We’re excited to announce that Lusa Washburn will be judging the following AUSACA events in 2019:
Lusa Washburn specialises in Maori and Pacific Island harmonies, and is a member of the multi award-winning barbershop quartet THE MUSICAL ISLAND BOYS. The quartet has received countless National and International Barbershop awards, and are three-time National Barbershop Quartet champions, smashing NZ record books each time they have competed. The boys won Gold at the 2004 Pan Pacific Competition, and in 2006 made history, securing World Championship U25 Gold in Indianapolis, being the first quartet from outside of the United States to capture the prestigious trophy. They are the 2014 World Champions, having beaten a field of over 50 of the best quartets in the World in Las Vegas. (The highest possible award in Barbershop!)
Lusa is also a performer with the PASEFIKA VITORIA CHOIR, who perform a mix of Pasefika songs and medleys that embody Samoan, Tongan, Rarotongan, Maori and Tokelauan languages.