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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, students will be able to participate in a morning Master Class hosted by Portland State University’s awarding winning A Cappella ensemble, The Green Note. Also 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. The Master Class is also open to non-competing students and student groups for a small fee. Contact the Rose Festival for more information.

Partnering with the Portland Rose Festival, this competition is hosted in Portland, Oregon, but draws from the entire Northwest region. It is a one-day competition format, which takes place on Saturday, April 7, at Imago Dei Community (1302 SE Ankeny St). Nine qualifying groups will compete, and all groups will perform in a single round of competition. Cash prizes 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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2018 Rose City Sing-Off Application [PDF]

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2018 Participants

Group Name School
Microphonics Cottage Grove High School
Downing Street Singers Churchill High School
Vivace Lincoln High School
Something Blue McNary High School
Peninsula Show Choir Peninsula High School
Pony Pipers Milwaukie High School
Sound Check Oregon City High School
Mixolydians Sherwood High School
Rhythmix West Albany High School

April 7, 2018


First Place: Vivace (Lincoln High School)
Second Place: Sound Check (Oregon City High School)
Third Place: Mixolydians (Sherwood High School)


Best Vocalist: Charlotte Odsanya (Vivace)
Best Vocal Percussionist: Akio Collins (Sound Check)
Best Choreography: Churchill High School
Best Ensemble Sound: West Albany High School
Best Arrangement: Lincoln High School

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