Member Groups

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BhangraDores

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Originating in Punjab, Bhangra is a form of music and dance that has become extremely popular with colleges students across the nation. Modern artists and Dj's frequently combine popular hip-hop songs with Bhangra music to create a mix that best exemplifies the multicultural identity of many South Asian American students. As Vanderbilt's newest multicultural dance team, we aspire to bring Vanderbilt's name to the forefront of intercollegiate Bhangra competitions by promoting awareness of this unique art form on Vanderbilt's campus and in the Nashville community.

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The Dodecaphonics

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The Vanderbilt Dodecs are Vanderbilt’s original, all-male a cappella group. We love to have a great time singing, while including the audience in the fun. We sing songs from almost every genre, ranging from Will Smith rap medleys to Seal ballads. We are looking for some new cool guys to come out!

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Harmonic Notion

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Harmonic Notion, founded just last spring, is Vanderbilt’s newest coed a cappella group. After holding auditions in January, Harmonic Notion quickly came together to have two guest performances and a concert of their own. Performing a variety of songs from different artists such as Maroon 5 and Sara Bareilles, Harmonic Notion is ready to make an even bigger splash in the a cappella world this year through their concerts and participation in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.

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Jeremiah Generation

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The Jeremiah Generation is a nondenominational Christian organization designed to equip and empower students to mature in their relationship with God. It is also designed to encourage Christian fellowship through worship. We are a family of God. It is our mission to help college students mature in their knowledge of God’s word and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We are committed to bring together the college campuses of Nashville through our small group ministries, worship experiences, bible studies and service projects. We want to transform students’ lives so that when they graduate they can transform their world. Real, Radical, and Relevant. There are many ways to get involved, whether it be through singing, dancing, or the welcome ministry.

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Jugal Vandy

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If you are searching for a multicultural music group, then look no further, because Jugal Vandy is perfect for you. Jugal Vandy is a pun on the Hindi word, "Jugalbandhi," which refers to the mixing of different styles of music. The group was originally established in 2009 to spread awareness of Indian Fusion music on Vanderbilt University campus and in Nashville, Tennessee. But since then, the group has explored all kinds of music including R&B, African drumming, Flamenco, and other styles. The group consists of a core set of members who are joined by other talented artists to produce music that reflects a new mix of seemingly disparate styles. We are open to new members, new ideas, and new cultures. Please contact us at JugalVandy@gmail.com if you are interested in audition information to be a part of Jugal Vandy for future performances.

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Juggling & Physical Arts Club

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The Juggling & Physical Arts Club is a student organization involved on campus and in the community awing its audiences, encouraging future performers, and just having fun. They welcome everyone with odd talents, quirky personalities, and no skills are required. Come spring semester we put on a show called Juggleville which showcases our performers and wild, creative side.

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Masala-SACE

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Masala-SACE (South Asian Cultural Exchange) is an organization made up of over 200 Vanderbilt undergraduates dedicated to promoting South Asian cultural awareness at Vanderbilt. Throughout the year, we host several events: Garba, the dance festival; Gandhi Day, a service day honoring Mahatma Gandhi; Holi, the spring festival of color; and other monthly socials. Diwali, our most popular event celebrating the festival of lights, features many musical and dance performances, including guest performances from other VPAC groups. We encourage all students to join our organization and participate in our events.

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The Melodores

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The Melodores are Vanderbilt’s internationally recognized all-male a cappella group. We were foundedin 2009, and have since released two full-length albums and placed third in the world at the finals of the 2011 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, alongside placing in other a cappella competitions. We are extremely excited to see what kind of new talent the VU Class of 2017 brings to our group, and just as excited to share our love for music and performing with the Vanderbilt community for another year. Enjoy the show!

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Momentum Dance Company

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Momentum Dance Company is Vanderbilt's first student-run dance performance group. All pieces are choreographed, directed, and performed by Vanderbilt undergraduate students. Our members come from a variety of artistic backgrounds, ranging from classical ballet studios to competition troupes. In addition to guest performing at various campus and philanthropic events, Momentum produces two full-length shows each year. Momentum also engages in a variety of community outreach projects to share our passion for dance with others.

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The Original Cast

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The Original Cast, one of Vanderbilt's oldest performing arts organizations, is the only musical theatre revue troupe on campus. An entirely student-run organization since 1975, the group produces unique and moving theatrical experiences that pull from a wide variety of musicals. The group also maintains relatively smaller cast sizes in order to ensure that each cast member has a featured role and that the cast stays very close-knit, providing a home away from home for its members.

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Rhythm & Roots Performance Company

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Rhythm & Roots Performance Company lives and breathes through a community of students, alumni, and supporters! In 1994, a group of Vanderbilt students pulled their artistic talents together to shake the campus with their struggles, thoughts, and dreams. Rooters dedicate themselves to an exploration of self, history, and community through dance, drama, and anything in-between. We reach out to the community through small performances, and one big annual spring show. Rhythm and Roots performance Company pieces tend to make sense of the world around us individually, as a community, culturally or universally. No matter the story, each voice, each musical note, each precise movement of the body represents the liberty and freedom that can only by expressed through art.

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Swingin' Dores

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The Swingin' Dores is Vanderbilt's premiere female a cappella group, composed of 13-17students who enter by audition. We arrange and perform songs from a wide range of genres, including pop, country, hip-hop, and oldies. We hold two concerts a year, and we also perform at a wide variety of events both on and off campus. In addition, we record a CD every other year – look out for our latest being released this fall.

