The Emerson student singing group Acappellics Anonymous won first place in the quarterfinal round of the International Competition of Collegiate A cappella (ICCA) in the Northeast region on February 23—beating three a cappella groups from Northeastern University.
Acapellics Anonymous performing recently. (Courtesy Photo)
“It was the first time Emerson was represented in this competition and most of the groups were seasoned competitors,” said Ari Conte ’15, president of Acappellics Anonymous. “Bringing home first place to Emerson makes me incredibly proud to be part of this close-knit group of talented performers, and, more importantly, my best friends.”
The win means Acappellics Anonymous will compete in ICCA’s semifinal round on Saturday, March 29, at Berklee College of Music.
Acapellics Anonymous pose recently for photos on Boston Harbor. (Photo by Rachel Gianatasio)
“Acappellics Anonymous has come so far in only five years of existence,” Conte said. “[February 23] was extremely special for our members, supporters, and alumni in the audience who have helped build this group to what it is today.”
The students in Acappellics Anonymous are Conte, Brittney Oswald ’14, Danny Irwin ’14, Connor McKay ’16, Victoria Martins ’15, Meg Ciabotti ’17, Kristen DiMercurio ’14, Jamie Bradley ’15, Brendan Scully ’15, Mary Allendorph ’16, Jess Price ’16, Sam Terry ’16, Maxx Enright ’17, Kayleigh Larin ’17, Alex Giggey ’17, and Andy Pham ’17.