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Past Awards

Since 2015, Heart of America has consistently provided some of the biggest, most competitive, and exciting line-ups for show choir and concert choir programs in the United States, all while maintaining an affordable price point alternative when compared to other companies providing the same (or similar) type services/programs. Here are the results from our past shows:

2020 Awards   2019 Awards   2018 Awards   2017 Awards   2016 Awards   2015 Awards



2020 Program & 2020 Seniors Poster

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Show Awards

Every group is evaluated by an esteemed panel of judges. Awards are presented after preliminary competition followed by the announcement of finalists. Finals awards are presented at the end of the contest. Here are the different categories that are awarded:

Grand Champion

The Grand Champion award is presented to the group that achieved at the highest level of the competition based on visual and vocal performance and show programming.

Best Vocals

Which group presented the best vocal production? Judges consider tone quality, projection and intonation; balance and blend of the ensemble, rhythmic precision and use of dynamics.

Best Visuals

Which group presented the best visual production? Judges consider the composition of the choregraphed moments as they relate to staging; variety of visual presentation including the depth of vocabulary of skills; technique of movement, clarity of choreography, costuming and use of special effects.

Best Band

Which group played the best during the performance? Judges consider intonation and ensemble control; timing and use of dynamics; how the instrumentation enhances the show.

Best Male Solo

Which male student had the best solo? Judges consider tone quality, projection and intonation; overall performance quality; rhythmic precision and use of dynamics.

Best Female Solo

Which male student had the best solo? Judges consider tone quality, projection and intonation; overall performance quality; rhythmic precision and use of dynamics.

Best Show Design

Whose concept and design presented the best coordinated programming? Judges consider entertainment values and the engagement of the audience by the performers; pacing of the program and variation of moods; performers understanding of the music, their role and choreography.

Best Costumes

Which group present the best costumes during the production. Judges consider color and style as well as construction; fabric choices and how they enhance the program and concept; costuming relative to the musical moments during the program.

Best Stage Crew

Which crew provided the best support of the performance? Judges consider the moving of props or set designs; set up of special moments during the performance; professionalism of the support team.

Best Choral Tone
(Concert Choir)

Which group presented the best choral tone? Judges consider tone quality, projection and intonation; balance and blend of the ensemble; rhythmic precision and use of dynamics.

Best Repertoire
(Concert Choir)

Whose selections presented the best coordinated repertoire? Judges consider entertainment values and the engagement of the audience by the performers; pacing of the program, variation of moods and vocabulary of the selections; performers understanding of the music, their role in the group.