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Audacity

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Audacity is the open enrollment (non-audition) group in the BYU A Cappella Club, and is directed by one of the club officers.

It began as the "club choir" in which everyone with an interest in a cappella music was welcome and invited to participate, even if they were already in another group. In 2013, the name of the group was changed to Audacity to be more consistent with its contemporary a cappella style of performance. Every semester, BYU students (as well as faculty and staff) of all levels of skill and experience are welcome to participate.

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1AChord

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1AChord is a mixed group of 8 vocalists that was originally formed in Fall 2015. Using all custom arrangements, 1AChord has been featured on the Best of BYU A Cappella CD and has participated in the BYU A Cappella Jam for the past four years. Apart from that, the group has been able to open for BYU Vocal Point in an on campus performance, release their own music video and put on their own combined concerts with other groups on campus. Experienced musicians and blossoming singers alike contribute to the success of 1AChord and they’re excited to be a part of the thriving A Cappella culture that is found on BYU campus!

A Lotta Fermata

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A Lotta Fermata was founded in Fall 2013 by Alayna Nelson. After a brief hiatus while Alayna served her mission, the group returned better than ever! Though Alayna has since graduated, A Lotta Fermata continues to be BYU's teen-angstiest a cappella group.



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Attention

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Attention is comprised of 10 girls that love to turn up the girl power! One of two all-female a cappella groups on campus, Attention was founded in 2013. Our goal is to catch everyone's attention with our powerful vocals, fun mash-ups, and fierce female prowess.

Our muses are pop divas and powerful women everywhere. We love featuring songs that show off our independent voices in harmony. Whatever we do, we do it with all of our heart.



Chromatix

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Chromatix was formed Winter semester of 2016 under the name, "Measure Up", with the goal of breaking into the BYU a cappella scene with great music and fun song arrangements. Performing primarily pop songs arranged by its own members, the group hopes to entertain audiences by always performing awesome and enjoyable music.

They changed names to Chromatix in Fall 2017.



Duly Noted

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Duly Noted is an 11-member mixed group that enjoys singing contemporary a cappella music while fostering friendships. Duly Noted has been featured several times on the Best of BYU A Cappella Club CD and enjoys singing at various university functions.

Members of the group meet twice a week, for 2 hours each time.

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Dynamite

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We are Dynamite. We arrange every song we sing! You can catch us learning crazy choreo (in your area), eating chocolate, and laughing way too hard.

Follow us so you won’t miss out on our song and music video releases!



Familiar Ring

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Familiar Ring is the self-proclaimed "most attractive" group on campus, and was started in 2007 with the intent to get girls. It has been a complete success, given that all of the original creators are now off and married with kids. Their successors, however, are mostly single and carry on the noble goal of the group.

Specializing in love ballads, goofy dance moves, and divine vocals, Familiar Ring aims to leave women everywhere swooning!


Fermata Thin Air

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Fermata Thin Air began in Fall 2018 and has a vision of excellence in musical performance, authentic group unity, and hard work. Fermata Thin Air has performed in many of the BYU A Cappella Club concerts in the past year and we were chosen to be on the "Best of BYU A Cappella 2019" CD. Some would say, "we are but poor, lost circus performers" but hey, ain't we all.



Forever Young

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Forever Young was started in 2015 years ago by a group of friends, but had a rebirth from scratch in Fall 2019. They love to focus on having fun while building up their musical talents and performing. They try to have a variety of genres in their repertoire, from movie soundtracks to modern pop, and they always try to include solos.



Parallel Motion

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Parallel Motion is Wal-Mart brand Vocal Point.


Riff-Dish

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Them: "What's the meaning behind your group's name?"

Us: "I dunno, it sounded fun."



Secret Chord

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You may have heard there was a group like this! Founded in September 2019 by an ambitious group of singers, this group seeks to explore a wide variety of songs and share the excitement of a cappella music with the world. The group’s 9 members each have something unique to contribute to the intricate harmonies and energetic rhythms of the music. They put a lot of work into creating art and are very proud of the results, so good luck trying to figure out the Secret Chord!


Y Not


Y Not A Cappella is a group of talented, fun-loving musicians who believe in getting the most out of every single day. The group was formed in the Fall of 2018 and has been having a blast together since then. Its members share a passion for excellent music and a contagious enthusiasm for life. Whether the matter is singing tighter, performing more energetically, or just having more fun, we never ask "why" - only "Why Not?!"



The Advocates

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The Advocates was a group that went from 2008 to 2012. They sang in many of the BYU A Cappella shows and opened for well known groups like Noteworthy, Vocal Point and Yale's The Whiffenpoofs. Many of their members were former Vocal Point members (Paul Bodily, Grant Zabriskie, Mike Lemon, Keith Evans) and many of their members were later members of Vocal Point (Ross Welch, Jake Tengelsen, Keith Evans).

