Submit to Compete

BOSS plans on continuing to push the boundaries of scholastic performance... even from home. Want to be a part of our ever-evolving and consistently innovative show? Want to make art? Compete at BOSS—we're your people.

For BOSS 2021, we've also introduced a new category to the Scholastic Competition: The Original Short-Form!

In collaboration with the world-renowned Aarhus Vocal Festival, we're excited to announce that this year's Scholastic Competition winners will have their videos featured during the evening concert of the Aarhus Online Vocal Festival! Aarhus Vocal Festival has partnered with the Royal Academy of Music Aalborg Vocal Center to present a new project called eAAVF – Aarhus Online Vocal Festival. Taking place May 21st–23rd, 2021, eAAVF will host a 3 day FREE online event with concerts, talks, hybrid-workshops and webinars. (Stay tuned for more information on how to get your free tickets to eAAVF.)

Questions? Concerns? Feelings? Contact Emily Flanders, our Artistic Director, at

Scholastic Competition

Submissions are closed!

Thanks to all those who submitted to compete.

Congratulations to our selected competitors: All-Night Yahtzee, from Florida State University; In Full Colour, from the University of Waterloo; On the Vox, from Berklee College of Music; Radius, made up of collegiate members from around the country; and [UNTITLED], from Towson University.


Selected competitors will be announced Tuesday, March 30.

If selected to compete, groups will be required to submit their final competition performance videos via a submission form, to be provided. Final videos should adhere to the following:

  • An 8–12-minute response to the competition theme.
  • Post-production is allowed—groups are welcome to use outside resources as needed to produce a high-quality competition set.
  • Videos must be submitted by 5:00 PM ET, Friday, April 23.