IMPORTANT NEWS! The VAF application deadline has been extended to August 8, 2021 !!
In this difficult moment when most people are affected by the epidemic, we have decided to extend the application deadline for those of you who still need more time to prepare and get ready! We certainly hope to see as many of you as possible to join us online for this year’s Vocal Asia Festival.
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The application of 2021 Vocal Asia Festival starts NOW! The fantastic master classes are ready for you! Don't miss the chance to experience this unforgettable music journey ONLINE!
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Due to the ongoing pandemic situation in Taiwan, Vocal Asia Festival will go virtual this year. The new program includes online workshops on August 14 and 15, and a streaming concert on August 21. The application of 2021 VAF will start on June 28.
Although we can't meet physically this year, we believe that this online version of VAF will build up a new way to connect with each other. Can’t wait to see you all online!
2021 VAF is coming! The new edition of the VAF website is open now!
This year is VAF's 10th anniversary, and the festival will be held from August 13 to August 15. However, due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Taiwan these days, the registration date will be announced later. Please check out the fantastic program first and stay tuned with us!
We are extremely sorry to announce that due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Vocal Asia Festival 10th Edition, which was supposed to take place from August 13-16, 2020 at Dadong Arts Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, will be postponed to summer 2021.
Due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the opening of 2020 Vocal Asia Festival (2020 VAF) application will be postponed to March 25. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Any further announcement of 2020 VAF will be made on the Vocal Asia Festival Website and Vocal Asia facebook fanpage.
Big announcement! The outline of Vocal Asia Festival is released NOW, and this year we are at Dadong Arts Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan!
Check the related information on the VAF website and be surprised by our fantastic line-up and program!! The application begins on March 5. Be ready and don’t miss out!
SAVE THE DATE! 2020 Vocal Asia Festival will be August 13-16, 2020!!
It’s the 10th Anniversary Edition of VAF. Can’t wait to see you in Kaohsiung, Taiwan this summer! Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks!
Breaking news! The result of the "Asian Cup A Cappella Competition" is announced! Congratulations!
The First Prize : Acapellago (Philippines)
The Second Prize : Voctronica (India)
The Third Prize : はらけーじ Harake-ji (Japan)
Special Prize : Xiao-Yun Xu from Resound (China) ( Best Lead Vocal )
Special Prize : Hiro Matsubara from Nagie Lane (Japan) ( Best Vocal Percussion )
VoiceJam Award : Acapellago (Philippines)
Due to family emergency reason, our beloved instructor Mr. Deke Sharon had to depart back to USA this morning. In the short period of time, we have tried our best to adjust the workshop schedule so that you are still able to enjoy the most during your stay in Takamatsu. Please kindly check the New Schedule. If you have any question, please feel free to contact the Information Desk located on the 4F of Second Hall. Please also keep Deke and his family in your prayer, and let's hope to see him next year!
The order of the "Asian Cup A Cappella Competition" is out NOW!
Good Luck to all the groups!
Click here for more details!
Box office opens NOW!
The tickets for VAF’s “Songs for the Islands and the New World” and “Gala Concert” are on sale! Don't miss the chance to enjoy the epic performances from all the excellent performers including our master group "The Swingles" in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan!
Workshop Schedule Updating:
Attention! The Swingles' "Working together in Harmony" workshop on August 10 has been changed to "Switch Up Your Singing Style with The Swingles" and the duration of the class is adjusted to 70 minutes.
The selected groups to the "Asian Cup A Cappella Competition" are released now!
This year, there are so many talented contestants and it's tough to decide the final eight groups for the judges. Thank all the participants! The competition will take place on August 9. Can't wait!
The "Koshu A Cappella Summit" was held successfully in Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan last weekend! Daisuke Shigematsu, our Japan deputy representative attended and judged for the competition.
Congratulations to はらけーじ (Harake-ji) for winning the Vocal Asia Award. They will be invited to attend VAF this August as the Japanese representative group. Can’t wait to meet them and share their talented music with more people from all over the world!
Clare Chen, the chairperson of Vocal Asia, & Christine Liu, the artistic director of VAF, were invited to attend Aarhus Vocal Festival in Denmark and they did enjoy the fiesta in the several days.
