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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.

Winners: Mixolydians | Best Soloist: Carmen Groenweghe (in front)

Partnering with the Portland Rose Festival, this competition is hosted in Portland, Oregon, but draws from the entire Northwest region. It will be a new one-day competition format, taking place on Saturday, April 8, 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.

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2017 Rose City Sing APPLICATION [PDF]

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The Rose City Sing-off welcomes The Green Note — Portland States University’s A cappella group — as presenters for new Master Performance Classes, and as Masters of Ceremony for the 6th Annual competition. Master Classes will be held in the morning (All selected competition groups are automatically eligible to participate). Non-competing vocal students are welcome to join the master classes at $15 per person and $35 per group, payment accepted at the door that morning. [Classes held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.)]

Master Class topics:

  • Beat Box
  • Blend and Balance
  • Syllables
  • Stage Presence

2016 Participants

MixolydiansSherwood High School

Group Name School
Rebelation South Albany High School
Nothing But Treble Westview High School
Singing in the Rain Wilson High School
Falcon Phenomenon Liberty High School
Soul’d Out Wilsonville High School
Cm7b9#11 McNary High School
Y-Chromotones Westview High School
Ramophones Central Catholic High School

Listen to the 2015 First Place group performing by clicking the following link:
The Mixolydians perform Kimbra’s “Settle Down.”


First Place: Mixolydians (Sherwood High School)
Second Place: Singing In The Rain (Wilson High School)
Third Place: Nothing But Treble (Westview High School)


Best Soloist: TIE
Natti (Pie) Ratanavetin – Singing In The Rain (Wilson High School)
Christian Doyel – Mixolydians (Sherwood High School)
Best Vocal Percussionist: Elena/Elliot Braxton – Singing In The Rain (Wilson High School)
Best Choreography: Nothing But Treble (Westview High School)
Best Ensemble Sound: Cm7 Flat 9 # 11 (McNary High School)
Best Arrangement: Rachel Evered – Ramophones (Central Catholic)

View a sample of the Sing-Off: