Does Deke Sharon--the "Father of Contemporary A Cappella" get down in the dumps? Maybe his arrangement isn't going well or he feels like he's done everything already and there's nothing left. "When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer". (Benefits of a movie education about classical quotes)
Those of you that are involved in college a cappella are sitting at home, work, or on vacation right now, missing it. You swore all spring that the summer would give you a break from all of these people, and that you did indeed need a break from this genre that you so completely delve into for nine months at a time. You looked forward to spending those three nights a week doing something besides practicing the same songs over….and over… and over.
Boston's established co-ed a cappella group, the 508s, will be holding auditions for all vocal parts on Saturday, June 27, 2009 in Cambridge, MA. If you, or someone you know, is a recent collegiate a cappella alum and misses the a cappella scene, here is your opportunity to sing with a dedicated and talented group of people. All auditionees are required to schedule an audition time. Please note that we have a limited amount of audition spots available. Please e-mail Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about auditions and to schedule an audition time.
I'm sitting here in Hawaii, listening to a Hawaiian music station, and reminding myself that if things every go South for me, I'm hopping on a plane (or a boat!), moving to Hawaii, and starting an a cappella group with some local boyz singing Hawaiian music. Because it's an entirely untapped market, and a Hawaiian group based in Honolulu would make a nice living singing about the island breezes. Actually, on second thought, I'm probably not coming back. Aloha! But it got me thinking about all of the other untapped markets and styles of a cappella. Tired of the same old sound?
Vocal Chords is the weekly a cappella and vocal music show from 90.3 KRNU at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, heard live on Friday mornings at 8 a.m., central time (GMT -06:00) with a replay in the same time slot the following Sunday morning. Both the Friday and Sunday shows stream in real time on the station’s web site http://krnu.unl.edu or via the 90.3 KRNU stream in the university radio category on iTunes. Got new music you’d like to share with my audience? My full contact information is at the bottom of this playlist. The e-mail address for the show is email@example.com.