About the SCNCS and the producer FAME:

For over twenty years, FAME has produced national show choir competitions and today is the clear leader in producing professional level events for the nation’s best show choirs.  Each competition is hosted in the nation’s most exciting venues. Whether it’s Genesee Theatre, Hard Rock Live!, Manhattan Center Studios, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Polynesian Cultural Center, the Luckman Theatre or the Branson Event's Center, the top high school show choirs have left their mark in the hearts of each audience member. 


Three essential philosophies are woven into the foundation of each of our events: ENCOURAGE INNOVATION, INSPIRE CREATIVITY, and REWARD EXCELLENCE.  While rules and regulations are important to ensure fair competition and are an integral part of our programs, they should never be so rigid as to prohibit the artistic expression of our participants.


Adjudicators are selected from among the most respected professionals in music education and the entertainment industry. EJUDICATOR, our computerized scoring program is a proven scoring system which was developed by industry leaders and has been tested over the past decade. The program has been refined to ensure consistency and integrity in scoring.  Adjudication is based on vocal production, visual production, show production and music production.


Our show choir competitions are national events. Therefore, there is no discrimination as to the size or level of a school program. In the event there are three or more unisex or prep groups at an event, a separate division will be created.  If there is only one or two unisex or prep groups, they will compete against the mixed groups and be eligible for finals.


The Show Choir National Championship Series was developed to provide a “true” national champion! Six qualifying events take place in Hollywood, Orlando (two weekends), New York, Chicago, and Branson. The top three mixed and top two single-gender show choirs from each WORLD CLASS DIVISION at each event will be invited to participate in the National Show Choir Finals the last weekend in April. In addition, qualified groups that have not competed at one of the qualifying events "may" apply to compete at the Show Choir National Finals.


In addition to producing competitions for the most experienced show choirs, a seperate OPEN CLASS DIVISION is available to the novice-to-intermediate groups. This division allows for competition at a WORLD CLASS event but compete against groups at your own level. Lastly we produce the SHOW CHOIR SUMMIT for the non-competitive show choir looking to improve their craft and for the beginning show choir seeking the tools to get started. This one-day workshop can be scheduled at your school.


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