Akapela Open is a competition for contemporary* a cappella ensemble singing.
It is a project spearheaded by The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab. This competition is deemed to be the first of its kind in the country.
Akapela Open aims

1) to promote the love for contemporary a cappella singing and the appreciation for vocal harmony performance;
2) to provide a venue for new arrangements of Philippine and international contemporary vocal music;
3) to provide growth experiences for singers and arrangers;
4) to cultivate a community of contemporary a cappella singers.



LEVEL 1 - Uploading of Videos, August 9- 31, 2014
LEVEL 2 - Live Auditions, (Date to be announced)
LEVEL 3 - Semi Finals, (Date to be announced)
LEVEL 4 - Finals, October 25, 2014
Meralco Theatre Ortigas.


1. Musicality - dynamics, expression, vocal control through Genuine Feeling, ease of interpretation and performance enunciation
2. Musicianship - technical skill, intonation, harmony, balance, rythmic precision
3. Stage Presence - confidence, stage discipline, body movement


Park Avenue (Basement Level) Robinsons Galleria,
Ortigas Center, Ortigas Ave. cor. EDSA
110 Quezon City

Phone 1 : +632 637-9840
Phone 1 : +639179096484

Email 1 : akapelaopen@gmail.com
Email 2 : themusicschoolofryancayabyab@yahoo.com