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Ask Deke: How can my Camp A Cappella group become a full-time (but long-distance) group?

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 09:00
Q: Hi Deke!My small group from Camp A Cappella is looking to become an intact group called 'No Limits'. We love singing, working and performing together and we really don't want the music to stop...

CASA Announces New President of the Board, Tony Huerta

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:29
CASA is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has voted in Tony Huerta as president for the 2017-2018 term. We are very excited to have Tony involved and can't wait to see what this new...

Ask Deke: How can I breathe new life and sound into our chorus?

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 09:00
Q: Old chorus… old members… old attitudes… old songs… Resistant to improving or changing. We need help with trying to keep the chorus in pitch.   We have a younger director of 4 yrs who...

Straight No Chaser and Postmodern Jukebox at the Greek Theatre 8/12

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:26
 LAAF is thrilled to be partnering with Live Nation for Straight No Chaser's upcoming show with Postmodern Jukebox this Saturday, 8/12 at the Greek...

Ask Deke: How can my choir attract both younger and more seasoned singers?

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 09:00
Q: How can a brand-new just off the ground A cappella Chorus attract more younger members (10-20) and yet still be attractive to the seasoned singers?~ Kevin   A: This is a question...

Ask Deke: How do I make my group's video go viral?

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:00
Q: My college group made a video that we're trying to get some attention for. Do you know anyone that's good at making aca YouTube videos go viral?~ Adam   A: What’s interesting about...

Ask Deke: How do I make my group's video go viral?

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:00
Q: My college group made a video that we're trying to get some attention for. Do you know anyone that's good at making aca YouTube videos go viral?~ Adam   A: What’s interesting about...

Ask Deke: How do you handle handshake and verbal agreements that are broken or unfulfilled?

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 09:00
Q: How do you handle handshake and verbal agreements that are broken or unfulfilled? For instance, suppose I was offered a gig and accepted it. Following that, there was much merriment and...

Ask Deke: When should I choose more fluid vocal lines over more rhythmic ones?

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 09:00
Q: When is it appropriate in an arrangement to opt for echos/trios/duets/very fluid vocal lines, over more rhythmic parts like doos and dms. It's clear that winning collegiate groups are moving...

Ask Deke: How can I incorporate contemporary a cappella into my curriculum?

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:00
Q: As a preservice music educator, I often think about ways to incorporate contemporary a cappella into my future curricula. I know you've done work with ACDA on incorporating a cappella into...