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VCN 2012 Saturday Pro Showcase...

VCN 2012 Saturday Pro Showcase...

In case you haven't heard, Vox Pop was selected as the opening act for the Professional Showcase at VoCALnation 2012. Close behind were Empire A Cappella, The Red States, and Keystone A Cappella, who are now guaranteed a performance spot in the Friday night CAL showcase. There are still four performance spots left to fill for Friday night. Will it be your group? Stay tuned to find out!

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What does it take to be a CASA...

What does it take to be a CASA...

Hear ye, hear ye! VoCALnation VIP passes are now on sale! You may be wondering, "What would it take for me to be a VIP at VoCALnation? What do I have to do?" It’s pretty simple, really. You have to be willing to be one of 10 people who exclusively get the following: Priority access to limited-enrollment workshops and masterclasses, A private luncheon with CLUSTER, Afro-Blue, and other aca-celebrities, Front row seating to both the CAL & Professional Showcases, Someone from the VCN Production team you can call on a moment’s notice to answer questions about classes, performances, and local information, Participation in a collaborative recording project with members of CAL, CLUSTER, Afro-Blue, and Cartoon ...

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Testimonial: The Red States

Testimonial: The Red States

The Contemporary A cappella League is often described as a continuation of one's collegiate a cappella career - a second chance at vocal music glory after graduation, if you will. But with all due respect to those who describe it as such, we have to disagree with that assessment - our experience over the past four-and-a-half years has been so much more than that. CAL has offered in itself an institution from whence previously unimagined opportunities and lifelong friendships came. We've performed together in both large sports stadiums and intimate world-renowned venues throughout our native New York City and beyond. We've been asked to play integral roles in private parties, birthday ...

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Testimonial: Capital Hearings

Testimonial: Capital Hearings

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Testimonial: Vox Pop

Testimonial: Vox Pop

Vox Pop Presents: “You Might Be at VoCAL Nation 2012 If…” If you’re having anxiety because there are too many awesome classes to attend, and you can only be in one place at one time…you might be at VoCAL Nation 2012. If new friend requests are blowing up your inbox…you might be at VoCAL Nation 2012. If you’ve done an aca-bomb and a Jägerbomb in the same 24-hour period…you might be at VoCAL Nation. If you’ve downloaded the Rosetta Stone app because you have a sudden desire to learn Italian…you might be at VoCAL Nation 2012. If you asked Deke Sharon to sign your shirt – or a body part…you might be at VoCAL Nation ...

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CAL Testimonial Contest Winner

CAL Testimonial Contest Winner

Hope everyone's having a great Monday morning! We are excited to finally announce the winner of our CAL testimony contest. The winning group is actually geographically the farthest away from DC. Can you guess who? If you guessed Clearly Vocal, you're right! Congrats to our friends in Texas, you are guaranteed a spot in Friday night's CAL showcase. We can't wait to see y'all perform live in July (and yes, we had to insert a "y'all" in there)! For those of you who haven't seen Clearly Vocal's video, here it is: Remember, Clearly Vocal is the group that's traveling the longest to get here at this point, but you and your ...

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Testimonial: Clearly Vocal

Testimonial: Clearly Vocal

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From NYC to DC

From NYC to DC

by Amanda Aldag A year ago this weekend, CASA officially launched the first ever VoCAL Nation in NYC. It represented a lot of firsts for CASA, but also a lot for me personally and professionally. CAL, as a program, had been chugging along for several years, with notable success, gradual growth and a handful of member only conferences and seminars. But then a group of motivated ladies from NYC, Treble, approached CASA about 'SoJam'-ifying an event aimed at CAL and adult a cappella. Since I was the CAL director at the time, Dave Sperandio (you may know him as Dio) asked me to step in as Executive Producer. VCN was born, ...

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WE THE ACA-PEOPLE…

WE THE ACA-PEOPLE…

Join us in our nation's capital for the second annual VoCAL Nation, brought to you by CASA. VCN will be held in DC July 13-15, 2012 - and will be a weekend full of concerts, workshops, and networking. VoCAL Nation will feature the US-debut of CLUSTER, Italy's premiere a cappella group, and the DC reunion of Afro-Blue! Saturday's workshops and professional showcase will take place at the beautiful Music Center at Strathmore, located in Bethesda, MD. Other activities, venues, and ticket sales to be announced soon!

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VCN 2012: Call For Instructors

VCN 2012: Call For Instructors

To be considered as a workshop leader and/or masterclinician for VoCALnation 2012 (13-15 July), complete the application form by Friday 24 February. We welcome proposals for workshops on any aspect of a cappella music: from technique and arrangement through performance and recording to history and criticism. Especially welcome are proposals which, regardless of particular topic, address the interests and needs of groups in the Contemporary A cappella League (CAL). You will be notified of our decision by Friday 16 March. If the decision is positive, you will be asked to submit title and workshop description, any AV requests, a first draft of any materials for your workshop, and your brief biography by ...

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Thank You!

Thank You!

The French Institute is once again a cappella free and we've all returned to normal life and work.  What we'll keep with us is the memories of all the amazing performances and workshops and the new friends we've met.  If you didn't gain at least one new Facebook friend what were you doing all weekend? When you have a minute, please take a minute to complete this survey of the workshops.  Your feedback is vital to ensure that CASA is delivering the types of workshops that are the most beneficial to you. Thank you again for your support.  See you next year!!!  

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Workshops Announced!

Workshops Announced!

Have you ever wanted to get personalized beatboxing tips from an a cappella legend?  Are you searching for that extra something to add a punch to your groups live performance?  Did you always wish you could ask a professional for some feedback on your arrangements?  VoCALnation offers this and more in their workshops.  Check out the the Workshops pageunder Events for detailed information.

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