AcappellaFest would not be possible without the generous aid of various groups, companies, and benefactors. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their financial and material contributions to AcappellaFest 2012.
For information on how you can support our initiatives, contact Jenn Fiduccia.
Vocal Mastering is the only dedicated mastering studio in the world that is focused exclusively on vocal music, from contemporary to choral. Owner and senior mastering engineer Dave Sperandio (aka “diovoce“) has mastered thousands of “a cappella” and “nearly a cappella” tracks for clients around the world, and our studio is the go-to “finishing station” for nearly every major contemporary vocal music engineer / producer, and hundreds of vocal groups. We employ a combination of highly specialized vintage and modern ultra high-end hardware and a fully stocked suite of cutting-edge software to create a product that puts your music first, and helps it stand out in a crowded world of aural sameness.
A Cappella Productions is a full service, vocal production company focusing mainly on collegiate, post-collegiate, and professional contemporary a cappella.
Based out of Buffalo, NY, ACP is centrally located to serve clients in the Midwest, South, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast regions of the country.
Formed in late 2008 by Mike Jankowski and Matt Smith, SUNY Buffalo and Buffalo Chip alums who wanted to help their former group succeed, they quickly gained the confidence and experience needed to make the largest projects take off.
Clear Harmonies Productions is a full service a cappella studio based just outside of Washington, DC, owned and operated by Charlie Friday and Amanda Aldag. Founded on a passion for contemporary vocal music and over 30 years of experience, CHP offers live sound, studio production, coaching, arrangements, management and more. We invite you to get to know us, why we’re so dedicated to this artform and how we can help you succeed.
The A Cappella Blog is a one-stop source for a cappella news and opinion pieces. Since 2007, the site has reviewed more than 30 major competitions, in addition to sharing interviews with more than 40 collegiate a cappella groups, as well as notable individuals in the a cappella community, including Ben Folds, Jerry Lawson, and Kenton Chen. The A Cappella Blog has also published guest posts by a cappella luminaries such as Deke Sharon, Mickey Rapkin, Amanda Newman and Bill Hare.
The A Cappella Blog holds a three-part mission. The A Cappella Blog:
• Publicizes information about collegiate a cappella in order to foster an international community among fans and performers.
• Enhances collegiate a cappella’s accessibility to individuals lacking technical knowledge in music.
• Archives information and media of and related to collegiate a cappella for public consumption.
Naper Nuts & Sweets opened nearly 30 years ago. During that time, the store has been renovated for a more contemporary look while still maintaining the old fashioned candy store atmosphere. Naper Nuts & Sweets has expanded their selection of confections to include new varieties of bulk items, fine chocolates, and jelly beans. The store strives to provide customers with the best and newest candies. The traditions of the old-fashioned candy store are as alive today as they were 30 years ago. Naper Nuts & Sweets invites you to stop by the store whenever you’re in downtown Naperville.
Quartino is a bustling downtown Chicago restaurant and wine bar noted for its distinctive Italian small- plates menu, vintage decor, and attentive, personable service staff.
Chef and partner, John Coletta, has developed a menu featuring Italy’s regional specialties including artisanal salumi, Neapolitan thin-crust pizza, house-made pasta, and seasonal dishes.Menu items, served in moderate portions and meant to be shared, are perfect for adventurous diners ready for a unique experience.
Music and TV go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong.
Think “The Sing-Off,” “American Idol,” “The Voice” and “Glee,” to name just a few of our favorite musical shows.
With so much great TV on today, it can be hard to keep up. That’s where Zap2it comes in. Zap2it is for TV fans who want to stay connected to popular shows, movies, celebrities, events and other fans. Let us help you plan what to watch live, what to DVR, and what to catch on demand.
The Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities like festivals and the Sing! series to students throughout the US. We appreciate the continued and growing support of everyone that has contributed their time, money and other resources available to further promote our cause.
Sponsorship is a vital part of any non-profit venture’s success, and CASA is no exception. With your help and contributions, we can not only continue to produce VoCALnation and the Sing! series, but continue to develop and move forward with the promotion of the genre through Scholarship programs and other initiatives.
So how can YOU help? Well, in addition to attending this year’s event (highly encouraged, of course!), you can support us monetarily. We are constantly looking to expand our ability to support and challenge the a cappella community. Some current goals include: