Chapter 6

Chapter 6


  • Set All-time APCA and NACA booking records in 2004 and 2005
  • Youngest group to win the Grand Champion title at the National Harmony Sweepstakes ever
  • 2005 APCA Entertainer of the Year
  • Over 40 A Cappella Awards & nominations

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Emerging from a college course, Chapter 6 became the premier jazz a cappella ensemble at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and were crowned the 2001 International Champions of Collegiate A Cappella. When most of its members had graduated by that same year, the group took a leap of faith directly into the professional market in January 2002. Chapter 6 has received numerous awards and recognition for their technique, performance, and unique, original arrangements. Three-time Chicago Regional Harmony Sweepstakes Grand Champions—their first title in 2000 distinguishing them as the youngest group ever to qualify for the national finals—Chapter 6 went on to win the prestigious Grand Champion title at the 2004 National Harmony Sweepstakes. Other special honors have been awarded by such notable organizations as the Contemporary A Cappella Society, the National Association for Campus Activities, and the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. In 2005, Chapter 6 was chosen “Entertainer of the Year” at the APCA National Convention and received four 2005 A Cappella Community Awards including Favorite Jazz Group and Favorite Arranger, Mark Grizzard. The group was also named 2007 Campus Activities Magazine Readers Choice Award for Best Small Venue Performer, and followed up with Best Music Artist in 2009.

Also in 2009, member Luke Menard appeared as a finalist on American Idol and the group was featured on this iconic show, generating almost 40,000 new fans overnight.

Their five albums: With The Windows Down, A cappella 101, Chapter 6: Live, Christmastime, and Swing Shift have sold over 40,000 copies worldwide. Their latest 2 releases, each received three Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARA). All told, Chapter 6 has won over 40 acapella community and campus community awards, more than any other acapella group in history.

As Chapter 6 continues touring diverse venues, enthusiastically received by audiences across the United States and Canada, their reputation continues to grow internationally. Their extensive touring schedule includes numerous college campuses and high schools where performances are often linked with a master class, clinic, or rehearsal led by the uniquely equipped and qualified members of the group. Equally at home in the concert hall, Chapter 6 is currently performing The Symphonic Pops Consortium’s “1950’s: The Golden Age Of Black And White” with symphony orchestras in a number of major cities including Indianapolis, Seattle, Naples, Detroit, Toronto, Nashville, and Washington, D.C. In 2008, they completed their first overseas tour to Hong Kong, and have toured throughout the Carribean and Europe since. The group’s versatility and appeal knows no bounds, capturing audiences of all ages and musical tastes.

Their comedy-infused blend of pop, jazz, gospel, and rock brings spontaneous bursts of laughter and applause throughout the show. High-energy performances feature diverse repertoire ranging from freshly arranged swing standards and pop/rock covers, to signature pieces such as “Ode To Krispy Kreme,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and Chapter 6’s very own version of “The Wizard Of Oz.” In addition to exceptional musicianship, audiences experience Chapter 6’s contagious energy and spirit as they share great music, harmony, and humor.

Conveying their incredible sound and irrepressible charisma as effectively in the studio as on stage, Chapter 6 has appeared on numerous regional, national, and international television and radio programs including ABC Television’s Good Morning America and The Kathy & Judy Show (WGN Radio, Chicago).