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Rose City Sing-Off

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The Rose City Sing-Off is the premier a cappella competition for high school-age singers in the Northwest. The Rose City Sing-Off not only provides an exciting opportunity for youth to compete, but also a chance to perform for three professional judges. As part of the experience, each group will get to work one-on-one with the judges before the competition begins, each of whom have professional backgrounds in music, singing and education.

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Partnering with the Portland Rose Festival, this competition is hosted in Portland, Oregon, but draws from the entire Northwest region. It will be a in a new one-day competition format this year, taking place on Saturday, April 18, at Imago Dei Community (1302 SE Ankeny St). Nine qualifying groups will be admitted, and all groups will perform in a single round of competition. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three singing groups: Champion ($750), first runner-up ($500) and second runner-up ($250). Songs, choreography and dress are family appropriate, with songs that have a positive message.

Applications Now Open!

  • Groups can be all male, all female, or coed.
  • Songs, choreography and dress must be family appropriate and will be subject to screening. The message of the songs performed should be positive.
  • To audition, a group must send in a completed Application and a CD or DVD recording of the group performing two or three songs no later than February 13, 2015.
  • Participants must be 19 years of age or under and must be enrolled in high school. Exception: If a member of the group is currently attending college, is a true freshman, and is 19 years of age or under, he or she will be eligible to participate as a member of said group. Each group is allowed one true freshman. (Cut-off date: born after 4/18/96).