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Encyclopedia > College a cappella

College a cappella started at Yale in 1909 with the Whiffenpoofs. This was a Glee Club quartet that sang regularly at a campus restaurant. College a cappella singing has grown immensely since 1990 and has spread to college campuses not only in the United States, but around the world. According to some sources, there are over 900 groups in North America.

Most college groups that call themselves "a cappella" sing in a contemporary a cappella style. College campuses also have performance groups in other a cappella styles, including madrigals.

External links

  • www.collegiate_acappella.com (http://www.collegiate_acappella.com/CA_Directory.html) _ directory of college a cappella groups.

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The world's first college a cappella group was the Yale Whiffenpoofs, founded in 1909.
College a cappella singing has grown immensely since 1980, quadrupling from roughly 300 groups primarily in New England, to over 1,200 groups around the US, with a few in other countries.
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