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Frequently Asked Questions
TICKETS & PAYMENT
Each All-Access Pass includes admission for one individual to all BOSS events: the Friday night Scholastic Competitiont, a full day of workshops and masterclasses on Saturday, and the Pro Concert Saturday evening.
Tickets to the Live CARA Ceremony held on Sunday must be purchased separately.
Individual tickets for either the Scholastic Competition and the Pro Concert are sold. However, we do not offer a separate day pass for the Saturday workshops and masterclasses.
Check back on the Tickets section of the BOSS website to purchase individual concert tickets as they become available.
No, only individual tickets or passes are available to purchase using the CASA Membership discount.
If you have some members of your group who are paid CASA members and would like to receive the discount, they can purchase their passes individually. Make sure they indicate they are part of your group during registration. Then, complete registration for the rest of your group and simply omit the group members who have registered separately; we will have all of your group’s materials together for pick up at registration.
Yes! Individuals or groups who may need financial aid getting to BOSS can apply for the A Cappella For All Scholarship, facilitated by The Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA) in partnership with Harmony Foundation International.
All scholarship applications for BOSS 2024 are due by January 26 at 8pm ET.
All data collection and payments are completed via Eventbrite. For information about their payment options and security policy, visit the Eventbrite Website.
Unfortunately we do not offer refunds for purchased passes and tickets. This includes groups who have submitted for the Scholastic Competition but are not accepted to compete; we hope that you can still attend BOSS to enjoy all the performances, learning, and community that our festival has to offer!
In the case of an extenuating circumstance, please contact Executive Producer Alexander Koutzoukis about arranging a partial or full refund.
Our Scholastic Competition is open to all collegiate and high school groups! Check the competition submission form for detailed instructions on how to submit your video, as well as the submission deadline.
Note that all group members must have their passes purchased in order to be considered to compete; if there are any questions or concerns about submitting in time, contact Executive Producer Alexander Koutzoukis.
We do not reveal the Scholastic Competition theme or format publicly before competitors have been selected. Groups who have submitted to compete will receive theme requirements directly upon confirmation that all members' passes have been purchased.
Congrats! Groups selected to compete will receive a detailed schedule including registration instruction and sound check information from the production team. Please plan to be available by 2pm on competition day. If you have any specific questions, contact Artistic Director Emily Flanders.
WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES
A masterclass is a session in which your group works privately with one or more BOSS clinicians: a chance to receive real-time, constructive criticism from our talented instructors! Masterclasses are held Saturday during the extended lunch block of our workshop day.
If your group would like to sign up for a masterclass, you can do so as part of registration when purchasing your All-Access Passes. If you have any questions or timing restrictions, please contact Education Director Alex Green.
Anyone is welcome to submit class ideas, covering a range of topics, and can do so via the instructor application form. All applications will be reviewed by the BOSS team on the basis of the applicant’s musical or instructional experience as well as the presented topic or rubric.
Considered or accepted instructors will often get direct feedback from Education Coordinator Alex Green in order to tailor your class to our attendees. Note that workshops that are more hands-on and interactive are highly preferred to lecture-based classes.
Lunch is not included in your All-Access Pass, although the Saturday schedule includes enough time for lunch at a variety of local restaurants.
EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
Attendees can expect a family-friendly show at the Pro Concert. While we would love to see families attend all parts of the festival, we can't always guarantee the same for our Scholastic Competition as we don't want to limit the creativity and expression of our competing groups.
Yes! Groups who did not submit to compete or did not place in the Scholastic Competition can be scheduled for a Soundbite (fka Acabomb)—a short, casual performance for other attendees during the Saturday lunch block between workshops. If your group would like to sign up for an Soundbite, make sure to indicate so when purchasing passes. (Soundbite slots are assigned first-come, first-served!)
We are always looking for another set of hands to help out! If you’re interested in volunteering during the weekend of BOSS, fill out the CASA festival volunteer form.
If you're looking for a more dedicated role on the BOSS production team, contact Executive Producer Alexander Koutzoukis about current team needs and open positions.