Event Reviews

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

Event Review: ICCA Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinal at Syracuse University

On Saturday, March 1, Syracuse 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:
Syracuse University Groovestand
The Cornell University Touchtones
Syracuse University Main Squeeze
Syracuse University Orange Appeal
The University of Rochester Midnight Ramblers
The Monroe Community College Tributones
Rochester Institute of Technology Proof of Purchase
The Syracuse University Otto Tunes
The University of Rochester YellowJackets
Ithaca College Voicestream

Host Group: The Syracuse University Mandarins

Event Review: ICCA South Quarterfinal at Johns Hopkins University

On Saturday, February 22, Johns Hopkins University played host to an ICCA South 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:
Johns Hopkins University NINE
University of Maryland Faux Paz
St. Mary's College of Maryland Interchorus
The University of Delaware MelUDees
University of Maryland PandemoniUM
University of Maryland Anokha
The Johns Hopkins University Vocal Chords
University of Delaware Vocal Point
University of Maryland DaCadence A Cappella

Host Groups: The Johns Hopkins University Mental Notes and Octopodes

Event Review: SingStrong DC Aca-Idol 2014

On Friday, February 21, South Lakes High School in Reston, VA played host to the SingSgrong Aca-Idol competition. No pics from this show because photos were not allowed, but if you like what you read here, please still be sure to like The A Cappella Blog on Facebook. Before the review, a quick summary of the show.

The Competitors:
The Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy RAMifications
Pitches Be Crazy
The Gettysburg College Four Scores
Tonic and Gin
B Major
Fusion Vocal Band
The Virginia Commonwealth University Notochords
University of Mary Washgington Symfonics
The Lobby
York College of Pennsylvania Rhapsody

Emcee:Jonathan Minkoff

Judges:
Kim Hudson from MAXX Factor
Blake Lewis of American Idol season six fame
Rob Dietz from so many things, inluding The Sing-Off, The Funx, and Human Feedback

Event Review: ICCA Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinal at Penn State 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:
The Penn State University Coda Conduct
Penn State University Blue in the FACE
Elizabethtown College Phalanx
The Stony Brook University High Cs
The Penn State, Abington College AbingTones
Binghamton University No Strings Attached
The Binghamton University Harpur Harpeggios
Elizabethtown College Vocalign
Rochester Institute of Technology Encore
Elizabethtown College Melica

Guest Performers: Kelsey Hendler and Alex Kershetsky

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