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CASA Presents… A Workshop with Rajaton

CASA is excited to announce that we’re sponsoring a workshop with reknowned Finnish group Rajaton at George Washington University on Saturday May 31. This limited enrollment, 2-hour workshop – a partnership with the GWU Department of Music – will allow singers to learn from some of the best musicians in the world in an intimate, […]

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The AcaEmbassy sets up shop in Richmond, VA this summer!

Introducing your Virginia Ambassador: Michael Marcus

My vision for the A Cappella Embassy originally spawned from my desire to reach out to more singers and a cappella groups.  My hope was to create a functional network of teams in the region that would work closely with each other to help build this already amazing community in to something bigger.  After meeting Mike […]

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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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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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The Gourmet Pairing of Music and Lyrics

I consider myself lucky. I was born at a time when the top songs in America included the likes of “Careless Whisper” by George Michael, “Like a Virgin” by the inimitable Madonna, and Lionel Richie’s “Say You, Say Me.” Luckily for me, I didn’t grow up listening to any of this crap. My mom was […]

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Alternate Take: Mics For All?

Deke Sharon is, for all intents and purposes, the “father” of contemporary a cappella. When he gives the a cappella community advice, we listen.  For obvious reasons, it’s hard to argue with the guy… However, I simply do not agree with the message in one of his recent blogs.  Sharon, inspired by some collegiate groups’ […]

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A Call for Ambassadors

250 miles. That’s how far it is from the top of Maryland to the bottom of Virginia. It’s about a 5 or 6 hour drive (depending on traffic), and it would eat up just about 3/4 of a tank of gas one way (at least in my sweet-ass 2010 Corolla – 34 mpg! what what?!). […]

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