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The band tours internationally and most recently won 1st place in the international Moscow Spring A Cappella Festival as well as the 2017 CARA award for Best Asian Album for their latest album MICappella Reloaded, released in 2016. The first single, One Of These Days, reached top of the iTunes mando-pop charts on its first day of release.
MICappella has also broken boundaries by reaching more than 1.3 million viewers on Facebook alone within the first week of releasing their hit rendition of 那些年的小幸运 back in 2015, which catapulted them to greater recognition within the Chinese music scene. The video has now amassed more than 11 million views across platforms in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Always embracing their identity as Singaporeans and being effectively bilingual, MICappella has become an international brand that ignites the stage all over the world.
Backtrack is an award-winning, five-person a cappella group that explores the power of the human voice through unique vocal arrangements, tight harmonies and world-class beatboxing. The group pushes the limits of a cappella, creating impressive covers of past and present pop music, writing inspiring original compositions and daring to take on unexpected genres such as classical and electronic music. The group now performs full-time, and noteable venues include: Carnegie Hall, Apollo Theatre, and the Beacon Theatre.
Similar Jones is a high-energy vocal band, primarily rock and blues and influenced by elements of soul, funk, and jazz. Our repertoire consists of cover songs old and new, plus original tunes that truly capture the Similar Jones sound: one marked by tight harmonies, intricate rhythms, innovative arrangements, and—most importantly—a rock-solid groove.
HIVE is a group of 5 fierce and very different women making music with just their voices and some crazy sound effects—all while trying to make the world a better place. Formed in August of 2017, HIVE has already releasee their first single and music video of Real Thing. All HIVE singers are also music educators and not only sing and perform, but also teach workshops on vocal music. Giving back to the musical community through education is a core value of the group.
Shir Appeal is an award-winning co-ed Jewish a cappella group from Tufts University. We have traveled from coast to coast singing in a wide variety of languages and musical styles: Israeli pop and rock, traditional liturgical songs, Jewish world music, and English songs with Jewish themes. Shir Appeal is proud to be the first Jewish group to receive a CARA award, the first non-secular and only Jewish group to be featured on the prestigious Voices Only and Best of Collegiate A Cappella (BOCA) compilation albums, and to be featured on every Best of Jewish A Cappella (BOJAC) album to date. To order our most recent CD, Perspective, find us on iTunes and Spotify!
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA
Join us for the 7th Annual Live CARAs, and help us celebrate our community’s best!
Our private brunch will start at Saloon at 11:00 am. Then we’ll move from there to the Red Carpet and into The Rockwell (on the same premises) for the ceremony at 12:30pm.
Enjoy special performances and celebrate with nominees as awards are announced LIVE.
BOSS is bringing some of the best and brightest in the industry to a classroom setting. Check back soon for the full schedule…
What is a masterclass? It’s a private (or sometimes public) session with one of our clinicians to workshop your arrangements, choreography, a few songs, your competition set… whatever you need! Simply indicate your interest (as part of the registration questions) when purchasing your group’s All Access Passes.
AcaBombs are off mic, ‘impromptu’, informal performance opportunities in between classes. AcaBombs are assigned on first-come, first-served basis. Simply indicate your interest (as part of the registration questions) when purchasing your group’s All Access Passes.
Over the course of the past 15 years, Lisa has led FIVE different a cappella groups (including five-time national champions Vocal Rush) to place in various competitions (Varsity Vocals, AEA, Harmony Sweeps). She has been a guest instructor at numerous festivals, conferences and universities across the country, teaching workshops, directing choirs and leading group masterclasses. Since 2011, Lisa has been Vocal faculty at Oakland School for the Arts where she teaches middle and high school students. She has also worked with numerous adult ensembles, including her current role as director of Diablo Women’s Chorale. In 2014, Lisa was the recipient of the Mason McDuffie Education Foundation Award for “Outstanding Educator.” She is the co-founder, Executive Director and Education Coordinator for the Women’s A Cappella Association, an educational non-profit.
We strongly suggest you use public transport in Boston when getting around. Complete maps of MBTA Service can be found here.
Scholastic Competition & Professional Concert
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
Workshops & Masterclasses
Exact classrooms TBA
Friday Night After-party
2388 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
Join us after our Scholastic Competition at Joe Sent Me!
Walking: When you exit the theater, take a left on Elm St. Take another left onto the Somerville Community Path. When you get to Cameron Ave., take a left. Cross Massachusetts Ave., and take another left. Joe Sent me will be on the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Alberta Terr.
Driving: Head North on Holland St. (to the left when you exit the theater). Take a left on Cameron Ave. Take another left onto Massachusetts Ave. Joe Sent Me will be on the right, on the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Alberta Terr. You can find street parking in the area.
Saturday Night After-party
381 Summer St
Somerville, MA 02144
Join us after our pro concert at Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar!
Walking: When you exit the theater, take a right on Elm St. When you reach the fork in the road, cross the street, and stay to the left onto Summer St. Rosebud will be on the left.
Driving: Head South on Elm St. (to the right when you exit the theater). At the fork in the road, stay to the left onto Summer St. Rosebud will be on your left. You can park in Cutter Street Lot, which is across from Rosebud, on your right.
10 Acorn Park Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140
Group Rate: $189/night
Available until Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
There’s a lot going on in Boston during this year’s BOSS… but below are some places to look for reasonably priced lodging. For those without cars, we recommend staying along the T (MBTA).
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