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School or Affiliation: University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Midnight Ramblers

The Midnight Ramblers is an all-male contemporary acappella singing ensemble entirely composed of undergraduates at the University of Rochester. Founded by in 1998, we remain dedicated to our two main goals of performance and innovation.

Since our inception, we have come a long way in realizing those goals. In ten years, we have released seven full-length studio albums, including the newly debuted Manifesto! , which has garnered critical acclaim from across the acappella community. Our recordings have been featured on numerous a cappella compilations including Sing 3, Sing 4, Voices Only 2007, and the prestigious Best of College Acappella in both 2001 and 2008. Other accolades include placing third in the world at the 2005 International Championship of Collegiate Acappella finals held at New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and a recent 2008 nomination for a Contemporary Acappella Recording Award.

The Ramblers have a phenomenal history and tradition of traveling. Each spring we embark on our annual Spring Break Tour, which in recent years has taken us up and down the east and west coasts, as well as a groundbreaking, International tour across the pond to London. Throughout the school year, the Midnight Ramblers work with schools across the country, using our innovative program combining workshops and performance to inspire the next generation of a cappella singers.

Entirely student directed and managed, the Ramblers choose their repertoire to cover all the bases of vocal music. Recent fan favorites run the gamut from modern pop/rock to oldies—from barbershop to heavy metal. We also pride ourselves on being first-rate showmen; our semiannual shows in Strong Auditorium offer more than top-notch acappella to excite our audience! Don’t just take our word for it, though. Click on the Music tab at the top of the screen to sample our albums, or check out the Gallery, which features pictures and videos of our one-of-a-kind performances. Is there a song you’d like for us perform? Let us know by clicking the “Recommend a Song” link at the top.

When not on stage, the Ramblers have a slew of interests and hobbies, including playing baseball, drinking the salty water from empty pickle jars, and eating Vietnamese soup. Most importantly, the Midnight Ramblers love performing for any audience! If you’re interested in what you hear, please drop us a line using the Contact tab above. If you run into us in your travels, make sure to say hi and introduce yourself. We’re the singers in the baseball jerseys. Until then, please enjoy the new midnightramblers.org!


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