(formerly A Cappella University)
Virtual Summer 2021 Event
Due to concerns regarding the pandemic, we are unable to support an in-person WSMA Aca U activity during the summer of 2021.
Instead, we have planned a fantastic three-day virtual event (June 28-June 30) featuring performances and concerts by regionally and nationally known headliners Parkside Range and Pipeline Vocal Project, a Q&A session with industry professionals and coaching from some of the leading teachers in a cappella instruction in the state of Wisconsin. Students will participate in large and small group rehearsals, receive personalized instruction and learn music to be recorded for a compilation video. Brought to you in collaboration with UW-Parkside.
WSMA Aca U Camps (returning in summer of 2022)
WSMA Aca U offers students and educators a week of a cappella music performance and study, the opportunity to make new friends and connections, as well as performances and instruction from industry experts! Join us for this fantastic experience on a beautiful campus or take advantage of the commuter option.
Daily clinics, masterclasses and final performances along with concerts by a cappella headliners are all a part of this incredible experience!
Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) is excited to be part of contemporary a cappella music in Wisconsin. In addition to bringing you WSMA Aca U, WSMA includes a contemporary a cappella event in its Solo & Ensemble Festivals. Music performed at WSMA Aca U will include appropriate literature for WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festivals.
Want to learn more? Hear how WSMA Aca U started and how it’s grown since its inception in 2016 from its creators in this podcast from The Pulse.
Special thanks to UW-Parkside for hosting this incredible week!