Melinda Ellis

Director’s Corner: Social Emotional Learning Strategies

By Melinda Ellis / January 29, 2021

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 what the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has to say about SEL: Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which…

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Virtual SoJam 2020 Wrap-Up

By Melinda Ellis / December 22, 2020

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 catching up with a cappella friends! How was all of this possible, you ask? I thought it was a virtual festival?! The answer is Hopin!…

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