Applications Open October 1.
On mic, on stage. Full lights, sound, and video.
Acoustic on the exhibit hall stage.
Acoustic in live spaces in between classes.
The AEA Invitational
Applications Open October 1 For HS and College.
Our headlining group this year is Cluster. One of the best vocal groups in Italy, Cluster pushes the voice towards new frontiers through innovative arrangements and advanced technologies, creating a unique blend of jazz, pop, and fusion. They have performed with The Swingles and Andrea Bocelli, starred on the X Factor, and won many CARA awards.
“The Best In The World At What They Do”
Our featured clinician this year is Deke Sharon. The founder of the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA), Deke has created many of the institutions in our industry today. Additionally, he has been the music producer for all seasons of “The Sing-Off”, all three “Pitch Perfect” movies, and other a cappella television shows. He has produced dozens of award winning albums, arranged thousands of songs, and founded The House Jacks. We are thrilled to have Deke back to #NACC18 to coach, inspire, and encourage your group.
“The Father Of Contemporary A Cappella”
“A One Man A Cappella Revolution”
“Deke Sharon Makes A Cappella Cool Again”
-NPR All Things Considered
Our host group is OneVoice from Briarcrest Christian High School. OneVoice has established itself as a leader in the contemporary a cappella movement with award winning albums, appearances at ACDA and on America’s Got Talent, SONY recording contracts, multiple viral videos, and collaborations with GRAMMY winners The Swingles, New York Voices, and Ben Bram.
“By far the most talented high school singers we’ve ever heard”
– The Swingles
“One Voice belongs in the pantheon of greatest high school a cappella groups of all time”
– Deke Sharon
“I love you guys– I love OneVoice!”
– Simon Cowell
Our Friday Night Headliner is Vocalight. The group is comprised of nationally lauded singers from Fairmont High School’s Eleventh
Hour and Centerville High School’s ICHSA Champion, Forte. Members of the group have performed with Pentatonix and recorded on their self-titled original album.
“The next generation of a cappella: young, powerful, mind blowing! “It’s like seeing Pentatonix before they were big!””
The NACC Difference
24 Individual Wireless Microphones.
Extended Sound Checks.
Top A Cappella Engineers from The Vocal Company
HD Live Video.
Top a cappella experts share their secrets on a variety of topics
Your group with one of a cappella’s best coaches in a focused session
Collaborate and connect with peers from across the country
Frequently Asked Questions
- All performances from over 30 groups
- Reading Sessions
- Roundtable Discussions
- Expert Panels
- A Cappella’s Only Exhibit Hall
- Networking Opportunities