Let’s get real for a second. High Schools around the nation are cutting funding for music programs. That, of course, can have negative implications on students–decreasing motivation and leading to potential losses in spacial and mathematical capabilities and leading to fewer opportunities for creativity in schools.
Music is important, and it appears to be making a resurgence in popularity: one genre in particular.
In 2012, Pitch Perfect exploded onto the national scene and with it A Cappella. Basically, A Cappella is a musical genre where people produce music–but play no instruments. Everything–EVERYTHING they produce is made by their own mouths. At the same time, YouTubers like Mike Tompkins took off.
Then you look at colleges.
The UNC Tarpeggios are the newest addition the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s A Cappella landscape. They join popular groups like The Loreleis, the Clefhangers, and the Achordants.
So here’s the thing. UNC is one of the top A Cappella schools in the nation. And to compete with the larger groups, they need your help.
Here’s where you come. The Tarpeggios need your help to be able to complete their album. This album will do more than just bring the voices of 17 people to your headphones. This album will help this fledgeling group take off and find new success. The seventeen people in that group are dear to me–and more than deserve your help. So spread the word!
Cover photo by: UNC Tarpeggios