URBAN SOUND A CAPPELLA
Co-ed A Cappella Ensemble at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
As the youngest group on the University of Minnesota campus, Urban Sound has brought new competition to the face of the a cappella community. Founded in 2013 by Sarah Creegan, Julia Burke, Keighly Colangelo, Karl Rehfuss, and Jasmine Gorton, Urban Sound is a student-ran, co-ed a cappella ensemble at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. The group provides singers an opportunity to combine their love of singing with meaningful outreach; it is imperitive to Urban Sound that they utilize their strong musical capabilities to communicate their support and love for the Minneapolis and St. Paul communities.
Urban Sound entertains audiences of both the U of M and Twin Cities area with concerts, events, and benefits. Urban Sound strives to be a part of the Twin Cities community through service and awareness of local issues. Each semester, the group collectively selects a charity they all strongly support and a portion of the season's showcase proceeds will go towards this respected foundation. This upcoming academic year, the group will be choosing an organization that supports local Black communities within the Twin Cities area.
This past February, Urban Sound participated in ICCAs for the first time in the group's history.
Urban Sound is hosting future virtual auditions in Fall 2020. We will be accepting both voice memos and video recordings until September 30, 2020. Please submit recordings by filling out the Google Form located below!
For the initial auditions, please prepare a verse and a chorus from a song that best showcases your vocal abilities. This song can be any genre (pop, country, hip hop, R&B, jazz, etc.), except for classical, musical theater, or choral.
Callback emails will be sent out on October 5, 2020. Due to the current state of public health and the COVID-19 pandemic, callback auditions will also be held virtually. For the secondary audtion, please record a verse and a chorus from a new song, preferably of a different style, to submit in the callback form. Individuals will also be asked to record themselves singing along to a midi track for the voice part they are called back for. If called back, please fill out the new form and sign up for a meeting via Zoom; there, we will conduct a brief interview! We look forward to hearing you!
YEARS OF URBAN SOUND
|National Anthem||John Stafford Smith||Ensemble|
|Hail! Minnesota||Truman Rickard & LeRoy Arnold||Ensemble|
|10,000 Emerald Pools||BORNS||Ensemble|
|Back Pocket||Vulpeck||Ananya Muralidharan|
|September||Earth, Wind & Fire||Ava Mannion|
|Trashin' the Camp||Phil Collins & NSYNC||Tanner Wenzel|
|Good Things Fall Apart||Illenium ft. Jon Bellion||Cassandra Crandell|
|I Warned Myself||Charlie Puth||Megha Ramanathan|
|The Blues Remain||Juan Zelda||Tanner Wenzel|
|Versace on the Floor||Bruno Mars||Ava Mannion|
|Waves||Kanye West||Isaac Nelson|
|Please Forgive Me||David Gray||Mady DeFranco|
|6's to 9's||Big Wild ft. Rationale||Cassandra Crandell|
|White Winter Hymnal||Fleet Foxes||Ensemble|
|Santa Baby||Eartha Kitt||Alto Section|
|Silent Night||Franz Xaver Gruber||Ensemble|
|End of Time||Beyonce||Ensemble|
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