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CASA Announces Merger with AACI

For Immediate Release -- Saturday, January 30, 2009 The Contemporary A cappella Society (CASA) is pleased to announce that, as of January 2009, it has merged with the Alliance for A Cappella Initiatives (AACI). featureimage: 

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The Generation of '03

CASA has had a lot of casual face lifts and some serious surgeries over the past two decades.  This remodel is different. A quick historical comparison.  In the year 1800, Spain was one of the most powerful empires on Earth.  Then, in just a few generations, the country flipped on its head, lost control of its government, went through a big bunch of wars, and lost nearly all of its colonies.  The lovely century of turmoil ended with Spain losing Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Phillipines in the Spanish-American Civil War (1898).  What a climax.

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10 Reasons You MUST Go to SoJam

{mosimage}My apartment in Manhattan is located exactly 421 miles away from Raleigh, NC, as the crow flies (assuming crows always fly straight). So why am I going such a far distance to be in North Carolina this weekend? SOOOOOJAAAAAMMMM!!!!!!!!! And if you are within 421 miles of Raleigh, here are the top 10 reasons I think you need to be there too:

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Getting Started

You’re an enthusiastic, driven, singing entrepreneur type. You want to start an a cappella group – you want to sing for thousands of screaming fans. But that’s as far as you’ve thought. You’re willing to put in the work, but how can you get from your couch to the stage? Before you can wail on your wicked air guitar solo or show off your muted trumpet, there are a number of choices you have to make. Let’s talk about some of the very basic things you ought to decide before you do anything else.

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A Case for Competing

As a former competitor, current adjudicator, and current competition producer, I am constantly fascinated by people’s reactions to a cappella competitions. I know some people are strongly against, and most are strongly in favor, and some lie in between. But that’s not what gets me. What astonishes me is the reactions people give at the end of the competition.