HomeMeet Your CASA Ambassador: Selame Scarlett [MI / US]

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Selame Scarlett

When did you first become involved in a cappella? In what capacity?
I first became involved in a cappella with my co-ed collegiate group, Capital Green. I was sitting in my dorm room and I heard some singing in the elevator lobby and when I went to investigate....there they were (advertising for upcoming auditions)! In my 4 years singing with Capital Green, I served as a music director,  arranger, choreographer and vocal percussionist.

When did you first become involved with CASA?
I first became involved with CASA after going to my first SoJam (in 2011). After that awesome experience, I bought my membership to CASA instantaneously and I've been looking forward to doing what I can for this organization since then.

What geographical area do you cover as a CASA ambassador?

As a co-CASA ambassador with Sean Fortney, we cover the great state of Michigan!

What role do you play as a CASA ambassador and/or what role would you like to play?
I act as a liaison for all of the collegiate groups in the Michigan area. My main goal as an ambassador is to notify groups of the amazing opportunities this organization provides. The tools and the resources produced from CASA alone are useful in forwarding this art form to the next level.   

What do you do for work and play?
Currently, I am a medical student at Michigan State University: College of Osteopathic Medicine. When I have free time, I sleep. a lot.

Tell us one thing about yourself people would be surprised to learn

I was a single child until the age of 14. And then my parents and I went to Ethiopia...and adopted 4 kids (3 girls and 1 boy)! Biggest and best decision I ever made. Love them all.

Favorite a cappella group?

Any group that can make me cry, laugh and/or cat call involuntarily from the audience. I'm serious.

Favorite type of music?
Everything!  Except Nickelback.

Favorite a cappella concert?

SoJam 2011 with the Boxettes and Naturally 7. I cried, I laughed and I cat-called that entire evening. It was awesome.