Performance Opportunities

The National A Cappella Convention
High School Showcase

Friday, April 26th 2019. 7 PM CST


As an AEA festival, we prioritize art and education first and foremost.
For NACC 2019, we are looking for eight high school a cappella groups from across the country to craft a 10 minute story for our festival audience.

Focused On Group Growth
Using the AEA Scoring Rubric, our well-trained adjudicators will provide actionable feedback to each group through written feedback as well as one-on-one masterclasses.

Produced At The Highest Level
All selected groups perform in the dazzling lights and full production Sparks Performance Center, with professional wireless live sound services provided by The Vocal Company.

Professional Content Creation
Your entire performance will be filmed, photographed and live streamed in HD to audiences worldwide. Competitors will receive professionally edited performance photos as well as one fully produced live music video.

Content

All groups will get professional photos and one live video from their set

Copy of Press Release Kit

You will get a press release kit to send to local news outlets for maximum publicity

Top Clinician

All showcase groups will be assigned to one of our featured clinicians

Produced Videos

Groups will have the option to buy or source sponsorship for additional produced videos of their sets

Apply Now

The National A Cappella Convention
Collegiate Invitational

Saturday, April 27th 2019. 7 PM CST


As an AEA festival, we prioritize art and education first and foremost.
For NACC 2019, we are looking for up to ten collegiate a cappella competitors to bring a high energy competition set with a focus on musical excellence.

Focused On Group Growth
Using the AEA Scoring Rubric, our well-trained adjudicators will provide actionable feedback to each group through written feedback as well as one-on-one masterclasses.

Produced At The Highest Level
All selected groups perform in the dazzling lights and full production Sparks Performance Center, with professional wireless live sound services provided by The Vocal Company.

Professional Content Creation
Your entire performance will be filmed, photographed and live streamed in HD to audiences worldwide. Competitors will receive professionally edited performance photos as well as one fully produced live music video.

Prizes

First place winners will receive a fully produced set video from The Vocal Company. Second and Third Place will earn one music video.

Copy of Press Release Kit

Invitational groups will get a press release kit to send to local news outlets for maximum publicity

Top Clinician

All invitational groups will be assigned to one of our featured clinicians

Produced Videos

All main stage groups, regardless of scores, will have the option to buy or source sponsorship for produced videos of their sets

Apply Now

Spotlight Performances

Saturday, April 27th 2019. 10 AM CST

The top ranked groups of all levels not chosen for the HS Showcase or College Contest will be selected for a Spotlight Performance. Spotlight groups will get to shine on the Sparks stage to perform their best song in front of the entire festival audience with sound production provided by The Vocal Company.

Not a scholastic group?

With a cappella growing like it is, we know there are dozens of talented, hard-working professional groups out there. If you want to shine at NACC, we've create a special showcase just for you.

Be our Headliner's Opening Act!

We are offering an exclusive opportunity for an up and coming professional group to perform as the opening act for NACC 2019 Headliner RESOUND! Gospel trio collab anyone?

Apply Now!

Focused On Group Growth
Spotlight performers will recieve one-on-one feedback from expert clincians during a private masterclass.

Produced At The Highest Level
All groups perform in a state-of-the-art venue with over $1 million in A/V.  24 wireless microphones, HD video, and dazzling lights ensure that this will be the performance of the year for your students.

Photos

All Spotlight groups will get professional photos of their set and have access to professional video production

Top Clinician

Spotlight performers will receive one-on-one feedback from expert clincians during a private masterclass.

Press Release Kit

Spotlight groups will receive a press release kit to send to local news outlets advertising their performance.

Exhibition Performances

Saturday, April 27th 2019. 10 AM- 2PM CST

The top ranked groups of all levels not chosen for the HS Showcase, College Contest, or Showcase Performances will be selected to present an 8 minute off-mic set in our acoustically-friendly exhibit hall. These performances are often some of the best memories of NACC, with intimate audiences cheering your group on.  You don’t need extensive experience on a sound system to thrive in our supportive environment.

Press Release Kit

You will get a press release kit to send to local news outlets

One-on-One Masterclass

All groups will have a 50-minute masterclass with one of our expert clinicians

How To Apply:

Video Submission

Four Easy Steps

Record Two Songs
Step One

Video record two songs of your current group.
Videos must have been recorded after August 1, 2018.

Upload To YouTube
Step Two

Upload the videos to YouTube.
Combine into a single video with YouTube Editor.
Mark as unlisted.

Submit Application
Step Three

Submit your application online. Applications open October 1.
Deadline for submitting your application is December 1.

Pay Application Fee OR Buy Passes
Step Four

Purchase discounted earlybird tickets or wait until groups are announced in January to purchase full-price passes. If you buy earlybird passes, you also get to choose your clinician for your group masterclass.