ICCA & ICHSA Competitions

The real-life “Pitch Perfect”

We are competitive a cappella

The Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and The Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) are the only global tournaments that showcase the art of student a cappella.

About

Thinking of competing? Here are the basics on our college and high school competitions — how the tournaments work, when the season starts, and, of course, why we’ve been doing this for 20 years!

Results

Keep up with all our winners here! Get official results for ICCA & ICHSA shows — up to the minute — as well as special awards. Search by competition or region, going all the way back to 1996.

Rules

Getting serious? Here’s everything you need to know if you want to compete in the ICCA or ICHSA — rules on eligibility, your performance, and advancing to the next round of the competition.

The Gooding Cup

This is THE a cappella trophy. Every champion group since 1996 has its name engraved on the ICCA & ICHSA Gooding Cups, a symbol of innovation and excellence in a cappella. Learn more.

Judging

We take pride in providing fair results and valuable feedback. Here’s how we do it — judging criteria, panel selection, ethical considerations, special awards, and how you can get in the judge’s seat.

Sponsors

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The ICCA is an unbelievable motivator, and the competition pushed me and my group to previously impossible heights. It’s where I first learned what excellence in live a cappella performance truly means. Not to mention that some of my current best friends are former ICCA competitors!

Ben Bram, Grammy Award-winning arranger for Pentatonix, Pitch Perfect, and The Sing-Off and former ICCA finalist

2016 ICCA Champions

The Techtonics, from Imperial College London, are the first group from outside the United States to win the ICCA!

2016 ICHSA Champions

Forte, from Centerville High School (OH), were named ICHSA Champions for the first time in 2016.

The ICCA was a big part of my college career at UCLA. It brought our group, the ScatterTones, closer together, it made us stronger singers, it provided undeniable work ethic, and it gave us the opportunity to travel together to compete as a unit. I think the best thing that the ICCA can teach students is the idea of teamwork and camaraderie.

Arianna Afsar, former ICCA Finalist, currently starring as Eliza in Hamilton. Check out her new single!