PRCC A Capella group ‘The Voices’ nominated for best mixed collegiate EP

Pearl River Community College’s A Capella group ‘The Voices’ is receiving recognition for their recent album.

PRCC’s The Voices has received a nomination for best mixed collegiate album from the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, which are like the Grammys for A Capella.

They went up against some fierce competition like Harvard. Director of Choral Activities Dr. LaDona Tyson said, “To have it nominated for a CARA award was unexpected. But, you know, the students work really hard and they deserve that, and I’m super excited for them. To be nominated with groups of that caliber, universities of that caliber was such an honor.”

Going from a stage to a recording studio was a little scary, but these are seasoned pros and practice makes perfect. Devin Lucas said, “There was a lot of work. There was a lot of work in class. There was a lot of work out of class. We would spend a lot of time together. We would take car rides and listen to our music and practice and there was a lot of time and effort put into it.”

The Voices have tried lots of new stuff this year, like traveling to Miami to compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. They placed third. Delta Howard said, “When we performed, it just felt great because we’re performing in front of people who never heard of us before. We were from this little town. And people, I wouldn’t say underestimated us, but they probably did.”

This week, The Voices are recording their second album. New members of the group are excited to join in. Garret Rester said, “Yea, it’s a little bit of pressure you know. Like, how do you follow that? But I think ours is going to be great too. You know, award or not, both groups are amazing and I’m just glad that we have the opportunity to record as well.”

You can listen to The Voices album, named ‘The Voices’ on Apple Music and Spotify.

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