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BisCaydence is an award-winning a cappella group from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. The group, which was established in 2011, features some of UM's top vocal talent and embodies the spirit of harmonic cohesiveness and school pride through music made using only a collection of human voices. We take pride in the work we do and in each other, hoping to share our passion for music with the world.

Most recently, the group placed second in ICCA, an international competition featuring over 450 collegiate a cappella groups. They went on to record their competition set and release their first EP, "Blue Horizon", which was featured on the "Best of Collegiate A Cappella 2019" compilation album and nominated for three Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.

 

ACCOLADES

3 CARA Nominations for "Blue Horizon"

  • Best Pop Song (RUNNER UP)

  • Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement (RUNNER UP)

  • Best Mixed Collegiate Song

Featured on Best of Collegiate A Cappella 2019 (BOCA)

2019 ICCA Finals Runner-Up | (New York, NY)

2019 ICCA South Semifinal Champions | (Durham, NC)

  • Gabe Schonman awarded Best Vocal Percussion

2019 ICCA South Quarterfinal Runner-Up | (Orlando, FL)

  • Gabe Schonman awarded Best Vocal Percussion

2018 ICCA South Semifinal Runner-Up | (Winston-Salem, NC)

  • Nathan Fox, Christina Martino, Maia Mulcahey, and Anna Park awarded Best Choreography

2018 ICCA South Quarterfinal Champions | (Orlando, FL)

  • Will Ahlemeier awarded Best Vocal Percussion

  • Kent Barnhill & Matt Gagnon awarded Best Arrangement

  • Jillian Hobaica awarded Best Soloist

  • Nathan Fox, Christina Martino, Maia Mulcahey, and Anna Park awarded Best Choreography

2017 ICCA South Semifinalist  |  (Athens, GA)

2017 ICCA South Quarterfinal Runner-Up  |  (Gainesville, FL)

2015 ICCA South Semifinalist  |  (Gainesville, FL)

2015 ICCA South Quarterfinal Runner-Up  |  (Orlando, FL)

IN THE NEWS

10 College A Cappella Groups Totally Slaying It (College Magazine, November 2019) 

BisCaydence A Cappella Brings Harmony to UM (The Miami Hurricane, September 2019)

Celebrating Our Collective Success (News @ the U, September 2019)

Singing in Harmony to the Top (News @ the U, May 2019)

A Look at Your 2019 ICCA Finalists (collegeaca.com, April 2019)

Heart Song (Coral Gables Magazine, February 2019)

BisCaydence Combines Slick Vocals & Infectious Energy In New Cover Video Of "Feel You" (collegeaca.com, February 2019)

BisCaydence Rings In The Holidays With Festive And Charming Holiday Medley (collegeaca.com, December 2018)

Biden Calls for a Change in Culture (News @ the U, March 2018)

Hitting a High Note (News @ the U, February 2018)

Miami A Cappella Group BisCaydence Crushes ICCA Quarterfinals (The Miami Hurricane, February 2018)

John Lennon Music Bus Challenges Local Teens To Imagine Peace (WLRN South Florida, November 2017)

A Cappella Scene Grows on Campus, Groups Compete Saturday (The Miami Hurricane, October 2015)

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

Opened for D'Cappella, Disney's Professional A Cappella Group (2019)

Performed at Art Basel (2018)

Performed for former VP Joe Biden (2018)

Featured at the Betsy A Cappella Festival Showcase (2017, 2018)

Opened for Jay Leno (2017)

Performed during Florida Panthers Halftime (2016)

JOINT CONCERTS

Oxford University's Out of the Blue (2019)

Tufts Beelzebubs (2018)

Vanderbilt Melodores (2016)

University of Exeter's Semi-Toned (2016)

Yale Whiffenpoofs (2015)

Biscayne Bay

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Cadence

The name BisCaydence was inspired by the beautiful Miami landmark Biscayne Bay and the musical term cadence.

     

LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Gabe Schonman | Co-Music Director

Nyla Smith | Co-Music Director

Steven Alexander | Secretary

Scott Gelb | Co-Business Manager

Sydney Altbacker | Co-Business Manager

Avery Chapman | Artistic Director

MEMBER POSITIONS

Lexi Pinnata | Public Relations Chair

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