Announcing AUDITIONS!!
Stiletta is holding auditions for new talent! Seeking fierce females who can sing and dance well in heels.

Special consideration for
• Lady Bass - extremely low range (Bflat2 and lower)
• Strong Soloist - high belt/mix (E5 and higher) and pop sound

To Submit…

1) Record and upload an unlisted YouTube video of yourself singing
• scales on “ah” to your lowest and highest comfortable notes
• at least one verse and chorus of a CURRENT pop song (sung a cappella) to show off your vocal personality and contrasting emotional range (vulnerability vs power). If this cannot be shown within one song, two songs will be accepted.

2. Fill out an Application
HERE (follow instructions to submit audition video link)

Must be over 21 and live in/near NYC.

Stiletta Headlines SoJam and Kettering A Cappella Festivals
We’re in for an exciting November! On November 1st, the ladies of Stiletta travel to Durham, NC, where we will headline at the SoJam A Cappella Festival Saturday night concert, opening for fellow National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions and recent Moscow A Cappella Festival Champions, Six Appeal!

The very next weekend, we’re off to Ohio, where we will headline the Friday night concert at the
Kettering National A Cappella Festival! And, of course, we’re sticking around for the Saturday night concert, featuring the illustrious Rockapella!

We can’t wait to strut our stuff on these two big stages, and meet some awesome new a cappella friends!

SoJam A Cappella Festival
November 1-3 in Durham, NC

Kettering National A Cappella Festival
November 8-10 in Kettering, OH

2018 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARA)
Original song, “Get Pumped”, featured on Stiletta’s self-titled debut EP is nominated for a CARA for Best Original Song by a Professional Group.

The annual
CARAs are a prestigious award given by the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA) to recognize the best of recorded a cappella. CARA winners will be announced at the award ceremony that occurs on the last day of the Boston Sings (BOSS) A Cappella Festival in Boston, MA. See you there!


RARB Picks of 2018
Stiletta’s self-titled debut EP wins Album of the Year from the Recorded A Cappella Review Board (RARB), with 3 of the 5 tracks also chosen as Track of the Year, making them the highest awarded all-female group in RARB history!

Reviewers who published at least seven reviews in 2018 were asked to select one Pick of the Year and one Honorable Mention from albums that they personally reviewed for RARB. Tracks of the Year were selected on a similar principle. Reviewers could also abstain from making selections in any or all categories.

Download our EP
on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Google Play.

Click the icon below for the full list of picks and check out some of the quotes about the album below.


“Stiletta, the group, exudes vocal prowess, creativity, and unwavering ambition. Stiletta, the EP, packs all that goodness into five bring-the-house-down arrangements that leave you wondering what just happened and where can you hear more.” — Malcolm Piper

“The group identity in this album is just spectacular. Every member has their own element they bring to the group, and it leads to an explosion of raw power that is virtually unparalleled.” —
Stephen Lanza

“These ladies brought the technical skill, the musicality, the innovation, and tears to my eyes — what an album!” —
Amber Dewey

Stiletta’s First EP Receives Rave Reviews and a Perfect “5” from RARB
The Recorded A Cappella Review Board, or RARB, was established in 1993 to give potential buyers of a cappella music some insight into recent albums. RARB reviewers are experienced listeners of a cappella, and they are often current or former a cappella performers, producers, and engineers themselves.

We are so proud of the glowing reviews our first, self-titled EP has received! If you want to pick up a copy, you can download it
on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Google Play.

Click the icon below for the full review and check out a few of our favorite quotes below.


“There are perfect “5”s, and somewhere in the stratosphere above a “5” is the
starpower of Stiletta” —
Malcolm Piper

“Stiletta’s self-titled EP is sure to be a standard of excellence for years to come.”
Stephen Lanza

“Stiletta’s premier EP of the same name is a delight to listen to from start to finish.”
Amber Dewey

The Fiona Project and Stiletta Team Up to Raise Money for Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Victim Support
We were proud to partner with The Fiona Project at our last Music Under New York performance in Times Square on April 17th to raise awareness about child sexual abuse. We also donated 10% of our tips directly to The Fiona Project, which will distribute these funds to child sexual abuse charities throughout the United States and Canada.

The Fiona Project is a music video and concert series dedicated to child sexual abuse prevention and survivor support. Their mission is to use music to:
• create awareness of child sexual abuse (CSA);
• educate music-lovers about protecting their children from CSA; and
• raise financial support for proven prevention and survivor support organizations.

