In my first article, I used my own words to explain what circle singing is, and what it means to me. Today, I want to introduce you to this incredible experience using the words of its “founding father.” Bobby McFerrin became famous all over the world for his song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” (even though…

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Welcome to a relatively light week of education at casa.org! On this week’s Education Round-Up, we’re featuring some podcast updates, some useful articles, and a website link for learning how to better record a cappella. Have a suggestion about additions? Any upcoming educational opportunities you’d like shared? Send a message to [email protected] and we’ll make…

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Life as a musician in the middle of a pandemic can mean being flexible and adapting to new methods, and this also is true for a cappella producers! While live performances (and recordings) may be on “pause” right now, there is a renewed interest in virtual choir audio and video recording. These guidelines are suggestions…

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It’s the first full week of September at casa.org and school is back in session… literally! Though students around the world might be learning in-person, online, or a combination of the two, a cappella organizations are continuing their quest to figure out how best to teach and learn in this time of distance learning. Check…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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