Stanford Harmonics

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Stanford Harmonics
StanfordHarmonicsMarch2013.jpg
Stanford Harmonics, March 2013
Background information
Origin Stanford, California, USA
Genres A cappella
Years active 1991–present
Website www.stanfordharmonics.com
Members
  • Jace Casey
  • Davin Curtis
  • Arturo Ferrari
  • Abigail Flowers
  • Chris Goetz
  • Connor Jordan
  • Griffin Koontz
  • Julia Laurence
  • Chris Mathy
  • Lillian Mecum
  • Monica Thieu
  • Claire Thompson
Past members
  • Erin Baumann
  • Ben Cunningham
  • Alon Devorah
  • Amy DuBose
  • Josh Eisner
  • Mia Farinelli
  • Davey Feder
  • Charlie Forkish
  • Sarah Grandin
  • Caleb Jordan
  • Russell Kamp
  • Esther Kang
  • Jenn Kim
  • Luke Knepper
  • Daria Lamberson
  • David Larson
  • Ben Lauing
  • Ellen Le
  • Marcia Levitan
  • Kali Lindsay
  • Erica Lozoya
  • Leo Martel
  • Kate McGrath
  • Ale Mesa
  • Jackie Ou
  • Katherine Robertson
  • Matt Rubin
  • Sarah Rudolph
  • Robbie Ruelas
  • Dylan Sarkisian
  • Simon Shachter
  • Evan Smith
  • Katy Storch
  • Sean Tannehill
  • Vienna Teng
  • Brittney Vasquez
  • Lemiece Zarka
  • Peter Zou

The Stanford Harmonics are a co-ed a cappella group from Stanford University in the United States. Known for their alternative rock repertoire and award-winning recordings, the Harmonics have garnered international recognition for their performances and have been featured on BOCA, Sing, and Voices Only a cappella compilations. The Harmonics are one of the few collegiate a cappella groups to own their own wireless microphone assortment and soundboard, and to have developed a live performance that includes the use of electronic distortion, sound effects and audience participation.

In 2006, the Harmonics won the A Cappella Community Awards for Favorite Mixed Collegiate Group and Favorite Scholastic Album. On December 4, 2008, they released their eighth studio album, Escape Velocity, which was the winner of three Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, including Best Mixed Collegiate Album. Along with the Tufts Beelzebubs and UPenn's Off The Beat, the Stanford Harmonics are considered to be one of the "Holy Trinity" of collegiate a cappella groups.[1]

Members 2013-2014[edit]

  • Jace Casey
  • Davin Curtis
  • Arturo Ferrari
  • Abigail Flowers
  • Chris Goetz
  • Connor Jordan
  • Griffin Koontz
  • Julia Laurence
  • Chris Mathy
  • Lillian Mecum
  • Monica Thieu
  • Claire Thompson

Notable alumni/ae[edit]

Discography[edit]

The Stanford Harmonics have released eight new full-length albums and one "greatest hits" album. The Harmonics' upcoming 10th album will be an Extended Play (EP), to be released in Fall 2014.

The Greatest Hits of Pitchpipe (1995)[edit]

  1. The Only Hit of Pitch Pipe (Basket Case by Green Day)
  2. A Change in My Life (Rockapella)
  3. Seven Bridges Road (The Eagles)
  4. Heat of the Moment (Asia)
  5. Busy Tonight (The Nylons)
  6. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday (Boyz II Men)
  7. Moondance (Van Morrison)
  8. Drift Away (Dobie Gray)
  9. Be With You (The Bangles)
  10. Little Darling (The Diamonds)
  11. The Longest Time (Billy Joel)
  12. Straight to My Heart (Sting)
  13. Everlasting Love (Gayden and Cason)
  14. Bad Connection (Yaz)
  15. In the Still of the Night (5 Satins)
  16. Don't You Want Me (The Human League)
  17. The Star Spangled Banner
  18. Why (Rockapella)
  19. Kyrie (Mr. Mister)

Escalator Music (1997)[edit]

