A Cappella Groups
Oxy is home to three incredible, student-run A Cappella groups: The Accidentals, Cadence, and the Bengalshop Boys.
The Accidentals, Occidental College’s all-female a cappella group, Cadence, Oxy's all-male a cappella group, and The Bengalshop Boys, our Barbershop Octet, are a sensational and rambunctious blend of vocal personality, united by a passion for and commitment to the spirit of the music. In addition to their extensive vocal range, these singers possess a wide range of academic interests and extracurricular activities. Born of the Occidental Glee Club, Cadence, Accis, and Bengalshop share a love of choral music, but also bring musical diversity to their repertoire with a more contemporary, popular set. The groups perform at annual Glee Club concerts as well as at various events on campus and in the community. Interested in joining one of these groups? You can find more information at the bottom of the page.
Thirteen of the smoothest voices on campus come together to bring you Cadence: Occidental’s all-male, all-star acapella group.
Cadence performs on and off campus for various administrative and student-run events, charitable organizations, and Occidental greek life events. In 2014, the group was featured on Key and Peele on Comedy Central. Along with the Accidentals and Bengalshop, Cadence also performs at Occidental Glee Club concerts and on tour.
The group’s set list features songs by artists including, but not limited to John Legend, Boys II Men, Michael Bublé, Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Phillip Phillips.
Cadence’s members boast a diverse collection of academic interests, with majors ranging from politics to kinesiology. Cadence members also participate in varsity athletics, greek life, theater, student government, and other social organizations on campus.
The Bengalshop Boys
Please note: Membership in either Glee Club or College Chorus is required to audition for any A Cappella group. Please consult the Glee Club or College Chorus pages for details about the prerequisite audition process.
Audition dates for the 2016-2017 school year are TBD, but check back here for more information.
- Friends of Oxy Music:
- Jacquelyn Moon:
Senior Administrative Assistant
- Alyssa Cottle:
Concerts and Events Manager
- David Kasunic: