The Contemporary A Cappella Society
The Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA) is a community between singers and fans of contemporary a cappella. "Contemporary a cappella" is a moniker used to describe the idiom of popular a cappella (voices only - no instruments) that arose during the mid-late 1980s, and now spans a wide variety of styles including rock, pop, r&b, hip-hop, country, jazz, etc. CASA was co-founded in 1991 by Deke Sharon.
Mission: To foster and promote contemporary a cappella music around the world through education, recognition, and the creation of performance opportunities
Vision: CASA will demonstrate leadership in innovating, developing, and expanding the a cappella community so that every singer, educator, and fan has the opportunity and means to share and spread their love of vocal music.
 The Contemporary A Cappella League
For a list of groups part of CAL, see Category:CAL groups.
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 Ambassador Program
The Ambassador Program is aimed to unite singers and groups from all over the country and world via an organized networking system. CASA Ambassadors are individuals responsible for being involved in their own a cappella communities- gathering information about groups, events, auditions, a cappella friendly clubs, singers, technology, opportunities and anything else that touches on a cappella. They upload that information to CASA.org via the Acapedia so it can be shared with the entire community.
Ambassadors also keep abreast of a cappella happenings globally via CASA.org, and share that information with their respective communities while encouraging them to become CASA members, to sing in Contemporary A Cappella League groups, to attend CASA festivals, and to support the vocal arts.
Ambassadors serve a one year volunteer term, and are offered a number of incentives which have included free memberships to CASA.org, free copies of CASA-sponsored compilation albums and free tickets to CASA-sponsored festivals such as SoJam.
 Harmony in the Halls
Harmony in the Halls forms and directs a cappella groups in public schools that have lost their music curriculum funding. Harmony in the Halls strives to provide music education and a cappella training and performance in a fun after-school environment. CASA instructors start and direct the groups, maintain the relationship with their assigned school and relevant after-school program, and organize performances throughout the year. CASA provides all materials and covers all related costs so that it is absolutely free to each participating school. 2011 - 2012 is the inaugural school year for Harmony in the Halls and will begin with a number of partner public schools in New York City.
 Tunes To Teens
Tunes To Teens (TTT) is designed to put a cappella CDs into the hands of developing singers. Chorus by chorus, TTT sends junior high and high school students a cappella CDs donated by a variety of sources. The program's goal is to spark interest in a cappella music in up-and-coming singers, and to serve as a touchstone for directors to teach their students the basics of music theory. Since 2003, over 2000 students in 23 US states and Canada have received CDs from TTT.
 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards
The annual Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (aka the "CARAs") recognize the best recorded a cappella and aim to support this burgeoning culture of instrument-less enthusiasts. Every year since 1992, hundreds of albums are considered in this celebration of the best a cappella recorded around the planet.
The CARA mission reflects that of its parent organization, the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA): an aim to reward artists that create outstanding work and to promote innovation, creativity, and continued growth of the a cappella modality. Furthermore, the awards aim to foster the a cappella community by having its best and brightest participate in the CARA nomination and judging process. Finally, CASA uses the application process as a means to provide resources to charitable programs such as Tunes to Teens.
Full article: Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards
 A Cappella Community Awards
The "A Cappella Community Awards" (aka the "ACAs") are voted on annually by registered users of CASA.org to allow fans the chance to award their favorite a cappella groups. Often called the "People's Choice Awards of the A Cappella community", the ACAs aim to further award excellent groups and individuals in the a cappella community, including non-American groups, by giving fans a venue to reward their favorite groups.
Full article: A Cappella Community Awards
 Board of Directors
- Tom Anderson - President, Director of Media Development
- Greg Rubin - Vice President
- Deke Sharon - Founder
- Steve Ryan - Treasurer
- Stefanie Chase - Secretary
- Amanda Cornaglia - Director of Programs, Director of Events
- Megan Alexander - Director of Development
- Joe Antonioli - Director of Technology
- Brian Chambers - Director of Communications/PR
- Julia Hoffman - Director of Awards and Compilations
- Marc Silverberg - Director of Education
- Danny Ozment - Member-at-large
- Shane Ardell - Program Manager: Infrastructure
- Andrea Asuaje - Program Manager: Social Media
- Chris Crawford - Program Manager: CASA Newsletter
- Virginia DeMoss - Program Manager: Volunteers
- Bill Hare - Program Manager: Forum
- Dan Campagna - Director of The Contemporary A Cappella League
- TeKay (Thomas King) - Program Manager: Ambassadors
- Amy Malkoff - Program Manager: CASA Podcast; Program Manager: Web Content
- Lindsey McGowen - Program Manager: Harmony in the Halls
- Ben Spalding - Program Manager: High School Outreach
- Chris Tess - Program Manager: Tunes to Teens; Program Manager: mp3 Library
- Matt Woodward - Program Manager: Festival/Event Education Coordinator
- Zach Wooten - Program Manager: Membership
- The Contemporary A Cappella League
- About the Contemporary A Cappella League
- Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards
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