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Chapter 6

Chapter 6 is a professional, a-cappella ensemble, with a resume of over 1,100 performances across the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong:  Comprised of six, male vocalists and one arranger, Chapter 6 is the only vocal ensemble to have won both The International Competition of Collegiate A-Cappella (2001) and The National Harmony Sweepstakes (2004).  Notable appearances include The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center (2006), and American Idol: Season 7, in conjunction with band mate and finalist, Luke Menard (2008).  They were named “Entertainer of the Year” by APCA college audiences (2005) and “Favorite Jazz Group” by the A-cappella Community Awards (2007).  Most recently, they’re latest album, “Color by Number,” received the Contemporary A-cappella Recording Award for “Best Jazz Album of the Year” (2012). 

Though consistently upfront about their ecumenical faith in Jesus Christ, the members of Chapter 6 produce an eclectic, family-friendly show for mostly secular audiences.  Their music consists of a blend of pop/jazz harmonies with tongue-in-cheek lyrics.  Intimate performances feature a diverse repertoire of American popular music, ranging from Gershwin to Stevie Wonder, plus original songs ranging from comical to personal.  Finally, clever medleys entertain music lovers of all ages, including their six-minute version of "The Wizard of Oz," which earned a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (2005).

Prior to winning their first competition in 2000, Chapter 6 emerged from the choral department of Millikin University in Decatur, IL as an independent, student club.  Upon the graduation of several members in 2001, the group took a leap of faith as they entered the professional market in January 2002.  A decade later, Chapter 6 has generated over $4 Million in sales, while distributing over 40,000 self-produced albums.  They continue to receive awards for their technique, performance, and original arrangements.

Today, Chapter 6 continues to record and perform, though only for a limited number of exclusive clients each year.  As of April 2011, marking 10 years since their first national award, the band moved to part-time status in order to accommodate exciting opportunities for its members.  Those opportunities include a wide range of services in the music industry, including commercial song writing, sacred music production, choral conducting, band management, theater performance, and collaborations with other bands.

Award Received Artist (link to membership)
Best Jazz Song 2009, Nominee

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