Upcoming Auditions for Signature 2011-2012!

Love to sing? Want to make new (& lifelong!) friends?

Audition for Signature A Cappella!

Signature A Cappella 2010-2011!

Signature is excited for the start of the new school year and ready to find

some talented and genuine ladies for our ensemble!

Wanna sing with the Sig? You can sign up online for your 5 minute audition slot HERE and you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your audition! The locations and times of auditions are as follows:

Sunday, September 30 – 6-10 PM in Kerckhoff 152

Monday, October 1 – 8-11 PM in Kerckhoff 152

Tuesday, October 2 – TBA

Wednesday, October 3 – CALLBACKS 9-11 Ackerman 2410

For further information on auditions check out our Auditions page! You can also come talk to us at our booth at the Enormous Activities Fair at UCLA on Monday, September 24 at Wilson Plaza or flyering on Bruinwalk on Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday. The process is extremely relaxed and nothing to stress about and we encourage anyone who is interested to audition, regardless of experience level or circumstance. If you are dedicated and love to sing… We can’t wait to meet you!!

Any questions? Shoot us an email at signature@ucla.edu!

 

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Take Flight… on Voices Only 2011 & RARB!

Hello Signature fans!

 

 

 

Signature is excited to announce that our track “Party in the USA” has been selected to be showcased on the newly-released Voices Only 2011 compilation! This album features the very best recorded music of collegiate a cappella and we’re honored that one of our favorite tracks from “Take Flight” is featured alongside tracks from such experienced and talented collegiate groups. A special shout-out to our fellow UCLA a cappella groups, Scattertones & Bruin Harmony, who are also featured on the album — go Bruins! You can purchase our track — or the entire compilation! — through the iTunes online store. For more information about the album as well as a full track listing and sound clips, check at the Voices Only website by clicking HERE.

 

Some of the Siggies enjoying a BBQ at the Summer Reunion!

 

In further news, “Take Flight” was also recently reviewed by RARB (Recorded A Cappella Review Board), receiving helpful advice as well as raving reviews from the a cappella judges. It is so rewarding for the hours and hard work we put into creating our first album to be recognized and enjoyed by others, and our positive experience with “Take Flight” has inspired Signature to make recording a tradition for our group. We have already been hard at work tracking new songs for our future album, expected release in 2013. Here are some of our favorite quotes — thank you so much to the RARB judges for their positive feedback!:

“The track that really sold me on the potential for Signature A Cappella’s recording adventures was Heart of the Matter What kick, what drive, what emotion! The soloist is so heartfelt that you feel like raising up an “Amen, sister!” at the song’s conclusion. Even Party in the U.S.A. was a good listen, proving that a group doesn’t have to slap all the lighthearted fun out of its lineup to be successful.”

–Kimmie Raschka Sailor

“The group demonstrates comfort and ability in many styles, which is impressive.”
–Robert Dietz
“There is quite a bit of arranging talent in this group.” —Michael Marcus
“Starting a new a cappella group on a campus with an established scene is not easy, and actually putting out an album with said group can be nearly impossible. I must therefore tip my hat to the ladies of UCLA Signature A Cappella for the successful completion and release of a fine debut album.” –Michael Marcus
“We may well be looking at the next big thing in female collegiate a cappella” –Robert Dietz
“Looking forward to the next round, ladies.” –Kimmie Raschka Sailor
Hiking to the Hollywood sign!

 

This summer, Signature has also enjoyed spending as much time together as possible! In July, members got together for a Signature reunion in Westwood for a weekend full of the usual… food, singing, and love. Siggies in the Los Angeles area have spent the summer exploring the city together — from biking by the beach to attending a midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, visiting Griffith Observatory and hiking to the Hollywood sign, and… yes… watching The Bachelorette together (guilty pleasure!) Signature is soaking up every last moment of summertime.

 

Still going strong in the summertime... rocking our new Signature totes while biking on the beach!

Stay tuned for more updates on Signature in the upcoming 2011-2012 school year & see you in the Fall!

2010-2011… A School Year to Remember!

Hello Signature fans!