Watch the ‘Fiona Video’
Read the 7 Steps to Prevention

For more information about how to further support the fight against child sexual abuse, please visit and DONATE!


Stiletta’s brand new, self-titled EP is finally available for purchase online!!! One and a half years in the making, this EP features five hot tracks: Bang Bang, Chandelier, When Love Takes Over, Royals (two-time winner of Best Arrangement), and Stiletta’s very first original song, Get Pumped. Download it now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, and more.

Stiletta to release self-titled EP at SingStrong NY
Stiletta’s brand new, self-titled EP is finally finished!!! One and a half years in the making, this EP will feature five hot tracks: Bang Bang, Chandelier, When Love Takes Over, Royals (two-time winner of Best Arrangement), and Stiletta’s very first original song, Get Pumped. Buy tickets now for SingStrong NY (Feb 9-11) to get your hands on your very own signed copy, or download it now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, and more.

A cappella groups in NYC that would challenge the 'Pitch Perfect' Bellas
We’re in the news again! Judy Minkoff of Stiletta was interviewed about the sisterhood of Stiletta and what makes us stand out in the world of a cappella. Read up about Stiletta and three other NYC-based female a cappella groups and how they think they would fare in a riff-off with the 'Pitch Perfect’ Bellas.

Stiletta and Canadian singer/speed rapper Stacey Kay to perform at SingStrong NY
World Premiere! Audiences know singer/rapper Stacey Kay from the finals of America's Got Talent (Season 10), international touring group Eh440, and the Broadway tour of Godspell. Her powerful riffs, machine-gun rapping style and catchy songwriting recently earned her a record deal with Slaight Music. She's thrilled to team up with Stiletta, the most awarded group in Harmony Sweeps History!

SingStrong NY 2018 will be held February 9-11, at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.
Stiletta & Stacey will perform at the 9:30pm Sat Pro Show and 2:00pm Sun Pro Show.
Get tickets now.

Stiletta is on TV!
Stiletta made their TV debut in a segment on the NYC-ARTS program, which aired on Channel 13/WNET (PBS) on Thursday, November 2nd! Watch as the ladies of Stiletta perform in the Times Square subway station and discuss what it has been like to be part of Music Under New York.

Repeats will air in the NYC/NJ area:
Sun, Nov. 5 @12pm on Thirteen/WNET
Sun, Nov. 5 @3pm on WLIW21
Sun, Nov. 5 @8:30pm on NJTV
Tues, Nov. 7 @7:30pm on WLIW21

The segment is available for streaming

Stiletta places 2nd in the closest competition of the 2017 International Championship of A Cappella Open Semifinals
On August 5th, Stiletta competed in the first season of Varsity Vocals’ brand new tournament, The International Championship of A Cappella Open. The girls placed 2nd at the Northeast Regional Semifinals, a mere 3 points behind Backtrack, who placed 1st. Stiletta’s beatboxer, MC Beats, also won Best Vocal Percussion for her performance in “Cinema”. All 2nd and 3rd place winners of the Semifinals were eligible to submit a video performance in hopes of receiving the Wildcard vote, which would allow them to still have a chance to perform at The 2017 Open Finals at Carnegie Hall. Stiletta submitted and placed 3rd, not quite high enough to get to Finals. The group will definitely try again to get to Finals next year!

“The Open” is an all-access a cappella tournament that aims to bring together singers and singing groups of all ages and stages of life to compete on an international stage. The 2017 competition featured nearly 600 performers in 65 groups from across 4 continents!

The Open Northeast Regional Semifinals
Saturday, August 5th
Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Competition Lineup
Echo A Cappella
RANGE a cappella
Reverb New York
The Lost Keys

Stiletta hosts the 33rd Annual Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals
2016 National Champions, Stiletta, were flown out once again to San Rafael, CA to host the 33rd Annual Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals and pass on their title. Congratulations to the new, 2017 National Harmony Sweepstakes Champions, The Sound Exchange, from Chicago, IL!! The Sound Exchange took home both First Place and Audience Favorite in this competition. Other awards went to Lustre from the Mid-Atlantic Region (2nd Place), CONNECT from the New York Region (3rd Place, Best Arrangement), and Business Casual from the Bay Area (Best Original Song). For more information on these groups, check out the Harmony Sweepstakes website.

Introducing the 2016 Harmony Sweepstakes National Champions…STILETTA!!
After winning the New York Regional Harmony Sweepstakes, Stiletta was flown out to San Rafael, CA, where they competed against 6 other regional champions for the national title at the National Harmony Sweepstakes Finals. And they won it…along with every other possible award!!! A clean sweep of First Place, Audience Favorite, Best Arrangement for “Royals” (Judy Minkoff), and Best Original Song for “Get Pumped” (Stiletta). Click here to see their award-winning performance. The girls will fly back next year to host the 2017 National Sweeps!

Sweeping the Sweeps…Again!
On March 19th, Stiletta won 1st Place, Audience Favorite, and Best Vocal Percussion (Yay, MC Beats!) at the NY Harmony Sweepstakes! Click here to see their winning performance and here for their encore as Audience Favorite. This is the 2nd year in a row Stiletta won a regional Sweeps, and they will be flying out to CA in May to try again for the National title!

All A Cappella: A Night of Triple Delight!
This November, the Stiletta girls took a road trip up to Medford, MA to make history with two other professional a cappella groups, Ball in the House and Traces from Season 5 of NBC’s The Sing-Off. These powerhouse groups teamed up with Boston’s The Eight Tracks and emcee, Kevin Child, to make All A Cappella: A Night of Triple Delight a concert to remember.

Stiletta Takes Manhattan!
Making their subway debut at Grand Central Station, Stiletta’s first season with MTA’s Music Under New York Program is off to a kickin’ start! Make sure to catch the girls at Grand Central Station (mezzanine above the 4,5,6 trains) and Times Square Station (mezzanine on the way to the Shuttle and next to the Record Mart) on various dates from now through the new year. Keep an eye on The Shows for dates and details.


Acaville Radio Features Stiletta on “The Spotlight”
Acaville Radio is the online home for ‘round-the-clock contemporary a cappella radio. “The Spotlight,” which airs Tuesdays at 9pm EST, is an in-depth look at a cappella groups around the world, from high school to college to semi-pro to pro. This past June, Stiletta was honored to be featured on “The Spotlight”. Click the link above to listen to our interview, which was recorded straight from the dressing room at the National Harmony Sweepstakes in San Rafael, CA.


Stiletta Deemed ‘Most Likely to Succeed’
An interview with
Stiletta was recently featured on HelloGiggles, a positive online community for women that was founded in 2011 by actress/musician Zooey Deschanel, producer Sophia Rossi and writer Molly McAleer.


26 Musical Acts Join MTA Art & Design’s Music Under New York Program
Stiletta was one of 26 musical acts chosen from 230 applicants and 70 auditioned acts to join the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Music Under New York Program.

Broadway to Brunch for Hillary Clinton
Stiletta performed alongside Andrea McArdle (Annie), Perez Hilton (NEWSical), Maya Days (Aida, Rent, TV's Damages), Samantha Marie Ware (Glee, Helen Hayes Award winner for Book of Mormon), Natalie Joe Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Christine Pedi (NEWSical, Chicago, Forbidden Broadway, Sirius XM 'On Broadway'), Michael Longoria (Jersey Boys), Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots), Kristy Cates (Wicked), and Jessica Hendy (Aida, Amore). Music direction was provided by Tracy Stark and the show was hosted by NEWSical The Musical producer, and long time Hillary Clinton advocate, Tom D'Angora.

Top A Cappella Acts Gather for SingStrong
Stiletta headlined the second annual SingStrong International Charity A cappella Festival in Skokie, IL along with some of the world’s best professional a cappella groups, including LA-based jazz-R&B group, Level with Grammy Winner, Ben Bram; Resound, the gospel powerhouse featured on ABC and famously tweeted about by Arianna Grande; Traces, from Season 5 of NBC's The Sing-Off; Ball in the House the Boston-based R&B legends featured on America's Got Talent; Blue Jupiter, the pop-twisted broadway quartet featured on commercials for Nickelodeon, NOKIA, College Humor, and OREO; Two-time Harmony Sweepstakes Champion from DC, Cartoon Johnny; and Taiwan's award-winning jazz/world music group, Voco Novo.

Stiletta Sweeps the Sweeps!
Stiletta won 1st Place, Audience Favorite, & Best Arrangement for “Royals” (Judy Minkoff) at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes! Be sure to check out our winning set here and our two encore performances here and here!

Penn State’s Hope Gala Raises Money for Pediatric Cancer
Stiletta performed for the second year in a row at the NYC Hope Gala, sponsored by Penn State University. This year, $175,139 was raised by this event to support the fight against pediatric cancer. This record-breaking fundraising amount was more than double 2014’s $78,000 record and is in addition to the more than $13 MILLION that was raised in 2015 by Penn State's dance marathon (THON).