Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure: Should You Record Individually or as a Whole Group?

Traditionally, much of recorded a cappella has been compiled piecemeal, with individual singers or small subsections of the group singing their parts so that producers and mixers could assemble tracks in a balanced fashion. With advances in recording technology and technique, more and more studios are now offering groups the option of recording as ensembles. In this edition of Measure for Measure we take a look at the statement:

A cappella groups should record as a whole group.

Measure for Measure: Should You Dress Uniformly for Competition?

In Measure for Measure, A Cappella Blog contributor takes a look at both sides of a controversial issue in collegiate a cappella. Please note that the views expressed by columnists do not necessarily represent those of The ACB as an organization, nor do they necessarily represent the view of individual columnists. The purpose of this piece is to explore issues and further civil, intellectual debate.

In this edition of Measure for Measure we take a look at the statement:

A cappella groups should dress uniformly for competition.

Measure for Measure: Should High School and College Groups Compete With Each Other?

At the January 2013 Los Angeles A Cappella Festival (LAAF), high school groups Vocal Rush and Unstrumental competed against four collegiate groups in a pan-scholastic a cappella competition. Remarkably, the high school groups ended up finishing first and second in the competition. In this edition of Measure for Measure we take a look at the statement:

High school groups should compete with college groups.

Measure for Measure: Women in The Whiffs

The Whiffenpoofs are the longest running documented collegiate a cappella in the world. The Yale group is comprised of seniors who audition for the group, usually after experience singing with other groups. To date the group has been all-male. This past year, two female students from Yale auditioned but did not make into the group. But should women be allowed to participate in the future? In this edition of Measure for Measure we take a look at the statement:

Women should be allowed to join The Whiffenpoofs.

Measure for Measure: Should Everyone Get a Mic?

As technology and services grow more affordable, live sound companies dedicated to a cappella grow their businesses, groups now have more opportunities than ever to have individual microphones for every group member. In this edition of Measure for Measure we take a look at the statement:

Given the opportunity, and taking monetary to the group out of the equation, every group should use individual microphones for live performances.

Measure for Measure: Was 11 Episodes Too Long for The Sing-Off?

In Measure for Measure, A Cappella Blog contributor takes a look at both sides of a controversial issue in collegiate a cappella. Please note that the views expressed by columnists do not necessarily represent those of The ACB as an organization, nor do they necessarily represent the view of individual columnists. The purpose of this piece is to explore issues and further civil, intellectual debate.

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