Texas Vocal Arts Convention, November 15–16

SING! Texas, in association with A Cappella Education Association,
supported in part by the Southwestern District of the Barbershop Harmony Society,

Texas Vocal Arts Convention (TVAC)

November 15–16

Lowery Freshman Center
368 N Greenville Ave, Allen, TX 75002



  • Scholastic Competition Friday Night, five slots available for high school and five slots for collegiate
  • Masterclasses for every scholastic competitor on Friday afternoon
  • A JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL audition for Friday's competition opener
  • One winner in each division, HIGH SCHOOL and COLLEGIATE
  • All-Access Pass to attend workshops, sing in the Festival Chorus, and attend both evening concerts
  • EVERY participant will have the opportunity to sing in the Festival Chorus, directed by BHS International Champion, DREW WHEATON.

This year we welcome HIVE, UNT Green Tones, Booker T. Washington Vocal Jazz, Freeplay from Toronto, Canada, and Drew Wheaton, our Festival Chorus director! In this rich community of choral music in Texas, there is a vastly growing amount of a cappella bursting onto the scene and TVAC is all about taking it to the next level! TVAC is designed for vocal music enthusiasts of all ages and styles. No matter if you are just beginning your exploration into contemporary a cappella or you have a rich culture already instilled, TVAC is meant for you!

Plan your weekend and travel for Friday, November 15 to Saturday, November 16 so you can take full advantage with an All-Access Pass. Beginning Friday at 1:00 p.m. we have workshops, masterclasses, Festival Chorus rehearsal, a feature performance for a select junior high/middle school group, and a high school and collegiate level scholastic competition. Continuing on to Saturday we have specialty workshops and masterclasses with industry experts, and Aca-Bombs for our newly established groups! Participants will get to plan their classes and attend the areas THEY choose!

Sign up to sing in the Festival Chorus. Music will be selected by Drew Wheaton and PDFs and digital learning media sent to you via email. Singers should come prepared to make music and a memorable performance for the Saturday Night Spectacular! We will only have two short rehearsals before soundcheck, so come ready to rock! All voice parts are welcome and you do NOT have to be in an established a cappella group in order to participate. Scholastic competitors can participate in the Friday competition as well as the Festival Chorus on Saturday if they choose to do so.


Friday, November 15
1:00 p.m.—Registration open
1:30 p.m.—All-Access Pass Workshop 1/Masterclass Session 1/Soundchecks/Individual Group Rehearsals
2:30 p.m.—All-Access Pass Workshop 2/Masterclass Session 2/Soundchecks/Individual Group Rehearsals
3:30 p.m.—All-Access Pass Workshop 3/Masterclass Session 3/Soundchecks/Individual Group Rehearsals
4:30 p.m.—Competitors Meeting
4:45 p.m.—Dinner break
6:00 p.m.—Doors open
6:30 p.m—Friday Night Scholastic Competition

Saturday, November 16
**ACA-BOMBS throughout the day during our transitions to workshops, featuring the up and coming a cappella groups across the region!**

8:15 a.m.—Kick-off
8:30 a.m.—Festival Photo
8:45 a.m.—Saturday Workshop Session 1
9:30 a.m.—Saturday Workshop Session 2
10:25 a.m.—Saturday Workshop Session 3
11:20 a.m.—Saturday Workshop Session 4
12:15 p.m.—Lunch on your own
1:15 p.m.—Saturday Workshop Session 5
2:15 p.m.—Saturday Workshop Session 6
3:15 p.m.—Saturday Workshop Session 7
4:15 p.m.—Saturday Workshop Session 8
5:00 p.m.—Dinner on your own
6:00 p.m.—Doors open
6:30 p.m.—Saturday Night Spectacular, featuring HIVE, UNT Green Tones, Booker T. Washington Vocal Jazz, Freeplay from Toronto, Canada, Scholastic Competition Winners, and the SING! Festival Chorus


All-Access Pass: Friday afternoon through Saturday night, all Workshops, Masterclasses, Festival Chorus, and Friday & Saturday Night Events: $60
Friday Night Scholastic Competition: $25/Gen. Admission Ticket, $35/Reserved Seating
Saturday Night Spectacular: $25/Gen. Admission Ticket, $35/Reserved Seating

GROUPS: *For every 10 All-Access Passes purchased, receive one FREE*


All-Access Passes include:

  • Breathtaking concerts Friday and Saturday Night
  • Inspiring workshops
  • Expert panels
  • Live demonstrations
  • Networking opportunities
  • Festival T-shirt
  • Access to business & sponsored merchandise
  • If your group is selected to compete Friday night, you are guaranteed a masterclass Friday afternoon!
  • Singing with Drew Wheaton in the SING! Festival Chorus!


Here at SING! Texas, we believe that competition inspires growth, both on and off stage, especially when you have expert voices giving you live feedback! With professional sound provided from the a cappella industry, leading performers and professionals selected nationally, and guaranteed one-on-one masterclasses, the scholastic competition is the ultimate learning opportunity! Click the link for more details.


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