ICCA West Semifinals To Showcase Stars In Salem

ICCA West Semifinals To Showcase Stars In Salem

From former champions to brand-new contenders, the ICCA West Semifinal is set to be an exciting night of a cappella on March 31 in Salem, OR.

Mar 5, 2018 by Amanda Cornaglia
ICCA West Semifinals To Showcase Stars In Salem

From former champions to brand-new contenders, the ICCA West Semifinal is set to be an exciting night of a cappella. Will the SoCal Vocals or Divisi make another trip to New York City? Or, will we see a new champion from the West Coast? Find out on March 31 at the Elsinore Theatre in Salem, Oregon. 

The Green Note

Portland State University

Quarterfinal Score: 366

This self-proclaimed group of passionate underdogs will make their first trip to semifinals since their founding in 2010, edging out Divisi for first place at their Elsinore quarterfinal. Jhus Custodio was awarded Outstanding Vocal Percussion for the entire set.


University of Oregon

Quarterfinal Score: 354

You know this group as the inspiration for the Barden Bellas, but Divisi has been wowing the a cappella community since 2001. Salise Colman earned Outstanding Choreography for the entire set in the quarterfinals.

The SoCal VoCals

University of Southern California

Quarterfinal Score: 426

The SoCal Vocals have four national titles to their name, and it’s a smart bet to expect a strong performance from them in the semifinals. They earned first place in their quarterfinal, with two special awards going to Henry Mattei for Outstanding Vocal Percussion for the entire set and Outstanding Arrangement to Quinn D’Andrea, Jej Millanes, and Tehillah Alphonso for “Hammer.”

The After School Specials!

Claremont Colleges

Quarterfinal Score: 376

The After School Specials are a group that takes pride in being upbeat, rocking green, and representing diversity in its members and music. They took home second place in the quarterfinals, as well as Outstanding Soloist for Kai Kellerman’s performance of “Jealous.”

Eh? Cappella

University of British Columbia

Quarterfinal Score: 389

A proud representation of competitors from UBC A Cappella, the first-place quarterfinal finishers also earned Outstanding Vocal Percussion for Vino Cuenca’s entire set at the Rialto Theater in Tacoma, Washington.


Pacific Lutheran University

Quarterfinal Score: 353

In signature gold ties and chucks, the men of PLUtonic earned second place in their quarterfinal and will make their first appearance at the ICCA West Semifinal.

UC Men’s Octet

University of California, Berkeley

Quarterfinal Score: 357

UC Men’s Octet walked away with a hard-earned first place in its quarterfinal. Just eight men in a tradition that started in 1948, UC Men’s Octet utilizes a varied repertoire and a fun stage presence to win over its audiences around the world.

The Liquid Hotplates

University of California, Davis

Quarterfinal Score: 350

The Liquid Hotplates took second place in a hotly contested quarterfinal, and Cole Hofberg earned Outstanding Arrangement for “Take Me To Church.” Annual competitors in ICCA, this will the LHP’s second trip to semis, having won their quarterfinal in 2017.


University of California, Los Angeles

Quarterfinal Score: 419

Resonance took first place at its quarterfinal at UCLA on February 24, led by Anderson Ju, who won Outstanding Soloist for his performance of “Billie Jean.” The group is also celebrating the release of its latest album, "In This Light."

The ChapTones 

Chapman University

Quarterfinal Score: 367

The ChapTones are returning to semifinals this year following a second-place finish last round. Avery Roberts’ entire set was awarded Outstanding Arrangement, which also marks the second year in a row the group took home this special award.