Event Reviews

Event Review: ICCA Northeast Semifinal at Symphony Hall

On Sunday March 23rd, the Northeast Semifinal of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella was held at the historic Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. Ten groups, the top two from each Northeast Quarterfinal, competed for the title of Northeast Semifinal Champion and a chance to compete at the International Finals in New York City. Before the review, let’s begin with a summary of the event.

The Berklee College of Music CharlieChords
The Harvard Opportunes
Hofstra University Sigma'cappella
The New York University Mixtapes
Northeastern University Distilled Harmony
Emerson College Acappellics Anonymous
The SUNY Potsdam Pointercounts
SUNY Purchase Choral Pleasure
The Northeastern University Nor'easters
The Vassar Devils

Guest Performer:
2014 ICCA Champions, Berklee College of Music Pitch Slapped

Event Review: ICCA Northeast Quarterfinal at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Salem State University SSockappella
The Cornell University Touchtones
The Northeastern University Nor’easters
University of Hartford Uharmonies
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chorallaries
The Suffolk Ramifications
The Simmons Sirens
The Vassar Devils | Vassar College
The Olin College of Engineering PowerChords
Northeastern University Pitch, Please!

Guest Performer:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Resonance

Liquid 5th Productions

Event Review: ICCA West Quarterfinal at Rolling Hills Church

On Saturday, January 31, Rolling Hills Church in Tualatin, Oregon played host to an ICCA West Quarterfinal. Phots from the show are up now on the A Cappella Blog Facebook page. Before the review, here's a quick summary of the event.

The Competitors:
Western Oregon University Suspended
Oregon State University Power chord
Portland State University Green Note
University of Oregon On the Rocks
The Linn-Benton Community College Sirens
Western Oregon University 15 Miles West
Oregon State University Outspoken
Willamette university Headband
University of Oregon Mind the Gap
Linn-Benton Community College Blue Light Special

Guest Performer: Wilsonville High School Soul'd Out

Emcee: Courtney Jensen

Event Review: ICHSA Northwest Semifinal at Rolling Hills Church

On Friday, January 30, Rolling Hills Church in Tualatin, Oregon played host to the ICHSA Northwest Semifinal. Photos from the show are available now on the A Cappella Blog Facebook page. Before the review, here's a quick summary of the evening.

The Competitors:
The Monte Vista high School Monte Vista Chapel Ghosts
South Albany High School Rebelation!
The Athenian School hOWLers
The San Francisco University High School Satonics
West Albany High School Rhythmix
Bend High School Dynamics
Corvallis High School Spartacappella
The Sherwood High School Mixolydians
Lincoln high School Vivace
Oregon Children's Choir Synergy
Oakland School for the Arts Vocal Rush
Wilsonville High SChool Soul'd Out

Guest Performer: Oregon State University Outspoken

Emcee: Jason Kummerman from Outspoken

Event Review: The 2014 ICCA Finals

On April 26, 2014, Town Hall in New York, NY played host to the ICCA Finals. Before the review, a quick summary of the event.

The Competitors:
The University of Michigan GMen, ICCA Great Lakes Champions
The Universitiy of California-Los Angeles ScatterTones, ICCA West Champions
Berklee College of Music Pitch Slapped, ICCA Northeast Champions
King's College London All the King's Men, ICCA International Semifinal Champions
The New York University N'Harmonics, ICCA Mid-Atlantic Champions
University of Delaware Vocal Point, ICCA South Champions
The Belmont University Beltones, ICCA Wild Card Champions
The Saint Louis University Bare Naked Statues, ICCA Midwest Champions

Guest Group:
The Northern Highlands Regional High School Highlands Voices
Cheyenne Mountain High School Crimson
The Northern Highlands Regional High School Highlands Belles

Emcee: Cooper Kitching

One more introductory note--I'd be remiss not acknowledge Liquid 5th's work on this show--particularly Carl Taylor, manning the sound booth. Simply immaculate sound for this show, befitting an event the caliber of ICCA Finals.

Event Review: ICCA Mid-Atlantic Semifinal at Rutgers University

On Saturday, February 15, Penn State University played host to an ICCA Mid-Atlantic quarterfinal. Photos from the show are available now on The A Cappella Blog Facebook page. Before the review, a quick summary of the show.

The Competitors:
Westminster Choir College Deaftones
The Fordham University Ramblers
The University of Rochester YellowJackets
Elizabethtown College Vocalign
Rutgers University Casual Harmony
Wagner College Vocal Synergy
Ithaca College voicestream
Elizabethtown College Melica
The University of Pennsylvania Counterparts
The New York University N'Harmonics

Host Group: The Rutgers University Orphan Sporks

Event Review: ICCA South Semifinal at Vanderbilt University

On Saturday, March 15, Vanderbilt University hosted the ICCA South semifinal in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Competitors:
Rhythm and Blue – Duke University
The Beltones – Belmont University
No Southern Accent – Florida University
Grains of Time – North Carolina State University
All-Night Yahtzee – Florida State University
Faux Paz – University of Maryland
The Melodores – Vanderbilt University
Acaphiliacs A Cappella – Florida State University
The Accidentals – University of Georgia
Vocal Point – University of Delaware

Guest Performer: University of Kentucky AcoUstiKats