The 6th Annual National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Championship Competition!
Saturday, March 12, 2016
A cappella music is sweeping the country, and colleges and universities are a big reason for that. There is an ever increasing number of a cappella groups on college campuses, and the number of Jewish collegiate a cappella groups (that we know of) is approaching 50! Add to that popular TV shows like The Sing-Off, and anyone who’s anyone now realizes how cool it is to be a singer without accompanying instruments.
There are competitions for a cappella groups out there, such as the Harmony Sweepstakes and ICCA, but there was a void in the Jewish a cappella world – at least until 2011! The inaugural Kol HaOlam National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Competition held in Washington, D.C. saw Tizmoret (Queens College) crowned as the first official National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella champion. After Tizmoret repeated in 2012, Hooshir (Indiana University) claimed the title in 2013 and 2014! Who will be crowned the next champion? And who will win the coveted Audience Favorite prize?