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?
University of Rochester Vocal Point; 2/4/16.
How long has your group been around? Have you competed before?
Vocal Point was founded in 1969 and has been around for 47 years. The group has competed in the ICCA before but none of the current members have been in a competition before.
Why are you competing this year? What does your group hope to accomplish or get out of the experience?
It's been a few years since Vocal Point has participated in the ICCA and in that time off we've pushed ourselves harder and grown immensely. It's about time we get back in the game and continue to challenge ourselves to be ever better! We want to get out there and share a message through our performance while also having fun and being our best selves.
How is your group preparing for competition?
It's all in the details as we try new things we haven't done before. We're rehearsing with a whole new mindset, and getting nitpicky is the name of the game.
You can follow Vocal Point online using the links below: