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The 10th Annual National Collegiate
Jewish A Capella Championship Competition!

Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 8:00pm 

Congratulations 2019 Kol HaOlam winners!!

First Prize: Hooshir
Tied for Second: Jewop, Mezumenet
Best Soloist: Naomi Shifrin of Koleinu
Best Beatboxer: Kiehl Carlquist of Hooshir​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Best Original Arrangement: Jenna Marcus of Mezumenet

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The History of Kol HaOlam

A cappella music is sweeping the country, and colleges and universities are a big reason for that. There is an ever increasing number of a cappella groups on college campuses, and the number of Jewish collegiate a cappella groups (that we know of) is approaching 50! Add to that popular TV shows like The Sing-Off, and anyone who’s anyone now realizes how cool it is to be a singer without accompanying instruments.

There are competitions for a cappella groups out there, such as the Harmony Sweepstakes and ICCA, but there was a void in the Jewish a cappella world – at least until 2011! The inaugural Kol HaOlam National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Competition held in Washington, D.C. saw Tizmoret (Queens College) crowned as the first official National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella champion. After Tizmoret repeated in 2012, Hooshir (Indiana University) claimed the title in 2013 and 2014, and then Tizmoret again in 2015, then Jewop in 2016, and Rak Shalom in 2017!

Who will be crowned the next champion?

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Watch the Kol HaOlam 2019 Competition Here!

Last Year's Contestants:

• Hillelujah (University of Pittsburgh)

• Hooshir (University of Indiana)

• Jewop (University of Wisconsin)

• Ketzev (Johns Hopkins University)

• Kaskeset (Binghamton University)

• Ketzev (Johns Hopkins University)

• Koleinu (Princeton University) 

• Manginah (Brandeis University)

• Mezumenet (University of Maryland)

• ShireiNU (Northwestern University)

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