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Friday, April 22 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
High School National Championship

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Hosted by DeltaCappella; Featured Performance by UCD Lark; With performances by our eight competitors: Vocal Fusion (PA), OSA Vocal Rush (CA), The Leading Tones (NJ), Touch of Class (OH), Key of She (TN), Slate Vocal Band (CO), The A Cappella Group (FL), Fifth Measure (TN)

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A vocal band rooted in the heart and soul of the Memphis and the Mississippi Delta. Celebrating the differences and commonalities of man through music, the members of DeltaCappella sing together for the pure pleasure of singing — and the music they make is a unique blend of harmony that is as richly textured and varied as the Delta itself. Having won the inaugural VoiceJam festival in 2015, being “Big in Asia” has never been more true than as a member o... Read More →
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David Longo

Sound Engineer, Chairman, The Vocal Company
Dave Longo is a connector, a talent curator, and a boundary pusher. Since his time as a vocalist in the Northern Highlands Regional High School’s Highlands Voices and RIT’s Eight Beat Measure, Dave has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments. His work can regularly be found... Read More →
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Drew Wheaton

Tenor, 2016 International Gold Medalist, ForeFront
Drew Wheaton, NACC Adjudication Director, is in his 21st year as a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. He is currently the director of the Thoroughbred Chorus, and Tenor for the 2016 International Gold Medalist Quartet, Forefront. Drew holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Theory from McGill University and a Bachel... Read More →

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Fifth Measure

fifth measure is a contemporary a cappella ensemble comprised of students from Houston High School in Germantown, TN. Under the direction of Dr. Billy Rayburn, the group performs a wide variety of music including a cappella pop, jazz, and contemporary music. From its inception over... Read More →
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Key of She

Key of She is the premier female a cappella group of White Station High School. Composed of students from all grades, this group specializes in contemporary music ranging from pop to jazz to rock. They can be seen performing at White Station High choir concerts and around the Memphis... Read More →
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OSA Vocal Rush

Vocal Rush is a three-time national champion a cappella ensemble based out of Oakland School for the Arts (OSA) and comprised of singers ages 15-18. Combining passion, talent and dedication, along with the vision of director/founder Lisa Forkish, Vocal Rush has become one of the... Read More →
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Slate Vocal Band

Slate is a 6 piece high school a cappella group from Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado under the direction of Dawn Wisdom.
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The A Cappella Group

The A Cappella Group is a 23 voice mixed group from Cypress Lake Center for the Arts in Fort Myers, FL. TAG has released seven studio albums, including five in the past five years. The most recent album, Stay Gold, was listed by RARB as a best album of 2014 and received 4 2015 CARA... Read More →
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The Leading Tones

The Leading Tones of Abraham Clark High School are a group of diverse students from Roselle, NJ, who create a cohesive, energetic sound filled with eclectic, old-school flavor that is peppered with soul and mixed with today’s grooves. Although the Leading Tones are only in their... Read More →
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Touch of Class

Touch of Class is a contemporary a cappella group from Port Clinton High School in Port Clinton, Ohio.
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UCD Lark

Lark is defined not by what it is, but what it is not. Lark strives to connect with the audience through human character and emotion. Exploring aspects of humanity through their choreography, costuming, and spoken word, Lark is dedicated to the idea that their voices matter. Founde... Read More →
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Vocal Fusion

Vocal Fusion is a ten member, co-ed, high school group from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. It was co-founded in April 2014 by student leaders Jordan Mudd and Bruce Butler. Since then, they have performed locally at music festivals, coffeehouses, and alongside Kenny Rogers during his... Read More →

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Vocal Eze Throat Spray

Vocal Eze was created to bring about the best vocal product that supports recovery to provide musicians, speakers, teachers, with the health and wellness needed to operate and perform at their peak performance all of the time. Speakers and singers have unique needs that we address... Read More →
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Vocal Mastering

Vocal Mastering is the only dedicated mastering studio in the world that is focused exclusively on vocal music, from contemporary to choral. Owner and senior mastering engineer Dave Sperandio (aka “diovoce“) has mastered thousands of “a cappella” and “nearly a cappella” tracks for clients around the world, and our studio is the “finishing station” for many contemporary vocal music producers, and hundreds of vocal groups. We employ a combination of highly specialized vinta... Read More →
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Voices Only Productions

You want an amazing recording and album and we want to give it to you! At Voices Only Productions, we work with you to coax the best in-studio vocal performance you never thought possible. Through our decades of experience recording, listening, judging and critiquing thousands... Read More →

Friday April 22, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Sparks Auditorium