PRIZES

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There will be major prizes awarded in each division of the AUSACA: Australian A Cappella Championships. The major prizes are as follows:
Open Division - Overall National Champion

The AUSACA Open Division – Overall National Champion will win:

Please note: Your track needs to be recorded by the end of January, 2020.

Open Division - Band National Champion

The AUSACA Open Division – Band Champion will win:

  • Mentoring from Vocal Australia’s Director, who will guide your group on all aspects of contemporary a cappella.
  • Includes either:
    • Option A: 1 x 90min masterclass in person at your rehearsal location**
    • Option B: 2 x 60min Skype masterclasses
  • Masterclasses will only occur at mutually agreed upon times. Please book ahead with ample time.
  • **Travel costs (for masterclasses outside of Melbourne) are at the expense of the group.
  • Valid until the 31 March, 2020
Open Division - Ensemble National Champion

The AUSACA Open Division – Ensemble National Champion will win:

  • Mentoring from Vocal Australia’s Director, who will guide your group on all aspects of contemporary a cappella.
  • Includes either:
    • Option A: 1 x 90min masterclass in person at your rehearsal location**
    • Option B: 2 x 60min Skype masterclasses
  • Masterclasses will only occur at mutually agreed upon times. Please book ahead with ample time.
  • **Travel costs (for masterclasses outside of Melbourne) are at the expense of the group.
  • Valid until the 31 March, 2020
Secondary School Division - Band National Champion

The AUSACA Secondary School Division Band Champion will win:

  • Mentoring from Vocal Australia’s Director, who will guide your group on all aspects of contemporary a cappella.
  • Includes either:
    • Option A: 1 x 90min masterclass in person at your rehearsal location**
    • Option B: 2 x 60min Skype masterclasses
  • Masterclasses will only occur at mutually agreed upon times. Please book ahead with ample time.
  • **Travel costs (for masterclasses outside of Melbourne) are at the expense of the group.
  • Valid until the 31 March, 2020
Secondary School Division - Ensemble National Champion

The AUSACA Secondary School Division Ensemble Champion will win:

  • Mentoring from Vocal Australia’s Director, who will guide your group on all aspects of contemporary a cappella.
  • Includes either:
    • Option A: 1 x 90min masterclass in person at your rehearsal location**
    • Option B: 2 x 60min Skype masterclasses
  • Masterclasses will only occur at mutually agreed upon times. Please book ahead with ample time.
  • **Travel costs (for masterclasses outside of Melbourne) are at the expense of the group.
  • Valid until the 31 March, 2020
Special Awards

Special Awards will also be given in the following categories at the National Finals:

  • Best Barbershop Song
  • Best Classical Song
  • Best Comedy Song
  • Best Contemporary Song
  • Best Jazz Song
  • Best Soloist
  • Best Vocal Percussionist
  • Best Student Arrangement (must be by a current singer in the group)
  • Best Student Original Composition (must be by a current singer in the group)
  • Best Non-Scholastic Arrangement
  • Best Non-Scholastic Original Composition
  • Best Newcomer Group
Bonus Prize for WA groups!

The highest scoring Western Australia group in each division from the Video Auditions (that also qualifies through to the National Finals) will receive $100 off their Part A: Group Entry fee (National Finals).

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