Pitch, Please!

Northeastern University's Fiercest A Cappella Group

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Pitch, Please! is the premier all-female a cappella group at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. These ladies aim to push boudaries and be a passionate and dynamic group that challenges the standards of traditional collegiate a cappella. 


Our Story

Pitch, Please! was founded in the fall of 2012 by two Northeastern University students who were looking to create a competitive, professional-caliber, all-female group that challenged the standards of traditional collegiate a cappella. That spring, the group entered their first International Competition of Collegiate A cappella.  They established themselves as fierce competitors, placing First in their Quarterfinal in addition to taking the awards for Best Choreography, Soloist, and Vocal Percussionist. They ended their first competitive season as the 9th place group overall and only all-female group in the Top Ten that season.

Continuing that momentum, Pitch, Please! went on to release their first EP Testify! in 2013, and competed in the ICCA Northeast Quarterfinals and Semifinals that year. In 2014 the were featured on Pop TV's docu-series Sing It On, and appeared on The View alongside John Legend. Later that year they went on to compete in Boston Sings' Scholastic Competition, where they placed second received awards for "Best Soloist" and "Most Powerful Message" for their set about feminism.  The group's first full-length album, Aurum, was released in 2016 and was nominated for four Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.

Today, you can find Pitch, Please! performing at various venues in performances at Northeastern University, and across New England. They are always looking to fill their group  with talented, and empowered women seeking a place to perform at a professional level.

Stay tuned for some new releases, and exciting projects coming in 2017!


Awards


2017 Boston Sings Scholastic Competition
"Best Spoken Word" Award (Authors: Casey Greenleaf, Izzie Irizarry, Olivia Tripplet)

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2016 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards
Winner, Best Female Collegiate Solo (Emma Carleton for "I Can't Make You Love Me")
Nominee, Best Female Collegiate Album (For Aurum)
Nominee, Best Female Collegiate Song (For "Starring Role" from Aurum)
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2015 Boston Sings Scholastic Competition
2nd Place
Best Soloist (Emma Carleton)
"Most Powerful Message" Award      
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2014 Best of Women's A Cappella Album
Featured Track ("What the Water Gave Me")
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2013 CASA A Cappella Community Award
Co-winner (with University of Oregon Divisi) of Favorite Female Collegiate Group
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International Competition of Collegiate Acapella
1st Place, 2013 Northeast Quarterfinal
3rd Place, 2013 Northeast Semifinal
3rd Place, 2013 National Wildcard
Best Vocal Percussionist, 2013 (Rachel Carron)
Best Soloist, 2013 (Allison Shepherd)
Best Choreography, 2013
2nd Place, 2014 Northeast Quarterfinal
4th Place, 2014 Northeast Semifinal
4th Place, 2015 Northeast Quarterfinal
4th Place, 2016 Northeast Quarterfinal

 


Alumni

Annabelle Kearney '21

Sidney Gish '20

Sarah Maloney ‘20

Erin Burchfield '19

Julia Magnani ‘19

Izzie Irizarry ‘19

Jill Hubbard '19

Anna-Rose Schenerman ‘17

Casey Matsumoto ‘17

Emma Carleton ‘17

Carris Lahey ‘17

Hannah Bergam '17

Erica Serrano ‘17

Kara Kokinos '17

Kristen Starheim '17

Jaclyn Hunter '16

Jossica Ramin '16

Tamani Jayasinghe '16

Rachel Smith  '16

Briana DeFilippis '15

Leah Campbell '15

Callie Warnock '15

Rachel Carron  '15

Caitlin Morelli '15

Sarah Mele  '14

Allison Shepherd '13

Alexa Arena '13

Shams Ahmed  '13

Group Roster, Fall 2017

Ellen Dalen

Casey Greenleaf

Isabelle Hahn

Mackenzie Hunt

Jess Jha

Lexi Krigger

Lora Riehl

Moe Saha

Olivia Triplett

Rebecca Wallenstein

Sabrina Zho