What is NACC?


The National A Cappella Convention, or NACC (n’ak), is the largest a cappella event put on by the A Cappella Education Association. The weekend long event features two scholastic a cappella competitive and showcase performances in addition to a full agenda of talks and classes by leaders in the contemporary a cappella community. Any director, singer, or group can walk away with a new outlook on topics such as contemporary a cappella arranging, group directing, audio engineering, performance, and so much more.

Ideal
Location

The entire festival is centralized on one campus, including Sparks Theater, a million dollar performing arts center.

Professional Production

You’ll get the chance to perform on The Vocal Company sound as well as a dedicated lighting, sound, and photography crew.

Expert Attention

Every attending group will get a one-on-one masterclass from the highest caliber vocal arrangers and coaches.

Exclusive Classes

Our schedule will feature brand new keynotes and workshops from top clinicians that can only be heard at NACC.

The weekend long event features two scholastic a cappella competitive and showcase performances in addition to a full agenda of talks and classes by contemporary vocal music thought leaders. Over 60 groups from across the country gather in the beautiful music city of Memphis, TN at the centralized Briarcrest Christian School. Any director, singer, or group can walk away with a new outlook on topics such as contemporary a cappella arranging, group directing, audio engineering, performance, and so much more. At NACC, our goal is to bring people together through the power of music. Our mantra for 2019 comes from the words of our President, JD Frizzell.

Music matters because people matter.Dr. JD Frizzell, President of the AEA

A Cappella groups of all levels and sizes come together to perform in the stunning Sparks Chapel, collaborate in classes, and make new-life long friends during all-inclusive social events. All full-groups will work one-on-one with a clinician during the festival, as well as getting the chance to attend the rest of the festival as individuals so every member gets the chance to focus on specific interests.

#NACC19 will feature speakers and clinicians such as:

Angela Longo

Musae, TVC

Jon
Smith

The Swingles, TVC

Hannah Juliano

Vocalosity

Dr. Erin Hackel

Spectrum Singing

Dr. J.D. Frizzell

OneVoice, June

Robert
Dietz

Legacy, The Sing-Off

Lisa
Forkish

Vocal Rush, WACA

Christopher Diaz

Freedoms Boombox

But where is NACC?

NACC is hosted at Briarcrest Christian School, in Eads, TN, right outside of Memphis! Every performance and class is self-contained on one stunning college-style campus. Everyone is invited to stay at the same affordable local hotel, and there will be transport to the social events from there too.

Welcome to Memphis

We are so lucky to be able to host our event in world-famous music city, Memphis Tennessee. You'll have the chance to taste legendary Memphis BBQ, explore famous studios, or wander through the sounds of live bands on Beale Street.

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