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.
The entire festival is centralized on one campus, including Sparks Theater, a million dollar performing arts center.
You’ll get the chance to perform on The Vocal Company sound as well as a dedicated lighting, sound, and photography crew.
Every attending group will get a one-on-one masterclass from the highest caliber vocal arrangers and coaches.
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:
The Swingles, TVC
Dr. Erin Hackel
Dr. J.D. Frizzell
Legacy, The Sing-Off
Vocal Rush, WACA