The International Championship of A Cappella Open is an all-access a cappella tournament that encourages singers to bring together groups of any age, experience, or origin to form a cappella “dream teams” and compete for the chance to perform at Carnegie Hall for a cash prize of $25,000. The a cappella group placing first in this event will move on to the Open finals on September 23. For 21 years, Varsity Vocals has promoted competitive college a cappella through the ICCA tournament, long before their starring role in Pitch Perfect and Sing It On introduced a cappella to the mainstream. The ICCA, in turn, helped propel the growth of the ICHSA and high school a cappella. The Open is now the biggest program extension in its long history, and is in keeping with thefounding goal of inspiring young people to sing throughout their entire lives.