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Aca-Wrap Up: ICCA and ICHSA Week #8

Posted by Max Kuchenreuther on Mar 15, 2017 6:04:01 PM

It's time for another Varsity Vocals ICCA/ICHSA Aca-Wrap Up! We're halfway through March and that much closer to Finals!

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Topics: Competition, ICCA, ICHSA

It's Electric - Dave Longo on Experimenting in the Studio

Posted by Erin McCullough on Mar 13, 2017 3:06:18 PM

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! 

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Topics: a cappella production

Aca-Wrap Up: ICCA and ICHSA Week #7

Posted by Max Kuchenreuther on Mar 8, 2017 6:00:00 PM

We're back for another Varsity Vocals ICCA/ICHSA Aca-Wrap Up! Semifinals are underway and regional champions are being named!

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Topics: Competition, ICCA, ICHSA

Aca-Wrap Up: ICCA and ICHSA Week #6

Posted by Max Kuchenreuther on Mar 1, 2017 8:08:38 PM

After another great weekend of competition across the country, we're back for this week's Aca-Wrap Up! Today we'll be looking at some of the last few quarterfinals of the season as most of the regions prepare for semifinals!

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Topics: Competition, ICCA, ICHSA

Aca-Wrap Up: ICCA and ICHSA Week #5

Posted by Max Kuchenreuther on Feb 22, 2017 8:06:56 PM

We're back for another installation of our weekly Varsity Vocals Aca-Wrap Up series! This week, we're looking at NINE different quarterfinals across the country. Semifinal rounds are within reach!

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Topics: Competition, ICCA, ICHSA

Aca-Wrap Up: ICCA and ICHSA Week #3

Posted by AJ Marino on Feb 15, 2017 3:58:02 PM

This past weekend, Varsity Vocals put on a whopping fourteen events but don't stress - we'll help catch you up on everything that went down! Skim to your favorite region or get the full update, we've got everything you need to stay in the loop as we head into peak a cappella competition season.

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Topics: Competition, ICCA, ICHSA

Aca-Wrap Up: ICCA and ICHSA Week #4

Posted by Max Kuchenreuther on Feb 15, 2017 3:57:19 PM

Another weekend, another jam packed wrap up of this weekend's exciting Varsity Vocals events. As we quickly approach the end of the month, catch yourself up on what's happening to stay in the know for Semifinals!

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Topics: Competition, ICCA, ICHSA

Aca-Wrap Up: ICCA and ICHSA Week #2

Posted by AJ Marino on Feb 2, 2017 7:26:50 PM

We're back for the second installment of The Vocal Company's Facts Only Varisty Vocals Aca Wrap Up. This past weekend saw 7 new events across ICCA and ICHSA, and we're here to give you the inside scoop on what went down. 

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Topics: Competition, ICCA, ICHSA

Aca-Wrap Up: ICCA and ICHSA

Posted by AJ Marino on Jan 23, 2017 6:55:28 PM

The 2017 Varsity Vocals season is in full swing, but we know it can be hard to keep track of all the awesomeness going on in every region. Whether you're making an ICCA bracket or competing for the first time in ICHSA, we want to help you stay in the loop! Every Monday, we're going to give you a facts-only wrap up of the weekend's events so you can follow along as the groups make the journey to New York City!

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Topics: Competition, ICCA, ICHSA

Why Recording is the Ultimate Performance Filter

Posted by JD Frizzell on Jan 19, 2017 3:18:28 PM

If you want to set up your a cappella group for success at their next competition or big performance, you'll do almost anything.  You might work with guest clinicians, perform in less pressure-filled situations, get feedback from peers, and/or video and watch your set.

The one thing you're probably not doing that you should?  Recording.

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Topics: a cappella production