ABOUT JACAPPELLAA WORKSHOP
The JACAPPELLAA WORKSHOP is a workshop organized by The Japan A Cappella Association for the a cappella learners and instructors, to have them understand more of the a cappella in the global standards. The workshop will provide the opportunity to learn group choreography, effective arrangements, and bold beatboxing from groups that have participated in the ICCA/ ICCA award winning groups.
Jacappellaa Championship 2016
he first Championship of Collegiate A Cappella JAPAN (Jacappellaa Championship) will be held in February of 2016. Just like the ICCA in the United States, the visual performance such as choreography, formation, and the expression is just as important as the vocal performance. Therefore, the energetic performance is usually done in a rather large group of 13-18 people, making it one of the uniqueness of ICCA.
- What is Jacappellaa Championship?
- How is it different from existing competitions/ festivals?
- I’ve never done any formation or choreography…
- I don’t know how to do an arrangement for such a large group…
We want all of you to feel the fascination of this new a cappella! This workshop will provide an opportunity to answer your questions and actually experience the competition.
HOW THE WORKSHOP FLOWS
|Date||August 12, 2015|
|Time||1:00PM-5:00PM (Registration begins 12:30PM)|
|For whom||Collegiate A Cappella groups|
|Pricing||General ¥5,000/person Member ¥3,000/person|
|Guest Performances||Grains of Time|
After taking this workshop….
- Our group discovered a new personality and our bond is stronger than ever!
- We began to perform with the audience in mind!
- We have a deeper understanding of the ICCA in the United States and in Japan!
- We enjoyed the international exchange through a cappella!
- We want to get even better!
- I ‘m loving a cappella even more!
- About the group
Can we participate in a small group?
Yes. However, Jacappellaa Championship 2016 is a competition for groups of 13-18 and so we recommend you to participate with the required size for improving your overall group performance.
Are there any rules about genders?
Not at all. The workshop is for all-male groups, all-female groups, and mixed groups.
Do the participating members have to be the ones participating in the actual competition?
It does not. This workshop is for the people that are interested in the ICCA style a cappella.
What if we don’t have enough people?
Go ahead and sign up with the people you currently have. If you are wanting to add more people, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 days before the workshop. If you are having trouble gathering people, feel free to email us and we sure can give you useful advice.
Anything we need to bring?
No, but we do recommend you to bring water to hydrate yourself.
We’re not sure if our English is good enough…
This is an opportunity for you to improve your English skills! We will have translating staff to support you so don’t worry.
Can we pay in cash?
We ask to pay through bank transfer beforehand.
When is the actual competition?
The first Jacappellaa Championship 2016 is currently scheduled for late January (Regional) and late February (Finals). Please check the Jacappellaa Championship 2016 page for more information.
Are we required to be in the competition if we are participating in the workshop?
No. The goal of the workshop is to have you understand what ICCA is, improve your skills, and have international exchange. If the competition is something you are interested in, you are always welcome to participate.
Will participating in the workshop have any effect on the competition?
Absolutely not. However, we do believe that the workshop will help you understand the competition and improve your skills so that you can have your best performance at the competition.