If you're familiar with the names Pentatonix, Pitch Perfect or Glee, then you already have a pretty good idea of what we get up to at Voices Co. Contemporary A Cappella Academy! Based in Christchurch, NZ, at Voices Co. we train and develop vocal groups that specialise in contemporary a cappella singing.
At Voices Co. we train our vocalists in all aspects of contemporary a cappella, from the more traditional elements such as vocal technique, musicianship, group harmony right through to vocal percussion, performance artistry, and event beatboxing!
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! 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!
At Voices Co. Academy we have three streams of training on offer: Open Crews, Auditioned Squads, and a range of Workshops/Series that target specific skills or topics relating to contemporary a cappella!
Our programme is structured so that we can offer contemporary a cappella 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 (June / Dec) we hold an Academy Show featuring all our different groups!
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 was established in 2014 in response to the heavy demand for properly outfitted, dedicated rehearsal spaces in the city (even more so after the 2010/2011 quakes) the Christchurch Music Industry Trust, along with a raft of generous contributors, built BeatBox Studios.
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