5Whether you’re in school or not, interested in barbershop, contemporary, classical or “other” a cappella music, professional or amateur, if you’re interested in singing, there is no reason in the world you shouldn’t be doing it! (Just ask Deke.) Here are some resources that might help you get started. If you have any questions, or if you know something that should be on this page that isn’t, let me know!
The following is a series of links for those of you who are NOT tied a high school or college campus. If you are in school, scroll down a bit, as this first list won’t apply to you…
- CASA – The Contemporary A Cappella Society (also on Facebook)
- CAL – the Contemporary A Cappella League
- BHS – the Barbershop Harmony Society (men only) (also on Facebook… as is our district)
- SAI – Sweet Adelines International (women only) (also on Facebook)
- Where to find or post auditions
- Ideas and resources for creating a new group
- Coming soon…
For the high school groups, talk to your music teacher about joining or creating an on-campus a cappella group. They will have whatever resources you might need to navigate the various rapids of something like that at your school.
For college, joining a group usually starts with knowing what groups exist and when they audition. I recommend starting with Google for your search. Other resources exist, but I haven’t yet compiled my list of ’em, so stay tuned for that! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, send me a line and I’ll see what I can do. Similarly, I know several people who have started groups on their campus, both when there was an on-campus a cappella presence and when there was not. E-mail me and I’ll get you in touch with them for advice if that’s the route you want to take.