Sing for your life!
People love to sing, even if they don't admit it. They sing in the shower, they sing in the car on the way to work (with the windows rolled up), they even inadvertently sing on the subway with their headphones on.
But they sing alone.
It didn't start this way. Everyone sings in preschool every day. And elementary school, several times a week. And those who really love singing sing in high school and college. Sing, sing, sing.
But then they graduate, and life happens. Singing opportunities dry up, and responsibilities take up most of their time.
Plus, most singing opportunities are in classical choirs, or church choir, or perhaps barbershop. But what about popular music? The music you hear on the radio everyday and watch on TV every night? Where can someone sing music from the past 50 years?
Answer: The Contemporary A Cappella League.
There are thousands of singing groups for high school and college singers that specialize in pop, rock, r&b, jazz and beyond, but until recently almost no opportunities for adults to sing "their" music.
And it's a shame, because there are approximately 5,000 experienced college a cappella singers graduating each year, and most of these folks have little or no opportunity to continue singing in a similar ensemble. Until now.
Groups in the league are primarily audition only, have an average size of 12-20 members, and are becoming known for their quality, despite not being professional ensembles. This is not your grandmother's community chorus. For lack of a better term, imagine a post-collegiate group modeled after and comprised of members from the best college groups.
Groups generally rehearse once a week, and tend to perform on evenings or weekends once or twice a month. These ensembles generally exist such that the members can have day jobs and otherwise include music in their otherwise busy lives.
Groups are a dynamic part of their local communities and become known in their area; Performing the National Anthem at sporting events, appearances at street fairs, parades, farmer's markets, morning radio shows, local TV, and so on.
Groups that are a part of the CASA League can be owned by an individual or non-profit, but all have at their helm a driven, self-motivated leader or leadership team. CASA doesn't own the groups, but rather helps at every stage from formation to Grammy nomination.
For a taste of a couple of our League groups, check out these Newsweek video essays (especially the second and third: "Real World A Cappella" and "The Next A Cappella Star").
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