WHEW! The Find Your Voice original a cappella songwriting competition is a wrap for 2015!
It's been a lot over the past few months to conceptualize, plan, organize, and cultivate this competition (Amanda Newman et al of Varsity Vocals - I salute you).
Through The Vocal Company (and with substantial help from Danny Olefsky, Mel Daneke, Ted Trembinski, and others), 22 groups answered my call for original a cappella music:
The prizes included a songwriting consultation with hitmaker Tat Tong, a collaboration on an original song with members of world-touring vocal group The Exchange (as seen on NBC's The Sing-Off), and a fully-produced all-originals EP.
We got some amazing entries, and our finalists came down to The Dons (UK), vocaldente (Germany), Honey Whiskey Trio (US), The Vassar Devils (US), and Ginger & Tonic (Australia).
These finalists were judged by Deke Sharon (of Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off, etc), Avi Kaplan (of Pentatonix), and Ingrid Andress (of Universal / Arthouse Ent. / Sea Gayle Music, Delilah, etc). There was also an online audience voting percentage of the final score. In the end, The Vassar Devils claimed victory!
Congratulations and thank you to all involved! I look forward to hearing more original music out of every competitor!
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