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Who's Singing: September 2011

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Keith Tripler (@ktripler) is an avid a cappella fan and participant, currently a member of Syracuse University’s Orange Appeal , he is the PR Director and website manager for the group. This past spring he was a co-coordinator of the Social Media and A Cappella Conference (SMACC) and hopes to continue being involved in the aca-world for many years to come.

Hey a cappella fans! Welcome to the newest addition to the A Cappella Blog, Who’s Singing? with the latest and greatest events, invitationals, shows, festivals (and more) going on in the aca-world! If you have an event you would like featured in this post, feel free to email whosinging@gmail.com with your contact information and information about your event. OR tweet at/follow my account (@whosinging) as well!

September 2011
-Event Announcements/Updates
-Sing-Off Announcement
-CD Releases/Recording
-Collegiate Happenings
-Bros and……Ladies with Shows

A Cappella Events– Tickets for Sojam, the Durham, NC based CASA a cappella event are currently on sale. The festival will feature performances and workshops by the likes of Naturally 7, Overboard, The Boxettes, Musae and more. Master classes, a collegiate competition, and a collaborative track recording are just a few of the planned happenings at the festival, going on November 11-13. The Los Angeles A Cappella Festival has announced its official dates for this upcoming year, January 27-29, 2012. In addition, a new CASA event has been recently announced via the Mouth Off Show, taking place this Spring in the Boston area. Stay tuned for more details.

The Sing-Off – The wildly popular, soon to be Monday night staple, NBC primetime a cappella competition officially announced the 16 groups that will be appearing on the show this fall beginning on September 19. For a complete list of the contestants, and a little bit more about them (bio, sneak peek etc) click here. For those of you on Twitter, each group’s twitter handles are available there as well. Be sure to check out this extended preview thanks to CASA.

CD Releases/HappeningsYale Out of the Blue, a mixed group at Yale University, is premiering their 10th album entitled 16 Edgewood, the official release date being September 1. The Spokes, an all-female group out of UC-Davis are also releasing their newest album on the 1st entitled On the Wall. Duke’s Out of the Blue also has just released their newest album entitled Still Point.Season 2 Sing-Off Winners Committed have released their first self-titled studio album this past month and are currently climbing the charts on iTunes. Boston based Ball in the House also recently debuted their new live album. The Magnets are currently in studio working on a new album, as well as newly crowned Sing-Off contestants Sonos who continue to work on their entirely original new album.

Collegiate Happenings – Rather than list every college audition date, please feel free to tweet at a/o email me with questions about your school’s groups and audition. I’ll be sure to point you in the right direction!

Bros and…Ladies with ShowsSyracuse University – Orange Appeal, The Mandarins, Main Squeeze, Groovestand, Redemption, and Oy Cappella – September 2nd, 4pm - “A Cappella Meet ‘n Greet”
-Stony Brook University – Stony Brook High C’s – September 1st, 6:30pm – “Meet & Greet”
-Central Connecticut State University - @CCSUDivisi, @TGFICCSU, and @ACABellas_CCSU - September 7th, 8:00 p.m. ‘Welcome Back Celebration”
-University of Richmond - The Octaves, Choeur du Roi, Off the Cuff, and The Sirens - September 24th at 9:00 p.m “Annual Family Weekend Show”

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