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Bay Area


Yes M'am!

Yes M'am made up of three dynamic female vocalists who teamed up in December of 2014 to create a trio with saucy, spicy and surprising harmonies. With roots deep in American folk traditions, Yes M'am! takes the stage with a capella songs that are at times funny, soaring, moving, and deeply powerful. They specialize in singing traditional folk songs, as well as music that wouldn't necessarily be thought of folk before they put our particular (if not peculiar) spin on it.

Members: Margaret Miles, Amelia Hogan, Mary Hill
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Beyond Zebra

Beyond Zebra is a newly formed a cappella group who enjoys expressing unique, intricate arrangements with heartfelt emotion. Like the Dr. Seuss book On Beyond Zebra about an alphabet beyond Z, the music of Beyond Zebra takes audiences beyond what they might know and expect. When you go Beyond Zebra, who knows what wonderful things you might hear?

Members: Fiona McCrae, Zareen Levien, Miya Kanzaki, John Kelley, Chris Lewis, Jon Pilat

Love Notes SF

The Love Notes is a co-ed a cappella group based in San Francisco. We sing love songs, anti-love songs, and everything in between. We can be found singing spontaneously in coffee shops in Santa Cruz, harmonizing in car rides, belting it out at karaoke, or of course practicing at our weekly rehearsals. We are thrilled to be a part of the amazing a cappella community in the Bay Area, and are so grateful to be able to share music with each other and the public.

Members: Shira Helft, Samantha Berg, Michelle "Meesh" Zhang, Eliza Duggan, Priya Vijaykumar, Teresa Andrade, Nicholas Park, Brian Lan, Doug Pernik, Aditya Nag, Daniel Lenders
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Vocal Edition

Vocal Edition is co-ed a cappella group based in San Francisco that infuses creativity, diversity, and musicality into unique vocal arrangements. We are young men and women from a variety of careers & professions brought together by a passion & love for music. Our repertoire is an eclectic mix of pop, alternative and R&B songs that masterfully intertwine the past and present. If you love complex harmonies, interesting arrangements, and soulful voices you'll love hearing our group.

Members: Nisha Anand, Margaret Gordon, Cephra Stuart, Tiffanie Yu, Cliff Reilly, Richie Magallon, Alex Bignell, Aftab Hafeez
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Alias

ALIAS is the Bay Area's newest vocal group! Founded in the fall of 2019, this quintet comprises members from wide musical backgrounds offering a repertoire spanning decades and genres. A fresh voice to a cappella, ALIAS aims to bring a new sound to the Bay Area's vocal music scene!

Members: Elena Georgieva, Reina Glenn, Emilio Huerta, Michael Godfrey, David-Christopher Harris
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HighKey

We are HighKey A Cappella, a group of low-key singer friends from the Bay Area. We met through mutual a cappella friends in 2019 to make sweet harmonies and eat good food together, and we're so excited to hit the stage together along with these other talented musicians during our first harmony sweepstakes!

Members: Collins Chung, Brent Arimoto, David Tianyang Xu, Yaqing Xie, Angela Wu

Levels of Vocal Expression (L.o.V.E.)

This 5-person Bay Area vocal band culminates their individual influences of jazz, funk, gospel, and electronica to create an eclectic, powerhouse pop a cappella sound and ultimately, spread love and positivity through their music.

Members: Carla Renee, Selena Soberal, Christian Baltazar, Alex Wolf, Martin Lejano
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Lullabies and Honey

Lullabies and Honey is a Bay Area vocal quartet spontaneously created in 2019 out of a love of harmonizing and performing meaningful music. They draw from a wide swath musical experience from classical piano and violin to modern collegiate a cappella and glee clubs, bringing together an eclectic mix of genres mashed up in their whimsical, soulful, and beautiful arrangements.

Members: Hahns Shin, Wenley Tong, Selina Sun, Michael Khor

Offbook A Cappella

Step 1) Get the music. 2) Learn your part. 3) Try to be Offbook! Offbook is a new a cappella group based in the Bay Area. This 10-person singing collective started when a contingent of Facebook employees, who share a love of making music with their mouths, wanted to continue their passion for singing outside the office. Offbook sings a wide variety of music from top 40 hits to classic rock, pop, and more. Despite being new on the scene, they are determined to make a name for themselves. OffBook is excited to share their love for music to all ears!

Members: Lia Jundt, Abby Bechstein, Shruti Subramanian, Janelle Tong, Addy Mendoza, Daniel Gomez, Daniel Cavero, Keenan Monks, Evan Smith, Walker Eacho
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Vocal Music Workshop

Vocal Music workshop has gone through many changes over the years. Originally a show choir (with full band and choreography), Vocal is at present a 12-member a cappella sensation, exploring the music of all genres and time periods. Year-round they are called upon to entertain and inspire the community, performing at sports events and private special events. Over the years Vocal has been fortunate to share the stage with amazing performers such as Bobby McFerrin, Dick Van Dyke, The House Jacks, The EDLOS, OC Times, Straight No Chaser, Rockapella, The Exchange, VoicePlay, The Philharmonic and SixAppeal.

Members: Quentin Dervin, Cooper Stewart, Jason Pofi, Lane Hartless, Ashur Webster, Andrew Wiegers, Vivian Kammerer, Keaton Flynn, Jada Dunn, Angelina Adams, McCauley Smith
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Boston


Saffron

Saffron formed in January 2015 and burst onto the Region 1 Sweet Adelines scene a few months later with a 4th place medal. They medaled each year since, until in April of 2018 they became Region 1 Sweet Adelines International Champions. They earned their blue ribbons while also breaking the Region 1 record with a score of 637! Their repertoire covers an eclectic variety of charts ranging from folk ballads, to toe-tapping jazzy standards, to southern rock melodies, all arranged in classic and tight barbershop chording that is sure to put a tear in your eye and a smile in your heart!

Members: Christine Bulgini, Amanda Fowski, Valeri Reynolds, Susan Berry

Mass Whole Notes

The Mass Whole Notes are a semi-professional contemporary a cappella group, based in Somerville, Massachusetts. We have a modern sound that can also rock the classics with some style. The Mass Wholes are made of a diverse, zany, and individually unique group of fun-loving goofballs with a soft spot for making music with our mouths. The Mass Wholes also have a large range of a cappella renditions of everything from Paramore to Chance the Rapper.

Members: Shannon Muscatello, Abby Merson, Lauren Jones, Andrew Levin, Meade Atkeson, Patrick Roberts, Lauren Carey, Erica Hassink, Sara Saltzer, Rebecca Elowe, Nick Cox, Larry Ong-Goldring
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Iris Vocal Trio

Iris is a vocal trio based in New York City that was formed in 2018. The group re-imagines classic songs beloved by all audiences. With just three voices, the group demonstrates the versatility of the human voice through unique and intricate vocal arrangements. Iris has had the opportunity to perform in a number of notable venues including Berklee Performance Center, Green Room 42 and Carnegie Hall.

Members: Andrew John Kim, Dara Orland, David Rowen
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Bostonality

Bostonality is a Boston-based a cappella group comprised of young professional 20-somethings who share a passion for music and performance.

Members: Amanda Armillay, Tien Tran, Ben Lang, Dan Cormier, Jane Margolis, Brittany Stein, Dayna Fisk, Dylan Bushe, Jeff Bliss, Jarrod Stein, Kamisha Ferreira, Susie Ruppe
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Daily Special

Sincere. Original. Silly. Theatrical. Hungry. These are all words that are often used to describe Daily Special.

Daily Special is an a barbershop quartet based in southern New England. They take pride in their goal of being model citizens of the a cappella world, sharing their music, knowledge, and leadership skills with their communities.

Always striving for musical excellence, they have won numerous accolades including 1st place at the 2019 Barbershop Harmony Society Northeastern District Championship, 2nd place at the 2018 Boston Regional Harmony Sweepstakes, and 40th place at the 2019 International BHS Quartet Championship.

Members: Isaac Swanson, tenor, Chad Putka, lead, Ben Lewin, baritone, Cay Outerbridge, bass
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Distilled Harmony

Originally founded in 2003 in the basement of a residence hall, Distilled Harmony has grown from humble beginnings into one of Northeastern University's most recognized a cappella groups.

The music they perform, which ranges from mainstream pop to indie rock, is just as varied as the interests and academic backgrounds of each of their members, forming a diverse and loving family.

They just recently released an album, HIGH DEFINITION, which can be found on all major streaming platforms!

Members: Karizma Kishnani, Mikaela Amundson, Marly Gallo, Breanna McClarey, Morgan Headden, Deanna Pahl, Peter Duncan, Evan Penn, Greg Myren, Steve Dresel, Abhi Muraleedaran
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The Lotus Sound

The Lotus Sound is an experimental circle singing group based in Boston. Inspired by the African roots of the practice and the wonderful music of Bobby McFerrin, they strive to spread a message of unity and joy through a unique kind of performance. Because its members are from all over the world, each of their performances becomes uniquely new by improvising on a great variety of genres and languages, and by mixing cultures, life experiences and musical backgrounds to create one incredibly inclusive performance.

Members: Paola Munda, Marina Vinogradova, Eleonora Rancati, Swara Swaramitaru, Micaella Cattani, Carlotta Amato, Serle Siliani, Isabel Rodriguez, Manfredi Caputo, Agney Mulay, Matheus Maciel, Andres Cannas
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Mixed MetaFour

Mixed MetaFour was very carefully named. We are a mixed group, and there are four of us.

We first got together with two men from the men's Fireside barbershop quartet and the women's All 4 One barbershop quartet. (Two of us were father and daughter, which didn't hurt.) We proceeded to entertain in New England and Old England, win an award in one of BHS's first mixed contests, and mix an awful lot of metaphors.

Now we've swapped one daughter for another, and changed our repertoire a little. But we remain ready to take you, musically, to a place where the hand of man has never set foot.

Members: Jen Blair, Dagny Dukach, Manoj Padki, Daniel Schwartz

Chicago


Remedy

Remedy comes from different ends of Ohio to form the University of Dayton's first a cappella group. When they are not captivating their audience, Remedy enjoys spending time together as a group. From many walks of life and representing a vast number of majors, the group discovered camaraderie and harmony instantly. Remedy hopes to entertain and captivate the audience with their memorable performances.

Members: Kim Tielemans, Alex Golzynski, Katie Breslin, Alexis Taylor, Kat Smith, Sarah Yelsik, Cameron Page, Andy Villasenor, Angelo Knight, Chris Hemsath
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Counterpoint Loyola

Counterpoint is Loyola University Chicago's premier competitive co-ed acapella group! They personally arrange and energetically perform a diverse range of music to feature at concerts, competitions, and on albums! Counterpoint provides not only a creative musical outlet for members and listeners, but take pride in sharing themselves with Chicago! Beginning as a conversation about the musical opportunities for Loyola University Chicago, a small group of students already involved in the acapella scene at Loyola found that the community was missing one component...competition! Counterpoint was born out of a call for musical excellence, a competitive atmosphere, and a performance like none before it. After hand selecting founding members and an amazing turnout of auditions for new members, Counterpoint fought for and won recoginition with the Student Activities and Greek Affairs board. Now, they are on a mission to continue the momentum they started with and provide a great experience for audiences and members. They have lofty goals that will most definitely be met with a "Get It Done" attitude for competition, recording, and arranging like never before.

Members: Reese Bailey, Adeline Azungue, Michael Ghuneim, Lia Monroy, Kaitlyn Wacker, Rachel Groth, Leah Tan, Camille Neuman
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Vocal Chaos

Vocal Chaos is in its 22nd year as a Chicagoland a cappella staple. This rotating cast of characters enjoys using the gift of song to force themselves out of the house at least once a week through the 8 month Chicago winter, and has been known to occasionally enjoy a post rehearsal, or mid-rehearsal drink. They may not be in college anymore, but at least they're trying to hang on to their glory days like a high school football player from Texas! Please enjoy the men of Vocal Chaos.

Members: Owen Stevenson, Shak Bhamani, Zachary Watts, Laz Estrada, Ryan Naimy, Trent Synder
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Impromptu

Impromptu is an 8 member contemporary a cappella group based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Founded in May of 2017, several members met at Ball State University or were good friends who wanted to come together, hang out and make music. Their unique sound is the result of a tight and soulful blend, some R&B and Jazz influences and a little sensuality.

Members: Andrea Greene, Jasmine Rowsey, Samantha Doub, Edric Mitchell, Kaleem McGill, Trevor Barnes, Zach Yarborough, Derek Hutchinson
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Flux Vocals

We are an 8 part mixed, semi professional group composed of members from former collegiate groups all over Michigan. We strive to make music that will both have everyone on their feet, but also music that everyone is able to relate to, and feel, as we find that most important. This is such an incredible creative outlet, and we feel as though we have so much to show the world, as we're just getting our story started!

Members: Brian Jones, Joshua Raiford, Daniel Dade, Nicholas Borchardt, Nick Boyd, Svenja Penic, Kaley Mayrose, Carly Westcott
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Panorama

Panorama is a barbershop quartet comprised of four men who, from other quartets, have a total of nine Illinois District Quartet Championships, and numerous International Competition appearances, resulting in high honors. Since our formation in January of 2019, Panorama has become an Illinois state top-three competing quartet, taking every opportunity to present a wide variety of American musical favorites, and establish a special connection with you, our audience. Sit back, and enjoy: Panorama!

Members: Tim Carter, Mike Woods, Dennis Stern, Doug Smith

Take 4

Take 4 is an a cappella and barbershop quartet from Kansas City, MO and West Palm Beach, FL. Members include: Wendy Spilker, Kristin Drummond-Mance, Chacey Steen and Melissa VanHousen. The quartet formed in January of 2014 and proudly represents Sweet Adelines International, Harmony Incorporated and the Barbershop Harmony Society. They currently hold the ranking of Harmony Incorporated International 2nd Place Silver Medalists and SAI Region 5 Champions. Take 4 enjoys performing a diverse repertoire including barbershop, broadway, jazz and pop.

Members: Chacey Steen, Melissa VanHousen, Wendy Spilker, Kristin Drummond-Mance
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UT Noteworthy

is a co-ed A Cappella group from The University of Texas at Austin, founded in 2014. What originally started as a group of strangers who shared the same interest for music, became a family of best friends who pour their heart and soul into each piece originally crafted by current members of the group. This year marks the very first for Noteworthy to begin the competition season, with Texas Revue and ICCA Southwest Quarterfinals already under their belt. We hope you have a Noteworthy experience with us tonight!

Members: Irene Lee, Ella Moody, Mayson OBrien, Vidya Rajan, Sheena Nguyen, Joshua Oh, Neel Gopal, Obinna Okorie, Carlos Cisneros, Bryce Freund, Joshua Mathew
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Mid-Atlantic


Mutual Agreement

In the fall of 1993, six young men formed and a capella sextet called Mutual Agreement, which means "A Covenant with God." Their intention is to spread the Word of God through song, bringing hope, strength and encouragement to all who will listen.

Each member brings his own individual gifts, talents and creativity to the group. The group uses the human voice as the chief instrument of their performance. Each member mutually agrees that their music ministry will not be kept confined within the traditional walls of the church, their mission field consists of ministering to the sick and shut-in, incarcerated youth and adults, hospitals, evangelistic meetings and wherever there is a need to provide encouragement through song.

Members: David Simons, James Slim Davis, Gerald Best, Lester Black, Eric Hodges, Donald Jackson

ember

ember is a 6-piece vocal band from Baltimore, MD. They seek to create energetic live performances with the combination of dynamic vocalists, an internationally-ranked beatboxer, and a high-class blend. In the past year, ember competed at Carnegie Hall during the Varsity Vocals Open finals, debuted their original single "Bad Romantic", and have performed around the country from L.A. to North Carolina, to Boston, and their home of Baltimore. You can find more of them everywhere online, @embervocals!

Members: Alyce McNulty, Marcella Astore, Lauren Redditt, Lamont Pierce, Winston Harris, Michael Wingate
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Concrete

An award-winning vocal band based in New York City, Concrete uses three-part harmonies and a low, rich sound to reimagine pop hits, classic rock and indie tunes. With lyric melodies and a smooth blend, their arrangements are uncomplicated and soulful. They have competed and performed internationally, and have 100% success rate for marriage proposals (she never says no)!

Members: Aldon Knolls, Caitlin Nelson, Jason Unger, Karaline Rosen, Lior Melnick, Melina Marini
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Capital Blend

Capital Blend formed in the spring of 2008 when several coworkers learned they shared a common interest in singing. Now, consisting of women from a wide variety of professions, Capital Blend is mostly comprised of former college a cappella performers and other musically inclined individuals. Capital Blend performs in and around the DC Metro area at venues ranging from the Washington Nationals Stadium to retirement communities and corporate events. The group's repertoire includes popular music, oldies but goodies, international hits, and original compositions.

Members: Shana Jacobus, Caity Stuhan, Brandi Rose, Tiffany Haigler, Carrie Holt, Elisabeth Bassen, Miriam Abaya, Kelsey Carroll, Elisa Talmage, Cristina Watson, Julia Clunn, Erika Cogliani
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Quadrophonic

Quadrophonic is a mixed barbershop and vocal jazz quartet based in NC's Triangle area. Quad has a diverse repertoire that includes rock & pop classics, show tunes and jazz standards. Outside of performances and actively competing in Mixed Barbershop competitions, Quad offers clinics to young singers and high school students. Quad is the current proud reigning champions of the Carolina's District through Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association and the Barbershop Harmony Society for 2018 and 2019.

Members: Bill Adams, Lacey Knapp, Melissa Martin, Kenneth Tice

Better Together

We are an award winning mixed barbershop quartet composed of two married couples, Anthony and Elizabeth Colosimo and Andrew and Heather Havens.

Members: Elizabeth Colosimo, Anthony Colosimo, Heather Havens, Andrew Havens

Epiphony A Cappella

Epiphony A'cappella was formed in 2018 with 5 ladies who have performed together for over 10 years. At the beginning of this season we added a beat-boxing dude! We perform creative arrangements of pop, rock and soul classics in a variety of environments throughout Charlotte and surrounding areas.

Members: Carrie Taft, Jessie-Marie Haynes, Megan King, Amanda Cipoletti, Kimm Santa, Bradley Blumer
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Note-oriety

Note-oriety is James Madison University's premier award winning all female a cappella group, founded in 1998 by Kelly Myer & Bonnie Estes. You can find the lovely ladies of Note-oriety performing all around the JMU campus and at various events up and down the east coast. We are a sisterhood bound by a love for music and lifelong friendship.

Members: Makenzie Rodriguez, Emma Wagner, Trish Hoang, Caroline Mork, Emilie Bozik, Emily Chapman, Dani Rye, Thea Simpson, Marjorie Bonga, Charlotte Thomas, Angeline Ignacio, Hannah Cummings
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HALO

HALO represents the first Barbershop quartet of African American singers to compete on the international stage of a Barbershop organization. We sing a Capella- hip hop and Barbershop. Our quartet also represents our organization HALO, Inc. working to use the Barbershop genre as a framework for our Community Music Therapy initiative using the listening and singing experience of Barbershop music to confront issues of racism in the United States with productive dialogue.

Members: Shana Oshiro, Portia Pitts, Niambi Powell, Jasmine Barnes
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Up All Night Quartet

Up All Night Quartet is based in the DC area. While barbershop is the main style of music that they sing, they enjoy singing a wide variety of songs and genres. Up All Night enjoys having fun and spending time together outside of rehearsal with good food and good wine. They have represented Sweet Adelines Heart of the Blue Ridge Region 14 at International Competition for the past three years, and have competed in the National Finals for the Harmony Sweepstakes, placing 3rd in 2018. They have been singing and competing together for just over three years, enjoying the ride!

Members: Sara Duffy , Allison Lynskey , Heidi Wilson, Kristen Lebryk
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New York


'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight is an award-winning "a cappella" quartet of music educators from the Long Island/Manhattan area of New York. While they sing primarily in the barbershop style, their eclectic influences range from jazz to classical and everything in between. The group is a two-time Semi-Finalist in the Barbershop Harmony Society's (BHS) International Barbershop Quartet Contest and they are also the BHS 2010 Mid-Atlantic District Quartet Champions. In addition, the foursome won the New York City Harmony Sweepstakes Championship and was bestowed with the coveted "Audience Favorite" award by overwhelming crowd vote. The quartet has received praise for their self-titled debut recording too, receiving a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) nomination in the category of "Best Barbershop Song" for their rendition of "Try A Little Tenderness". 'Round Midnight has been featured in an array of showcases, contests, and educational workshops spanning the United States from New York to California.

Members: Larry Bomback, Wayne Grimmer, T.J. Carollo, Jeff Glemboski
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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
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Vocal Motion Six

Anyone who has not experienced the phenomenon of VMSIX (Vocal Motion Six) cannot imagine the profound effect the spirit of this group will have upon them. Nor can it be described. As they say, you have to be there! All we can do is describe their effect on others! The group is represented with one Female and Four men. In 1999 the group was among the 537 groups nationwide who auditioned for the Namibia National Music Makers Competition. Chosen as one of the 37 finalists, they traveled 700km southwest to the capitol, Windhoek. There, in a televised broadcast, they won 2 awards for Best Vocal Group and First Place overall Artist of the Year, winning the opportunity to record their first album in 1999. VMSIX journey is remarkable

Members: Jones Mandes Mario, Vasco Mandavela Mario, Markus Mwaka Chizyuka, Miyoba Kapembwa Chizyuka, Paulo Nhanga Correia, Reagen Chimine Chimine (Sound engineer)
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Satellite Lane

Satellite Lane is a Long Island-based a cappella group that currently belongs to the Contemporary A cappella League. Made up of seven teachers, Satellite Lane specializes in spreading a cappella education to music programs and performing spontaneous original compositions. In March 2013, Satellite Lane competed in the New York Regional Harmony Sweepstakes, where they won "Audience Favorite," "Best Arrangement," and a special "Honorable Mention" for originality. Currently, they are working on their first studio album and several original music videos.

Members: Christine Benedetti, Deanna Albro, Melanie Malusa-Wink, Marc Silverberg, Andrew Duca, Andrew Fallu, Christopher Hoffman
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The Quintessence

Formed in the fall of 2012, Quintessence is a group of young, passionate singers with a soulful sound and innovative arrangements. Covering every genre from K-Pop to funk, these five performers are struggling to fill out the 50-word requirement of this form. Quoth Wikipedia: "In physics, quintessence is a hypothetical form of dark energy postulated as an explanation of observations of an accelerating universe. It has been proposed by some physicists to be a fifth fundamental force. It is suggested that quintessence can be either attractive or repulsive depending on the ratio of kinetic to potential energy in the universe. Specifically, it is thought that quintessence became repulsive about 10 billion years ago (the universe is approximately 13.7 billion years old).

Members: Natia Svanadze, Natia Okruashvili, Tatia okruashvili, Saba Chachanidze, Giorgi Toradze, Lasha Murvanidze
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Riffrunners

The Riffrunners are a leading co-ed contemporary A Cappella group at Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ. Since its conception in 2011 every aspect of the group has been managed by the students from business managing to arranging music.

Members: Kiara Liwag, Caiti Mulligan, Nicole Cebulko, Alfonso Gonnella, Anna Perpignan, Courtney Ober, Jesse Hann, Kat Riggins, Kenzie Castle
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Spiderhorse

Spiderhorse is an award-winning vocal duo. Chris Celiz and Gene Shinozaki look to bring their style of vocal music to mainstream culture. They have won the 2018 world beatbox championships, 2018 grand beatbox battle, and the 2019 varsity vocals a capella open

Members: Chris Celiz, Gene Shinozaki

Vice A Cappella

We are proud to introduce VICE, a 5-woman vocal band based in New York City! Comprised of ICCA finalists, award-winning arrangers and choreographers, audio engineers, educators, and an internationally-ranked competitive beatboxer, the women of VICE have come together to blend their diverse skillset into one powerful experiment.

Members: Nicky Brenner, Mason Van Gieson, Jennifer Lancaster, Denise Nalibotsky, Karine Bruce-Doe
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Pacific Northwest


Emerald City Voices

Emerald City Voices is a Seattle-based a cappella ensemble whose members have been singing together since 2005. Originally started as a group of friends who met in a community choir, they now sing extensively during the holidays, at Mariners games, and around the Seattle area, as well as host multiple concerts benefiting local charities. The members of ECV are committed to high-quality a cappella music, entertaining performances, and having fun together!

Members: Sarah Robinson, Matt Smith, Jared Blatterman, Betsy Hall, Pam Reich, Jason Fu, Andy Robinson, Jess Chung, Shannon Ludeman, Molly Tomlinson, Patrick Daly, Andrew Williams
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20/20

20/20 is a collection of current and former college friends who have formed a lifelong bond through sharing their love of music. With their skills from music school at hand, the group combined already has decades of performing experience including leading opera roles, national festival performances, and professional choral recording sessions. Since grauating from Central Washington University they have all taken different career paths but still find time to come together in order to pursue musical excellence and share their passion for performing as 20/20.

Members: Emelia Blunt, Joette Dunnihoo, Theo Olson, Isaiah Ragland, Jacob Cecil, Matt Mayrhofer
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Restless Vocal Band

Restless Vocal Band is a vocal powerhouse from Seattle, WA. Voted as the #2 best band in Seattle for 3 years in a row and the 2016 Pacific North West Harmony Sweepstakes Champions, there is never a dull moment when you're part of Restless. Comprised of six people who genuinely love to perform together, Restless creates a high energy, fun and exciting stage show complete with music spanning almost 10 decades of music.

Members: Jordyn Day, Sean Braxton, Erik Eliason, Angelo Allard, Sam Waterhouse, KM Gospel
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Bodacious Ladyhood

Bodacious Ladyhood is a Seattle-based trio of women who have been singing together since 2002. Carolyn, Loretta and Jenny are excited to be back for their fourth time at Sweeps, having placed in the top three in their prior three appearances! They have opened for The Baudboys and have performed at Chateau Ste. Michelle (and on live, national radio) as guests on "A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor." They have been called "distinctive", "vibrant-voiced", and "show-stopping." Bodacious Ladyhood is three parts harmony, one part comedy and a whole lot of fun.

Members: Carolyn Hastings, Loretta Deranleau Howard, Jenny Buehler
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Golden Tones

Comprised of six alumni from Oregon State University's all female a cappella group, Divine. Golden Tones is the culmination of over a decade of friendship and musicianship that has withstood the test of time.

Members: Aranda Furth, Erica Puopolo, Devon Sheppard, Blair Hutchison, Shaena Behbahany-Grim, Tiffany Haole-Venezuela, Melissa Albert-Ingalls

Fifth Street

Fifth Street is a vocal quintet based in Victoria, BC. Its five members met at the University of Victoria's School of Music and formed the group out of a desire to make music together and continue growing as artists. Having recently opened for long-time vocal jazz legends The Real Group in the fall of 2019, Fifth Street continues to perform throughout British Columbia while combining the worlds of pop, jazz, and R&B in first-class five-part harmony.

Members: Natasha Penfield, Jilaine Orton, Ryan Narciso, Kenji Lee, Taylor Caswell
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Fourcast

Fourcast first sang together in November of 2015...it was an audition for a baritone...and almost instantly we knew this was something special. Since then, we've competed 4 times in North-by-Northwest Region 13's Annual Convention and placed 3rd twice and 2nd most recently. We're glad to be back with the Harmony Sweeps for 2020 as it's our favorite venue!

Members: Lisa Martin, Tenor, Anna Martin, Lead, Carol Ward, Bass, Sue Beck, Baritone
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