* Upgrades available for an additional fee.
** Admission to the Live CARAs not included in an All Access Pass.
*** Early Bird pricing ends 2/17
Musae is the leading female contemporary vocal band on the American scene. Comprised of a cappella superstars from New York, LA, Atlanta, and Houston, these women move audiences all over the world with their fresh, fierce sound. Musae is home to veterans of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” Pop TV’s “Sing It On,” the popular film “Pitch Perfect 2,” ICCA champions, and skilled music instructors and audio engineers. Musae has headlined some of the most prominent music festivals both in the U.S. and abroad. With world-class performances, award-winning recordings, and industry-leading workshops, Musae seek to inspire and educate young artists and performers everywhere to create music and spread harmony.
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!
@ BOSS 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
55 Davis Square, Somerville MA
5 PM – Reception & Red Carpet
5:30 PM – Awards Ceremony
Join us for the 6th Annual Live CARAs, and help us celebrate our community’s best!
With two months to go and nominations just announced, it’s time to gear up for the 6th annual live celebration of the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards! Break out your black tie attire and get ready to pose on the red carpet, then come join us in supporting our a cappella community and the innovative recordings that were released in the past year.
The evening will include a light dinner, red carpet photos, awards presentation, special performances, and the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation.
$35 Admission / $70 CARAs + Pro Showcase Bundle / $110 CARAs + All Access Pass Bundle
Ticket includes a light dinner and one drink ticket.
Below is a general outline of the weekend. More details to come. Subject to change.
Friday, April 7, 2017
|6:00 PM||Registration Opens|
Saturday, April 8, 2017
|5:00 PM||6th Annual Live CARAs & Dinner Break|
|7:30 PM||Pro Concert|
Sunday, April 9, 2017
|1:30 PM||End of Festival|
Erin has been an instructor and masterclass leader at CASA festivals for several years, and her classes are always both sought after and well attended. This year, we’ll be doing something really special with her – a long-form, auditioned masterclass dedicated entirely to solo singing. We’ll have more details for you on how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity in the coming weeks.
Dr. Erin Hackel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver. She received her Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from James Madison University, a Masters in Opera from Binghamton University and a Doctorate in Voice Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is an active performer with Central City Opera’s Outreach Ensemble, and has been a featured soloist in many Colorado vocal ensembles.
Dr. Hackel’s award winning a cappella groups, MIX and Lark have traveled across the United States and Europe competing and performing. Both groups have been BOSS and SoJam champions, recipients of multiple performance awards, and have won multiple Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards (CARAs). MIX and Lark have been praised for their innovation and professionalism and have been singled out for their boundary changing work in collegiate a cappella.
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.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA
BOSS is back again, and wants *you* to push the boundaries of a cappella performance. Want to be a part of our ever-evolving, consistently innovative scholastic competition? Want to be recognized for your revolutionary take on a cappella? Want everyone in the country to remember your name? Compete at BOSS.
Questions? Concerns? Feelings? Contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strongly suggest you use public transport in Boston when getting around. Complete maps of MBTA Service can be found here.
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
Location of Competition and Professional Concert
AC Hotel Boston Cambridge
10 Acorn Park Drive
Group rate: $185/night
Available until Wed. March 1st
Book online or call the front desk at 617-876-6190 and mention BOSS.
Porter Square Hotel
1924 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Special Rate*: $219
Website | (617) 499-3399
*While we do not have a BOSS specific group block, Porter Square Hotel offers a special rate for anyone attending events at Tufts University. Call and mention you are attending an event on campus to get the special rate.
Please note that this hotel does not offer self-parking.
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).
If you should receive passes to BOSS 2017 as part of a 2016 or 2017 sponsorship package, please confirm with Shane Ardell that you will be attending and we will hold these passes for you at registration / will call.