Asymmetric

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Asymmetric was formed in the fall of 2011 by Tiffany Garner and some friends; the name arising due to the mismatched number of men and women singers. The next year, everyone except Tiff retired from the group so a new eccentric set of singers was recruited. Tiff continued to direct the group until the torch was passed to Jon Young in Fall 2014 with a group of five guys and four girls. The focus of Asymmetric was always simply to enjoy a cappella music and to invite their audiences to have fun with them. In Fall 2015 all of the 2014-15 group was gone, but some previous members had returned so the group was reborn as 1AChord.

Beyond Measure

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Beyond Measure is no longer part of the BYU A Cappella Club. They were founded by Eric Corpuz, and were active from about 2013-2017, before leaving the club to do things on their own.


Clean Cut

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Clean Cut existed in Winter 2015. They were a reunion of the 2013-2014 Familiar Ring group, many of whom were gone in Fall 2014 and hence lost their spots in Familiar Ring. Clean Cut performed at the Winter 2015 Y-Cappella Showcase and got a track on the BOBAC 2015 CD.

freeVerse

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freeVerse was founded n Fall 2015 by three former members of Familiar Ring (Preston Alder, Michael Christensen, and Daniel Rellaford) along with two freshmen (Brian Groberg and Maryn Hooper). They disbanded in 2016 or 2017. Among other things, they submitted an entry into the Macy's "I Want You Back" A Cappella Challenge which garnered more views than any other collegiate entry.

Grace

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Grace existed during the 2013-2014 school year, and were part of our BOBA 2014 album. They were founded and led by David Peterson.

In Tune

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In Tune was a mixed nine-person a cappella group founded by Abner Apsley in Fall 2015. They released an EP in Winter 2016, but left the A Cappella Club in Fall 2017 and disbanded not long thereafter.

Morris Code

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Morris Code ran from 2011 to 2014 carrying the name of the founder, David Morris. The group was organized as a place for the members to simply have fun singing with one another. During its time, Morris Code featured contemporary songs arranged by their own members and entertaining choreography.

Muse-icality

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Muse-icality was formed in Fall 2015 by two siblings Christopher and Emilie Neu.

The group was formed with the idea of doing cross-cultural music and Broadway, but as it developed it came to include Disney, big band jazz, and other genres uncommonly sung. They disbanded after about a year.

Provocalize

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Provocalize was formed in Fall 2014 by Alex Winder as a mixed a cappella group under the name Major 6th. After increasing from a 6-person group to a 10-person group the following semester, the name was changed to avoid a number association. They sang from many eras and styles, everything from early Disney classics to boy band material to soulful, modern pop, and strived to be one of the most energetic and exciting groups. They disbanded approximately early 2017.

Rifftide

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Rifftide is a seven member contemporary a cappella group formed in Fall 2016. Their goal is to combine tight harmonies and crisp choreography to create exciting performances. Since their debut the group has been invited to perform in several shows, released 3 music videos, 4 Spotify singles, 1 iTunes single, and been featured on two "Best of BYU A Cappella Club" albums. They also hosted their very first show in November 2017 (which sold out), and hosted their first annual Riff-Off in early 2018. As the name implies Rifftide specializes in adding their own riffs to popular songs. In 2018 they left the BYU A Cappella club to explore more projects on their own.


Soundwave

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Soundwave existed during the 2013-2014 school year, and was led by Jonathan Bean. They performed in the April 2014 Acappellooza concert.

The Staff

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The Staff was born in Jan 2015, when the club officers thought it would be fun to sing a number for the Winter 2015 opening social. They have been an on again-off again group since then, performing some semesters at other club socials and Y-Cappella Showcase concerts.

Treble & Bass

Treble & Bass was started in 2019 by 8 people who wanted to share their music and talents with BYU and its students. They first performed "Run to You" by Pentatonix, and went on to perform "Go the Distance" from Hercules and "Sucker by the Jonas Brothers.

They combine thoughtful ballads with exciting upbeat tunes to give their audience a fun and invigorating experience. Their mission statement is "We give BYU the joy of music through our innovation, musicianship and enthusiasm."

Up-Beat

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In the fall of 2012, intrigued by the proposition of a cappella but worried of extensive time commitments, Steven Christiansen (director and founder) along with several of his friends, came together and formed the group. The purpose was to sing, perform, and make music in a positive, stress-free environment. All too often the things we love doing get put to the side as we pursue our futures, whether that be in relationships or school or careers. Everyone in the group was passionate about singing, but all of their other commitments had previously kept them from pursuing this thing that they loved.

Up-Beat mostly performed contemporary style music, but occasionally have dabbled in more classical or Broadway styles. They disbanded in approx. 2018.

UpriSing

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UpriSing existed during the 2014-2015 school year, and was led by Mallory Wynne.