During the school year, you can find us singing on Sproul Plaza, but don’t be surprised if you also see us at the Telegraph Street Fair, Jack London Square, or even Santa Cruz! We also perform all over California at numerous events. We have made appearances at the Annual Big Sing-Off (UC Berkeley/Stanford), the California A Cappella Festival (UC Los Angeles), the West Coast A Cappella Showcase (UC Berkeley), and the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.
From the perspective of Tako Oda, co-founder:
When Artists in Resonance was first conceived in the Fall of ‘87, there were no mixed acapella groups at the University of California, Berkeley.
We decided early on to register as an independent student group instead of with the umbrella group Student Musical Activities (now UC Choral Ensembles), a decision that meant no access to large rehearsal spaces, but on the flip side great artistic freedom. Forced to rehearse in music department practice rooms, we ended up attracting more than our fair share of music majors, giving the group an infusion of talented arrangers and vocalists, not to mention a certain avant garde flavor for which Berkeley’s music department is famous.