List of alumni of collegiate a cappella groups

The following is a list of notable alumni of collegiate a cappella singing groups.

Alumni sorted alphabetically by last name.
Name Institution Group Citation
Chris Ayer Stanford University Stanford Mendicants [1]
Sara Bareilles UCLA Awaken A Cappella [2]
Kevin Bleyer Stanford University Stanford Fleet Street Singers [3]
Prescott Bush Yale Whiffenpoofs [4]
Jonathan Coulton Yale Whiffenpoofs [5]
Anoop Desai University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Clef Hangers [6]
Sameer Gadhia Stanford University Stanford Talisman [7]
Peter Gallagher Tufts University Beelzebubs [8]
Adam Gardner Tufts University Beelzebubs [9]
Art Garfunkel Columbia University Kingsmen [10]
Jordan Gelber Stanford University Stanford Mendicants [11]
Juliette Goglia University of Southern California SoCal VoCals [citation needed]
Ross Golan University of Southern California SoCal VoCals [citation needed]
Lauren Graham Barnard College Metrotones [12]
Davis Guggenheim Brown University Brown Derbies [13]
Fred Gwynne Harvard University Krokodiloes [14]
Anne Hathaway Vassar College Measure 4 Measure [15]
Ed Helms Oberlin College Obertones [16][17]
Scott Hoying University of Southern California SoCal VoCals [citation needed]
Kelley Jakle University of Southern California SoCal VoCals [citation needed]
Rashida Jones Harvard University The Harvard-Radcliffe Opportunes [18]
Mindy Kaling Dartmouth College Rockapellas [19]
Adam Kantor Northwestern University THUNK a cappella [20]
Siddharth Khosla University of Pennsylvania Off the Beat [21]
Michael K. Lee Stanford University Stanford Fleet Street Singers [22]
John Legend University of Pennsylvania Counterparts [23]
Ryan Leslie Harvard University Krokodiloes [24]
Tom Lowe Harvard University The Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones [citation needed]
Ingrid Michaelson Binghamton University The Binghamtonics [citation needed]
Wentworth Miller Princeton University Princeton Tigertones [25]
Masi Oka Brown University The Bear Necessities [26]
Cole Porter Yale University Whiffenpoofs [27]
Catherine Ricafort University of Southern California SoCal VoCals [citation needed]
Nicolette Robinson UCLA Awaken A Cappella [28]
Diane Sawyer Wellesley College Blue Notes [29]
Deke Sharon Tufts University Beelzebubs [30]
Joseph Siravo Stanford University Stanford Mendicants [31]
James Snyder University of Southern California SoCal VoCals [citation needed]
Mira Sorvino Harvard University The Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones [32]
Meryl Streep Vassar College The Night Owls [citation needed]
Vienna Teng Stanford University Stanford Harmonics [33]
Christopher Tin Stanford University Stanford Talisman [34]
Aisha Tyler Dartmouth College Rockapellas [35]
James Van Der Beek Drew University 36 Madison Avenue [36]

See alsoEdit


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  3. ^ "1995 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Winners". The Contemporary A Cappella Society. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  4. ^ The Family, Kelly, Kitty, 2004, archived from the original on 2011-05-19, retrieved 2008-05-22
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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-09-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  16. ^ Sternbergh, Adam (2008-09-14), "The Jerk", New York Magazine
  17. ^ Hayes, Dade (2009), "Ed Helms Grinning and Picking", Oberlin Alumni Magazine
  18. ^ "Sitcom Star Rashida Jones '97 to Speak at 2016 Class Day", The Harvard Crimson, 2016-04-02
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  32. ^ "Move Over, Kroks and Dins: Here Come the 'Veritones'", The Harvard Crimson, 1985-10-05
  33. ^ Wright, Nicole (2004-02-27), "Stanford alumna sings her heart out", The Stanford Daily, archived from the original on November 26, 2006
  34. ^ "Stanford alumnus wins Grammy". The Stanford Daily. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  35. ^ Premjee, Rohail (2011-11-27), "Rockapellas continue to examine social justice through song", The Dartmouth
  36. ^ "Drew University's 36 Madison Avenue: List of Alumni". Drew University. Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-05-22.