The University of Chicago A Cappella Council

The University of Chicago A Cappella Council The University of Chicago A Ca****la Council seeks to promote the a ca****la art form at The University of Chicago. The A Ca****la Council is comprised of two representatives from each of the following University of Chicago a ca****la groups:

Chicago Aag
Make a Joyful Noise
Medusa
The Ransom Notes
Run for Cover
Unaccompanied Women
Voices

Operating as usual

04/15/2021

We’re so proud and happy for The Ransom Notes for making ICCA finals!!! Be on the lookout for their performance soon 💙🖤

03/14/2021

Once again, congratulations to The Ransom Notes, Medusa, and Unaccompanied Women for phenomenal ICCA performances tonight! Much love from us at UChicago AcaCouncil. ❤ We can't wait to see what you all do next!

Make sure to check out AcaCouncil on Facebook, Instagram, and uchicagoacappella.com for future music releases from all of UChicago A Cappella.

Please join us at the 3rd Logan Virtual Open Mic Event on January 29th at 8:30 CST!Details here: bit.ly/JanOpenMicFacebo...
01/24/2021
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Please join us at the 3rd Logan Virtual Open Mic Event on January 29th at 8:30 CST!
Details here: bit.ly/JanOpenMicFacebook
RSVP to attend here: bit.ly/JanuaryOpenMicRSVP
RSVP to perform here: bit.ly/JanOpenMicPerform
Hope to see you there!

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To be clear, every group will be holding virtual auditions AND callbacks. We have the utmost regard for all of your and ...
10/04/2020
Audition - UCVIYH

To be clear, every group will be holding virtual auditions AND callbacks. We have the utmost regard for all of your and all of the group’s safety in mind with this unilateral decision, and we know that every group will be able to hold a successful round of auditions no matter the scenario. All groups' audition sign up links are below in the post!

If you missed the showcase, you can watch each of the groups perform here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE2XiFAVy3E
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AAG
Audition Information: https://www.facebook.com/uchicagoaag/posts/3132858673490756
Sign-up: https://tinyurl.com/aagauditions2020
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MEDUSA
Audition Information: https://www.facebook.com/uchicagomedusa/posts/10160690693425620
Sign-up: tinyurl.com/medusa2020
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THE RANSOM NOTES
Audition Information: https://www.uchicagoransomnotes.com/fall2020auditions
Sign-up: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSdSkao.../viewform
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RUN FOR COVER
Audition Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/3653687204662757
Sign-up: signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aaa82ca1fbc25-runfor
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UNACCOMPANIED WOMEN
Audition Information: facebook.com/events/359924501820174
Sign-up: https://tinyurl.com/udub2020
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VOICES
Audition Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/4453020431437494
Sign-up: https://calendly.com/ucvoices/audition?month=2020-10
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We're so excited to hear you sing!

Sign up for a ten minute audition here! All you'll need to prepare is a 60 second solo of your choice. Please also have some type of recording device (your phone works great) to record your audition on your end. We're so excited to meet you!

Auditions for UChicago a cappella are starting TODAY! For more information about the general audition process, feel free...
10/03/2020

Auditions for UChicago a cappella are starting TODAY! For more information about the general audition process, feel free to give our auditions handbook a read: https://uchicagoacappella.com/audition-handbook.

If you missed the showcase, you can watch each of the groups perform here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE2XiFAVy3E
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AAG
Audition Information: https://www.facebook.com/uchicagoaag/posts/3132858673490756
Sign-up: https://tinyurl.com/aagauditions2020
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MEDUSA
Audition Information: https://www.facebook.com/uchicagomedusa/posts/10160690693425620
Sign-up: tinyurl.com/medusa2020
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THE RANSOM NOTES
Audition Information: https://www.uchicagoransomnotes.com/fall2020auditions
Sign-up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSkao-qnPrvqlOlz86VpEYGEXToXoFmmSa3FMNtLJkhOqzOw/viewform
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RUN FOR COVER
Audition Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/3653687204662757
Sign-up: signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aaa82ca1fbc25-runfor
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UNACCOMPANIED WOMEN
Audition Information: facebook.com/events/359924501820174
Sign-up: https://tinyurl.com/udub2020
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VOICES
Audition Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/4453020431437494
Sign-up: https://calendly.com/ucvoices/audition?month=2020-10
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We're so excited to hear you sing!

Congratulations to V O I C E S for making it onto the VOICES ONLY 2020 tracklist! Give it a listen!https://open.spotify....
09/04/2020

Congratulations to V O I C E S for making it onto the VOICES ONLY 2020 tracklist! Give it a listen!

https://open.spotify.com/track/3gqx5MM9tboNXfqIBTHyBE?si=s09pMBN7RuCa4j32vb5uyg

Voices Only is very proud to announce the VOICES ONLY 2020, VOL. 1 tracklist!

1) Never Let Me Go - Sound Off
2) How Long - Upper Structure
3) Human - The Beartones
4) Boys - Aquapella
5) Part Of Me - V O I C E S
6) you should see me in a crown - All-Night Yahtzee
7) Feel Good - BYU Vocal Point
8) Want You Back - BLACKOUT
9) God is a woman - Pitch, Please
10) When The Party's Over - OU Gold Vibrations
11) Lost in Japan - BisCaydence
12) A Cappella 101 - Fundamentally Sound
13) The Bird And The Worm - UNC-G Sapphires
14) Inside - TAG - The A Cappella Group
15) My Mind - Encore (Ensworth School)
16) Classic - DeltaCappella
17) Plum - The Nor'easters
18) You - Euphoria
19) Bridge Over Troubled Water - Hyannis Sound
20) Breathe - Forte A Cappella

Congrats to all the groups selected! With a record number of submissions, this year's album was as difficult as ever to put together.

The album will be available to purchase and stream very soon!

06/10/2020
06/09/2020
Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and...
06/09/2020

Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless other Black lives have been taken by the police. We must actively fight for an anti-racist U.S.

UChicago AcaCouncil stands in support and solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

For the next 24 hours, AcaCouncil will match donations up to $300 for Defy Ventures, an organization that "gives entrepreneurial training and reentry support to incarcerated individuals," which will be matched again through Cash App's current BLM Donation Campaign.

If you are able, please consider either sending us a screenshot of your donation or venmoing @katiehko and we will donate on your behalf. Even if you choose not to donate through us, please consider donating to $DefyVentures through Cash App to get your donations matched by them.

Black Lives Matter.

Defy Ventures: https://www.defyventures.org/take-action-main/donate (or $DefyVentures through Cash App)

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Non-exhaustive list of other funds you can donate to (resources compiled by Chase Leito):

NAACP's Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/donate

National Bail Fund Network: http://bit.ly/localbailfunds

Chicago Freedom School: www.chicagofreedomschool.org/support-us/donate

Chicago Community Bond Fund: https://chicagobond.org/donate/

Remember V O I C E S’ rendition of “Remedy”? It’s now available on all streaming platforms! 🎉🎉 Go and give it a listen!
05/24/2020

Remember V O I C E S’ rendition of “Remedy”? It’s now available on all streaming platforms! 🎉🎉 Go and give it a listen!

*New Release*

We are excited to announce that Remedy is now out on all streaming platforms!
Thank you again to all those who participated! #TheRemedyProject
spoti.fi/3frQuBG

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05/24/2020

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05/23/2020

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05/23/2020
2019 ICCA Set | The Ransom Notes

Liked The Ransom Notes’ rendition of “One By One”? Check out their 2019 ICCA set to hear it again, along with many more! 🤩💙

04/24/2020
One By One (opb. Rationale) — The Ransom Notes

Missing a cappella during quarantine? So are The Ransom Notes, who just released a short Zoom-themed music video of their arrangement of One By One (opb. Rationale)! Check it out!

Despite the unprecedented times and that fact that our members are scattered all around the globe, the Ransom Notes are still finding ways to sing together :...

04/22/2020
V O I C E S

Ever since ICCA was cancelled, V O I C E S has been thinking hard about ways to bring together all of the singers who missed out on a chance to compete in-person. After compiling videos and audio from 168 singers from various 2020 ICCA and ICHSA groups (see any familiar faces from Unaccompanied Women?), they present: The Remedy Project.

#theremedyproject

Voices presents T H E R E M E D Y P R O J E C T :

After ICCA season came to an abrupt end, we invited singers from all over the globe to help us record an asynchronous rendition of “Remedy,” originally performed by the artist Son Lux.

We received over 168 submissions. Thank you to everyone who lent their voices to this project — we are so grateful to be a part of this community. #theremedyproject Son Lux

Spring Quarter without a cappella? It doesn't have to be that way! Many groups on campus release music that you can list...
04/06/2020

Spring Quarter without a cappella? It doesn't have to be that way! Many groups on campus release music that you can listen to anytime, and they can even get awards for it. UChicago a cappella took home a lot of recognition this year, so there are definitely some songs you will want to check out. For starters, The Recorded A Cappella Review Board (RARB) just released their top picks of the decade - and 3 groups from campus were featured!

Medusa's (fka Men in Drag) single from 2013, "Coming Undone", was named a hit of the decade for it's nuance, complexity, and emotional intensity.

V O I C E S was also featured on the list for their 2014 single, "Burn", for its crafty arrangement style that "retains its luster even today". Their 2019 album, "Begin Again", was also listed as a top pick of the decade for its artistry, use of space, and texture.

Run For Cover's "Gold", released in 2015, was also selected by the RARB as a hit of the decade because their guest soloist made it an unforgettable track that "soars above the rest".

The recipients of Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards were also announced last night! Two groups, Unaccompanied Women and Voices, were nominated for awards.

For their song "Kamikazee", Unaccompanied Women received a CARA for "Best Female Collegiate Song" and was announced to be the runner-up for "Best Female Collegiate Arrangement".

For "Between Us", Voices received CARA's for "Best Electronic/Experimental Song" and "Best Original Song by a Scholastic Group" - they were also named runner-up for "Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement" and "Best Mixed Collegiate Song". They also received the awards for "Best Pop Album" and "Best Mixed Collegiate Album" for their album, "Begin Again".

"Coming Undone": https://open.spotify.com/track/5qxmtMJd5NTL2dd0h7YT9I?si=DqsydYV9QE2iM8iSr27mAg
"Burn": https://open.spotify.com/track/7cTclbi0dv8VBIef7tdF2U?si=Vh0HxuyYRf2hN40faNHfCA
"Begin Again": https://open.spotify.com/album/1QXnFTo0L54LI3n10iIcvk?si=aOKFcee2SVGW5NlSJFiHFw
"Gold": https://open.spotify.com/track/6dm7kOpHECEOOGw9q36dGP?si=EkqpqRk0TgqXYhcx80we-A
"Kamikazee": https://open.spotify.com/track/2BcY1zMiDnyNy5Dr0XQoDE?si=Lq9WIwC4TaOS7GcsGDS5Yw
"Between Us": https://open.spotify.com/track/1zLpL0jKZFZZjbLnU62DsE?si=cVVRvSP-QZiafyCzBw3ShA

Congrats to these groups for being recognized for all of their hard work - be sure to check them all out on Spotify this quarter to keep some collegiate a cappella in your life! Wishing everyone good luck as our remote spring begins

Congratulations to Voices and Unaccompanied Women for receiving 2020 CARA nominations! CARA's are Contemporary A Cappell...
02/24/2020

Congratulations to Voices and Unaccompanied Women for receiving 2020 CARA nominations! CARA's are Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards and they are given out for a multitude of categories by The Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA).

Unaccompanied Women received two nominations for "Kamikazee" (arranged by Leo Bevington) from their EP, "Let Me".

Voices received several nominations for their album, "Begin Again", as well as specific awards for their original song: "Between Us" by Will Cabaniss and Kate Connors.

Winners of the awards will be announced on April 5th!

Here are links to both "Begin Again" and "Let me", so you can check them out for yourself:

•Begin Again (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/album/1QXnFTo0L54LI3n10iIcvk?si=UsK6UiHhQwqKHVvAeNNh6g
•Begin Again (Apple Music):
https://music.apple.com/us/album/begin-again/1449890871
•Let me (Spotify):
https://open.spotify.com/album/0yoBbuXQUmHON1kXqmQNe1?si=JHgvLdqvQlGOyHxefBn3AA
•Let me (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/us/album/let-me-single/1456665318

02/21/2020

Medusa released their EP, Haunted, yesterday! Be sure to end your week by giving it a listen(if you haven't already been listening to it on repeat). This EP includes Medusa's powerful arrangements of Haunted, Believer, and Praying, showcases their amazing vocals, and really makes you feel emotions. This project has meant a lot to everyone in Medusa and it definitely shows.

Click the link for Haunted on Spotify.

Huge congratulations to Voices for winning 2nd place at their ICCA Quarterfinal this past weekend!! Their placement mean...
02/19/2020

Huge congratulations to Voices for winning 2nd place at their ICCA Quarterfinal this past weekend!! Their placement means that they will be advancing to ICCA Semifinals next month!

They also received several special awards for their performance: Hillary Yuen for Outstanding Soloist on "My Day Will Come," Lauren Torian for Outstanding Arrangement of "O'Superman," and Natalia Rodriguez for Outstanding Choreography for the entire set. We are so proud of all of the work that went into their set and can't wait to see them crush it at Semifinals!

The ICCA Great Lakes Semifinal will be held in Chicago at the Auditorium Theater on March 28th.

A few weeks ago, two of our groups on campus - Unaccompanied Women and The Ransom Notes -participated in Varsity Vocals'...
02/04/2020

A few weeks ago, two of our groups on campus - Unaccompanied Women and The Ransom Notes -participated in Varsity Vocals' ICCA quarterfinals in Mandel Hall! Following judge deliberations, Wonyoung Jang from The Ransom Notes received the award for Outstanding Vocal Percussion, and Unaccompanied Women's Elissa Kwon received the award for Outstanding Arrangement. So much hard work went into each of their sets and we are so proud of everything they accomplished in the competition!

Shoutout to Voices for hosting and performing, and be sure to watch out for the next quarterfinal in which they will also be competing in the ICCA!!

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09/24/2019

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01/05/2018

Don't want to wait until next fall to audition for a cappella? You're in luck! Four of the groups on campus are holding *winter auditions.* Check out their events from the links below, and feel free to reach out to any of the groups if you have any questions!
Men in Drag - http://bit.ly/2lZHxof
Rhythm and Jews - http://bit.ly/2CvaW0N
Run for Cover - http://bit.ly/2CHj3dN
Unaccompanied Women - http://bit.ly/2AwQ0Vd

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The following groups are represented by the a ca****la council: Chicago Aag - https://www.facebook.com/uchicagoaag/ Make a Joyful Noise - http://majn-aca****la.uchicago.edu/ Medusa - https://www.facebook.com/uchicagomedusa/ The Ransom Notes - http://ransom-notes.com/ Rhythm & Jews - http://rhythmandjews.uchicago.edu/ Run for Cover - http://runforcover.uchicago.edu Unaccompanied Women - http://unaccompaniedwomen.uchicago.edu/ Voices - http://voicesinyourhead.org/

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