Christine Liu judged for the vocal group competition and had a meeting with Tine Fris-Ronsfeld, the vice-chairwoman and project leader of AAVF, to talk about the opportunities of cooperation between AAVF and VAF! Let's look forward to more collaborations in the near future!
Special Offer! “One Day Pass & Single Pass” are still available to apply until June 30th!
As it has been mentioned that to arrange a trip to Kagawa is a bit more complicated, and take more time to explore all kinds of possibilities for a suitable travel plan, we have decided to extend the application for “One Day Pass & Single Pass” deadline to June 30th, for those of you who are still working on the travel plan to have more time to make the final decision!
“2019 Korea A Cappella Competition” was held successfully in Seoul on April 27th. Congratulations to all the winning groups!
Whale's Garden, the champion, will be invited to attend 2019 Vocal Asia Festival in Japan this August as the Korean Representative Group! Can’t wait!
Grand opening of Setouchi Triennale 2019!!!
The picture was taken after the ceremony with Clare Chen, Vocal Asia chairman, Taiwanese renowned Land Artists - Lin Shuen Long, Wang Wen Chih, and the Governor of Kagawa Prefecture - Mr. Keizo Hamada. Vocal Asia Festival is invited to join the Setouchi Triennale this year, and it will be bringing A cappella music to the islands, the sea, and the beautiful landscapes.
EXIT, from Korea, will join VAF as the VAF Promotion Ambassador!
They will arrive in Japan before VAF and bring some promoting events in Osaka and Takamatsu through their pure voices. Besides, they will perform at the Asian Cup A Cappella Competition and Aca Day during VAF. So exciting to see them and don’t miss their talented performances!
We are grateful to announce the “Group Coaching Session” is fully booked now!
However, “Solo Coaching Session” and other options of the Festival Pass are still available. Get it as soon as you can before it is gone!
Breaking news! TRY-TONE & Unlimited Tone will join VAF this year!
As the Japanese renowned vocal groups, they will bring their excellent performances at the concert and plan to share their experiences with participants at master classes!
Come and sing with them during the one and only international a cappella festival in Asia!
IMPORTANT NEWS! We Hear You! Early Bird application deadline has been extended!
As it has been mentioned that to arrange a trip to Kagawa is a bit more complicated, and take more time to explore all kinds of possibilities for a suitable travel plan, we have decided to extend the Early Bird application deadline to May 1st, for those of you who are still working on the travel plan to have more time to make the final decision! SEE YOU ALL IN TAKAMATSU, KAGAWA!
This year for the FIRST time, VAF presents “Solo Coaching Session”! It’s the great opportunity of taking One-on-One coaching with Luz, the special guest instructor from Unlimited Tone! He will give the coaching sessions to individual singers who are looking for suggestions on practice approach and to be analyzed with their strong and weak points.
It's only open to VAF participants and only FOUR sessions will be provided. Click here for registration.
News from VoiceJam A Cappella Festival in US. The VoiceJam Competition took place successfully last night.
Congratulations to the champion: Business Casual! They will be invited to 2019 Vocal Asia Festival in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan this August! Can't wait to meet them in VAF!
The press conference of Vocal Asia Festival is taking place successfully! All the chiefs and guests get together to preview the fantastic highlights of VAF.
Looking forward to seeing all of you in VAF this August!
Click here for more details about the press conference.
The workshops schedule is released! Check out the various topics from the excellent instructors. The workshop selection will begin in May. Register NOW and get ready to learn and sing in this summertime!
The application for 2019 Vocal Asia Festival is beginning NOW! Don’t miss the chance to experience the unforgettable music journey at one of the biggest A Cappella festivals in the world : Vocal Asia Festival!
"Vocal Japan Spring Camp" was held successfully! What a blast! The workshops and shows today all nailed it!
More than one hundred of the participants attended, had a good time and promised that each other will meet again in Vocal Asia Festival this August.
As the warm-up event of 2019 Vocal Asia Festival, “Vocal Japan Spring Camp” will take place in Kobe, Japan tomorrow. Lots of the activities will be in one day, and many vocal groups, instructors and guests from local and all the world will get together for this amazing camp. All the best!
Click here for more details about the event.
The general regulation of Vocal Asia Festival is released NOW! Check the related information on the VAF website and be surprised by our fantastic line-up and program!!
