AcaOpen Returns to Carnegie Hall

On October 5, top groups from around the world will head to New York City to take the stage at Carnegie Hall for the third annual International Championship for A Cappella Open, better known as the AcaOpen. The Varsity Vocals contest for all ages will welcome back the 2019 ICCA Champions, the N'Harmonics, and the 2019 ICHSA Champions, InTONEnation to compete against the Open Regional winners.

Who is up for the $25,000 prize?

Kicking off the semifinal rounds, TONEWALL earned the Northeast title in NYC with a score of 339 on July 20. TONEWALL is a pop a cappella subset of the NYC Gay Men's Chorus. The group also won Outstanding Arrangement for their entire set.

On the west coast that same night, Aperture took the West Semifinal with a score of 413. This relatively new group also earned Outstanding Arrangement for Avery Roberts' work on the whole set.

Varsity Vocals announced the Open Virtual winners on August 11, giving San Francisco based quintet, Business Casual, a second chance at the AcaOpen top prize. In addition to their top score of 386, the group also won Outstanding Soloist for Roshun Alur's take on "You Make My Dreams Come True" and Outstanding Vocal Percussion for Michael Wang.

Nomadic, the pro vocal group born out of the June Project, took top honors in the South Semifinal with 368 points. Isaiah Carter earned both Outstanding Vocal Percussion for the set and Outstanding Arrangement for "No Tears Left to Cry." Lynique Webster also won Outstanding Soloist for "Lovely.'

Brand new group VIBE out of Allen, TX earned 415 points to win the Midwest Semifinal with Outstanding Soloist for Dewayne Proctor on "Still in Love" and Outstanding Arrangement from Caleb Moore.

Bringing in a beatbox focus, SpiderHorse won the New England semifinal with 398 points and both Outstanding Arrangement and Outstanding Vocal Percussion.

The final two spots went to Wild Card winners Seconds Apart, 2nd place finishers in the West, and Sound Off who were the New England runners-up.

What is the standard for winning? Take a peek at the first ever winners, Women of the World.



And last year's winner, Iris:



Get your tickets now for what is sure to be a great show!

Hot Pursuit Crowned 2019 Harmony Queens

It was a strong afternoon of singing at the Harmony, Inc. Quartet Finals, where Hot Pursuit was named the 2019 Harmony Queens. Scoring an 81.5%, Hot Pursuit now joins the welcome company of the Association of Harmony Queens.

Record Breaking Chorus Contest at Harmony, Inc.

With a score of 83.7% (1507) A Cappella Showcase took home their third gold medal at the 2019 Harmony, Inc. IC&C with the second highest chorus score ever. As expected, the chorus contest was exciting and hotly contested with runners-up Northern Blend finishing just 7 points behind A Cappella Showcase with an 83.3% (1500). It was the first time Harmony, Inc. saw not one, but two scores above an 83% in the same contest. 

Harmony, Inc. Names Top Ten Quartets

The stage lit up all day Thursday in Sandusky with 31 international qualifiers in the Harmony, Inc. quartet semifinals. After seeing a parade of heavy hitters, big personalities, and lots of ringing chords, the coveted top ten were announced. These 10 quartets, plus a mic tester, will take the stage on Saturday at 12:30 pm EST for the quartet finals.

Supporting Barbershop Via Video: An Interview With BHS CMO Holly J. Kellar

Source: BHS.org

Hot Chorus Contest Coming at #HI2019Sandusky

This Friday will be a clash of the titans in Sandusky, OH as the choruses of Harmony, Inc. take the stage.

Unprecedented Quartet Contest Expected in Sandusky

With less than a week to go, the excitement surrounding the 2019 Harmony, Incorporated International Convention & Contests is palpable. The contests kick off on Thursday morning with 33 qualifying quartets expected to take the stage at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

Celebrating 60 Years of Harmony, Inc.

In 1957, a significant shift of needs and ideals in the women's barbershop community led to the creation of second organization. After a struggle of meetings and debate, the Melody Belles of Rhode Island were the first chorus to officially split from Sweet Adelines, followed closely by four more choruses to pursue a different direction. These 150 women propelled the creation of what became Harmony, Incorporated.

FloSports Rebrands, Launches Android App

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You may have noticed something different about FloVoice this week… 

Two Nights, Two Shows, WATCH LIVE from Harmony University

   Harmony University is well underway in Nashville, TN. Students of ALL ages are actively learning and performing for the best of the best. Honing their skills in singing, performing and leadership. This week brings together barbershop singers, music educators, music students, arrangers, doctors, lawyers and MANY more from all over the world for a once in a lifetime experience. At the end of the week two amazing shows feature performances ONLY to be found at Harmony University.