Millburn High School’s (MHS) student-run a cappella group, Soulfege, placed second at the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) Mid-Atlantic Semifinal over the weekend and will next compete with the other runner up groups in the Wildcard Round.
Soulfege won several awards at the ICHSA Mid-Atlantic Semifinals, including Best Arrangement and Best Audio Mixing by junior Adi Arora and sophomore Saima Hasan. Senior Sydney Brenton won the Best Soloist award, and junior Jack Ebner won Best Videography.
Ebner, Soulfege President, shared, “Soulfege is thrilled to have placed second at the Mid-Atlantic Semifinals!” He added, “We would like to thank our supportive parents, alumni, school administrators and Millburn township for their continued support.”
According to Ebner, the group was established in 2008 and “performs throughout the township and greater community, along with holding various fundraisers and events over the course of the academic year.”
The members of Soulfege are Hasan (Co-Music Director), Arora (Co-Music Director), Brenton (Secretary), Cadence Akhavan (Business Manager), Halie Jasinover, Abby Kobberger, Sakshi Mishra, Anushka Shah, Aileen Lim, Mar Munné, Willa Maurette, Oindrilla Choudhury, Fayona Prupis, Ishaan Khalap, Zachary Liu-Walter, Sarab Singh, Owen Mathay and David Liu.
Soulfege has been rehearsing and performing virtually during the year of quarantine, and finally enjoyed some in-person harmonizing the last few weeks while adhering to social distancing in their outside rehearsals.
Ebner mentioned that Soulfege historically has performed “at local events, Bar Mitzvahs, town gatherings and school events in addition to our competitions.” They look forward to returning to their regular in-person performance schedule when possible.
The group is currently preparing for their annual S.A.V.E concert (Students Aid Vocal Education) at Millburn High School, tentatively on June 18, which will be outdoors—socially distanced and with masks.
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