Meet Jacob Collier. Hailing from London, England, Jacob Collier is a singer, songwriter, and master instrumentalist. Known by some as "The Future of Music," Jacob Collier is a world leader in experimental music. Getting his start on YouTube creating 12-part vocal harmonies to iconic songs like "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" and "Fascinating Rhythm" and possessing his trademark vocal harmonizer skillfully crafted by MIT Logarhythm alumnus Ben Bloomberg, Jacob Collier carefully weaves live looping and master-level music theory into sonic masterpieces that blur the lines between jazz, choral music, pop, funk, and more. We got the chance to sit down with Jacob and pick his brain on the next steps for him and his music.
It's officially September, and that means it's time to start thinking about the biggest event on the Fall aca-calendar: SoJam.
On it's return tour to North Carolina, SoJam is back this year and shaping up to be better than ever. That's a pretty high bar considering all the lore that surrounds the festival - in case you didn't know, SoJam is basically the festival of legends.
With three weeks left til the SoJam competition deadline, I wanted to share our favorite stories from legendary Friday night SoJam performances that shaped the futures of some of the biggest groups in the game right now. Could your group be the next crazy story in the a cappella history books?
It's the heat of August - you're probably enjoying the final days at the pool, huddling inside air conditioning, or finishing up your most recent jaunt around the world. In the back of your mind, though, is the constant reminder - Fall is coming, and with it, the start of another school year.
387 college groups. 160 high school groups. And only one ICCA and one ICHSA champion. You've been following along with us all season for the wrap-ups, and now the stage is set for this weekend as our top nine ICHSA and top ten ICCA Finalists battle it out for the championship title!
Welcome back to our weekly Varsity Vocals ICCA/ICHSA Aca-Wrap Up! This #WrapUpWednesday, we'll be highlighting our Semifinal Champions, and taking a look at most of our ICCA/ICHSA Finalists!
It's time for another Varsity Vocals ICCA/ICHSA Aca-Wrap Up! This #WrapUpWednesday, there were no ICCA Semifinals, so it's all about high school today!
It's time for another Varsity Vocals ICCA/ICHSA Aca-Wrap Up! We're halfway through March and that much closer to Finals!
The world of a cappella is constantly innovating and progressing, and at the forefront of this is the rapid rise and use of electronic arrangements and production. By experimenting in all areas of your work, and broadening your horizons into the world of EDM, groups are discovering new music and sounds they never thought their group could achieve. We've experienced this first hand, most notably in the 4 out of 5 of the CARA Nominations within the electronic/experimental category, one of which is our own track from Next Level!
Topics: a cappella production