Based in Christchurch NZ, VOICES CO. is the country's first Academy to specialise in contemporary a cappella!
Inspired by music like Pentatonix, the Pitch Perfect movies, and NZ's rich choral tradition, at Voices Co. we are passionate about seeing singers of all ages EQUIPPED with the very best in vocal training, ENCOURAGED in their passion for music, and EMPOWERED to find their voice.
From private tuition and open classes, through to specialist contemporary a cappella ensembles, we have something for singers of all ages and stages!
Simply put, the term ‘a cappella’ refers to singing without accompaniment, though the literal translation of the word is actually 'in the style of the chapel'.
A cappella harmony itself has been around for centuries and has reinvented itself over and over again!
At Voices Co. we train our vocalists in all aspects of contemporary singing and contemporary a cappella, from the more traditional elements such as vocal technique, musicianship, group harmony right through to vocal percussion, performance artistry, and even beatboxing!
The addition of more 'contemporary' elements such as beat-boxing and vocal instrumentation has helped reintroduce a cappella singing to pop culture and open up an even broader range of opportunities to those willing to take up the challenge!
Voices Co. Academy uses a tiered training approach. We offer three streams of training: non-auditioned Open Crews / Classes, auditioned Squads, and a professional level Ensembles.
Our programme is structured so that we can offer contemporary a cappella and contemporary vocal training to anyone at any level, from beginners right through to experienced professionals.
We also love to celebrate the hard work and talent of our students, and a the end of each Semester (July / Dec) we hold an Academy Show featuring all our different ensembles!
Located within Christchurch's fancy new 'Boxed Quarter' on the corner of St Asaph and Madras Streets, BeatBox Studios is the home of Voices Co. Academy.
BeatBox has 3 purpose built, soundproofed studios with professional P.A systems, microphones and a full back line (drum kit, bass rig, and guitar amps), which means that our vocal squads have the unique opportunity to train in a fully mic'd environment!
Beatbox is one of the hidden gems of the Christchurch music scene and Voices Co. is thrilled to be able to call it home! For more information on BeatBox or if you're looking to hire a studio yourself, make sure you check them out: www.beatbox.nz
Along with a passion for developing great singers, at Voices Co. Academy we are also committed to developing great educators.
We have a fantastic team of highly qualified tutors who are keen advocates for contemporary a cappella. Along with first-hand experience singing at the top tier of contemporary a cappella in NZ, our tutors also bring a range of other unique skills that complement the work that we do at Voices Co. Academy.
While we have a main tutor for each class we also work to offer diversity in content and delivery, so all our tutors feature heavily across the Academy.