In honor of the 2017 ICCA tournament, The A Cappella Blog pursued short interviews with competing groups to develop insights into why and how groups approach competition, and to get appropriately excited for the tremendous shows ahead of us.
What’s your group name and on what date is your group’s quarterfinal?
We are Vocollision from New York University. We will be competing on Feb 18, 2017 at a Northeast Quarterfinal.
How long has your group been around? Have you competed before?
We are the youngest group on campus, founded in 2012. This year is the first time we will be competing at ICCA.
Why are you competing this year? What does your group hope to accomplish or get out of the experience?
It has been our dream to be a part of ICCA for a long time. We finally felt that we reached the level to be able to compete with many amazing groups. Our goal is clear and it is to go as far as possible. We have nothing to lose.
How is your group preparing for competition?
Practice, practice and practice! We are focusing on some creative choreography and it will take many more hours.
If you were to describe your group, or the set your group is planning for competition with just three words, what would they be?
Innovative, dramatic and caring.
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