A Cappella Fest

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Calling middle and high school choirs from across Delaware! Join us for The Choir School of Delaware’s A Cappella Fest!

A Cappella Fest features all things a cappella–from Bach to Bartok, from doo-wop to pop, and everything in between. The Choir School will present a full day of workshops, where students will learn from collegiate a cappella groups, a cappella professionals, and each other. The day culminates with an evening festival concert featuring ensembles from across the region.

Featured Collegiate A Cappella Groups:

Read on to learn more about the festival. Do you have questions that aren’t answered here? Please contact Sophia DiLeo: sdileo@choirschoolofdelaware.org, 302-543-8657 x6.

Featured Choirs

“A Cappella Fest!” addresses the need for enhanced music education opportunities, college readiness, and community engagement for students in middle school through high school in Delaware. The project provides a unique choral education experience that goes beyond traditional classroom settings.

Enhanced Music Education

Participants will benefit from workshops, masterclasses, and rehearsals with collegiate a cappella groups and professionals. These activities will improve their skills in areas such as pitch, tone, rhythm, and intonation necessary for singing a cappella music.

College Readiness

Participants will learn from college students about the college application process, academic program evaluation, and student life on campus. They will gain insights into how music can be a part of their college experience, even if they pursue non-musical career paths.

Community Engagement

A Cappella Fest! seeks to engage the community by offering an evening performance open to the public. This concert will showcase the talents of the participating groups and build a sense of community around music.


Participants will engage in a masterclass with collegiate a cappella groups and professionals. This class will involve practical training, feedback, and skill improvement.


Students will have the opportunity to rehearse their sets in the performance hall and receive constructive feedback. There will also be group sectionals and rehearsals for a combined finale.

College Workshops

Participants will attend workshops where they can interact with college students and learn about their college journeys. Topics will include college applications, academic program selection, and student life.

Group Meals

The event will include communal meal times, fostering interactions among students, community groups, and college participants.

Evening Performance

A Cappella Fest! will culminate in an evening performance open to the public, featuring sets by participating groups, collegiate a cappella groups, and a combined group finale.

Saturday, April 13, 2024*

  • 8:30 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Welcome
  • 9:15 AM Community Sing
  • 10:00 AM Break
  • 10:15 AM Sectionals
  • 11:00 AM Combined Piece Rehearsal
  • 11:15 AM Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Masterclass
  • 2:45 PM Break
  • 3:00 PM Guest Group Sound Check / College Workshops
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Choir School of Delaware Sound Check
  • 7:30 PM Concert

*Times subject to change