INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE

As our live events for AUSACA 2020 Australian A Cappella Awards were cancelled, we’ve transitioned to an online event instead.
And we’ve expanded our new non-competitive Showcase Division to be open to any a cappella groups WORLDWIDE! 

Submit either a short video (up to 4 minutes) or a longer set (up to 12 minutes) and
receive written feedback from our international experts including the one and only DEKE SHARON

Was your vocal group’s performance or competition cancelled due to COVID-19?
Do you have footage of your group, filmed either prior to COVID-19 interrupted your rehearsals (such as a previous concert, rehearsal or music video)?
Or has your group still been creating new content while in isolation, such as a box video?

Would you love some feedback from international experts after all the hard work you’ve done?

EARLY BIRD RATES END 15 MAY

AUSACA Online Showcase is rolling division with no scheduled due/closing date (for now).

Once we’ve received your completed application we’ll pass it over to the experts for their feedback. 

Why not use this unscheduled time out from normal rehearsals and gigs as an opportunity to find out ways your group can improve for the future.

"I hands down cannot believe that Deke took the time to write a full on essay of critique and actually watched our video. I almost cried in gratitude"

Squad Harmonix (USA)

"It's so supportive, like it's not competitive, it's so supportive it's awesome... aca-awesome!"

Tabor Tones - Tabor Music Department (SA)

"It's such a cool community and everyone' so supportive... it's just a really great camaraderie between people"

Mac-appella - Macquarie University A Cappella Society (NSW)

WANT TO KNOW WHAT DEKE REALLY THINKS?

Get feedback on your latest video from the #1 a cappella expert!

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APPLICATIONS

To apply groups need to submit the following:

  • Application Form
  • Group Entry Fee 
  • Link to Video Set

See FEE information below to discover what's included.

Any application fees paid prior to the AUSACA 2020 changing to be all online can be used as deposits towards the online fees. 

Submit anytime

INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS

INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS
Choose to receive written feedback from either one, three or five experts. Click on their names to find out more about each expert.

DEKE SHARON (USA)
Pitch Perfect’s and The Sing Off’s Music Director, Arranger and Vocal Producer!
“Father of contemporary a cappella”
RICHARD STEIGHNER (USA/AUS)
The Exchange, Freedoms Boombox, Sing Off
Singer, VP, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer
CHRIS BLAIN (AUS) 
Vocal Australia Co-Founder, Suade, AUSACA Head Judge
Singer, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer, Music Director
NAOMI CRELLIN (AUS)
The Idea of North
Singer, Songwriter, Arranger, Music Director
NICK BEGBIE (AUS)
The Idea of North – Founding Member
Singer, Manager
ZERAFINA ZARA (AUS)
The Stagecraft Specialist
Singer, Songwriter, Music Director
MICHAEL HONEY (AUS) 
Drums of War, Maelstrom Music
Singer, MC, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer 

FEES

All prices are listed in AUD (Australian Dollars)


EARLY BIRD RATES – Only available until 15 May 2020


12 Minute Set Limit

**One Expert $97 (Early Bird Only)

Trio of Experts $197 (Early Bird) | $237 (Full)

Quintet of Experts $297 (Early Bird) | $337 (Full)
 

4 Minute Set Limit

**One Expert $77 (Early Bird Only)

Trio of Experts $147 (Early Bird) | $187 (Full)

Quintet of Experts $177 (Early Bird) | $267 (Full)

 

Group Entry for all groups includes:

  • Access to be part of the AUSACA community
  • Written feedback for your video performance from our industry expert judges
  • Access to tips for success from the Vocal Australia team
  • Opportunity to reach a legion of new aca-fans
  • Featured posts about your group on Vocal Australia’s social media pages

 

Groups from previous years have said that the judges feedback alone is worth entering AUSACA.

 

Details for how to make your payment can be found on our Payments Page.

CONDITIONS

The conditions of AUSACA will always be a work in progress as the a cappella community develops. Vocal Australia reserves the right to amend these at any time.

If you are unsure about anything, please refer to our FAQs, or contact us for clarification.

1.1. Entry is open to any vocal groups worldwide
1.2. Unlimited number of singers in your group

2.1. All songs must be performed 100% a cappella 
2.2. Body and Vocal Percussion / Beat-boxing are permitted.
2.3. All musical genres are acceptable.
2.4. Timing for set length is from the first note sung until the last note is sung.

3.1. All groups must complete an application form, pay the group entry fee and submit all links to successfully enter into the AUSACA Australian A Cappella Awards.

3.2. The link to your video is to be provided in either your Application Form or emailed to info@vocalaustralia(dot)com

The AUSACA Feedback Criteria has been developed in consultation with previous and current AUSACA judges to encourage the kind of performances that will help grow a cappella worldwide.

DOWNLOAD PDF – AUSACA Judging Criteria and Descriptions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As always, we’re happy to answer any of your questions. However, some questions are more common than others so please check out our FAQs below first before emailing us.

Absolutely! Please complete the application process for each group separately. 

Yes. We’ve given time limits so that groups have flexibility to show us the strengths of your group in the best way that suits you. As such, groups are welcome to use those time limits by either singing songs in full or abridged versions, or as part of a medley, mash-up, and with any musical style as long as it’s 100% a cappella. 

MISSED OUT ON COMPETING THIS YEAR?

Submit a video of your set.

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"I hands down cannot believe that Deke took the time to write a full on essay of critique and actually watched our video. I almost cried in gratitude"

Squad Harmonix (USA)

"It's such a cool community and everyone' so supportive... it's just a really great camaraderie between people"

Mac-appella - Macquarie University A Cappella Society (NSW)

"It's very good motivation for all of us to come together and work towards something"

QUT Aca-Demics - QUT Music Society (QLD)

"It's a really fun way to put everything that we've worked towards throughout the whole year and show it off"

Serotonin - Griffith University Gold Coast (QLD)

"You come here as first timers and kind of feel at home already... the culture and spirit is really high"

High Spirits Harmony (SA)

"It's really cool to have seen us improve every year"

Melbourne Girls' College - A'Cappellago (VIC)

"It's so supportive, like it's not competitive, it's so supportive it's awesome... aca-awesome!"

Tabor Tones - Tabor Music Department (SA)

"Once you're at AUSACA, it's really fun, you kind of forget that you're competing, and you really want everyone to do well."

MVP (QLD)

"It's such a cool community and everyone' so supportive... it's just a really great camaraderie between people"

Mac-appella - Macquarie University A Cappella Society (NSW)

"It's very good motivation for all of us to come together and work towards something"

QUT Aca-Demics - QUT Music Society (QLD)

"It's a really fun way to put everything that we've worked towards throughout the whole year and show it off"

Serotonin - Griffith University Gold Coast (QLD)

"You come here as first timers and kind of feel at home already... the culture and spirit is really high"

High Spirits Harmony (SA)

"It's really cool to have seen us improve every year"

Melbourne Girls' College - A'Cappellago (VIC)

"It's so supportive, like it's not competitive, it's so supportive it's awesome... aca-awesome!"

Tabor Tones - Tabor Music Department (SA)

"Once you're at AUSACA, it's really fun, you kind of forget that you're competing, and you really want everyone to do well."

MVP (QLD)