 

Spring Quarter came and went in a blur! Although we’re sad to see it end, the 2011-2012 school year has brought so many amazing things for Signature… from retreats and festivals to recording and end-of-the-year concerts, this quarter was the perfect capstone to Signature’s best year yet! Here are some of the highlights:

 

Thanks to the amazing Leibovitch family we spent our Spring retreat poolside at their Northridge home. We loved our time there and spent most of it relaxing (by the pool!) and singing!

 

Out to dinner!

Musically, Signature began recording our second CD! we are so excited to embark on another recording project to be released in Spring of 2013! Signature had the opportunity to perform in countless gigs this quarter, on as well as off campus! Spring Quarter also brings some of our favorite annual gigs, including: CAF (California A Cappella Festival) at UCLA, CAFE (Coolest A Cappella Festival Ever) at UC Irvine, SOLTrain at CSU Northridge, and A Cappella Night at Calabasas High School. We loved getting the chance to perform in different venues and audiences and to get to know other talented a cappella groups!

Before performing a set for CAF, hosted at UCLA by Random Voices A Cappella.
After performing at CSUN Acasola's annual SOLTrain!
Our sisters at Calabasas High School -- Bare Rhythm A Cappella!

 

We were also thankful to have so many friends and family members at Signature’s last performance of the year, our Spring Concert. Our concert was super hero themed with costumes galore, entitled “Here to Save the World: Super Sigs!” We were accompanied by openers Michelle & Rus and Bare Rhythm A Cappella and our own Josephine Lyons created some hysterical concert videos that you can view on the righthand side of the screen! It was an amazing capstone to our year, as we recognized our “super fans,” up and coming arrangers, beatboxers, and leaders, as well as graduating Signature seniors. Thank you to those who came and supported us during this special performance!

 

Performing one of our favorite songs, "And So It Goes."
Laura and Elise C rock out to their duet on "Animal!"
Singing our Michael Jackson medley!
After the concert... Signature love, 2010-2011

 

Signature’s Spring Concert also marked the last performance for six of our senior members, four of which have been members since Signature’s inception: Brinda Ayer, Kelly Cory, Juliane Godfrey, Elise Shulman, Megan Siniscalchi and Laura Zdrowski. Although these graduating seniors are going into very different fields and future paths — from accounting to nursing to law, musical theater in New York or fighting for the environment in Washington D.C. — they will always be Siggies at heart!

 

Signature's graduating seniors (from left to right): Brinda, Elise S, Kelly, Megan, Juliane, & Laura

Even more memorable than the gigs or recording is the amazing memories and friendships we have made through Signature A Cappella this year. Our love for each other is what makes us the group that we are — and we know this love will only continue to grow! Here’s to 2010-2011, and hope for an even more amazing 2011-2012!

Some amazing newbs!

Who needs a date for Valentine's Day? Signature dinner at C&O's Restaurant on Feb 14!

 

Happy Summer from Signature! See you next Fall!

Signature takes on Spring Sing 2011!

Hello friends & fans!

Signature’s fourth year in existence culminated in their performance in UCLA’s longest-standing musical tradition, Spring Sing! Students of the UCLA Student Alumni Association plan this amazing event each year, presenting student musical talent — solo and duet acts, bands, a cappella groups, and production numbers — to thousands of audience members from UCLA and the Los Angeles community at UCLA’s Los Angeles Tennis Center. This year, we were absolutely ecstatic to learn that we were one of three a cappella groups selected to perform at this huge event in May!

Right after our Spring Sing performance!

Our group put in an incredible amount of hard work and dedication into perfecting our routine, making our Spring Sing act our central focus from January until the event on May 20… and it certainly paid off! We were confident when we took the stage on the big night and it was so exciting to share our finished product with our friends and family members, some of which traveled across the country to come watch us perform!

Striking our best Michael Jackson poses!

We performed our original anthemic Michael Jackson medley, arranged by our own Juliane Godfrey and Laura Zdrowski entitled “Change the World: A Tribute to Michael Jackson.” This song was extremely meaningful to our group and we hope we conveyed our admiration for this influential artist as well as the power we have as individuals to make a difference in the world around us!

                           

Signature was the second a cappella group to perform and won the award for “Best Participation,” which distinguishes the group with the most enthusiastic spirit and dedication throughout the preparation for Spring Sing — we are very proud of this achievement! It was an immense honor to perform at Spring Sing with UCLA’s most talented musicians and the experience made Signature an even more hard working and cohesive unit!

Getting ready for the show!

