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Why You Should Audition for The Sing Off

Do yourself a favor: DON'T audition with the delusion that you are going to get on the show.  Statistically, realistically, just assume it ain't gonna happen.  But there are so many reasons to audition anyway! -There is no downside.  There is no negative thing that could happen to you that would outweigh the good that will come from auditioning for The Sing Off.  Only good, for you, and for a cappella at large.

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Add YOUR arrangements to the CASA.org Arrangement Library!

The Contemporary A Cappella Society is seeking pdfs of arrangements of original and Public Domain songs for donation to the CASA Arrangement Library! featureimage: 

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Of Music and Magicians: pt 2.5 of 2

(seriously sorry for so many long posts right in a row… waaay too long for a single post, but I want to get this out there, and figured might as well just chuck it all out!) Welcome to part four of the two part series comparing a cappella to magicians. This one is short. featureimage: 

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Of Music and Magicians: pt 2 of 2

(remember, the point of this is to think about how, or if, this applies to a cappella groups) Question: What sets the great, super-successful magic acts apart from the less-successful ones? In pt 1.5 of 2 I discussed what I meant when I said there are only so many tricks.  The content of a magic show is not going to be that different from one act to another.  So what makes some great, and others less so? featureimage: 

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Of Music and Magicians: pt 1.5 of 2

Is it possible to be critical of something, and yet still love it? Is it possible to be aware of the inner workings of a trade, a skill, an art form, and still adore it, warts and all? Is it possible to hold two contradictory thoughts simultaneously in your mind, and have both be true? featureimage: