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The Indy A Cappella Festival is a first for the city of Indianapolis. We are thrilled that you are interested in this new festival. There are so many exciting educational opportunities for our a cappella groups out there and we are humbled to receive your consideration. Below is some information to help you plan your participation.

 

WHEN

The FESTIVAL is scheduled for October 27th - 28th, 2023, and is divided into three sections. Each section is provided “a la carte” at registration.

  • Friday Night Academic Showcase - Tickets $15 each

    • 6-8 groups will be selected by video audition to perform on our main stage

    • One Voice Indy, an Indianapolis Sweet Adelines chorus, will perform after the academic showcase

  • Saturday Festival - $325 registration fee per group

    • Runs from roughly 9a-5:30p

    • All registered groups will receive a one-on-one coaching session with one of our guest clinicians. We call these experiences CLINICS.

    • OPTIONAL UPGRADE: book a second clinic for $250 extra

    • There will be a number of educational presentations that are open for any interested registrants. We call these MASTERCLASSES.

    • PERFORMANCE stage:

      • Main stage - We have one of the biggest and best auditoriums in Indiana, with lights and 18 wireless handheld microphones. The Warren Performing Arts Center will showcase your group incredibly. 

      • Participation on the stage will be determined by video audition (see below).

    • Concessions all day

    • Lunch options on site

    • Catered dinner available ($15 each) - must book during main registration

      • A catered meal, designed for your students, with plenty of dietary needs considered. 

  • Saturday Headline Concert - Tickets $25 each

    • Warren Central’s own 16th Street Soul will open the night

    • Multi-Grammy Award, Internationally recognized, TAKE 6 will be in full concert.

 

HOTEL PARTNERS

We are proud to partner with our Marriott East Hotels this year. They are able to provide you with 2 options for booking. 

Book your group rate for Warren Performing Arts - Indy Acapella Festival

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

Event Summary:

Warren Performing Arts - Indy Acapella Festival

Start Date: Friday, October 27, 2023

End Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023

Last Day to Book: Friday, October 13, 2023

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Indianapolis Marriott East for 159 USD per night

  • Delta Hotels Indianapolis East for 139 USD per night

Book your group rate for Warren Performing Arts - Indy Acapella Festival

THE VENUE

The Warren Performing Arts Center is 116,000 square foot creative, technical, rehearsal and performance space ideal for any music, dance or theatrical event. Located on the campus of Warren Central High School, this facility hosts numerous scholastic, community and professional events each year.

Warren Central High School
9500 East 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229

 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS FOR PERFORMANCE

All performance opportunities will be awarded via video submission and evaluation

  • Videos may be uploaded to YouTube (unlisted video preferred) - no files for download will be accepted

  • Video must show your group singing one complete song with this year’s group - this should be a song you will perform, if selected

  • Videos links are due by September 28, 2023

  • Submit videos via this Google Form: Indy A Cappella Festival Video Submissions

  • Results will be announced no later than October 9, 2023

  • FRIDAY NIGHT ACADEMIC SHOWCASE

    • Selected groups must be on-site by 3pm, Friday, October, 27, 2023 for sound check

  • SATURDAY MAIN STAGE

    • Selected groups will be assigned soundchecks to coordinate with their daily schedule

REGISTRATION

  • Use this Google form to register: Indy A Cappella Festival Registration 2023

  • Once registered, you will receive an invoice from our treasurer

  • We accept checks and purchase orders from school districts.

  • We do anticipate a large number of groups/ schools to register. So register quickly.  Any schools who cannot get in immediately will be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

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