Here at Acaville, we want everyone to stay safe and healthy while being able to continue creating and enjoying a cappella. This page is dedicated to resources that will help you make the most of our time apart.
Please note that the information provided has been vetted, however, research and knowledge is evolving quickly, so we encourage you to stay up to date on latest developments, especially for science and health, to make sure you are doing what is best for you. Check back often for updates.
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New information on the whats, the hows, the whys, and the whens surrounding singing together in a pandemic come in daily. Here are some reliable sources so that you and your ensemble can make the safest plans.
A comprehensive guide to everything COVID-19 created by Barbershop Harmony Society, including tips for rehearsing from home, hosting virtual rehearsals, making videos, and
A YouTube playlist curated by the National Association of Teachers of Singers providing guidance for music educators.
A comprehensive guide from Chorus America on how to keep your chorus moving forward.
A detailed scientific paper from Journal of Voice.
A team at Georgia Tech created a comprehensive tool to give you data-based assessments of risk for activities and crowd sizes.
Full video courses with 10-20 lessons, resources, assignments with opportunity for feedback from top industry professional curated by Dr. Marc Silverberg in partnership with Acaville.
Learn new skills, discover new groups, and get to know the people that are out there creating and pushing a cappella forward – either on-air or on-demand.
10-hour online classes from a cappella experts curated by the A Cappella Education Association.
A month-long educational campaign with educational sessions about barbershop music, rehearsal techniques, music theory and vocal pedagogy, hangouts with some of the best in the barbershop world, open rehearsals from BABS chapters, and weekly competitions where you can win prizes!
Live online lessons with members of JUNO award winning quartet, Cadence.
Free online seminars led by experts every other Thursday focusing on current events and skill development that can be done while distancing. Past seminars available on YouTube.
Gold medalist Drew Wheaton shares lessons on introductory music theory topics.
CASA is offering a weekly educational round up, as well as short pieces on individual topics and skills.
Classes and events hosted by Harmony, Inc., as well as events, classes, and open houses from HI chapters and Areas.
Dan Mailer, a leader in the UK a cappella scene, created this easy to use Melodyne tutorial to help you use this fantastic editing and arranging tool.
NAfME is offering free professional development hours, webinars and other resources for educators. NAfME membership not required for some courses.
Check out this free video lesson to get beatboxing in 6 easy steps.
Turnkey comprehensive, interactive, online choir lessons geared towards nurturing the complete musician with downloadable PDFs and sheet music.
9 workshops from hosted September 29 – October 4, 2020 with lessons from the masters – including The Swingles, New York Voices, Accent, Deke Sharon, and more! Individual classes or full festival passes available.
Most a cappella organizations are offering programs, events, forums, educational opportunities, and other ways to make this time more productive, social, and fun. Here is where you can find them!
There are so many places to find kindred spirits on Facebook. We’ve listed a lot of them here. Join in the conversation and see the latest posts from around the a cappella world. Please note that many of these are Private Groups, so you’ll have to submit a request to join.
A Cappella Academy: Educators Hub
A Cappella Center
A Cappella Education Association
A Cappella NOW
A Cappella Recording and Production
A Cappella Songwriters Anonymous
ACA Talent Zone
American Choral Directors Association
Arranging & Chill
Collegiate A Cappella Arrangers
Human Beatbox Family
HumanBeatbox: We Talk Beatbox
Inclusiveness in Barbershop Singing
Let’s Talk Barbershop
Mixed Barbershop Singers
Network of Desi A Cappella
Nu-a cappella (+friends) vocalposting
Pro A Cappella Singers
Sing A Cappella!
Technology for Barbershop Singers
The Collective Virtual Choir
UK A Cappella
Vocal Arrangers Forum
Virtual Performance Opportunities
Just a few spots left for the SING! Toronto virtual choir!
Sing with some of your favorite groups and be in a video! Each project also includes, socials, virtual rehearsals, and learning tools. Past projects include The Kings’ Singers, The Swingles, and Voces8.
Join thousands of singers from around the world for rehearsals, recordings, and camaraderie.
Livestream Events On-Demand
A Cappella Academy Digital Showcase (premiered July 11, 2020)
The Edge Effect – Live from the Metropolis SoundStage (premiered August 7, 2020)
Face Vocal Band Live Streams (Ongoing)
Live from the backyard, the Drive-In, and wherever else they can safely put on a show.
Friday Night Live on Acaville (Every Friday at 6 pm Pacific)
Tune for a free broadcast of a throwback concert every Friday or Sundays at 8 am & pm. Sign up as a member and get access to videos, too!
(September 29 – October 4)
Nightly PRIMETIME concerts at 8 pm EDT plus 7 pm on October 3-4 with individual and full festival passes available.
Additionally, SING! will offer FREE Throwback concerts featuring highlights of past festivals.
UKVAC – Virtually Fringe (premiered August 29, 2020)
Voces8 Live from London (Through October 31)
This 10 week concert series hosted by Voces8 features live streams of your favorite artists, plus on demand viewing through the end of October.
Artist Relief Fund (Next Deadline September 23, 2020)
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Equal Sound Relief Fund
The Haven Foundation Grants
Musicians Foundation (Applications currently paused)
SBA Loan (Step by Step instructions for freelancers to get $1000 – no loan required)
Unemployment Assistance (Ongoing; Additional $600 benefit not currently available)
Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation – USAI Grants for International Performances (Virtual now included.)
Support Your Artists
The links below will bring you to the Patreon and other fundraising pages of full time a cappella artists looking for your support during this time. If you are in a place where you can give, please support these groups as they weather the storm.