LAAF 2020 FEATURED PERFORMER VIDEO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Dates to Remember

  • December 16, 2019: Submission deadline.
  • December 23, 2019: Performers announced.
  • February 7, 2020: LAAF 2020 Scholastic Competition.

Submission Instructions

Any post-collegiate or semi-pro a cappella group is eligible to apply to be the LAAF 2020 Featured Performer Group. (If you are eligible to submit to the Fri Night Competition, you are not eligible to be the Featured Performer Group)  The selected group will perform as the Featured Performer during the judges’ deliberation of the Friday Night Scholastic Competition with a set of 15-30 minutes. All members of the selected group will receive 2020 LAAF All Access Passes for the festival.

Here’s what we are looking for from you:

RECORD YOUR GROUP FOR UP TO TEN MINUTES OF FOOTAGE.

It can be in rehearsal, at a show, on the street corner, or in your garage — we just need to see enough a cappella to know your particular musical version of awesome. However, you’re more than welcome to use some of your time to tell us why you should be the Friday Night Featured Performer at LAAF! This video should be a genuine representation of your group, so show us what makes you different! As this is an all-voices competition, your music submissions must be a cappella, and the video has to be of current members (including regular subs) of your group who plan to perform as the deliberation group. Furthermore, all submissions must have unedited/raw audio so as to reflect the clearest version of the sound that you will bring to your performance should you be selected. All arrangements and material will be considered. Video submissions with any form of post-production could be disqualified by the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee is the LAAF Production team.

POST THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.

Title the video ‘LAAF 2020 Featured Performer Application – (Insert your group name here)’, and use the video info section of the uploader to indicate your hometown and title/arranger for each song on the recording. Please also include a roster of those appearing in the video. You do not have to record the songs that you plan to perform if selected as deliberation group. It is wise to set your video as private/unlisted, but not required.

FILL OUT THE FEATURED PERFORMER APPLICATION FORM.

Submit your video. Make sure to include all requested information and paste in a link to your YouTube video. Your group’s info and video link will be sent to a diverse committee that will choose the featured group.

GET READY FOR LAAF!

The selected Featured Performer group will receive LAAF Weekend Passes for all performing group members. Travel and lodging expenses are not covered – the group is responsible for making their own arrangements.  Even if you don’t get chosen, we’d love to see you at LAAF!