|Origin||Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois|
|Genres||Collegiate a cappella|
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" and the track "Perfect Day" was nominated for a CARA for Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement. The album was moderately well received by the Recorded A Cappella Review Board.
The track "Before The Worst" selected for inclusion on the collegiate a cappella compilation album "BOCA 2011: Best of Collegiate A Cappella" and was nominated for a CARA for Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement. Robert Dietz said that the arrangements are, "some of the best I've heard from the collegiate community," and the track "Eet" was selected as one of their Songs of the Year for 2011.
Their current album, released March 2013 is titled "Rock Paper Shotgun".
|2008||ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal ||Overall||1st Place|
|Best Choreography||Winner (Joyee Lin, for "You Oughta Know")|
|2009||CARAs (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards) ||Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement||Nominated (“Perfect Day” - enter soUnd)|
|Voices Only ||Voices Only 2009||"Get Set" - enter soUnd|
|2010||ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal ||Overall||2nd place|
|Best Arrangement||Winner (Matt Edmonds - “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”)|
|ICCA Midwest Semifinal ||Best Arrangement||Winner (Matt Edmonds - “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”)|
|2011||BOCA (Best of Collegiate A Cappella) ||BOCA 2011||"Before The Worst" - Boots and Cats|
|CARAs (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards) ||Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement||Nominated (“Before The Worst” - Boots and Cats)|
|RARB Pick ||Songs of the Year||"Eet" - Boots and Cats|
|2012||ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal ||Best Vocal Percussion||Winner (Matt Kania)|