VoiceJam Festival Crowns 2018 Champion
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, April 9, 2018 - The Indianapolis-based community a cappella group, Impromptu, earned the title of 2018 VoiceJam Champion Saturday, April 2 at Walton Arts Center’s VoiceJam A Cappella Festival finale.
Impromptu bested seven groups from around the country to earn the top prize, the opportunity to attend and perform at Vocal Asia Festival, VoiceJam’s sister event, in Taiwan later this summer. Edric Mitchell from Impromptu also earned the Best Solo award.
The Originals from Carnegie Mellon University came in a close second - only one point separated first and second place, and the group earned the Best Choreography Award. VORTEX from the University of Texas at Arlington placed third in the competition and earned the Fan Favorite Award.
The top three groups will all receive professionally produced videos of their set by The Vocal Company.
Several additional awards were presented by the judges including Best Percussion by Eileen Lennon of Harmelodics from Northern Illinois University and Best Arrangement by The Amateurs from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.
VoiceJam, now in its fourth year, was created by Walton Arts Center to bring outstanding a cappella professionals together with collegiate, high school and semi-professional singers to nurture some of the best contemporary a cappella talent in the country. The multi-day festival includes a cappella workshops, performances by the 2017 Vocal Asia Champions, in-school workshops and performances around Northwest Arkansas and the competition.
VoiceJam is supported by Vocal Asia, CJCHT, The Vocal Company, ISTC, Experience Fayetteville and Kelly and Marti Sudduth.
More information can be found at waltonartscenter.org/voicejam.