Concordia College in Moorhead, MN is quickly becoming the spot for a cappella music in the area. Over the past 10 years or so the school has been putting on their "A Cappella Night" events. Starting in the late 90's with Concordia group Marcoux Corner they have brought in the likes of: Blind Mans Bluff, Shadow, InPulse, Chapter 6, Naturally 7, FACE, The Fault Line and more. The last few years they have done 2-3 "A Cappella Night" celebrations each school year. This year they are likely to hit 4-5 events with their biggest and best happening last week. Here are some details.
Here are a few of my thoughts upon picking BOCA tracks:
Congrats to everyone who made this year's BOCA: 1. Where's the Love (Remix) Brandeis University VoiceMale opb Hanson
Although the announcement hasn't been made yet (expect it by Wednesday AM), here are a few of my thoughts upon picking BOCA tracks: * The annual trend of BOCA track selection becoming more competitive continues. In fact, I think this year might be a watershed year in which the average collegiate a cappella album had at least one potential track. More importantly, the number of "yearbook" albums (with a sound that only a mother could love) is at an all-time low. Groups realize that collegiate a cappella recordings can (and should) be something that average Joe would want to hear. A big step for the community as a whole.
I sat in on Dylan Bell’s great songwriting class at SoJam over the weekend. There were lots of college kids there. I’ve taught songwriting classes to college kids before – lots of interest! it seems. However, I’ve yet to have any of my class attendees produce any original a cappella music.