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Education Round-Up: Week of September 7th, 2020

By Jake Berglin / September 10, 2020
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A Cappella Books that Deserve a Place on Everyone’s Shelf!

By Jake Berglin / September 7, 2020

When you want to learn something about a cappella, where do you turn? YouTube? Social media? These resources can be fantastic, but their knowledge isn’t permanent – a video can be taken down; a comment thread deleted by moderators. A cappella festivals are another fantastic place to learn, but it can cost quite a pretty…

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Education Round-Up: Week of August 31st, 2020

By Jake Berglin / September 3, 2020

Welcome to September at casa.org! In this week’s Education Round-Up, what we might lack in podcast episodes and books, we MORE than make up for in educational offerings in the “other news” section. Check out news from Viridian Productions, Acaville Radio, Accent and Cadence below! Have a suggestion about additions? Any upcoming educational opportunities you’d…

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Multitrack Video Resources for A Cappella Directors and Students

By Alex Alberti / August 31, 2020

If you are the director of a scholastic contemporary vocal ensemble, the start of school this fall is undoubtedly unnerving. For years, we have designed our curriculum to train students how to be balanced members of a group. Our classrooms are full of laughter, teamwork, and an electric synergy that drives our ensembles to culminating…

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Education Round-Up: Week of August 24th, 2020

By Jake Berglin / August 27, 2020

Welcome the final week of August! Secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities, are starting to “head back” across the US, and making the most of a tough situation is on everyone’s minds. On this week’s Education Round-Up, you’ll find the first in a new series about circle singing, a podcast update, and a…

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Circle Singing: An Introduction

By Paola Munda / August 24, 2020

Close your eyes. Imagine you’re part of a small community. A small community where everybody has rhythm, harmony, music flowing into their veins. Imagine everybody making a circle and starting to make music. One voice, then another one, and one more, part after part weaving together. A brand new story to tell, born in the…

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Education Round-Up: Week of August 17th, 2020

By Jake Berglin / August 20, 2020

Welcome to another week of education at casa.org! On this week’s Education Round-Up, we’re featuring some podcast updates, a call for educators from the AEA, and a couple of selected threads from the (newly named) A Cappella NOW Facebook group. Have a suggestion about additions? Any upcoming educational opportunities you’d like shared? Send a message…

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Education Round-Up: Week of August 10th, 2020

By Jake Berglin / August 16, 2020

Welcome to the start of a regular column at casa.org – the Education Round-Up! Every week, the education team will curate a selection of educational content from around the vocal music community. From articles to webinars This week, we’re playing catch-up a little bit with podcasts, sharing a few interesting articles from the last few…

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2020 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards Results

By Jessica Chen / April 5, 2020

The following are the results of the 2020 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks everyone for another great awards season! CARAs 2020 Results Special Awards Best Non-Scholastic Debut Album Winner: Mosaik, Männersache Runner-up: Business Casual, Business Casual Best Scholastic Debut Album Winner: Blossom, Mixed Mode (University of Central Florida)…

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CAN 10.4 April 2000

By Deke Sharon / February 20, 2020

In this second installment of the CAN series, CASA Founder Deke Sharon shares a peek into the a cappella community in the year 2000. Enjoy snapshots of Rockapella, Gabe Mann, and John Legend! Let’s take a look back at the CARAs twenty years ago and see what tidbits of history await us! Ah yes, Rockapella.…

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