Help me make an a cappella group. (Social media is failing me.)
It is my goal to start a professional a cappella group.
But. It’s turning out to be a bit more difficult than I thought.
I am researching and researching, but I can’t seem to find any a cappella people actively “hanging out” anywhere online.
Naturally, I posted messages on just about every relevant Facebook group I could find. I mean, that makes sense. Right? College kids/recent professionals hang out on Facebook. I also checked out a million a cappella web sites, but the majority were dedicated to selling CDs or promoting concerts– not any type of creative collaboration. Most useful space I found was the CASA forum.
I even directly emailed a handful of ensembles that used to perform with my old group. So far? Nothing.
And this is where I attempt to be thoughtful.
As much as I love social-media-everything, I’m not sure it can help all the time. It’s great for linking up with awesome PR professionals, professors or fellow nerds— but what if your audience isn’t active online? How do you reach a community of strangers, if they’re not eBunching together? I’m frustrated.
So, this is when this post becomes a blatant request for your help to spread the word. If you know anyone in the Boston area who likes to sing and might be interested in joining an a cappella group, please let me know.
Alternate advice on how to find singer types is welcome as well.