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A Cappella Education Association Needs Your Help

Location: Tennessee, USA
I am the president for the newly formed nonprofit, the A Cappella Education Association.  The AEA is committed to the creation, proliferation, and development of a cappella groups, programs, and curricula across America through pedagogical guidance, musical resources, networking opportunities, and collaborative support. We have the full backing of ACDA to fulfill our mission.

I have seen the impact of contemporary a cappella on my music program here at Briarcrest Christian School.  I will explain in more detail in a blog post on this very site next week.  However, in a nutshell, a thriving contemporary a cappella group has helped my program double in size, increase quality of singing, encourage higher levels of musicianship, and boost concert attendance.
 
The AEA is helping other choral programs achieve similar success as we will:
  •  Remove barriers preventing people from starting groups at their schools (ignorance of syllables, vocal percussion, live sound, recording, arrangements, etc.)
  • Provide easy-to-access, high-quality resources for all of these areas.
  • Use our existing network of music educators to help inspire new group formation.

To help provide resources for a cappella groups, we are creating one of the most comprehensive, interactive sites on the planet, which will serve:

- as a digital starter packet for folks starting groups for the first time.

- as a resource for existing groups to find new arrangements, share ideas, make better recordings, and collaborate with one another.

- as a forum through which members of all a cappella groups from professional to amateur can interact and influence.

- and as a way to connect a cappella groups to quality providers of services, including arranging, production, live sound, mastering, and more.

This website involves dozens of a cappella experts and is not cheap.  Would you please consider joining the AEA with at least a $25 donation to our CrowdTilt campaign http://tinyurl.com/acappellaeducators ?  There are a lot of awesome incentives for donating at higher levels, including coaching, arranging, and production from some of the best people in the business (like Deke Sharon, Bill Hare, Ben Bram, Robert Dietz, and Dave Sperandio).
 
Thank you so much for your time and consideration!
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