be announced on at a live awards ceremony at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival [LAAF], and then right here on casa.org! Get your tickets to LAAF and join us to…

Ask Deke: High School A Cappella Arranging

By Deke Sharon | October 29, 2018

Ask Deke: High School Arranging Q: Do you have any suggestions on how a high schooler might get started in learning to arrange music for a capella? A: For starters, I highly recommend studying music theory, as a knowledge of the technical aspects of counterpoint and 4 part writing are so very helpful. Beyond that, this blog…

Ask Deke: How do I find existing groups to join?

By Deke Sharon | October 2, 2018

Ask Deke: How do I find existing groups? Q: Is it possible to join a group that’s already established? If so, how would I go about locating them in MN? – Tracy A: Hi Tracy Indeed, it’s possible to join a group that’s already established. In fact, Pentatonix is looking for a bass right now, if…