COMPETE FOR A CAUSE 2019

We are THRILLED to announce our 2019 competition. This year, be prepared to play and learn all day! We have workshops, a photo booth, games, a book sale by Opus Music, and FOOD TRUCKS!


Purchase workshop tickets with your registration or at the door. 


PACA's annual fundraiser is a competition for students of voice in 1st-12th grade and adult students aged 18-28. 

All proceeds directly fund scholarships for students in need.


April 13,  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lakeside High School Fine Arts Building

3801 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345


Contestants will be sent their specific competition time by April 8th.

Scroll down for divisions, rules, registration, and workshop info.


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All workshops will be held between 11-3 on April 13. Students registering for the competition may purchase an all-workshop pass when they register for the competition. Students wishing to attend workshops ONLY may register for workshops by following the links below. For info on our topics and presenters, click WORKSHOPS. 

WOrkshops

Rules and Regulations

  1. Deadline For Entry is April 2.
  2. Open to students in 1st-12th grade.
  3. Results will be announced in an awards ceremony immediately following the competition. 
  4. The winner’s recital will be held on the main stage after the awards ceremony. 
  5. Registration fee is $45.
  6. All singers will use a staff accompanist. There will be no accompanist rehearsal, so all music should be clearly marked. There will be time to discuss tempo, etc. before your performance. 
  7. Sheet music should either be in a clearly marked binder (double-sided copies ONLY) or in a clearly marked book. 
  8. All musical selections should be appropriate to the student’s age, maturity level, and physical/emotional abilities. Please carefully consider subject matter, language, and physical demands. This rule especially applies to our younger singers. 
  9. Transposition of music IS allowed, but the staff must be informed before the competition. Please indicate in your registration paperwork in which key you will be singing if it differs from the original key. 
  10. Students entering more than one category must pay the initial registration fee of $40 and then $10 for each additional category. 
  11. Judging criteria will evaluate appropriateness of repertoire, health and function of the vocal mechanism, technique, connection to text, and appropriate stage movement.
  12.  All students will be provided with constructive, written feedback from impartial and experienced adjudicators.
  13. All students will introduce themselves and their pieces. See instructions below. 
  14. Please adhere to our dress code. The PACA Competition is a professional performance experience, and singers are expected to dress appropriately. Ladies: please cover your knees! Gents: jacket and tie please. 


Song Introductions - Mandatory for Grades 7-12 (recommended for all students)

Please introduce your performance in the following manner:

"My name is {your name}  and I will be starting with {song title} by {composer}.  It is about {summary of song}.”

Examples:

• My name is John McGill. Today I will be starting with "Come raggio di sol" by Antonio Caldara. It is about smiling when you really feel like crying. 

• Hello, my name is Emma Mann. I will begin with "Gretchen am Spinrade" by Schubert. This song is about a woman who has been abandoned by her lover. She is destitute and beyond grief, and so she sits at her spinning wheel and spins. As she spins, she is slowly driven mad by the sound of the spinning wheel. The text was taken from Goethe’s Faust. 

• Hi, my name is Sam Barry, and I will be singing "Make Them Hear You" from Ragtime. In this song, Coalhouse, a ragtime pianist in Harlem, convinces Younger Brother and his men that violence will not cure injustice.

• Good morning. My name is Martha Holmes, and I would like to begin with "On My Own" from Les Miserables. In this song, Eponine sings about her love for Marius. She is in love with him, but is overcome by loneliness because he just sees her as a friend.

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Divisions and Requirements

Young Voices 1

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1st-3rd grades

One or two songs from the following categories: 

Musical theatre, classical, Disney, folk songs.

Young Voices 2

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4th and 5th grades

Two songs from the following categories: 

Musical theatre, classical, Disney, folk songs.


Middle School General Entry

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6th - 8th grades

Two contrasting songs. At least one must be from a broadway musical, the other one may be from a Disney show, classical repertoire, a spiritual, or a folk song.

Early High School Musical Theatre

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9th and 10th grades

Two songs in contrasting styles.

One song must be from a Broadway or Off-Broadway show; the other may be non-Broadway Disney. 

Early High School Classical Music

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9th and 10th grades

Two songs in contrasting styles. Please show us two different languages and time periods. This category consists solely of music from the traditional classical repertoire, including(age appropriate!!!) arias, oratorio, art song, Spirituals, and classically set folk songs.

Early High School General Entry

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9th and 10th grades

Two songs: one musical theatre, one from the traditional classical repertoire.

Late High School Musical Theatre

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11th and 12th grades

Three contrasting pieces. Of the three, two must be from Broadway or Off-Broadway shows; one may be non- Broadway Disney or Cabaret (e.g.Taylor the Latte Boy, etc.). 

Late High School Classical Music

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11th and 12th grades

3 songs in contrasting styles. Please show us at least two different languages and time periods. This category consists solely of music from the traditional classical repertoire, including (age appropriate!!!) arias, oratorio, art song, Spirituals, and classically set folk songs.

Late High School General Entry

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11th and 12th grades

Three songs: one musical theatre from Broadway or Off-Broadway shows, one from the traditional classical repertoire (including {age appropriate!!!} arias, oratorio, art song, Spirituals, and classically set folk songs), and one song in your choice of genre.  

Avocational Adult

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Ages 18-28

Pre-professional and avocational singers only, please!

Three songs any style

Songwriter Spotlight 1

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Grades 1-6

One or two songs written by YOU. Any style. You must provide your own instrumentation. 

Songwriters - please bring music or lyrics or chords or tabs with you to give to the the judges. Just something they can look at while listening to your music. 

Songwriter Spotlight 2

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Grades 6-12

Two or three songs written by YOU. Any style. You must provide your own instrumentation. 

Songwriters - please bring music or lyrics or chords or tabs with you to give to the the judges. Just something they can look at while listening to your music. 

Small Ensemble General Entry

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One song, any style, performed by a small ensemble (2-12 people).

Triple Threat!

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Each student prepares a selection/scene of cohesive singing, dancing, and acting. This could consist of a monologue into a song with a dance break, or of a ballet into a super-acty song with talking, or a song/scene that consists of all three. Sing! Act! Dance! There are no strict rules for this category. Put together whatever your imagination allows and show the judges what an amazing triple threat you are!

WORKSHOPS! 11-3 April 13, 2019

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In The Moment

BRIAN OSBORNE, M. M. 

Enhance your acting skills while connecting to your character, lyrics, and melody. 


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Belt Your Face Off

CAMIAH EASTWOOD MINGORANCE

Learn techniques for singing contemporary music and discover the science behind the belt. 

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Monologue Monologue

LISA BRIDGES

How to pick and perform a monologue. Show your best self in under a minute!

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Your Accompanist Has Your Back

WAYNE GILREATH, M.M.

Learn techniques and etiquette that will take the mystery out of working with an accompanist. 


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Straws Are Your BFF

ERIN SHEPHERD MURRAY

Streamline your technique with semi-occluded vocal tract exercises! Learn how to use straws to your advantage and discover why the "ng" can help your voice RING!

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