Compete with other scholastic groups, learn from a cappella professionals, and soak in performances from legendary vocal groups.
Connect with the CASA community at one of our regional festivals.


Held in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina in November, a cappella groups and enthusaists gather to explore a cappella surrounded by Southern charm.

Los Angeles A cappella Festival

Take a break from the winter blues and soak up some sun in an a cappella oasis as the a cappella world gathers in the Los Angeles area.

Boston Sings

Spring beckons from Boston and a cappella groups descend to collaborate and innovate.


There exists an entire community of music-makers that dedicate their time and/or careers to making music with nothing but the human voice. For over 20 years, CASA has been presenting awards to recognize excellence in a cappella music. The annual Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards (CARA) and the annual sing compilation recognize the best of recorded a cappella music. Excellence in video production is recognized at the A cappella Video Awards (AVAs).

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Our programs and initiatives are driven by volunteers and funded by generous donors. Ready to get involved? Whether you have time, energy, talents, or monetary resources to contribute, find your place in our inclusive, diverse community of a cappella fans.


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