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BREAKING NEWS!!
The one and only DEKE SHARON is heading to Australia this September for 
AUSACA 2019 Australian A Cappella Awards (6-7 Sept)!
Heralded as “The Father of Contemporary A Cappella,” Deke Sharon produced “The Sing-Off” worldwide and
served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal’s “Pitch Perfect” movies!
 
Deke would love to work with your school, university or group while he’s in Australia (available from the 8 Sept). With plenty of different sessions available, there’s something to suit everyone!
Make sure you book in early as his schedule is sure to fill up quickly!
AUSACA 2019 will see the best school and open division a cappella groups from around

Australia and New Zealand battle it out to be crowned the
Australian A Cappella Champion!

SAVE THE DATE
6-7 September, 2019
Melbourne, Australia

This year our Open Division Aca-Duel will be more original than ever before with a
brand new unique challenge for groups to show their strengths!

We’ve also fine tuned the application process and schedule so
if your group is new to AUSACA then this is your year to get involved!

We can’t wait to be wowed by all the video entries!

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

APPLICATION PROCESS
APPLICATION PROCESS TIMELINE
Application Form Due Wednesday 8 May
Video Audition Application Fee Due Wednesday 8 May
Video Audition Link Due Wednesday 8 May
National Finalists Announced Friday 7 June
National Finalists – Part A & Part B Fees Due Friday 21 June
Open Division National Finalists – Aca-Duel Video Link Due Wednesday 21 August
School Workshop (afternoon) Friday 6 September
AUSACA School Division Final (night) Friday 6 September
AUSACA Open Division Ensemble Final (afternoon) Saturday 7 September
AUSACA Open Division Band Final (night) Saturday 7 September

PROGRESSION

Check out our Progression Page for further details.

COMPETITION FEES

 

 

VIDEO AUDITION
APPLICATION FEE
Per Group
Due Wednesday 8 May $97
NATIONAL FINALISTS
PART A: ENTRY FEE
Per Group
Due Friday 21 June $247
NATIONAL FINALISTS
PART B: REGISTRATION FEE
Per Singer
Due Friday 21 June $29 (School Student)
$29 (Concession)
$39 (Adult)

VIDEO AUDITION
Application Fee (per group) Includes:

  • Access to be part of the AUSACA community
  • Written feedback from our team of industry expert judges
    **Groups from previous years have said that the judges feedback alone is worth entering AUSACA

NATIONAL FINALISTS
PART A: Entry Fee (per group) includes:

  • Your group (including your video audition) featured on the AUSACA website
  • Featured posts on Vocal Australia’s social media pages
  • Written feedback from our team of industry expert judges
  • Participation Certificate
  • Access to tips for success from the Vocal Australia team
  • Opportunity to reach a legion of new aca-fans

NATIONAL FINALISTS
PART B: Registration Fee (per singer) includes:

  • Opportunity to perform in a professional environment with quality AV equipment and highly trained technicians who are a cappella experts
  • A seat for you in the audience for your final
  • Chance to be inspired and observe your peers (from around Australia and New Zealand)
  • The opportunity to network with industry experts
  • School competitors also receive bonus access to attend an a cappella workshop with a special guest presenter (on Friday 6 September – afternoon)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Secondary School National Finalist groups will receive two (2) complimentary passes for supervising teachers to attend both the School workshop and the School Final. School groups with more than 20 singers may request a third complimentary pass for an additional supervising teacher.
  • Singers with a valid tertiary student card or seniors card should select the concession rate.

Details for how to make your payment can be found on our Payments Page.

RULES

We’d hate for your group to be deducted points for not following the rules, so please pay close attention for how to film and submit your video entry. Check out all the RULES.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As always, we’re happy to answer any of your questions. However, some questions are more common than others so please check out FAQs page first before emailing us.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

During previous AUSACA events we’ve caught up with the national finalists to get to know them a little better to find out
who their favourite AUSACA groups are, who influenced their sound, and much more!
Check out our Q&A videos below.

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NETWORK

Meet your aca-peers, connect and inspire future collaborations.

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GROW

Inspire others and be inspired to reach your full potential!

LEARN

Receive feedback, tips and tricks from the world’s best a cappella experts!