About LAAF

The Los Angeles A Cappella Festival is a weekend-long vocal festival held in beautiful Los Angeles, California each January. Created in January 2009, the event has since merged with CASA with the aim of bringing the best a cappella performers, educators and enthusiasts together in an academic forum to celebrate, appreciate and advance vocal music as an art form.

A weekend full of insightful lectures, workshops and masterclasses—covering topics such as arranging, recording, vocal percussion and more—closes with an evening concert featuring the year’s festival headliners, which have included influential a cappella powerhouses such as The House Jacks, m-pact, SONOS, Mosaic, Duwende, Pentatonix and Hookslide.

For both the budding scholastic singer and seasoned a cappella veteran, LAAF provides unique opportunities for instruction, networking and exposure through showcases of talent and expertise by clinicians and performers by way of the classroom and stage.

2017 Team

Meron Mogos – Executive Producer
Blair Baldwin – Director of Events
Liz Mongrello – Volunteers
Shane Ardell – Web & Registration
Jessie Louise Mark – Education
Evan Fraser – Graphics & Competition Coordinator
Michael Wu – Outreach
Micha Mokrani – Pro Showcase Coordinator
Kim Nguyen – Local Sponsorships
Rick Thomas – AVAs Coordinator
Matt Stoker – AcaBombs Coordinator

2017 Hosts

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Unstrumental

Unstrumental is Calabasas High School’s premiere co-ed a cappella ensemble. Founded in 2001, they have been entertaining audiences ever since. Recently, they have been the 2 time runner up at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival (LAAF 2012-2013) as well as last the LAAF 2014 Champion. In 2015, the group travelled to NYC to perform under the direction of a cappella master Deke Sharon at his “Total Vocal” concert at Carnegie Hall. Also, in 2015, they were invited on a 19 day, 5 city performance tour of China. In addition, they have recently released their second full length album titled “After Hours” (available on Loudr, itunes) and were selected to appear on last year’s Best of High School A Cappella CD. Unstrumental is so happy to be able to be a part of LAAF once again this year!!

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Bare Rhythm

Bare Rhythm is Calabasas High School’s premiere female a cappella ensemble. Founded in 2004, they have been entertaining audiences ever since. In 2015, the group travelled to NYC to perform under the direction of a cappella master Deke Sharon at his “Total Vocal” concert at Carnegie Hall as a featured solo group. Also, in 2015, they were invited on a 19 day, 5 city performance tour of China. In addition, they were selected to appear on last year’s Best of High School A Cappella CD. They have also appeared in a Cover Girl Music Video with Bea Miller and appeared live on the KTLA morning news. Bare Rhythm is so happy to be able to be a part of LAAF once again this year!!