A Cappella at CMU: Central Harmony

It’s no surprise that a cappella has been a growing sensation around the country after “Pitch Perfect” skyrocketed to success. It can even be enjoyed here on campus at Central Michigan University.

For those who are unfamiliar, there are three a cappella groups on campus. Fish N’ Chips is the all-male group, On The Rox is an all-female group and Central Harmony is co-ed.

Each group prides themselves on being unique by offering a fresh take on the a cappella scene.

Katie Lenninger, former public relations chair and three-year member of Central Harmony, explained what sets CH apart from other a cappella groups on campus.

“In our group, we’re more about having a fun experience and enjoying ourselves rather than being the best,” Lenninger said.

The RSO is made up of students who write their own arrangements, come up with their own choreography, set up gigs around Mount Pleasant and provide their own funding.

Lenninger described the a cappella world as an environment that is far from hostile. Instead, everyone is very friendly and supportive of one another. This makes it easy to network with other groups and arrange workshops and gigs.

During the course of the year, CH has hosted a number of different events for the public to enjoy. You can catch them perform at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.

Joining an a cappella group is a great way to exercise your interest in singing and meet new people. As of today, CH has 19 active members, but holds auditions every semester. They encourage all types of singers to go and try out, even if you can’t read music.

For more information about CH, visit their Facebook Page and  Twitter page.