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Saturday, 5/2, 7:30pm (Doors open at 7)

Bovard Auditorium, USC

The Trojan Men Spring Concert

Tickets: $5 Students / $10 Non-Students (Price goes up $2 at the door)

Purchase tickets online at http://www.thetrojanmen.com


Saturday, 5/2, 7pm

Calabasas High School theater:  A Cappella Night, an annual event hosted by Calabasas High School’s  Unstrumental

Various guests include UCLA Awaken A Cappella, USC Reverse Osmosis



Senior Send-Off

Mon. May 4th



VKC Arches, USC campus


Friday, 5/8, 8:00pm

USC’s Bovard Auditorium

USC Reverse Osmosis senior sendoff concert


Friday, 5/8, 8:00pm

UCLA Campus

Spring Sing





Saturday, 5/9, 6pm

CSUN Campus – Northridge Center

SOLtrain $5 presale $8 at the door


CSUN Acasola

CSUN Vocal Percussion Radio

UCI Circle of Fifths

JBHS Vocal Ensemble

Mt. SAC Fermata Nowhere


Saturday, 5/9, 8pm

USC’s Bing Theatre

SoCal VoCals senior sendoff concert


Saturday, 5/16

Marin Veteran's Auditorium (10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903)

Harmony Sweepstakes Finals


Hosted by the 2008 National Champions, Vocaldente

Competitors / Region:


Love Notes / San Francisco

Road Show / Boston

3 Men and a Melody / Chicago

Mouth Beats / Rocky Mountain

Evolution / Los Angeles

MaXX Factor / Mid-Atlantic

Cartoon Johnny / New York

Rezonate / Pacific NorthWest


Ben Folds Five plays the Palladium on Wednesday, May 20

And has invited the following collegiate groups to be part of the concert:

USC Reverse Osmosis, USC SoCalVocals, UCLA Awaken, Stanford Mixed Company

More details to follow!


Saturday, 5/30, 3pm

Grace Church, San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly Take It SLO Spring Show


Saturday, 5/30 2 pm matinee, 8 pm evening

Richard & Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center (Long Beach, CA)

Masters of Harmony spring show, featuring OC Times


Current International Championship chorus + Current International Championship Quartet

For tickets, call (562) 699-2496 or send inquiries to Tickets.

For ticket orders by fax or postal mail, download the show flyer PDF.


Sunday, 5/31, 8:30pm

UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon

UCLA Awaken A Cappella Spring Concert


Thanks to a cappella coach, blogger, and music fanatic Joel Levitz for this item:

First off, a hearty congrats to Mt. SAC Fermata Nowhere, this year’s ICCA International Champions!  That’s year 4-in-a-row that the West region has taken the finals.  Nice job, guys!


Also, it’s number 7 out of 13 years the ICCAs have been running that the West has taken the title.  Or 7 out of 12 years that there existed a West region in the competition! 


Previous West region Finals winners, as pointed out by The Acablog (http://www.acappellablog.com/2009/04/24/friday-factoid-the-winningest-region-in-the-iccas/), have been Stanford Talisman A Cappella, UC Berkeley Men’s Octet (twice – the only group to have won more than once so far), BYU Vocal Point, BYU Noteworthy, and USC SoCal VoCals.



COMPETE at the San Diego County Fair 2009 A Cappella Competition! 

Registration is absolutely free, and runs through May 15th

First place, $1,000.00, Second place, $500.00, Third place, $250.00

Best A Cappella group of singers with 3 to 10 members. Stylistically,

anything is acceptable, Jazz, Pop, Doo-Wop, Barbershop, Rock, Country, Aboriginal Folk, Classical, Comedy, Techno, R&B, Soul, Funk, Rap, etc. Creativity is encouraged.

Please find full details at http://www.sdfair.com/fair/index.php?fuseaction=contests.acappella.php



 WANTED: Tenor / Vocal Percussionist for established a cappella group. North/Central Orange County. Call Kenny, 714-904-9773

 Pacific Jazz Choir, a mixed voice ensemble based in Yorba Linda (north Orange County), is seeking male voices (basses, baritones, and tenors.  Meets weekly and performs at community events, choral festivals, & concerts.  Singers must be able to sing close harmony, memorize music, have the ability to blend, and play well with others! Information please call 714-996-1960 or visit www.pacificjazzchoir.com

 Vocal Magic is looking for additional male voices.  Desired attributes include the ability to learn music quickly, blend well with other voices, and have an enthusiastic, pleasant stage presence.  Lots of performance opportunities!

Must commit to one or two rehearsals per week in the north Orange County area, and a minimum of one performance per month.  Contact 714-996-1960 or email vocalmagicjazz@aol.com for more information.

 Swing Shift, one of Los Angeles’ premier a cappella vocal jazz groups, is auditioning.  We have openings for a 2nd soprano or 1st alto and also a tenor.  Check us out on www.swingshiftvoices.com and www.myspace.com/swingshiftvoices.  Please contact Richard Gilinsky: richard@swingshiftvoices.com, or call at (310) 393-3178.


Voxel Rox, a Venice-based A Cappella Group

Singers/vocal percussionists sought for a Contemporary A cappella League (www.casa.org/league) group; we want to double our size, so all ranges welcome; arrangements from old-school funk to modern alt-rock, offering parts from heart-felt leads and soaring backups to rhythmic instrumental sounds and vocal percussion parts. More info: http://www.marinamotion.com/vox/faq

Auditions by arranged meeting time prior to rehearsals, questions: Email

bart@marinamotion.com <mailto:bart@marinamotion.com>

Also, looking for an assistant to help in recruiting and development.


SoCal A Cappella Calendar

Want more information about concerts? This calendar focuses on collegiate a cappella and is lovingly put together by Joel Levitz. A big thank you to Joel for this excellent work!



The next newsletter will go out on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 .

The Ambassador’s report is available on the CASA website: if you’d like to receive this newsletter directly by email, send your email address to Betsy Hanger.  For inclusion in the next newsletter, send information to socalcasa@earthlink.net


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Betsy Hanger: socalcasa@earthlink.net

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