A cappella music has taken off – It is an incredible thing to see the popularity of this craft skyrocket with the advent of TV shows like “Glee” and “The Sing-Off” that have brought all of this to the world stage unlike anything else before it. And it’s because of this increased popularity that the A Cappella Embassy was created. About a year ago, this website started out as the blog of the CASA Ambassador for Maryland. After a few months, the question was formed – “How can one person serve the a cappella scene for an entire state?” The simple answer to that question is “they can’t.” The Ambassador program for The Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA) is all about thinking globally and acting locally – but when there are 2 or 3 dozen colleges in the state, each with 5 or more a cappella groups, plus high schools and post-college groups, it’s impossible for one person to keep up.
The A Cappella Embassy was created in order to form teams of volunteers that would assist in the task of serving the local scenes. The idea for this site is to have a centralized location for information on groups, opportunities, and news that is directly related to those local scenes, and giving a single place for multiple local Ambassadors and their Diplomats to share their work. After several months of planning, and a month of development, we are excited to release this website to the public. Welcome to the new home of the A Cappella Embassy!
There are a couple of important features that we think will benefit singers and groups in the a cappella scene:
The Dossier is a listing of contact information for a cappella groups, persons, and related companies like recording and live sound. If you are looking for a group to perform at your event, or are looking for someone to do sound at your show, this is the place to go. All of these groups, people, and companies, are local to the MD, DC, and VA area.
We are excited to have local bloggers, vloggers, and reporters working for the Embassy. We look forward to producing unique and current articles and editorials from people with unique views on a cappella in the area. If you are interested in writing for The Embassy, check out the Get Involved page for more information.
Communication is key in any relationship, and it is equally true for this family of singers. The Forums give you a place to talk about what you want. If you have an event c0ming up that you would like to promote, looking for auditions or a new group to join, or have a performance opportunity that you would like to share with the community, The Forums are the place to do it.
These are just the new features of this site. We still have the Embassy Calendar that shows all the great a cappella events going on in the area. We also have our Twitter and Facebook pages where we are continually updating information. And most importantly, we have our Contact form. If you are looking for any information that you can’t find on our site, have any questions or comments, or want to know how you can get involved, feel free to use our contact form to get in touch with us. We are an organization of passionate volunteers that are here to serve the a cappella community. We’re excited for the future of this organization and what we can accomplish with your help. Thanks for taking the time to stop by The A Cappella Embassy. Keep the music alive!