As you may have noticed, things have been somewhat slow here for the past 2 months. There were two reasons for this: (1) things have been very busy with my work as a lawyer; and (2) things have been very busy in my other a cappella endeavors. The first is likely uninteresting to you, but the second should garner some interest.

In the past, I have written a few posts (here and here) for CASA (plus another one on repertoire coming very soon). Well, at the Boston Sings festival, I met with CASA.org content editor Amy Malkoff, and we discussed the possibility of bringing my Vocaldoings periodic news updates to CASA. It took some time to get up and running, but CASA will now have a monthly news update written by yours truly. Here was the belated May post, which was probably longer than most will be. June has been submitted and should go up around the first of July. I’ll publicize it here when it goes up.

I have also been busy nominating for Voices Only 2013, the collegiate compilation put together by Corey Slutsky. I was a nominator for Voices Only Forte II earlier this year, and I was pleased and honored to be selected as a nominator for the mixed groups for VO2013. Although I cannot say more at this time, I can say there are a lot of terrific submissions in this category and I think this year’s edition will be the best yet.

AcaVids hit a little bit of a lull during this busy time, but we have been trying to get back on track and we’d love to hear your opinions and suggestions. The past 2 weeks we’ve been scouring the world for some of the best groups from other regions of the world, first with South America and then with Central Europe. I enjoy doing this because it is both interesting and fun to learn about groups in other places, and these groups are often incredibly talented. What do you all think about these features?

There are some other things I’ve been working on which will remain private for now, but I will surely update you all as soon as practicable. I do have a substantive post coming in the next few days, so stay tuned for that, and please feel free to write with suggestions, comments, and questions, either in the comments section below or by emailing me at dave@acatribe.com.

Thanks for hanging around and/or checking in!

What do you think?