Oxy is home to three incredible, student-run A Cappella groups: The Accidentals, Cadence, and Bengalshop.

The Accidentals, Occidental College’s treble a cappella group, Cadence, Oxy's lower-voice a cappella group, and Bengalshop, 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 and College Chorus, 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.

The Accidentals

Check out the Accidentals on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Feel free to contact them at accidentalsoxy@gmail.com.


Check out Cadence on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Cadence Members

Bengalshop Octet

All of our groups perform on and off campus for various administrative and student-run events, charitable organizations, and Occidental greek life events. In 2014, Cadence was featured on Key and Peele on Comedy Central. In 2017, The Accidentals won 3rd place in the regional ICCA competition (think Pitch Perfect) in San Diego.


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.

For Fall 2020 only, auditions will be online. Please fill out this form to start the audition process.

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