2022 Participating Groups
| FLEX PITCH|
FLEX PITCH is an acapella group based out of NYC. Originally formed as a virtual acapella group during the pandemic, they have sung in numerous different styles of music including jazz, R&B, and pop. After making a run all the way to the finals of "THE 2021 ACAPELLA OPEN" presented by Varsity Vocals, FLEX PITCH is ready to take on the live stage with their high energy and creativity!
Members: Will Farnham, Julian James, Marwan Ramen, Jenna Barbieri, Gabrielle Piacentile
| Highline Vocal Jazz|
Highline is comprised of five best buddies who love to sing! Our vocal jazz quintet was founded in December 2017 and we have since been creating music videos and performing at events like the 2018 CT ACDA Fall Conference.
We are committed to continuing the vocal jazz tradition established by groups like Manhattan Transfer, Take 6, The Real Group, and New York Voices. We believe in modernizing the art form these artists championed and making it fun and accessible for all audiences.
At the center of our philosophy is education of the next generation of singers through workshops and masterclasses in jazz singing and arranging. We believe that the world would be a better place if everyone would sing together!
Members: Mark Farnum, Emily Gaggiano, Jared Graveley, Chester Martin, Alyssa Venora
| Mezzo A Cappella|
Mezzo A Cappella is a New York City–based, diverse, all-female a cappella group, who are passionate about music and performance and truly enjoy sharing that with others. In 2019, Mezzo released their first E.P. titled, "Woman Like Me" available on all streaming platforms.
Members: Amanda Lim, Liz Chapman, Erin Mazuera, Reynetta Sampson, Bree Lalor, Maggy Kucera, Sophia Brooks
| Remix A Cappella|
We're Remix A Cappella and we're back in 2022 singing live under our director again, who returned after 4 years. We first began in 2018 and won runner up in the mid-Atlantic Quarter final of ICHSA. Our comeback year has been one of excitement and a busy performance schedule. We plan to perform for fundraisers, charity events, and many concerts this spring.
Members: NM, VG, CS, GG, CP, RC, EA, JA, KI, WR, MQ, CJ
| Replay Vocals|
Replay Vocals is a post-collegiate a cappella group that started during the pandemic in 2020. Based in New Jersey, each member of Replay Vocals brings their unique talents to create a musical sound all their own. They are excited to be performing in their first competition.
Members: Julien Blanchard, Nicole Cebulko, Evan Cordero, Madelyn Curtin, Morgan Graham, Luke Wroblewski
2022 Judges TBA
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purpose of the audition is to make sure the group is appropriate for
the Festival and to help the Director determine the performance
order. If a group has competed previously, the audition process may
How to enter
Please send music and photos to the
regional director :
Colette Thompson (New York)
Colette Thompson has directed or performed in over eleven vocal ensembles, with her group, Stay Tuned, placing 3rd in the 1998 New York Regional of the Harmony Sweepstakes; Colette has performed/recorded with Lukas Foss, Leonard Bernstein, Jesse Norman, Peter, Paul & Mary, and James Levine A billboard-ranked singer/songwriter, she has also managed several events, including, Christmas at NYU, Complex at the Duplex, and An Evening with The Real Group at NYC's Symphony Space. With performances televised via major news programs including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, and NY1, she is a promoter, producer, adjudicator and an ambassador of vocal music worldwide.
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