DCappella seeks an alto

Deke Sharon writes:

Altos, have I got a gig for you: DCappella!
Pays well, fantastic cohorts, perform around the world.
Listing below, if you’d like a PDF of the full application, send me an email to deke@dekesharon.com and I’ll send it to you (so you don’t have to join backstage).

https://www.backstage.com/casting/disney-music-group-touring-a-cappella-group-316170/

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East Hollywood Farmers Market – further detail

A few weeks ago I reported that we’d been told of performance opportunities at the Hollywood/Western Metro Station East Hollywood Certified Farmers’ Market. Well, I’ve been given further information in the form of the actual flyer. I’ve attached it below (honestly I don’t know how this will play out with the newsletter, but if you want to see it and can’t please feel free to check it out on the website. I have no further information than this, but the contact info at the bottom of the flyer is Michelle Rivera at michelle@thaicdc.org or (323) 468-2555, so reach out if you want a performance spot — and then let me know when it is so I can tell everybody!

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Aperture Vocal needs help going to A Cappella Open finals!

The brand new SoCal a cappella group, Aperture Vocal, just won the A Cappella Open Regional competition! They’re thrilled, but since they’re only a few months old they don’t exactly have a robust treasury at the moment and need YOUR help getting to Carnegie Hall for the finals!

To see the set that won them Best Arrangement and the winning slot, go here. To help with their GoFundMe, click here.

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East Hollywood Farmers’ Market seeks performers

Intrepid reader David A saw a flyer on the UCLA campus for the East Hollywood Farmer’s Market with the headline “SEEKING PERFORMERS”. Singers, Bands, Instrumentals, spoken word. Spots may be limited so reserve your spot a week in advance. Market open Mondays and Thursdays 3:30-7:30. That kind of thing.

Honestly, I don’t have a whole lot of information beyond that, but I can tell you that the EHFM website is here and their Facebook is here, so if you want to get in touch with them to get a new audience, one of those will probably work for you. And if you get a gig out of it, let me know how it went! Heck, if you want to turn it into an article for the newsletter, I’d be thrilled to put it on the site. Good luck!

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Classes, Workshops, Choirs (El Segundo area)

Your friendly local CASA Ambassador received this e-mail with the request to pass it on to you:


I’m Jessica, a long time musical theatre professional, former Groove 66 member and lifelong a cappella lover. I’ve always craved a place where I could connect with other singers, keep my vocal chops gig-ready and sing somewhere that wasn’t by myself in my apartment closet. So I’ve created a choir and music community called Stay Singing. For now, we have a couple youth choir classes, as well as a Teen/Adult Choir and a Pro Vocal Solo Workshop with the intention to create a cappella and small pro ensembles out of these. We also offer a monthly Singer’s Roundtable where we set personal artistic goals, present songs and build professional relationships. Classes are ongoing and we have open enrollment. Most classes are $85/month.

You can see more class details and/or sign up at www.staysinging.com 

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Swing Shift auditions for 2nd Soprano

Swing Shift, an a cappella vocal jazz sextet, has an opening to replace our loved but soon-to-be-departing 2nd soprano. We’ve been singing locally for 10+ years. If you love mastering tight harmonies and jazz rhythms, please contact us. Our website is www.swingshiftvoices.com.

Here’s our group photo:

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Premiere holding auditions

https://www.premiereacappella.com/auditions.html

Premiere is excited to announce that we’re holding auditions for new members! We’re looking for ladies who have significant high school, collegiate, or post-collegiate a cappella experience. Expected time commitment is one rehearsal per week (Wednesday evenings, generally in west Los Angeles or mid-city), and one to three gigs per month around Los Angeles. We’re looking especially ​for sopranos and altos who can belt, and vocal percussionists, but ALL voice parts will be considered!

First Round
For the first round, we’re accepting auditions via email. Please prepare a video of yourself singing a verse and chorus from two contrasting, contemporary songs. These songs should be performed a cappella (no instruments or backing tracks). If you are a vocal percussionist, please also include a short sample of you beatboxing in the video. Upload the video to YouTube as “unlisted.” In your email, please provide the video link and the following information:

  • Name
  • Voice part
  • A cappella experience (include past/current groups)
  • Any leadership roles held in those groups
  • Any arranging experience
  • Any vocal percussion experience
  • LA neighborhood(s) where you live and work

Email your online audition to premiereacappella@gmail.com by May 7th with Summer 2018 Audition in the subject line

Second Round
We’ll be holding in-person callbacks on Wednesday, 6/30, and we’ll be sure to respond to everyone who submits an online audition.

A little more about us…
We’re a group of young working women, proud that Premiere brings us together for a musical outlet outside of our day jobs. Songs we like to sing usually have a powerful belting solo, a lot of attitude, and/or a message of female empowerment. Premiere has been together for four years, and in that time we’ve done a lot of exciting things, like performing for TBS and an LA Galaxy game, hosting the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival, and becoming great friends. If this sounds like the place for you, we’d love to hear from you!

Questions? Feel free to contact us! Thanks for your interest, and we look forward to singing with you!

 

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Frequency seeks soprano! (Yorba Linda area)

Frequency A cappella is looking for a new soprano!  We meet weekly in the Yorba Linda area.  Ideal candidate is comfortable singing lead or harmonies and is looking for a new musical family.  Please email tom.keyes@vocalfreqs.com with any questions or interest.

https://www.vocalfreqs.com

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VALLEY HARMONY SINGERS is looking for men in the San Fernando Valley area who like to sing!

Our chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society was founded in 1956 & has appeared on the International Contest stage, as well as on the Jerry Lewis MS Telethon & the PBS Holiday Show at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  We frequently sing in the community, most recently at the Studio City Picnic & the Encino Community Fair, as well as for private parties & special events.  We have a Fall & a Spring Show, an Annual Ice Cream Social, and Singing Valentines.  We meet on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:30 P.M. in the Social Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys.  Check out our website–www.ValleyHarmonySingers.com & Valley Harmony Singers on Facebook. Call us at 818-994-SING, e-mail–ValleyHarmonySingersChorus@gmail.com.  No previous barbershop singing experience needed! We’d love to have you join us!

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Premiere A Cappella holding auditions for women (West Los Angeles)

Premiere is excited to announce that we’re holding rolling auditions for new members! We’re looking for ladies who have significant high school, collegiate, or post-collegiate a cappella experience. Expected time commitment is one rehearsal per week (Wednesday evenings, generally in west Los Angeles or mid-city), and one to three gigs per month around Los Angeles. We’re looking especially ​for basses, sopranos who can belt, and vocal percussionists, but all voice parts will be considered!

Details can be found here.

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