SUNY New Paltz’s Absolut A Capella takes first place in international competition

NEW PALTZ – On Jan. 25, Absolut A Capella, SUNY New Paltz’s premiere co-ed a capella group, took first prize in the 2014 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) quarterfinals for the Northeast region. The competition took place at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Absolut A Capella faced off against nine other a capella groups from various schools around New York State and received accolades for Outstanding Arrangements and Outstanding Choreography. Absolut A Capella now moves on to compete in the Northeast semifinals in Boston on March 29.

Absolut A Capella has been a part of SUNY New Paltz for more than a decade now, and New Paltz students are familiar with them from their performances at Freshman Convocation, Undergraduate Commencement, and Alumni Weekend among other events.

“Absolut A Capella is very excited to move forward in the International Championship for Collegiate A Capella in Boston on March 29. Being able to share this win with SUNY New Paltz is really exciting for us,” explains Absolut A Capella president Emily Holub. “We are thankful that we get to make first and lasting impressions on the students at this university by performing at Freshman Convocation, Undergraduate Commencement, Alumni Weekend, as well as other events. We hope to make New Paltz proud in the upcoming semi-finals!”

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