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.
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09/26/2022

The A Ca****la Showcase is tonight!! Come watch and support all of our wonderful a ca****la groups in Mandel Hall at 7:00pm, and sign up for auditions after the show! Groups will be tabling outside of Mandel after the showcase, and you can sign up to audition for as many groups as you want. We can't wait to see you there!

Check out our website at uchicagoaca****la.com for more information on each group.

Only two more days until Showcase! We hope to see all of your friendly faces in the audience 🎵🎶🎵
09/24/2022

Only two more days until Showcase! We hope to see all of your friendly faces in the audience 🎵🎶🎵

For our final introduction, we have the vibrant, vivid, vivacious Voices In Your Head!Voices in Your Head is an all-gend...
09/21/2022

For our final introduction, we have the vibrant, vivid, vivacious Voices In Your Head!

Voices in Your Head is an all-gender a ca****la group which aims to “push the bounds of contemporary a ca****la.” Its unique repertoire includes original pieces, as well as an eclectic mix of pop, R&B, rock, and alternative music. This past April, Voices advanced to ICCA Finals for the fifth time in the group's history, and performed at the Town Hall Theatre in New York City!

Make sure to check out these incredible singers at the a ca****la Showcase, coming to you live from Mandel Hall on Sept. 26 at 7:00pm 🎵🎵

Our fifth group is undeniably warm-hearted and uniquely whimsical… that’s right, it’s UW!Unaccompanied Women (UW), one o...
09/19/2022

Our fifth group is undeniably warm-hearted and uniquely whimsical… that’s right, it’s UW!

Unaccompanied Women (UW), one of UChicago’s two high voices groups, is the oldest a ca****la group on campus. Last spring, they had a blast competing in the Great Lakes ICCA Quarterfinals with their set: Orpheus (Sara Bareilles), Moderation (Florence + the Machine), and Take Me To Church (Hosier). This past year they also recorded a brand new studio album that is coming soon, featuring arrangements like Slow Dancing in the Dark (Joji) and Oh My God (Adele)—so be on the look out 💜💜

Come to the a ca****la Showcase on Sept. 26 to see UW sing their hearts out alongside all five other groups!

Time to return to our group introductions—next up is Run For Cover!Run for Cover is UChicago’s award-winning historicall...
09/17/2022

Time to return to our group introductions—next up is Run For Cover!

Run for Cover is UChicago’s award-winning historically-male a ca****la group. They’ve been semifinalists at ICCAs, competing biannually, and their single ‘Gold’ was named RARB’s Pick of the Decade. RFC loves to have fun and sing anything with energy, from John Mayer to Kanye West to Jimmy Eat World, and they’re looking forward to sharing that energy with UChicago again this year!

Come see RFC tear up the stage at Showcase on September 26th (Mandel Hall, 7:00 pm) 🎤🎵

We’re taking a short break from getting to know our groups in order to announce the details for this year’s A Ca****la S...
09/15/2022

We’re taking a short break from getting to know our groups in order to announce the details for this year’s A Ca****la Showcase! Showcase will be in Mandel Hall (next to Reynolds Club) on Monday, September 26th at 7:00. Come out to see all six groups perform—it’s going to be aca-mazing 🥰🎶

For our third group, we have UChicago’s babes in blue, The Ransom Notes!The Ransom Notes is an award winning all-gender ...
09/13/2022

For our third group, we have UChicago’s babes in blue, The Ransom Notes!

The Ransom Notes is an award winning all-gender a ca****la group who performs in Chicago and around the country on their annual winter tours and bi-annual spring tours! They were recently finalists in the International Championship of Collegiate A Ca****la (ICCA) in 2021 and Semifinalists in 2022 after winning the Great Lakes Quarterfinal. The Ransom Notes LOVE spending time together, be it goofing off in Logan Cafe before rehearsal, wreaking havoc at Shinju all-you-can-eat sushi, or being too loud at study break in a Stuart cubical.

Find The Ransom Notes alongside the other five UChicago a ca****la groups at Showcase on September 26th (more details coming shortly)!

Next up on our list of introductions is the beautiful and talented Medusa!Medusa (formerly Men in Drag) is a high-voices...
09/11/2022

Next up on our list of introductions is the beautiful and talented Medusa!

Medusa (formerly Men in Drag) is a high-voices a ca****la group at the University of Chicago. The group enjoys performing empowering music from all genres, especially pop and rock, and have recently covered artists such as Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Lana del Rey. This past spring, they released an EP titled “After Midnight,” and are looking forward to competing in ICCAs this upcoming year!

For our first group introduction, we present to you UChicago Aag!Uchicago Aag is UChicago’s premier and only gender-incl...
09/10/2022

For our first group introduction, we present to you UChicago Aag!

Uchicago Aag is UChicago’s premier and only gender-inclusive South Asian acapella group which was established in 2014. It’s a fusion acapella group which sings catchy arrangements in two or more languages. Aag is a tight-knit fun musical community that has sung at proposals, food festivals, farewells and many unique occasions.

With auditions just around the corner, it's time to introduce UChicago's six FANTABULOUS a ca****la groups! Stay tuned o...
09/07/2022

With auditions just around the corner, it's time to introduce UChicago's six FANTABULOUS a ca****la groups! Stay tuned over the next few weeks to learn about each group, and get hyped for our upcoming A Ca****la Showcase on September 26th—more details coming soon... 🎵🎶🎵

See you there!
11/14/2021

See you there!

CALLING ALL SINGERS AND VOCAL PERCUSSIONISTS!

Voices in Your Head, one of UChicago’s fabulous a ca****la groups, is holding Mid-Year Auditions on November 17, 2021, and Callbacks on November 18, 2021.

You can sign up for an 8-minute Audition slot using this link:
https://linktr.ee/uchicagovoices

Voices in Your Head (“Voices”) is an all-gender contemporary a ca****la group, founded in 1998! Since then, our group has placed second and third at the International Championship of Collegiate A Ca****la, and won numerous other awards. Voices performs a huge range of different genres of music, including pop, R&B, and rock & roll.

We’d love to sing with you at auditions and callbacks!

07/24/2021
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 💙🖤

Tune in to the Varsity Vocals YouTube channel tomorrow (Saturday 4/10) at 6 PM to watch The Ransom Notes compete in the ...
04/09/2021

Tune in to the Varsity Vocals YouTube channel tomorrow (Saturday 4/10) at 6 PM to watch The Ransom Notes compete in the ICCA semifinals! We’re so proud of and excited for them!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UUIMGu0UXfU&feature=youtu.be

Semifinals & Results for the following:2021 ICHSA Northeast2021 ICHSA Great Lakes2021 ICCA Northeast2021 ICHSA Great LakesPowered by Restream https://restrea...

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 uchicagoaca****la.com for future music releases from all of UChicago A Ca****la.

Enjoy Run For Cover’s new music video of “Isn’t She Lovely”! Happy Valentine’s Day from U Chicago A Ca****la! https://ww...
02/14/2021

Enjoy Run For Cover’s new music video of “Isn’t She Lovely”! Happy Valentine’s Day from U Chicago A Ca****la!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42FT0H2vRbw

Happy Valentine's Day from RfC! We're sending love to all of you, and we hope you enjoy the video!"Isn't She Lovely"opb. Stevie WonderSolo: Theo WhyArrangeme...

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

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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The Ransom Notes are premiering a new music video at 5 PM CT today! Check it out below for some holiday fun! Happy Holid...
12/19/2020

The Ransom Notes are premiering a new music video at 5 PM CT today! Check it out below for some holiday fun! Happy Holidays from UChicago A Ca****la!

https://youtu.be/hrvQmS2xbS8

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

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 ca****la are starting TODAY! For more information about the general audition process, feel free...
10/03/2020

Auditions for UChicago a ca****la are starting TODAY! For more information about the general audition process, feel free to give our auditions handbook a read: https://uchicagoaca****la.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!

https://youtu.be/8aHQvFSanvgDue to some tech difficulties, Showcase will be LIVE at 7:45!
10/03/2020

https://youtu.be/8aHQvFSanvg

Due to some tech difficulties, Showcase will be LIVE at 7:45!

Welcome to the University of Chicago’s annual a ca****la showcase, featuring Aag, Medusa, The Ransom Notes, Run for Cover, Unaccompanied Women, and VOICES! T...

09/30/2020
Congratulations to V O I C E S for making it onto the VOICES ONLY 2020 tracklist! Give it a listen!https://open.spotify....
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 Ca****la 101 - Fundamentally Sound
13) The Bird And The Worm - UNC-G Sapphires
14) Inside - TAG - The A Ca****la Group
15) My Mind - Encore (Ensworth School)
16) Classic - DeltaCa****la
17) Plum - The Nor'easters
18) You - Euphoria
19) Bridge Over Troubled Water - Hyannis Sound
20) Breathe - Forte A Ca****la

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
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 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/

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