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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…

2018 A Cappella Video Awards Results

By Shane Ardell | February 12, 2018

The following are the winners of the 2018 A Cappella Video Awards. Congratulations to all the deserving winning groups and individuals!   Special Awards Outstanding Choreography / Staging Winner: “La La Passover” by Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University) Runner-up: “Beauty and the Beast A Cappella Medley” by Vocal Point ft. Lexi Walker (Brigham Young University) Outstanding Collaborative…

2018 A Cappella Video Awards Nominees

By Shane Ardell | November 27, 2017

The following are the nominees for the 2018 A Cappella Video Awards. Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to the nominees! The winners will be announced on February 11 at a live awards ceremony at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival [LAAF], and then right here on casa.org! A huge thank you to…

2017 A Cappella Video Awards Results

By Shane Ardell | February 4, 2017

The following are the winners of the 2017 A Cappella Video Awards. Congratulations to all the deserving winning artists! Special Awards Outstanding Collaborative Video Winner: “Hamilton – An Acappella Medley” by Peter Hollens Runner-up: “It Was Always You” by Peter Yang Outstanding Costume / Makeup Winner: “Can’t Sleep Love” by Pentatonix Runner-up: “Mad Hatter ”…