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6 SoJam Performances You Need To See

Posted by Dave Longo on Sep 5, 2017 5:29:27 PM

It's officially September, and that means it's time to start thinking about the biggest event on the Fall aca-calendar: SoJam.

On it's return tour to North Carolina, SoJam is back this year and shaping up to be better than ever. That's a pretty high bar considering all the lore that surrounds the festival - in case you didn't know, SoJam is basically the festival of legends.  

With three weeks left til the SoJam competition deadline, I wanted to share our favorite stories from legendary Friday night SoJam performances that shaped the futures of some of the biggest groups in the game right now. Could your group be the next crazy story in the a cappella history books?

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Topics: Competition, News

2017: Lumos

Posted by Dave Longo on Jan 11, 2017 4:07:00 PM

While we are moving steadily through January now, I'm still thinking back to all the wonderful things 2016 brought to a cappella. Pentatonix won another grammy and hit number one on Billboard. A collegiate group, the Northeastern Nor’easters, made it onto the Billboard Heatseekers chart. In Transit opened on Broadway to rave reviews. Varsity Vocals started the Open, a no-holds-barred competition with a winning purse of $25,000. The British won the ICCA (congrats Techtonics!). Pitch Perfect 3 started filming. The A Cappella Video Awards were created. We saw a second season of Sing It On (featuring four #TVCFamily groups). OneVoice was featured on America’s Got Talent. More supergroups were born, more high school groups formed, more MIDDLE school groups entered onto the scene. Oh… and there was an a cappella wedding or two in there (Hi, Angela Longo!).

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Topics: the vocal company, a cappella production, david longo, a cappella

7 Exercises to Bring Out the Emotion in Your Performance

Posted by Dave Longo on Mar 9, 2016 11:37:46 AM

Finding the reason why you are singing is one of the best rehearsal performance strategies out there. When working with groups on live performance, we always say - if you connect with a listener’s heart, they will forgive the imperfections of a human performance. But the question is, how do you connect with a listener’s heart? 

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Topics: Rehearsal Strategies