INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OF COLLEGIATE A CAPPELLA
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International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Tickets
International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella TicketsA music competition where voices are the only instruments, the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, or ICCA, brings college a cappella groups from across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom together for a friendly musical matchup. Following a bracket system, the competition pits these groups against one another in the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals. Over 450 groups enter the competition each year, and the finals attract over 3,000 people to watch the top eight groups battling for the No. 1 spot.
Sing ItWhat is now a huge competition began in a college dorm room in 1996. Varsity Vocals, the organization behind the ICCA, believes that healthy competition fosters growth. The competition becomes a setting where groups can get feedback on their performances to improve their craft. When the competition first began, a small crowd of 200 came to view the finals. With the success of shows and movies like Glee and Pitch Perfect, the appreciation for a cappella grew, a trend reflected in ICCA attendance. Further bringing this competition into the spotlight, the documentary-style series Sing It On follows the ICCA competition and features Grammy-winner John Legend as an executive producer.
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What is the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella schedule?The International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella schedule begins in January of each year. The quarterfinals may begin as early as the first weekend in January. The semifinals take place on or before the first weekend in April, and the final competition is held in April following the completion of the semifinals.
Where is the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella held?Following the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella’s schedule, the quarterfinals and semifinals are held at different venues across nine regions in the United States and the United Kingdom. If you want to attend the final competition, you’ll head to the famous Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Who are some past International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella winners?Final scores are publicly available for groups that have placed in each competition. In 2019, N’Harmonics from New York University took the top spot. The SoCal VoCals won in 2018. The first winner of the competition in 1996 was Loreleis from the UNC.
Is the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella a family-friendly event?The International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella is a family-friendly competition. As per the rules of competition, the ICCA requires that all music and choreography be family-friendly. Any style of music is allowed as long as it fits within those guidelines and is performed without instruments.
How are the groups for the final International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella competition chosen?Groups from universities across North America and the United Kingdom apply for a spot in one of the regional quarterfinals. If you attend one of the quarterfinals, expect to see teams from the area. The top two teams advance to that region’s semifinals. After the semifinals, the top group from each region advances to the finals to face the other winners. A wild card group from the second and third place runner-ups is chosen via a video submission to advance to the finals as well.
How long is each competitor’s set at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella?When you attend the ICCA, you’ll watch each competitor perform for 12 minutes. This time begins when the first note is sung and ends on the last note of the set.
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