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 out this list below of some of the podcasts, articles, events and other opportunities.
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- An interview with the exciting collaborative of community advocates at Cut Off Studios on this week's episode of the Aca-Education podcast. Listen now or check the episode out on Acaville Radio at 7pm EST on Thursdays, and Sundays at 8am and 8pm.
- On this week's episode of Counterpoint, Deke and Rob continue answering listener questions on a variety of topics.
- This article on the CASA blog is a complete list of all of the published books on a cappella. Do you have any on your shelf?
- The British Association of Barbershop Singing (BABS) has put together this regularly updated resource for singers (especially in the UK) looking for information about how to sing safely during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Events and Classes
- The AEA just announced three new virtual courses for anyone hoping to learn more about jazz vocals, acting for the singer, and audition basics.
- This week, N.E. Voices and the Briarcrest A Cappella Invitational both announced their dates and delivery strategies. N.E. Voices is going virtual but Briarcrest is (hopefully!) meeting in person in 2021.
- Amy Englehardt is offering a four-week virtual course on songwriting, where a small group of attendees will workshop and hone their skills over the course of a few Saturdays. More information here.