  1. Down Under (Men at Work)
  2. Kiss From a Rose (Seal)
  3. Just a Girl (No Doubt)
  4. Mack the Knife (Bobby Darin)
  5. Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word (Elton John)
  6. A Little Respect (Erasure)
  7. Got to Get You Into My Life (The Beatles)
  8. Winter (Tori Amos)
  9. Four Brothers (Manhattan Transfer)
  10. December, 1963 (The Four Seasons)
  11. Still the One (Orleans)
  12. Walking on Broken Glass (Annie Lennox)
  13. She's Always a Woman (Billy Joel)
  14. Sixty Minute Man (Rockapella)
  15. King of Pain (The Police)
  16. Rhythm of Love (Yes)
  17. Gone (House Jacks)

Insanity Laughs (1999)[edit]

  1. Push It (Garbage)
  2. Under Pressure (Queen/David Bowie)
  3. 32 Flavors (Alana Davis)
  4. Hoodoo Voodoo Doll (Brian Setzer)
  5. Uninvited (Alanis Morissette)
  6. Waterboy (Live)
  7. Goodbye (Save Ferris)
  8. Gone Till November (Wyclef Jean)
  9. Stay (Wastin' Time) (Dave Matthews Band)
  10. Criminal (Fiona Apple)
  11. Push (Matchbox 20)
  12. Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)
  13. Snow on the Sahara (Anggun)
  14. Ray of Light (Madonna)
  15. One (U2)

Phonoshop (2001)[edit]

  1. Scream (Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson)
  2. Smooth (Santana)
  3. Beautiful (Joydrop)
  4. Thank You (Dido)
  5. We Are In Love (Harry Connick, Jr.)
  6. Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
  7. Cornflake Girl (Tori Amos)
  8. Touched (VAST)
  9. Kryptonite (3 Doors Down)
  10. Oh So Quiet (Björk)
  11. November Rain (Guns N' Roses)
  12. Right Now (Van Halen)

evolut10n (2002) - 10 Year Anniversary "Greatest Hits" Album[edit]

  1. Right Now (Van Halen)
  2. Why (Rockapella)
  3. Rhythm of Love (Yes)
  4. Criminal (Fiona Apple)
  5. Kyrie (Mr. Mister)
  6. Four Brothers (Manhattan Transfer)
  7. Thank You (Dido)
  8. Under Pressure (Queen/David Bowie)
  9. A Change in My Life (Rockapella)

Rock Beats Scissors (2003)[edit]

  1. Sadder Day (Fleming & John)
  2. Running Away (Hoobastank)
  3. Medicine (Guster)
  4. Bring Me To Life (Evanescence)
  5. Annie Waits (Ben Folds)
  6. Lady Marmalade (Patti LaBelle)
  7. I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
  8. Human Beings (Seal)
  9. I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack)
  10. Acoustic #3 (Goo Goo Dolls)
  11. Paid My Dues (Anastacia)
  12. Drive (Incubus)
  13. Porcelain (Moby)

Shadowplay (2005)[edit]

  1. Labyrinth (Elisa)
  2. Headstrong (Trapt)
  3. Faster, Faster (Bree Sharp)
  4. Stop Crying Your Heart Out (Oasis)
  5. All the Things She Said (t.A.T.u.)
  6. Truce (Jars of Clay)
  7. Easier to Run (Linkin Park)
  8. Stuck (Stacie Orrico)
  9. Blurry (Puddle of Mudd)
  10. Radio (The Corrs)
  11. Sweetest Goodbye (Maroon 5)
  12. Breathe (Melissa Etheridge)
  13. Waiting for You (Seal)
  14. The Memory Remains (Metallica)

Escape Velocity (2008)[edit]

  1. Battle Without Honor or Humanity (Tomoyasu Hotei)
  2. Get Set (Taxiride)
  3. Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd, The Scissor Sisters)
  4. Cells (The Servant)
  5. Dream for the Moment (Aerosmith, Eminem)
  6. Imagination (John Lennon, Gene Wilder, A Perfect Circle and Maroon 5)
  7. Soul Meets Body (Death Cab For Cutie)
  8. Can I Buy You a Drink (Hoobastank)
  9. I'm Alive (Disturbed)
  10. Rhapsody in Blue (George Gershwin)
  11. Whisper (Evanescence)
  12. The Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel)

