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The 14 Best Things About SingStrong 2014

I attended my first SingStrong festival this year. If you’ve never been, here (in no particular order) are 14 reasons why you might want to check it out. Aca-Idol Unlike the ICCA/ICHSA or CASA festival competitions, SingStrong’s Aca-Idol features collegiate and semi-pro groups competing with each other for a cash prize of $1,000 and a […]

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The Richmond Rhythm competitors display their school pride.

Dispatches from the Commonwealth: Richmond Rocks!

It has been a busy few months here in Richmond. Before I got here, I wasn’t really sure what kind of a cappella community I’d find — because let’s be honest, this city doesn’t exactly leap to mind when listing a cappella hotbeds in the US. But based on what I’ve seen so far, that […]

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DCAF 2012 – This Is Why I Do This

The more time I spend at college campuses in this region, the more two facts present themselves – two facts that are very exciting to me and should be to the a cappella community as a whole.  This past weekend, I spent my Saturday night inside Healy Hall at Georgetown University enjoying some sweet a […]

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The Art of Communication – A Reflection On SoJam 2012

Greetings, everybody!  For those of you reading this that were at SoJam this past weekend, you’ll understand when I say that my brain still can’t comprehend what I heard at the Professional Showcase on Saturday night.  There were a couple of times where I honestly thought that I had bought tickets to a rock concert, […]

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Gee-Dub A Cappella – Stronger Force Than Sandy

On this, the eve of SoJam X, my excitement is mounting.  The reasons for this are mostly obvious.  I mean, it’s SoJam X – FORK, Pentatonix, competitions, PickUps, AcaBombs, Workshops, and all of my friends in the a cappella world.  This weekend is just going to be amazing, I have no doubt about that.  But […]

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American University Fall Preview Show

By about 8:45, there was already a huge crowd outside of the Kay Spiritual Life Center on the campus of American University of students in anticipation for what they were about to hear inside – a taste of the a cappella groups of American University.  By the time the doors opened at 9pm, there was no […]

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OMGQ!: Barbershop with a Contemporary Soul

My first time hearing GQ was when my group, Capital Blend, competed against them at SingStrong six months ago.  I was in tears when they performed their a rendition of Regina Spektor’s “Samson”, which you can hear here: UPDATE: We wanted to make sure that the original arranger of this version of Samson, Jessica Graham, got […]

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SoJam X Descends Upon Raleigh! (and other reasons you should go)

With all of the “end times” talk lately – all of the prophecies of the world ending on May 21st, Facebook Shutting down in October, or how the Mayans apparently got lazy and didn’t finish their calendar (bastards) – I’m surprised that this one got overlooked.  I guess it’s a lesser known prophesy, but nonetheless an important one. It […]

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I Wish I Could Go Back To College…

Well, it finally happened: I embraced my inner aca-nerd and attended an aca-fest.  And, as expected, it was quite BOSS! (No apologies). On April 13th, I made my a cappella homecoming and attended the first annual Boston Sings festival, or BOSS for short.  I could go on and on about everything I saw and learned. […]

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Group Spotlight: Introducing… Word of Mouth!

For the very first edition of our new Group Spotlight feature, we’ve chosen a bunch of fun-loving, DC newcomers… 10 singers are called to the stage.  You can feel their excitement as the crowd’s applause subsides.  After months of planning meetings, auditions, and rehearsals, it all comes down to this.  Someone plays the pitch and […]

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