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Saturday, February 9
 

2:30pm

The Judge Judies: LAAF’s Only Non-Televised Daytime Talk Show
If you don’t know Michael and Isaac by now, you should get on it! Whether they’re talking about the do’s and don’ts of collegiate a cappella or having a tangential conversation about Schitts Creek, this class will help you gather some perspective on styling your group for your sound, branding 101, and general music knowledge.

Instructors
avatar for Michael Arellano

Michael Arellano

Florida State University alumnus, Michael Arellano, was the music director for All-Night Yahtzee for three years even though he had no formal background in singing, so we’re still not sure why they let him into the group. In 2015, Michael was a key feature on PopTV’s docuseries... Read More →
avatar for Isaac Willnow

Isaac Willnow

Isaac Willnow is a Northeastern University alumnus of the College of Arts, Media and Design's Music Industry program. After transferring to Northeastern in his second year, he made it his mission to join The Nor'easters, where he led the group to ICCA Finals and performed for *the... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
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3:40pm

Diversity, Dance Floors, and Decolonization
We’ve all been to a party where you walk in and realize you don’t know anyone. Your heart starts racing and your hands get clammy as you make your way to the bar or snack table for some refuge. Can you imagine how different that party would have been if someone had asked you to dance? In this class, you will be introduced to strategies that will help you to support all of the different identities in your group. We will consider our own identity markers and language choices to help set a foundation for diverse and inclusive group spaces. Attendees will leave the class with a greater understanding of the relationship between diversity & inclusion in the a cappella space, and how this foundation can build more rewarding experiences for musical success and personal growth.

Instructors
avatar for Nina Kasuya

Nina Kasuya

Nina Kasuya is a vocalist rooted in Los Angeles, California. Having graduated from UCLA with a degree in Ethnomusicology / Music Industry, she currently works as a professional singer and educator.
avatar for Christina Wilson

Christina Wilson

A native of Southern California, Christina is a full time musician and educator. She performs as part of the LA based folk group Honey Whiskey Trio, electro-pop band Neil Frances, and choral ensemble Vox Femina Los Angeles. She is part of the vocal faculty at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Hills Music Academy in Palos Verdes, and teaches along side members of Honey Whiskey Trio in their community outreach efforts... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm
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Sunday, February 10
 

12:00pm

CASA Roundtable
Producers
avatar for Meron Mogos

Meron Mogos

Director of Events, CASA
avatar for Tom Keyes

Tom Keyes

Executive Producer, LAAF


Sunday February 10, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
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