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KDFC’s Local Vocals High School Sing-Off | Deadline Extended

Previous Winners of KDFC’s Local Vocals, Monte Vista High School Chamber Singers

Calling all High School Choirs in the Bay Area…The KDFC Local Vocals High School Sing-off is about to begin! We’re looking for the most talented hometown choirs to perform live on the national radio show NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, heard each Sunday night at 7 PM on KDFC. Support your favorite Bay Area choral group by submitting a video below! KDFC Listeners will help us pick the favorites and the winning choir will appear on a live recording of From the Top at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall in March, presented by Cal Performances. Scroll down for more information and to submit your video.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: You must submit your video and application by Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 11:59 PM PST.


Entries must come from high schools within Classical KDFC’s nine-county coverage area, which includes the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Only choirs representing their high school can enter. Professional choirs will not be considered.

KDFC reserves the right to extend the submission period. All rules subject to change. Decisions from From the Top producers are final. The winning choir is responsible for all costs related to transportation to and from the rehearsal and recording on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Zellerbach Hall at the University of California at Berkeley. A single meal will be provided. Friends and family of choir members wishing to attend the recording will need to purchase tickets from Cal Performances.


Step 1: Upload your video to YouTube. If a video is not available, we will accept audio.

Upload your video to Youtube

Please upload to YouTube two 2-5 minute videos or audio clips of your choir performing pieces of classical music. If you have only one song to submit, that is acceptable, but we prefer two.  If you have only audio, please submit it with a slideshow or static image accompanying the audio. If you do not already have a YouTube account, you can create one at Copy the URL created for your video by YouTube and paste it in the field provided on the application. Submissions are preferred from the current 2017-2018 school year. However, recordings from the  2016-2017 school year are also acceptable.

Having trouble uploading a video or don’t know how to upload a video to YouTube? – click here.

Step 2: Complete an application

Fill Out the Application

DEADLINE EXTENDED: You must submit your video and application by Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 11:59 PM PST.

Questions about the KDFC Local Vocals High-School Choir Sing-Off?
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Written by:
The Classical Team
The Classical Team
Published on 05.11.2018