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Unaccompanied Women: An all-female a cappella group at the University of Chicago

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News Updates

Thursday, June 2, 2012

CD Has Arrived!

Our newest album, "Quarter Life Crisis," has just arrived! Join us for the release concert on Saturday, June 2nd at 4:15 in the Ida Noyes 3rd Floor Theater. CDs will be available for $10 at the concert, are available for purchase on UBazaar, and will be coming very soon to iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Spotify! Through each original arrangement on our first concept album, the University's oldest a cappella group explores both the shifts in mood of a UChicago quarter and the growth and challenges experienced in the first quarter of our lives.

Track list includes:

The Little Mermaid Medley
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
I Hope Tomorrow is Like Today
I Want it That Way
Book of Love
Suddenly I See
Moon River
Pursuit of Happiness/Chicago
The Sound of Silence
Dog Days are Over

Thursday, June 2, 2012

CD Release Concert

Calling all alumnae! Unaccompanied Women is celebrating 23 years of a cappella at the University of Chicago with an Alumni Reunion and the release of our new album, "Quarter Life Crisis" on Saturday, June 2nd! As the oldest a cappella group on campus, UW is proud to uphold the motto of our founders -- filling the need for a "not-so-serious group on this oh-so-serious campus". If you are an alumna of UW and would like more information about this very exciting event, please contact our Director of Alumni Relations, Allison, at

Saturday, February 11, Sunday, February 12, and Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Singing Valentines

Looking to send a Velentines Day message to your sweetheart? Want to embarass your friends in the dining hall? Or send your mother your love? Purchase a Singing Valentine! Choose from a list of seven love songs we, the Unaccompanied Women, are prepared to sing over the phone or anywhere on campus from 10AM to 9PM on February 11 and 12th and 3PM to 6PM on the 14th! The price per song is $8 in person and $5 over the phone on Saturday and Sunday and $14 dollars in person and $9 over the phone on Valentines Day.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Join us at the McCormick Tribune Lounge at 7PM on January 27 for Un-Unaccompanied, a speed-dating style event! This night will feature dinner from Ceders, baked desserts,a raffle, mini-performance, and the oppertunity to develop a new friendship or romance! Tickets will be sold at the Reynolds Club through the week of January 23, and cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Every ticket purchase will be accompanied with a raffle ticket for a dinner for two at the Sit-Down.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Winter A cappella Showcase

Come see us perform with the six other a cappella groups on campus at McCormick Tribune Lounge between 8 and 10PM. Greet the new year with some a cappella goodness!

Friday, December 2, 2011 and Saturday, December 3, 2011

Recording a CD!

We spent Friday and Saturday of reading period recording half our upcoming CD! This CD will most likely feature twelve songs, arranged and sung by the members of our group, and will be released during our spring concert. We'd like to thank Ben Lieberman for helping us record and Mr. McCaffrey for mixing and mastering.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Musical Mornings at Shoesmith Elementary

We had a great time performing a majority of this quarter's set list (especially the Little Mermaid Medley) for the students and teachers at Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School! Since the students don't have music classes, local artists are brought in once a week to perform in the mornings. We're honored to have been a part of this wonderful program, and hope to go back with more songs.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Performing at Run for Cover's Fall Concert:

Join us at the Reynolds Club first floor theatre on Monday, November 21st at 7:30 PM for The Run for Cover Fall Concert: Just the Tip. We'll be performing during the intermission and the concert will be absolutely amazing and a lot of fun!

Friday, November 18, 2011


Unaccompanied Women would like to invite you to McCormick Tribune Lounge at 8PM, Friday, November 18th for our annual fall concert: LOVE. HOPE. REPLAY. Here, you will find the music of Sufjan Stevens, Simon and Garfunkle, Iyaz and more, along with the vocal talents of our seven new members! Stop by our table at the Reynold's Club all week for tickets (sold at $2), our newly released CDs and wonderful baked goods. Tickets are $4 at the door. Visit the facebook event at: and we hope to see at the concert!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Opening for The Ransom Notes:

Come to McCormick Tribune Lounge at 7PM on Saturday, November 12th for The Ransom Notes Fall Concert, featuring us, Unaccompanied Women, with an opening song (or two)! Tickets will be sold all week at the Reynolds Club for $3.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Singing Telegram:

Today, we delivered a singing telegram ("I Want it That Way" by the Backstreet Boys) to Derek at Blackstone Hall. Just a little preview for what's to come Singing Valentines time!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Introducing Our Newest Unaccompanied Women:

We'd like to welcome Bridget Pals, CJ Hoke, Patricia Graf, Emily Feeley, Elise Wander, Susie Fan Fangying, and Nissa Mai, our talented new members, to UW! Congratulations!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 and Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Everyone who auditions for Unaccompanied Women will appear individually before current members of the group for ten minutes. In this time, we will check your vocal range, ask you to perform a solo for us, go through a few ear training exercises with you, and listen to you sight-read a short song. We also want to see you try beat boxing and though perfection isn't important, a willingness to learn is always appreciated! A few students will be selected for callbacks based on voice quality, pitch, musicality, confidence, and more. We can't wait to hear your beautiful voices!
Upcoming Events:
  1. 6/7: 25th Anniversary Concert and CD Release

Hide and Seek
From our 2014 Album HIGH/LOW
Originally By Imogen Heap

Monday, September 26, 2011

A cappella Showcase Concert

Join us at McCormick Tribune Lounge for the yearly a cappella showcase between 9 and 11PM. UW will be performing a short set along with the six other a cappella groups on campus. There will be fabulous singing and plenty of dancing to go with it, highlighting each group's unique sound and personality! Sign up for auditions before and after the showcase!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

RSO Open House

Stop by at our table at the RSO Open House in McCormick Tribune Lounge between 4 and 5 PM. You can sign up for auditions, listen to a sample of our music, and learn more about the group. We will also be selling our newest album, "Uh, What?" Hope to see you there!