Formed in 2001, Fermata Nowhere has taken the a cappella music world by storm to emerge as one of the nation's top collegiate men's vocal ensembles. Coming literally from "out of nowhere," these talented singers soared to instant popularity, having won the 2003 USC Absolute A Cappella Showdown and named semifinalists in the 2003 Western Division of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA).
In the spring of 2004, Fermata Nowhere became the first collegiate vocal ensemble in Southern California to ever reach the national finals of the ICCA. They placed second at the event out of an initial field of 300 colleges and universities, including ensembles from Canada and Taiwan. The event was held in New York City's Town Hall Theater and was taped by MTV.
These vocalists have taken home a number of additional awards, including ICCA awards for Outstanding Soloist, Outstanding Vocal Percussion, Outstanding Choreography, and Best Arrangement.
After completing work on their second CD titled, Take Two, in 2004, Fermata Nowhere traveled to Anchorage Alaska to be the opening act of the 2004 University of Alaska Anchorage A Cappella Festival.
Taking the group's name from a musical notation, each member of Fermata Nowhere brings a unique facet to the ensemble, their backgrounds ranging from contemporary to barbershop to traditional choral music. Several members are currently arranging and composing pieces for the group, finding inspiration in everything from Outkast to Chili's commercials.
For additional information, contact Professor Bill McIntosh