Welcome to the DMU Acapella society page!
In the DMU Acapella society we create music solely with our voices! We have a fun, creative environment in which we strive to create great music that our members are proud of. We have live performances for many exciting events, which in the past have included:
- Charity concerts for amazing organisations such as LAMP and MIND association for mental health awareness.
We were even nominated for 'Most Improved Society 2014!' and won 'Society of the Week' in 2017!
Our society record music for our social media accounts which are becoming more popular each and every day! We choose from a wide variety of song genres so there is always something to suit everybody and our dedicated, musically experienced committee work extra hard all year round to make our society the best it can be!
Here at DMU Acapella, we want nothing but the best for our members. We aim to:
- Help you find your voice
- Build and strengthen your confidence
- Provide musical training, including vocal exercises and breathing techniques
- Create a safe, happy environment for all!
We have awesome weekly social events, including fun nights out and more relaxed events too. These are a great way to meet other people who share a passion for music, make new friends and take a break from the strain of university. There are so many exciting plans for our society this year- 2016/17 is going to be our BIGGEST year yet!
So if you're looking to be part of a passionate, talented society who love to make music then consider DMU Acapella for a truly great, musical experience!
Chair: Sophie Prescott
Secretary: Sabina Mack
Treasurer: Joe Nelson
Health and Safety Officer: Hazel Stronach
Media Officer: Luke Smith
Musical Director: Donald Linegar
TREASURER: JOE NELSON
I'm in my second year working towards a degree in Film Studies and I joined acapella because I thought, "you know what?! Who even gives a damn? Let's do it" (which is ironically a similar reason for my choice of course). The best part of acapella is honestly the people, who made my life better just by existing. You should join because it's a lot of fun (and we go to the pub a lot). Also I'm there so that's a bonus!!
SECRETARY: SABINA MACK
Hi, I'm Sabina and I'm your secretary for this year. I'm a 2nd year Business and Marketing student with hopes of working in Fashion marketing after graduation. I joined acapella as I was looking for a group to fill the gap in life I was left with after finishing drama school at home and I was not disappointed! Not only has acapella given me a new group of friends, I continue to be able to perform, have increased my vocal ability and lots of other skills! If you’re looking for a vocal group to sing your heart out with, boost your confidence and meet amazing new people come and join our acapella family!
HEALTH AND SAFETY: HAZEL STRONACH
I am the health and safety officer for DMU acapella, and a second-year student studying Advertising and Marketing Communications. Before I joined acapella at the start of my first year I had no previous experience or knowledge of any form of singing (other than in the shower). Joining this society gave me more confidence in performing in front of audiences as well as a stronger belief in my own singing ability. I encourage anyone who loves to sing to join, regardless of experience, to become not only part of our society, but also part of an Acapella family
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: DONALD LINEGAR
Hey there! I'm Don your musical director man. I'm in my third year at DMU studying mechanical engineering. I am a self-taught hobbyist musician and I make music for the enjoyment of making it. I joined DMU acapella because in 2012 I saw a group on YouTube called ‘Pentatonix’ sing a medley of daft punk songs and the thoughts 'yeah I can do that' and 'wow that guy's voice is looow' ran through my head. Little did I know what an endeavour that would become. I will be acquiring and arranging music for y'all to sing, probably teaching it too. Joining acapella was the best choice of my university career, the people I have met, the ups and downs, I can't imagine how dull my university life would be without it. JOIN!
MEDIA OFFICER: LUKE SMITH
As your media officer, it is my job to keep you all informed of what’s going on and what we have coming up within the society. I joined acapella because I came to a loose end about half way into my first year at university, and I have enjoyed every moment ever since! I’ve made so many excellent friends and my confidence has been improved massively! So if you’re looking to make new friends, have a go at something new, and be part of something great, then we might just be the society for you!
CHECK OUT OUR MOST RECENT PERFORMANCES OF 'HOLD BACK THE RIVER' AND 'HOOKED ON A FEELING'
FRESHERS: *If you have been accepted into De Montfort University 2016-2017 and are interested in joining our society, feel free to contact us via the contact information below and a member of our committee will be happy to assist in answering your queries.*
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