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Vocal Suspects New Album

$7,500
107%
Raised toward our $7,000 Goal
118 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 07, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Vocal Suspects New Album

The Vocal Suspects are recording an album this spring, and we need your help! We are taking on this project in tandem with our 20th anniversary as UMass Amherst’s first and oldest mixed gender a cappella group. From the moment the group was founded in 1999, diversity, risk-taking, and growth have been central to our values and have shaped our journey to professionalism and national recognition. This year has been particularly transformative for the Vocal Suspects. We released our second studio album, Into the Blue (linked below!), that we recorded in 2017. Over the summer, we sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park and performed for the French Consulate in Boston. We also accepted six new members to the group this fall. This February, we learned that our most recent album was nominated for the most prestigious nomination awarded by The Contemporary A Cappella Society: Best Mixed Collegiate Album. We are looking to take this achievement, growth, and momentum and capitalize on it by recording our third studio album.

This album will allow us to share our music with a broader audience, gaining traction in the world of collegiate a cappella in a time where the digital availability of music can make or break a group’s success. It will also give our new members the opportunity to experience the process of preparing for, recording, and refining a professionally produced album; two-thirds of our group weren’t members when we recorded in 2017. We hope to commemorate twenty years of musical expression and showcase our commitment to creativity in the form of a tangible, concrete product that we can then share with all of you!

 

Check out Into the Blue, our most recent album!

 

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Levels
Choose a giving level

$10

Level 1

Our eternal gratitude! Plus, a guaranteed hug whenever you see a suspect, forever.

$25

Level 2

A pack of Vocal Suspects stickers!

$50

Level 3

A shoutout on our social media!

$100

Level 4

A personalized "thank you!" video from your favorite 'spect. Be sure to designate your donation under "in honor of".

$300

Level 5

Your favorite suspect will record a cover of a song of your choice! You will also be listed as a Bronze Producer on our album.

$500

Level 6

The entire group will record a cover of a song of your choice! You will also be listed as a Silver Producer on our album.

$750

Level 7

The Vocal Suspects will perform a 30 minute set at an event and venue of your choice anywhere in the Northeast! You will also be listed as a Gold Producer on our album.

$1,000

Level 8

The Vocal Suspects will come to you (anywhere in the Northeast!) for an hour long performance, a cappella workshop, or hybrid of the two! This is a great option for corporate events, school music programs, etc. You will also be listed as a Platinum Producer on our album.

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