2013 RESULTS

MAJOR AWARDS

SECONDARY SCHOOL CATEGORY

Prize: $500 plus a custom arrangement by Robert Dietz (USA)
– Vocal Coach and Arranger for NBC’s The Sing Off and Human Feedback

WINNER: The Beckitt Brothers – Mackillop College Werribee (VIC)
1st Runner-Up: The Grammarphones – Toowoomba Grammar School (QLD)
2nd Runner-Up: Contemporary Choir – St Michael’s Grammar School (VIC)

UNIVERSITY CATEGORY

Prize: $500 plus your choice of five (5) catalogue arrangements by Ben Bram (USA)
–  Vocal Coach and Arranger for Pitch Perfect, Pentatonix, NBC’s The Sing Off, Glee, The Voice US

WINNER: Switch – Monash University (VIC)
1st Runner-Up: Soulstice – University of Queensland (QLD)

COMMUNITY CATEGORY

Prize: $500 plus your choice of five (5) catalogue arrangements by Deke Sharon (USA)
–  Vocal Producer, Coach and Arranger for Pitch Perfect, NBC’s The Sing Off, Founder of CASA

WINNER: Endeavour HC (NSW)
1st Runner-Up: Sound Connection (QLD)
2nd Runner-Up: Harambee (VIC)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE (Public Vote)

Prize: $300 plus a custom arrangement by Christopher Diaz (USA)
– Vocal Coach and Arranger for NBC’s The Sing Off, The Exchange, Mouth Off Podcast

WINNER: Endeavour HC (NSW)
1st Runner-Up: The Grammarphones – Toowoomba Grammar School (QLD)
2nd Runner-Up: Switch – Monash University (VIC)

SPECIAL AWARDS

BEST ARRANGEMENT

(Must be by a current singer in the group)

WINNER: Nothin’ Sus (SA): Billie Jean – Andrew Barley
1st Runner-Up: Switch (VIC): As Long As You Love Me – Luke Stevenson
2nd Runner-Up: Switch (VIC): Troublemaker – Michael Honey

BEST BARBERSHOP SONG

WINNER: Endeavour HC (NSW): At Last
Joint Runner-Up: Sound Connection (QLD): You Are My Sunshine
Joint Runner-Up: The Beckitt Brothers (VIC): Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

BEST JAZZ SONG

WINNER: Nothin’ Sus (SA): Billie Jean

BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION

(Must be by a current singer in the group)

WINNER: Nothin’ Sus (SA): A Fickle World – Andrew Barley

BEST POP SONG

WINNER: Switch (VIC): As Long As You Love Me
1st Runner-Up: Nothin’ Sus (SA): Billie Jean
2nd Runner-Up: Switch (VIC): Troublemaker

BEST SOLOIST

WINNER: Switch (VIC): As Long As You Love Me – Olivia Chindamo
1st Runner-Up: Nothin’ Sus (SA): A Fickle World – Esther Flight
2nd Runner-Up: Switch (VIC): Troublemaker – Lindsay Ondracek

BEST VOCAL PERCUSSIONIST

WINNER: Switch (VIC): As Long As You Love Me – Lindsay Ondracek
1st Runner-Up: Switch (VIC): Troublemaker – Luke Stevenson
2nd Runner-Up: Harambee (VIC): Dynamite – Andrew Ryan

PARTICIPANTS

Adelaide Allsorts (SA)
Callaghan Singers (NSW)
Champagne (QLD)
Endeavour Harmony Chorus (NSW)
Harambee (VIC)
Nothin’ Sus (SA)
Soulstice (QLD)
Sound Connection (QLD)
St Michael’s Grammar School Contemporary Choir (VIC)
The Accidentals (QLD)
The Beckitt Brothers (VIC)
The Blenders (QLD)
The Grammarphones (QLD)

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our international judges who donated their time and expertise. All the judges for AUS-ACA are professional a cappella singers, educators and adjudicators from America, Europe and Asia who have extensive experience as judges for the ICCAs, CASA – The Contemporary A Cappella Society Festival Competitions and the CARAs. Thank you awesome judges!

We’d also like to say a massive thank you to our generous and extremely talented international sponsors – Deke Sharon, Ben Bram, Robert Dietz and Christopher Diaz who have kindly donated their arranging services as prizes for the Major Awards.

We feel very honoured to have the support of the International a cappella community who love what we’re doing and trying to achieve and just like us they want to see the Aussie a cappella scene grow to reach it’s full potential.

DEKE SHARON
Vocal Producer, Arranger:
Founder:
BEN BRAM
Vocal Arranger and Coach:
ROBERT DIETZ
Vocal Arranger and Coach:
A Cappella Reviewer:
CHRISTOPHER DIAZ
Vocal Arranger and Coach:
Presenter:

Vocal Australia is an ambassador to CASA (Contemporary A Cappella Society of America) and has chosen to produce AUS-ACA after being inspired by the growth and talent of the international a cappella community that is evolving and flourishing through participation and exposure to contemporary a cappella through programs such as the ICCAs (International Championship of Collegiate  A Cappella) and the ICHSAs (International Championship of High School A Cappella) and the Voice Festival UK.

You may be aware that the ICCAs was the inspiration for the recent hit a cappella movie PITCH PERFECT. You may also be aware that an ICCA group provide the vocals for The Warblers on GLEE. You may even be aware that due to the rise of school and university a cappella groups overseas there is now a 100% a cappella TV show THE SING OFF that has aired 3 seasons on NBC (with a 4th on it’s way) plus separate seasons in China, France and Holland!

It’s time we show the world what we’ve got!