The winner receives:
- A $7,500 Scholarship to Total Vocal with Deke Sharon from DCINY
- A Featured Video on the AEA Website
- A Featured Blog Article on the AEA Website
- Status of AEA National High School Champions
- Promotion Through the AEA Monthly Newsletter
- A 5 Song Produced EP
2016's winner was OSA Vocal Rush and their single just came out.
arranged by Lisa Forkish, recorded by Corey Slutsky of Voices Only, mixed by Rick Thomas, and mastered by Bill Hare
OSA Vocal Rush at the 2016 AEA HS National Championship
Recording Vocal Rush was a breeze. These high school kids are insanely talented and they know how to execute their vision.-Corey Slutsky
Vocal Rush, from the Oakland School of the Arts, also won the 2017 ICHSA Finals. For that win, they get a "bye" to the Finals of Varsity Vocals' first annual AcaOpen.
Vocal Rush's Encore at the 2017 ICCA Finals
They won this 5-song EP by winning the high school competition at NACC 2016, which they absolutely deserved. It's an amazing prize which would normally cost thousands of dollars, and the students get to experience a professional recording and come away with a tangible memory of their time in their a cappella group.Be on the lookout for their new EP!
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