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Tap That!

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Tap That! Is Vanderbilt’s first and only tap dance group on campus. Founded in the fall of 2012, our goal is to provide a fun and light-hearted environment for people of all skill ranges to come and tap. Whether you’re just starting to learn or have been tappning for ten years and just miss the sound, come by and tap with us!

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Tongue 'n' Cheek

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As Vanderbilt’s premier improv and sketch comedy troupe, we have had the privilege of making students and faculty laugh for over a decade. Tongue ‘N’ Cheek’s typical performancein Sarratt Cinema takes your suggestions and turns them into fully-realized scenes all made up on the spot. (Think Who’s Line Is It Anyway?) Tongue ‘N’ Cheek encompasses many dimensions of comedy in addition to short form improvisation, which include performing long form improvisation, competing in college improv tournaments, participating in festivals, and working with professionals in the art form to hone our craft. Our mission is to entertain and educate Vanderbilt’s campus in the art of improvisation.

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VIBE

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VIBE is Vanderbilt’s premiere hip-hop dance group. Our mission is to unite a diverse group of people though hip-hop culture, specifically dance. We are looking for a variety of Vanderbilt students, male and female alike. Our only requirements are that you love dance and hip-hop and that you have the energy and the talent to share that love with the community. For questions, email vibexec@gmail.com.

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VIDA

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VIDA is Vanderbilt’s premiere Latin dance group. As one of the few cultural performing arts organizations on Vanderbilt’s campus, VIDA seeks to use dance, performance, and periodic dance clinics to expose the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities to Latin American culture throughout the year.

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Vanderbilt Off-Broadway

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Vanderbilt Off-Broadway, also known as VOB, is the only performing arts troupe at Vanderbilt that produces full-length, fully student-produced musicals. Since 1998, VOB has put on nineteen productions, performing everything from massive showstoppers to cuttingedge, experimental works. Our 2012-2013season, featuring The Drowsy Chaperone, Spring Awakening, and the collaborative Night of New Works with VUT, was our most successful season yet, drawing record audiences and earning us nine VPAC Encore Awards, including Best Show. Now in our sixteenth season, we pride ourselves on doing everything with student talent: Our shows are student-directed, student-produced, student-designed, student-choreographed, and feature a student orchestra.

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Vanderbilt University Concert Choir

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Vanderbilt University Concert Choir is the oldest musical organization on campus and has members from all classes, schools, and most majors on campus. More than 70 members join to sing a variety of music in three concerts each year. Over half the choir participates in the spring break choir tour, which will be to Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC this year.For information about next week’s auditions, visit www.vanderbilt.edu/ConcertChoir or contact Ian Sayler, choir president, at ian.m.sayler@vanderbilt.edu.

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Vanderbilt University Theatre

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Vanderbilt University Theatre (VUT) is a student organization that works with the Department of Theatre to provide actors and technical crews for several faculty directed main-stage productions a year. No previous experience or theatre major is required, so everyone is invited to audition for any part or sign up for light, sound, costume, carpentry, paint,or show run crew. VUT also puts on student-directed productions, including Freshman Showcase (featuring an all first-year cast and crew) and a 24-Hour Production, and hosts other social activities throughout the semester.

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Vanderbilt Variations

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Vanderbilt Variations, a coed a cappella group, was founded in 1997. Fifteen years later they are still going strong. Variations rehearses twice a week and performs in a major concert every semester in addition to various smaller gigs throughout the year. This is a relaxed and fun group comprised of members who love making music and love being a part of the Variations family.

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Vandy Spoken Word

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Vanderbilt Spoken Word (VSW) is a performance poetry group committed to cultivating a diversity of thoughts, ideas, and perspectives through the spoken word art form.

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Vandy Taal

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Vandy Taal was created early in January 2001 with the mission to produce a cappella music incorporating various styles of South Asian and American music. The individual members of the group have come and gone, but the goal remains the same: to entertain audience with a nice blend of Asian and American musical culture.

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Vandy Tango Club

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The Vanderbilt Tango Club celebrates Argentine Tango in the Vanderbilt community. All Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff members are welcome to join us for events on campus.

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Victory A Cappella

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Victory is Vanderbilt University's Christian a cappella music group, using a variety of different styles of Christian music to worship God and to make His name known. Victory is non-auditioned, meaning that anyone who wants to join can. Open rehearsals, during which prospective members can meet the group and participate in our regular rehearsals, will occur Sunday, 8/25 at 4:15, and Wednesday, 8/28 at 9:15. Rehearsals will be in the basement of Branscomb.

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Voce Chorus

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Voce is a traditionally all-female a capella group that performs both classical and contemporary pieces, from Coldplay and Rihanna, to Spanish carols. We seek to share our love of singing and music with our members, friends, and campus community. We offer a relaxed, fun environment that truly focuses on our members' interests!

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Voices of Praise

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Voices of Praise is a gospel ministry which began on campus in 1992. It consists of 5 ministries: Choir, Mime, Dance, Spoken Word, and Chosen Step Team. We are committed to spreading the Word of God through our many talents, and we welcome all students to worship with us! Our mission is based on 2 Corinthians 4:5 – “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”