CASA Events. Indescribable… Indestructible! Nothing Can Stop It!
If you’ve been paying attention, the events program for the CASA has exploded over the past 2 years, now offering 5 full weekend events – Los Angeles A Cappella Festival. VoCAL Nation. SoJam. ACappellaFest. BOSS. Then we went and added a brand new one-day festival, the Texas A Cappella Celebration in San Antonio this March. Are you in a cappella overload yet? I sure hope not.
Because we’re just not done yet.
CASA’s not just adding more weekends to the schedule – we’re packing more into each weekend. BOSS is no exception.
For our regular festival goers, you’ve come to expect the best from our festivals…
Life-changing scholastic competitions. World-class seminars. Jaw-dropping headliners. Epic afterparties.
BOSS 2013 will bring you all of this – and more. In one weekend, we’ll have you dressed to the nines for the CARA Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony, reaching into the depths of your soul during your group’s masterclass, rubbing elbows with some of the most legendary people in the a cappella world and learning what’s next for the art form.
If you’re new to CASA, the only thing I can say to you is: prepare to be blown away.
A Cappella enthusiasts, fans, hobbyists, and professionals should expect something new. You won’t walk away simply having enjoyed a nice weekend. Instead you’ll be armed and ready to cut your own path and claim new ground. BOSS is all about the revolution.
22 years ago The House Jacks made an indelible mark on contemporary a cappella. Rock music. With just their mouths. WHAT?! In 1991 that was simply crazy talk. But this community is built on pioneers and revolutionaries and The House Jacks are still leading the charge. Once you’ve experienced them live during the CARA Awards, you might just believe that they are immortal.
Flash-forward to 2013 and the a cappella community is being exposed to numerous groups who are mixing voices with technology to create a whole new sound. Coming all the way from Denmark, POSTYR Project is at the forefront of the technology movement. You are going to hear things you’ve never imagined. Not in your wildest dreams.
So go ahead. Clear out your other plans for April 5-7, book your plane, train or automobile. Perhaps even get a check up with your doctor to ensure you don’t have a heart condition.
Be prepared to be absorbed.
Amanda Aldag, CASA’s Director of Festivals and Events, was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Amanda started her a cappella career as musical director of Special K at Hamilton College. After graduation she moved to rural Japan for 4 years where she founded, trained and performed with an international a cappella group called the Amigos. Since moving the the DC area in 2005, Amanda founded and performs with Euphonism (CAL) and Snowday, a group that primarily provides a cappella educational programs in the Mid-Atlantic. She is the managing partner of Clear Harmonies Productions, has served as a CARA nominator and judge since 2009 and written numerous arrangements for groups around the world. @acaldag