Plans are underway for the 2019 A Cappella Academy! More details to follow, including application details, but so far we know it will be held on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, 2019. And we are especially excited that this year's event will be open to young women as well as young men! We are collaborating with our sister choruses, Honolulu Blend and Na Leo Lani, and as visiting clinicians and performers we will have not only the sensational world champion men's quartet Vocal Spectrum but also a fabulously exciting top women's quartet, GQ.
The Sounds of Aloha Chorus organized the first Hawaii Honors A Cappella Academy for high school- and college-aged male singers in 2014. That event also featured Vocal Spectrum, which as a result of several appearances at Sounds of Aloha events over the years has developed a strong local following. You also can read about the 2015 A Cappella Academy, featuring another world champion quartet, OCTimes, and pictured here, on this page.
Participants will receive sheet music and audio learning tracks prior to the festival, and they will rehearse on a Friday evening and on Saturday before performing in a free public concert on Saturday evening. There is likely to be a nominal fee. Lunch and dinner on Saturday likely will be provided.
Singers and choral teachers, stay tuned for more information! To contact us in the meantime, or to add yourself to our contact list, click here.