Midnight Hour (2013)[edit]

  1. Somebody to Love
  2. Kings and Queens
  3. Madness
  4. Call Me When You're Sober
  5. Beggars and Hangers-On
  6. You Know My Name
  7. Lonely Boy
  8. Extreme Ways
  9. Kids
  10. House of the Rising Sun
  11. Mad World
  12. Slip to the Void

Awards[edit]

The Stanford Harmonics have received various awards for their CDs:

The Greatest Hits of Pitchpipe[edit]

  • BOCA Humor: Basket Case[2]
  • Best of BOCA: The First 20 Years: Basket Case

Escalator Music[edit]

  • BOCA 1998: Four Brothers[2]
  • CARA 1998: Best Mixed Collegiate Album Nominee

Insanity Laughs[edit]

  • BOCA 2000: Snow on the Sahara[2]
  • CARA 2000: Best Mixed Collegiate Album Nominee & Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement Nominee
  • RARB Picks of 1999[3]

Phonoshop[edit]

  • CARA 2002: Best Mixed Collegiate Album Nominee & Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement Runner-Up

Evolut10n[edit]

  • Harmonics 10 Year compilation

Rock Beats Scissors[edit]

  • BOCA 2004: Sadder Day[2]
  • BOCA 2003: Lady Marmalade[2]
  • CARA 2004: Runner-up Best Mixed Collegiate Song (Lady Marmalade)
  • RARB Picks of 2003: Honorable Mention[4]

Shadowplay[edit]

  • SING 2 (2005): Faster, Faster
  • BOCA 2006: The Memory Remains[2]
  • CARA 2006: Best Mixed Collegiate Album & Best Mixed Collegiate Solo (Bryan Tan) Nominee
  • ACA 2006: Favorite Scholastic A Cappella Album
  • RARB Picks of 2005: Honorable Mention[5]

Escape Velocity[edit]

  • CARA 2009: WINNER: Best Mixed Collegiate Album
  • CARA 2009: WINNER: Best Mixed Collegiate Song (The Sound of Silence)
  • CARA 2009: WINNER: Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement (The Sound of Silence, arr: Charlie Forkish)
  • CARA 2009: Runner-Up: Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement (Imagination, arr: Charlie Forkish)
  • Voices Only 2007: Soul Meets Body
  • Voices Only 2008: Can I Buy You a Drink
  • Voices Only 2009: Rhapsody in Blue
  • SING IV: Cells
  • SING V: The Sound of Silence
  • BOCA 2009: The Sound of Silence
  • RARB Picks of 2009[6]
  • RARB Picks of the Decade (2000-2009)[7]

Midnight Hour[edit]

  • Voices Only 2013: Madness
  • Voices Only 2014: House of the Rising Sun
  • BOCA 2014: Somebody to Love
  • CARA 2014: Best Mixed Collegiate Album Nominee
  • CARA 2014: Best Mixed Collegiate Song Nominee (Somebody to Love)
  • CARA 2014: Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement Nominee (Somebody to Love)
  • RARB Picks of 2013: Honorable Mention (Kids: Track of the Year)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""The Sing-Off" Group Profiles: Tufts Beelzebubs | A Cappella Music - The Contemporary A Cappella Society". Casa.org. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "BOCA". BOCA entries. Archived from the original on 2006-07-17. Retrieved 2006-12-25. 
  3. ^ "RARB". RARB Picks of 1999. Retrieved 2007-08-12. 
  4. ^ "RARB". RARB Picks of 2003. Retrieved 2007-08-12. 
  5. ^ "RARB". RARB Picks of 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-12. 
  6. ^ "RARB". RARB Picks of 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  7. ^ "RARB". RARB Picks of the Decade. Retrieved 2010-05-05.