Melinda Ellis

BOSS 2021

Virtual BOSS 2021 Wrap Up!

By Melinda Ellis / May 24, 2021

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 all still coming down from yet another a cappella high! BOSS 2021 was full of incredible performances and classes, just like SoJam and LAAF. After…

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Virtual LAAF 2021 Wrap-Up!

By Melinda Ellis / March 25, 2021

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 festivals are hosted on, served us well once again. Hopin provides us with spaces to host classes, performance showcases, networking opportunities, masterclasses, and an expo…

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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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