Competition Countdown has another week of UpStaged Scholastic Productions UpStagedAID competitors! While we wait for the results of round one, get to know Midnight Ramblers, Hum A Cappella, Voicebox, and Amplified today at 4 pm Pacific (7 pm Eastern)!
Their school year may have been cut short, but there’s still plenty to talk about with Beauties and the Beat A Cappella tonight on Talkappella!
PLUS, we welcome a brand new co-host with Episode 103. Elicia Edwards of Inversion A Cappella will be sharing the mic with Brian Alexander.
Hear the debut tonight at 8 pm EDT/5 pm PDT!
Start your weekend off right by tuning in for the largest South Asian Fusion a cappella contest on the planet! Hosted at Howard University in Washington, DC on April 13th, All-American Awaaz featured seven of the top groups from around the U.S., as well as other top-notch performers and world-class judges.
Hear the whole thing right here, starting at 6 pm PDT on Friday, May 3, 2019!
Some of the best a cappella groups converged in Memphis this weekend to participate in the National A Cappella Convention for showcases, competitions, and educational sessions from the best in the business.
For the first time, the high school competition was swapped out for a showcase of ten top high school groups. While groups received full feedback from judges, the stress levels were reduced as no winner was named. Instead, the audience was the winner as each set was remarkable. With performances from groups like Limited Edition, Unstrumental, Forte, and G-E-T Vocal Point, this showcase was a true highlight of the weekend.
Saturday kicked off with a convention-wide TedTalk-like session from Convention founder and AEA President, Dr. J.D. Frizzell. His motivational talk put all attendees in the right mindset to learn and use their music to leave an impact on their audiences.
The day was a mix of classes, masterclasses, and more showcases, including performances from RESOUND, OneVoice, and Impromptu before the Convention came to a close with the Collegiate Invitational featuring:
With visually creative and emotional sets, the judges chose to honor:
2nd Place: UNT Green Tones
And just when we thought the weekend was over, Dr. Frizzell and Executive Producer A.J. Marino took the stage with a huge announcement – NACC would not happen in 2020. But before the audience could get too upset, Frizzell shared that the reason was that AEA will be hosting an even larger Convention in the Spring of 2021 in Orlando. Make your plans now, a cappella fans – it’s going to be the biggest event we’ve seen in a cappella yet.