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“Call The CARAs” – An Introduction

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 7:45pm by Robert Comments Off on “Call The CARAs” – An Introduction

Judging art sucks.

Seriously, it’s impossible.  To one person, a painting might be a moving exploration of the human condition; to another it’s a mess of color akin to a preschooler’s finger painting.  To you, a song, soloist, or arrangement might be little more than white noise; to me it may be the greatest sound since sliced bread.

Who’s right?  Well, me […]

Captain’s Log

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 9:10pm by Robert Comments Off on Captain’s Log


I’m right in the midst of a lot of arranging right now, so I thought it might make a good topic for this week’s post!  I’ve written a lot of articles for CASA on the subject of arranging and creativity, but I’ve been pretty quiet about it here.  Time for a change!

Here’s a little stream of consciousness about a project […]

Lost and Found

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 9:20pm by Robert Comments Off on Lost and Found


Lots of little tidbits this week.  Here’s the roundup!

-Only two weeks left to take advantage of the “Back to School” sale!  The calendar is filling up fast, so contact me soon if you need new tunes for the fall!

-My friend and Level bass (former bass for The Sing-Off’s Kinfolk 9), Dan Weidlein has a new website that you should totally […]

Do You Need Anybody?

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 9:53pm by Robert Comments Off on Do You Need Anybody?


The “Back to School” special continues – thanks so much to everyone who has shared it on Facebook and Twitter!  The deal is ongoing until the end of August, so book your arrangements now to save big!

My Friends Are Doing Cool Things

It’s that time again!

As I mentioned last week, I spent last weekend at my friend Crawford’s wedding.  One of […]

The Wedding Singers

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 9:33pm by Robert Comments Off on The Wedding Singers


Just a short update today – first and foremost, congrats to all my friends and clients who made Voices Only 2012! So many great folks represented!

I’ll be in studio today recording more for The Lost Dogs upcoming EP. Did you check out the single, Bad Habit yet? It’s been really challenging to put this project together, since our members are […]

Back to School Special

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 7:56pm by Robert Comments Off on Back to School Special

Today’s post is a special offer!

(When was the last time I posted one of these on the site?  It’s been too long!)

It’s almost August, and that means that the new school year is just around the corner.  Is your group looking for some new arrangements for the coming year?  I can help!

From now until the end of August I will […]

Video Killed the Radio Star

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 7:10pm by Robert Comments Off on Video Killed the Radio Star

CARA Controversy

Last week I posted an article calling for a “Professional Arrangement” CARA, and the resulting online conversation has been fantastic!  Lots of Twitter discussion happened and Deke Sharon wrote a great article disagreeing with me.  VoCALnation shifted the focus over the weekend, and the discussion has pretty much stopped, but you can still trace most of what was said […]

My Case for a CARA Category

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 10:58pm by Robert Comments Off on My Case for a CARA Category

Why is there no CARA for “professional arranging?”

I have no data to back this up, but I would hazard a guess that post-collegiate arrangers working for pay make up a significant portion of the total income relative to a cappella music.  Second to perhaps “performer” and “producer/engineer,” “arranger” is probably the next most common profession within our ranks.  Why no […]

He who comes fourth…

Posted on July 4, 2012 at 8:17pm by Robert Comments Off on He who comes fourth…


Happy Fourth everyone!  We’ve all got barbeques to go to and fireworks to watch, so I’ll keep the update short this week.

First, just a quick thank you to everyone who shared the Lost Dogs video that I posted last week.  Folks seemed to dig our music, and we’re looking forward to seeing where we can take the group from here!  […]

The Lost Dogs

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 4:46pm by Robert Comments Off on The Lost Dogs

The update this week comes on Thursday, but for a good reason, I promise!  I had to wait just a bit longer to share with you the debut video from my new group, The Lost Dogs!  Who are The Lost Dogs?  Well, we sound like this!

The Story

In 2010 I graduated from college, and like most folks who sing a cappella […]