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Singing on Campus

Posted by Ashli Alexander on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

So, for those of you who don’t know, I am a member of two different music organizations on campus that are a part of the Vanderbilt Performing Arts Community (VPAC). Being involved in both of these organizations is extremely fun and worthwhile, and recently, I had to perform with both groups a total of three times in one weekend!

On Saturday afternoon, I performed with Voices of Praise (VOP). VOP is a gospel ministry that is comprised of five different ministries: choir, dance, mime, step, and spoken word. I have been a member of the choir ministry for over a year now, and I am currently a part of their Planning Committee. During our ExtraVUganza Fall Concert, the choir ministry sang a total of five songs that were very uplifting and inspirational!

Two of the members of VOP choir and I!

Later that same night, I performed with Melanated A Cappella during Vanderbilt Philippine Dance Theatre’s Fall Showcase. Melanated is Vanderbilt’s premier majority-minority a cappella group, and it was just started in January of this year! Our group sings a variety of songs from TV show theme songs to R&B classics. During this showcase, we sang a version of Skyfall by Adele!

Some of the members of Melanated and I!

The next day, I performed again with VOP for a worship service at the Black Cultural Center (BCC) hosted by the Office of Religious Life. On the first Sunday of each month, a worship service is held on campus in the BCC and is open to anyone. The services are an hour long and include music selections and a message from a minister.

Even though that weekend was incredibly busy for me, I enjoyed every moment of it! If you have any questions about how to get involved with singing groups on campus, please don’t hesitate to contact me at! I’d love to hear from you!

Featured image courtesy of PNG Mart.

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