Menlo Park, CA – November 1, 2021 – FeelitLIVE, Inc., the creators of the FeelitLIVE virtual and hybrid events platform, today announced the winners of America’s Top ChoirsTM – High School Edition – the largest and most inclusive online high school choral competition in America.
The Keller Central High School Chamber Women from Keller Central High School in Fort Worth, Texas were named Grand Prize Winner after earning the highest score among the top 10 semifinalists. As Grand Prize Winner, the group will receive a $2,500 cash prize and the 2021 America’s Got Choirs trophy.
“We are so grateful and thrilled to receive this recognition. Thank you so much for providing this amazing opportunity for high school choirs to showcase our talented kids”, said Ms. Leigh Ann McClure, Director of Choral Programs at Keller Central High School. “ I believe that the recognition we received will be an encouragement to even more Texas choirs to submit entries in the coming years.”
High school choirs from across the country were invited to upload a song performance recorded during the 2020-2021 academic year. The contest received a multitude of submissions from schools from across the country. A judges’ panel of leading choral experts evaluated the entries and the viewing audience was invited to vote during the live finale which premiered on October 24, 2021 at 6PM PT / 9PM ET.
“Wonderful to see and hear the incredible videos submitted by the talented students and their directors for the first ever “America’s Got Choirs” event. Amazing that these submissions were produced during COVID last year. Congratulations to everyone who participated!” said Dr. Edith Copley, Regents’ Professor and Director of Choral Studies at Northern Arizona University and incoming National ACDA President, and a judge on the esteemed panel of judges for the competition.
The top 10 finalists were selected based on an overall 40 point score with 30 points derived from the judge’s criteria of Technical Evaluation, Musical and Artistic Criteria, and Overall Artistic Impression, along with Audience Scoring which accounted for 10 points.
Grand Prize Winner
Keller Central High School Chamber Women, Keller Central High School, Fort Worth, Texas Receives a $2500 cash prize and the 2021 America’s Got Choirs trophy.
Best Audio/Video Engineering
Combined Choirs Academy Singers & Bella Voz, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, Las Vegas, NV
Powerhouse, John Burroughs High School
Best Creative Visuals
The E.O. Smith Chamber Singers, E.O. Smith High School
Outstanding Live Performance
Keller Central High School Chamber Women, Keller Central High School, Fort Worth, TX
Soundproof, Kansas City A Cappella
Top 10 Finalists
Receive America’s Got Choirs 2021 Semifinalist plaque and a 15-minute clinic session with one of our esteemed judges
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About America’s Got Choirs
America’s Got Choirs is a virtual forum to showcase the vast choral talent in the United States. In its first-ever season, America’s Got Choirs™ – High School Edition – celebrates high school choirs that generate beautiful music every day and is the embodiment of teamwork, resilience, talent, diversity, hope, and positivity.