Northwestern Undertones

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This article is about the Northwestern University a cappella group "The Undertones". For other groups, see Undertone (disambiguation).
Northwestern Undertones
Origin Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois
Genres Collegiate a cappella
Years active 2001–present
Labels Independent
Website Official Site

The Northwestern Undertones are a 21-member co-ed collegiate a cappella group from Northwestern University in Evanston. Founded in 2001 by Jeni Noerenberg, the group was originally called Something Old, Something NU, but the name changed within a year.

Today the Undertones tour both nationally and internationally. Over the past decade they have performed in Washington D.C., California, Miami, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Houston, Boston, and Edinburgh, Scotland. They perform three shows on campus a year, compete in the International Collegiate Championships of A Cappella, do gigs in the Chicago area, and record albums.

The track "Get Set" was selected for inclusion on the collegiate a cappella compilation album "Voices Only 2009"[1] and the track "Perfect Day" was nominated for a CARA for Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement.[2] The album was moderately well received by the Recorded A Cappella Review Board.[3]

The track "Before The Worst" selected for inclusion on the collegiate a cappella compilation album "BOCA 2011: Best of Collegiate A Cappella"[4] and was nominated for a CARA for Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement.[5] Robert Dietz said that the arrangements are, "some of the best I've heard from the collegiate community,"[6] and the track "Eet" was selected as one of their Songs of the Year for 2011.[7]

Their current album, released March 2013 is titled "Rock Paper Shotgun".[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

Year Presenter Award Result
2008 ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal [8] Overall 1st Place
Best Choreography Winner (Joyee Lin, for "You Oughta Know")
2009 CARAs (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards) [2] Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement Nominated (“Perfect Day” - enter soUnd)
Voices Only [1] Voices Only 2009 "Get Set" - enter soUnd
2010 ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal [9] Overall 2nd place
Best Arrangement Winner (Matt Edmonds - “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”)
ICCA Midwest Semifinal [9] Best Arrangement Winner (Matt Edmonds - “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”)
2011 BOCA (Best of Collegiate A Cappella) [10] BOCA 2011 "Before The Worst" - Boots and Cats
CARAs (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards) [5] Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement Nominated (“Before The Worst” - Boots and Cats)
RARB Pick [7] Songs of the Year "Eet" - Boots and Cats
2012 ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal [11] Best Vocal Percussion Winner (Matt Kania)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] Voices Only 2009
  2. ^ a b [2] CARA 2009
  3. ^ [3] RARB Review
  4. ^ [4] BOCA 2011
  5. ^ a b [5] CARA 2011
  6. ^ [6] RARB Review
  7. ^ a b [7] RARB Picks 2011
  8. ^ [8] ICCA 2008
  9. ^ a b [9] ICCA 2010
  10. ^ [10] ICCA 2011
  11. ^ [11] ICCA 2012

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