Audition for Chicago Men’s A Cappella!

Interested in a cappella music? Want to join a brotherhood of musically talented UChicago men? Make sure to audition for Chicago Men’s A Cappella, known around campus as CMAC. Auditions will be held on Thursday of O-Week (Sept. 24) from 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM, and on Tuesday of 1st Week (Sept. 29) from 5:00- 7:00 PM, both in Bond ChapelEven if you are unable to audition at either of these times, we encourage you to set up an audition time individually.

To schedule an audition time or learn more about the group, please e-mail our group’s president, Woody Atwood, at or, or our group’s director, Bruce Tammen, at

CMAC rehearses twice each week (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM) and performs three concerts each year, one at the end of each academic quarter. This Autumn Quarter we will be performing Handel’s Messiah. In addition to our larger concerts, we sing numerous smaller gigs throughout the year, at venues and events ranging from a service at a monastery to a performance during Homecoming Weekend festivities.

All students at the University are welcome to audition. CMAC is a rewarding experience whether you are just starting your first year of undergrad or you are in your final year of your Ph.D!

Furthermore, students with all levels of experience are encouraged to audition. We are a diverse group, with member’s backgrounds ranging from all-state musician to a cappella novice.

Above all, the men of CMAC are Strong for Chicago, and we hope that you will be too once you audition!

To view a sample of our repertoire, check out our YouTube channel.

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Quod Erat Demonstrandum (QED)

Date and Time: June 5, 2015, 8:30 PM
Location: Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, Illinois  60637

Chicago Men’s A Cappella  will finish the year this June with a beloved tradition, its Quod Erat Demonstrandum (QED) performance. This Latin initialism, meaning “which had to be proven,” is traditionally written at the end of a proof or argument when what was specified in the enunciation has been exactly restated as the conclusion. This concert will feature both CMAC classics as well as popular renditions of “Yesterday,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “Hallelujah,” and “Amazing Grace.” Soloists include Woody Atwood, Will Myers, Patrick O’Connor, Henry Stone, and Gabriel Johnson, among others. Come and join CMAC as the group seeks to end the year in style and indeed show that it is Strong for Chicago!

General admission tickets cost $10. Students with a valid UCID can purchase tickets for $4 in advance and $5 at the door.

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Winter Concert (feat. Голоса)

Date and Time: March 13, 2015, 7:30 PM
Location: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
Featuring: Голоса (Golosa)

This March, Chicago Men’s A Cappella  will team up with Chicago’s own Russian folk choir Голоса (Golosa) to bring a rousing concert to Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Continuing with its tradition of hosting other groups at its concerts, CMAC will be both singing with Golosa and performing its signature pieces, such as “Loch Lomond” and “I’m Strong for Chicago.”

General admission tickets cost $10 for the general public. Students with a valid UCID can purchase tickets for $4 in advance and $5 at the door.

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