The application begins on March 5. Be ready and don’t miss it!
When VAF Team is working hard for the process of Vocal Asia Festival in Kagawa, Japan this August, it is also time to plan the program of 2020 Vocal Asia Festival. Supporting by Mr. Yeh, the Kaohsiung Deputy Mayor, VAF is planning to take place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan next year!
We are grateful and looking forward to more details about the whole festival.
Check it out! 2019 Vocal Asia Festival is coming! Taking place in Kagawa, Japan from August 9 to 12. Application begins on March 5. Can’t wait to see you!
Congrats to the five lucky participants who submit the survey of VAF this year and won the lottery of the exclusive offer for 50% off of 2019 Vocal Asia Festival Pass! Please make sure to check your email for the prize notification. Next year, the festival will take place in Kagawa, Japan. Can't wait to see you there!
Emails of these winners that won the lottery for the exclusive offer :
The result of the "Asian Cup A Cappella Competition" is out! Congratulations to all the winners!
The First Prize : Boonfaysau (Hong Kong)
The Second Prize : Freewill Vocal Band (China)
The Third Prize : City Singers (China)
Special Prize : Freewill Vocal Band (China) ( Writing original songs for the group )
Special Prize : Boonfaysau (Hong Kong) ( Best Rhythm Section )
VoiceJam Award : Boonfaysau (Hong Kong)
The order of the "Asian Cup A Cappella Competition" is out today! Good Luck to all the groups!
01 Torys (Korea)
02 Boonfaysau (Hong Kong)
03 MuseMic Vocal Band (Taiwan)
04 Noire (China)
05 City Singers (China)
06 Freewill Vocal Band (China)
07 The 4 Of Us (Malaysia)
08 Pinopela (Philippines)
Vocal Asia Festival will be hosted by Kagawa and partnering with “Setouchi Triennale” next year in Japan! Special activities will be organized of this ground-breaking partnership in August, 2019. Stay tuned for more info! Click HERE for more detailed.
( photo: Clare Chen, Vocal Asia chairperson and Fram Kitagawa, artistic director of Setouchi Triennale and world-renowned festival curator)
We are sorry to announce Mr. Jia-Ching Lai will not be teaching the <Arranging Master Class> this year in VAF due to some health issues.
Ms. Christine Liu will now replace Mr. Lai to lead the master class.
The latest information of "Asian Cup A Cappella Competition"! The group list of final round is released today!
There are 8 groups from all around Asia to take part in the competition. Let's look forward to it!
For those who applied for 2018 VAF (except Single Pass holders), check your email NOW!
An email containing the link for workshop selection has been sent to you. The selection will start on May 30 at 12 noon (Taiwan Time) and closed on June 30. If you haven’t received the email, contact us ASAP!
The box office opens!
The tickets for VAF “Hakkappella! Concert” and “Gala Concert” are on sale! Don't miss the chance to enjoy the premier performances from the master groups "Women of the World" and "Home Free" in Hsinchu, Taiwan! Click here for more details.
Just a reminder, the 4 Days Pass with accommodation is full now.
However, “4 Days Pass without accommodation”, “1 Day Pass” and “Single Pass” are still available. Get it as soon as you can before it is gone! The application will be closed on June 10.
It’s your LAST DAY to get a VAF Pass with an early bird discount! And we are happy to announce the 4 Days Pass with accommodation is almost full now. It will be closed very soon.
Register NOW! https://vaf.vocalasia.com/application/
Congrats to the five lucky participants of 2017 VAF!
Last year, after the festival, some of the participants submitted the survey of VAF and five of them won the lucky lottery drew! They will get the exclusive discount of the Festival Pass this year!
The winners are : Lee, Hee Chung ; Aoi KAKUTA ; Leung Tin Yan ; 王開泰 ; Leung Lap Yee
1. The registration of VAF will be closed if the limited numbers of Festival Pass and bed have been fully booked. Take the chance early!
2. If you can't open the PDF file through the link, we recommend you to download the file by right-clicking the link and choose "save as".
The application for 2018 Vocal Asia Festival is beginning NOW!
Don’t miss the chance to experience the unforgettable music journey at one of the biggest A Cappella festival in the world : VAF!
Register NOW! https://vaf.vocalasia.com/application/