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Saturday, February 8

9:00am PST

Building The Team: Unity + Community
We spend countless hours unifying our musical sound, but what about unifying as human people with all of our thoughts and feelings? What about building a sense of community and belonging within the group? With years of experience directing over 15 different generations of a cappella groups, Lisa Forkish will lead participants in exploring the power of cultivating positive group dynamic, healthy communication, and deeper connection and trust among singers.


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am PST
SMHS Innovation 207

10:10am PST

CASA Roundtable
Join CASA Board Members in discussing the multiple CASA-sponsored events and initiatives throughout the year. Learn about upcoming opportunities and how you can be more involved with the community!

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Andrew Berkowitz

Treasurer, CASA
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Gina Deaton

President, CASA
Gina has a background in all things vocal music, and got involved in a cappella through a semi-professional group after college. After attending SoJam (ahem) many years ago, she fell in love with the community and started volunteering whenever possible. Most recently, Gina completed... Read More →
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Jessica Chen

Director of Awards, CASA
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Meron Mogos

Director of Festivals + Events, CASA
Meron is originally from New York and got her start in a cappella in 2004 with Duke University's Lady Blue. She has been an active member of the a cappella community ever since, working for CASA in various roles, judging at Varsity Vocals events, performing at festivals across the... Read More →
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Shane Ardell

Director of Technology, CASA
Shane Ardell splits her time between Atlanta, GA and Summit County, CO. She is on the CASA Core Events Team and the Board of Directors as Director of Technology. An engineer at heart, Shane spends most of her time tinkering around with new toys and figuring out how things work, and... Read More →

Saturday February 8, 2020 10:10am - 11:00am PST
SMHS Innovation 301

3:40pm PST

Barbershop 101
Come and experience the characteristics that differentiate the Barbershop style!

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Laura Pallas

Laura Pallas has earned the title of "Master Director" of the Santa Monica Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. She is an accomplished musician, performer, and regional Champion and international competitor who specializes in vocal production and technique. She holds... Read More →
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Timari Thorstenson

Timari Thorstenson is a vocalist, musician, performer, director, music educator, and composer/arranger. Her combined love for music and interest in mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing led her to earn a degree in Psychology and Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance from... Read More →

Saturday February 8, 2020 3:40pm - 4:30pm PST
SMHS Innovation 221