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University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts & Media

Vocal Ensembles

Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department

The CU Denver MIX is CU Denver's premier a cappella ensemble. This group of elite singers competes and performs actively throughout the year, using only their voices to recreate pop, rock, jazz and world music. MIX are the current champions of SoJam, Mile High Vocal Jam, and BOSS (Boston Sings). To see more news about MIX, please visit the "Vocal Ensembles News and Events" page.

MIX 2014 roster of singers are:

Daniel Bailey
Cody Carbone
Aaron Daniels
Renee Davis
Michelle Ghun
Kameshia Hazard
Chris Kimmel
Emma Wallingford

Erin Hackel is the director of MIX.
9th Street Singers
The 9th Street Singers is CU Denver's Signature a cappella ensemble. Sixteen voices strong, this group performs difficult, 8 part music in all genres. A first time entry in the Mile High Vocal Jam in 2011 earned them a coveted 3rd place finish. In Mile Hi Vocal Jam's, 2013 competition, 9th Street Singers finished as the runner-up behind MIX who took first place in the competition! This group has accompanied the Denver Silent Film Festival, faculty concerts and the CU Denver Commencement.
The Music Theater Ensemble
The Music Theater Ensemble introduces vocalists to the study and performance of various contemporary musical theater productions. Singers will learn performance skills including natural stage movement and character development as well as receive coaching and direction on all assigned roles.
The Singer Songwriter Ensemble
The Singer Songwriter Ensemble focuses on student compositions of original songs with lyrics and instrumental accompaniment including creation of lead sheets for band performances. Individual and group songwriting is explored.  Student singers and songwriters  participate in community-building activities including community engagement and a songwriting retreat.
Other ensembles with vocalists:
Voz de la Clave
UCD A Cappella Voices
Claim Jumpers