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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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2021 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards Results

By Jessica Chen / May 2, 2021

CARAs 2021 Results List Note: All production credits listed below were provided by the artists during their submission. Submit any corrections to caras@casa.org. Special Awards Best Non-Scholastic Debut Album Winner: An EARCANDY Christmas (Deluxe), EARCANDY Produced by: Justin Crichfield, Anthony Gargiula, Kavya Borra, Sri Ramesh, Jonathan Tilkin, Taylor Edlin Tracked by: Justin Crichfield Edited by:…

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The Voice – Part 1

By Education Team / April 25, 2021

Technique Tips Series: The Voice Part #1 By Andrew Sanders Who Am I? My name is Andrew Sanders. I am a voice teacher and have been giving voices lessons for around fifteen years now. My current place of work lets me teach all types of singers. I have taught a range of ages from five…

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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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2021 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards Nominees

By Jessica Chen / February 27, 2021

The following are the nominees for the 2021 Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards. Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to the nominees! The winners will be announced on April 30 at a virtual awards ceremony, and then right here on casa.org! Special Awards Best Non-Scholastic Debut Album MATTE, BLACKOUT An EARCANDY Christmas, EARCANDY…

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2021 A Cappella Video Award Results

By Jessica Chen / February 26, 2021

The following are the winners of the 2020/21 A Cappella Video Awards. Congratulations to all the deserving winning artists! Genre Awards Best Classical / Traditional Video Winner: “Air on a G String (LIVE from London)” by The Swingles Best Electronic / Experimental Video Winner: “Håll mig hårt” by Riltons Vänner Runner-up: “Rain On Me” by…

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Strategic Planning For Your A Cappella Group’s Future: Part 2!

By Alex Alberti / February 22, 2021

You’ve done it: you have just auditioned your a cappella group’s next set of talented voices; you have found a member to volunteer to serve as your group’s treasurer or business manager; you have just released your group’s newest and greatest album. With a plethora of victories and accomplishments in your pocket, the question remains:…

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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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2021 A Cappella Video Awards Nominees

By Jessica Chen / December 5, 2020

The following are the nominees for the 2021 A Cappella Video Awards. Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to the nominees! The final results will be announced in the first quarter of 2021. Exact details to be determined. Follow us on Facebook or sign up for the CASA newsletter to be the first…

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