A Cappella Festival
All high school and junior high middle school contemporary and pop a cappella ensembles are welcome to attend!
Be the Audience! We strongly encourage groups to participate as audience members as well as performers for as much of the festival as possible! Parents, chaperones, etc. are also welcome in the audience, but as with all the other festivals, we ask that audience members enter only between performing groups.
There will be slots open for experienced Middle School A Cappella groups this year, so please consider registering!
Each ensemble will perform one to three pieces of music in a contemporary a cappella style (music is not to exceed 12 minutes) and will work with a clinician who will provide expert advice from within the field of a cappella. For the groups who are able to sing more than one piece of music, one of the pieces must be performed in a “classic” a cappella style (open to interpretation at this point). It is expected that participants will follow the spirit of copyright law.
Movement or choreography appropriate to the style of your selections is encouraged, but choreography is not required.
The Festival will be recorded for archival purposes and the director of each group will receive a copy of their group’s performance.
Sound equipment provided
Festival organizers will provide the following for the use of ensembles:
Microphone use is not required. Information for sound requests will be obtained when your group arrives to check in at Festival.
Fees are $100.00 for the first ensemble and $50.00 for each additional ensemble.
Deadline for registration and payment is April 15.
For registration questions, contact Marge Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Checks for fees payable to MSVMA and an invoice copy should be mailed to:
Signed invoices should be mailed to:
May 3 and 4, 2018 , 4 - 9 p.m.
Skyline High School, 2552 North Maple Road, Ann Arbor
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