The University of Connecticut A Cappella Association (UCACA) is the overarching organization for all a cappella groups on the UConn campus. It currently includes ten talented a cappella groups: four co-ed groups, two all-male groups, and three all-female groups. UCACA serves as a base organization in which all a cappella groups can collaborate to plan events, share ideas, and operate effectively.
Through UCACA, each a cappella group can organize and hold their own auditions for prospective members.
Co-Ed- A Minor, Extreme Measures (“Ex-M”), Notes Over Storrs, Rolling Tones, Husky Hungama
All-Male- A Completely Different Note (“CDN”), Conn-Men
All-Female- The Chordials, Rubyfruit, Drop the Bass
At the beginning of every semester, UCACA hosts a rush concert in which all ten a cappella groups perform two songs from their repertoire. Potential new members planning on auditioning for (a) group(s) as well as those who simply enjoy listening to a cappella music are encouraged to attend these rush concerts, as each group will bring its own unique, individual style to the stage.
Auditions and Callbacks:
If you are interested in auditioning for (an) a cappella group(s), auditions start the Sunday night following the rush concert. Each group has their own requirements for auditions, but prospective members should generally be prepared to sing a verse and chorus of a song that best showcases their voices, as well as any scales or measures the specific a cappella group requires.
Should an a cappella group wish to hear you sing again to consider accepting you into their group, you will receive a callback from that particular group. Individual callbacks are held the Tuesday and Wednesday nights after auditions. You will be notified in advance if you receive a callback. Groups will notify new members of their acceptance once all groups’ callbacks have ended.
UCACA is constantly working to become more involved in the UConn community. All groups are always interested in singing at events both on and off campus, and can be contacted on their individual Facebook or email accounts