First half is the High School competition with the winner advancing to AEA Nationals. The second half features College & Beyond. $1200 prize for each half PLUS the chance to open for Naturally 7!
Tickets: Reserved Seating $23 and $30 (plus $3 preservation fee)
For the second year in a row, we are proud to host the Bend A Cappella Festival and bring the best musicians to perform, educate, compete, and entertain attendees from all over the northwest. The Bend A Cappella Festival offers the opportunity for groups to gain more performance experience, learn and hone new skills, hear from professionals in the music industry, and connect with fellow a cappella singers and performers. In addition, The Bend A Cappella Festival is the only West Coast regional qualifying event for A Cappella Education Association's (AEA) high school championship at the National A Cappella Convention (NACC) in Memphis in April.
Watch groups compete note for note for a chance to open for Naturally 7 and win $1,200. Plus, the winner of the High School Sing-Off will gain automatic entry into the National Championship and receive complimentary all access passes to all events at the NACC!
To register your group for the Sing-Off, or for more information on the full festival schedule, including workshops and registration, please visit www.bendacappellafestival.com.
Meet the judges:
Angie Doctor: She is currently teaching vocal jazz classes as an Artist-in-Residence at the Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts high school, the Jazz School in Berkeley, California, and as of Fall 2015, she is the Vocal Jazz Ensemble instructor at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley.
Angie is a song-writer and arranger, vocal coach and clinician for school music ensembles and solo singers, background singer for groups such as The Manhattans, Heatwave, Gene Chandler, Barbara Lewis, Billy Paul, and many others, studio singer and voice-over talent, is the soprano in the jazz vocal quartet Clockwork and is currently in the wackiest of all a cappella groups, The Bobs.
Richard Bob Greene: He is an award-winning composer, arranger, singer, writer, engineer/producer and educator. As the co-founder and creator of the nu-wave a cappella super group The Bobs, Greene "fractured and reconstructed the rules for vocal music," and is one of the foremost pioneers of contemporary a cappella. Nominated for a Grammy for his and Gunnar Madsen's a cappella arrangement of the Beatles "Helter Skelter,"
Drew Wheaton: He is the tenor of the 2016 International Barbershop Quartet champions, Forefront, and has been the Musical Director of the Thoroughbred Chorus since 2012. He holds music degrees from McGill University and the University of Louisville and is currently completing a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at U of L. Drew has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1990, and in that time has competed with numerous quartets and choruses.
Thanks to our sponsors and marketing partners:
Tower Members Gary and Terry Reynolds