About Acoustic Theory

About Acoustic Theory

Established in 2017, Acoustic Theory has been dedicated to providing young singers aged 18-29 with an opportunity to not only have fun and make friends but also to enhance their singing abilities and musicianship. Based in Saskatoon, Acoustic Theory's primary objective is to introduce high-quality a capella music to the city's youth.

Originally founded as the Saskatoon Youth Barbershop Chorus, Acoustic Theory owes its inception to the generous funding provided by the Sing Canada Harmony Foundation, as well as the unwavering dedication, hard work, and passion of its founding members.

In 2017, Justin La assumed the role of Music Director of Acoustic Theory. He joined forces with Dave Pearce from Regina, and together they formed a Saskatoon/Regina acappella ensemble that went on to compete in the United States. Since its inception, Acoustic Theory has achieved notable success, including receiving an "excellent" review at the Midwinter Convention held in Costa Mesa, California.

Acoustic Theory is increasingly becoming a platform for aspiring vocalists in the city to discover and develop their voices in a group setting. Over the years, several Acoustic Theory alumni have embarked on successful careers as professional musicians and music educators, sharing their talents and inspiring others.

Notable Performances and Future Plans

Acoustic Theory has had the privilege of performing at esteemed venues, such as the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida. These experiences have not only showcased the group's talent but also allowed members to grow as performers on a national stage.

Looking ahead, Acoustic Theory is excited to participate in the European Barbershop Convention in 2025, which will take place in Helsingborg, Sweden. This event will provide the group with an opportunity to compete internationally and further develop their skills.

Rehearsals and Membership Information

Acoustic Theory holds regular rehearsals on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at Marion Graham Collegiate, room 219 (choir room). If you're interested in joining Acoustic Theory, please contact our director at justin.la@acoustictheory.com for more information about the audition process and other membership details.

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