Congratulations, you have taken your first step towards applying for an amazing new competition in conjunction with SingStrong: Shruti! If you have not heard about SingStrong before, here's a quick overview:
SingStrong is a weekend-long a cappella music festival, featuring groups from around the world performing every style under the sun, from barbershop to doo-wop, pop to jazz, beatbox to overtone singing and beyond. Profits support music programs and the fight against Alzheimer's Disease.
We at the Association of South-Asian A cappella (ASA) are honored to be part of this incredible weekend of performance, learning and networking, and invite you to join us there as well. This year, SingStrong will take place on the weekend of February 8th - February 10th, 2019, at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. The entire weekend will culminate with Shruti, their first ever South Asian a cappella competition hosted and curated by ASA on Sunday, February 10th at 2PM.
WHO MAY ENTER
College groups and semi-pro groups welcome! Any group, whose members are 18 or older (age exceptions made with producer approval and parental consent), of (almost) any size, style or composition may enter this contest. Performers may compete in more than one group. Groups will be pre-screened by the ASA board.
Please submit a 2-4 minute unedited video accurately representing the group’s arrangement, performance style and expected membership. You may audition with different music than you compete with.
Each group will be charged a $75, non-refundable processing fee that accompanies their application. Please send payment via Venmo to @ASA-Director and label the payment with your group name. Any applicants that do not submit their fee prior to the application deadline will not be considered to compete in Shruti. Once accepted, each member of the group will require either a SingStrong Weekend Pass for $75/person or a SingStrong Class Pass for $35/person. ASA will purchase these on each group’s behalf and distribute the passes upon each group’s arrival to SingStrong.
In addition to applying to compete at Shruti, if you are interested in competing in SingStrong’s contemporary competition, ACA-Idol, apply here! ACA-Idol will take place Friday, February 8th, so please plan accordingly if you choose to attend!