If you missed the opportunity to see our performance live on May 20, do not fret! To buy the Spring Sing CD online (or just Signature’s track!) visit SAA’s website by clicking HERE! To watch our act, here’s a video!:

Thank you again to the friends & family who came to support us in Spring Sing 2011!

We can’t wait until Spring Sing 2012!!

“Take Flight” Makes Top 10!

Hello all!

 

Celebrating at the Stinking Rose for our end of the quarter dinner!

 

Signature was so excited to hear the news that CASA (Contemporary A Cappella Society of America) has named “Take Flight” one of the top ten female collegiate albums released in 2010! We are so honored to be recognized alongside such talented groups! For the full list, follow this link to CASA’s website: HERE. For more information on how you can purchase Signature’s album “Take Flight,” check out our Album page!

 

Signature A Cappella's very first album... "Take Flight!"

 

Signature is also so proud of our members who participated in UCLA’s Dance Marathon, a fundraiser for pediatric AIDS. Our girls fundraised money and danced for 26 hours to raise awareness and funds for cancer research! Our Sigs rock!

 

Our amazing dancers! GO TEAM SIGNATURE!

 

Signature finished up Winter quarter with a bang with our Winter concert in Popper Theater. We had so much fun performing our repertoire for our friends and family…thank you so much to those who came and supported us!

 

Between preparing for UCLA’s Spring Sing, beginning the recording process for our next album, and performing at festivals and concerts on and off campus, Signature has a lot of exciting events coming up during Spring quarter — and we hope to see you there!

Mark your calendars…

Hey Signature fans!


Just a reminder to mark your calendars for Signature’s upcoming Winter Concert! Signature is ready to dazzle you with old repertoire and brand new songs – this is an event you definitely do not want to miss!

 

 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 2 from 7:30-9 PM

WHERE: UCLA’s Popper Theater, located inside Schoenberg Music Building

WHY: To relax & enjoy a night of great music and great people & to support your favorite Siggy!

WHO: Signature will be joined by opening UCLA a cappella groups Bruin Harmony & Cadenza!

BRING: This event is absolutely FREE but bring $15 if you would like to purchase your very own copy of Signature’s freshly-released CD, “Take Flight!”

 

We can’t wait to see you there!

Mid-Quarter Update!

Hello friends!

Signature has too much exciting news to wait until the end of the quarter to post an update! Thus far, the school year has been a blur of making music and memories. We are so thankful for all of the wonderful opportunities we’ve had this year!

Signature 2010-2011!

Our most exciting bit of news is that Signature A Cappella has been selected as one of the three UCLA a cappella groups to perform in UCLA’s annual tradition of Spring Sing! We are absolutely beyond excited for this opportunity and we can’t wait to perform for the student body! Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 15 and the big show is on Friday, May 20 at LATC. More updates on this to come!

Getting ready for our audition!

During the end of January, Signature participated in LAAF (Los Angeles A Cappella Festival). This was one of our favorite events of the year thus far because we had such a positive experience in our master class with Nick Lyons, and because it was amazing to be surrounded by so much inspiring talent! Here are some moments captured by Michael Eldredge:

In our master class with Nick Lyons!

Juliane gettin' Siggy wit' it!

Signature is also still beaming from our Southern California tour. This tour of the Orange County/Irvine area gave us the opportunity to perform for a whole new set of fans! Our favorite moments include: performing for elementary and high schools in the area, the Messiah Lutheran Church in Yorba Linda, and enjoying the amazing hospitality of Siggy’s SoCal families. Special thanks to the Siniscalchi, Ayer, Lyons, and Hagemeyer families for making us feel right at home!

Before performing at Linda Vista Elementary School!

This tour (and this quarter as a whole!) has been extra special because our members Brinda, Lea, and Michelle R have returned from their quarters abroad! With everyone back together we had our photoshoot for the 2010-2011 school year with the whole gang. Here are some of our best shots captured by our member Gwenna McKee:

CARA Nomination for “Take Flight!”

Hello everyone!

 

Jessica Nicolet ('13)

 

 

 

Exciting news: Our new album “Take Flight,” has been nominated for a CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award)! Our own Jessica Nicolet has been nominated for “Best Female Collegiate Solo” for our track “Ain’t No Other Man.”

 

 

We are so honored and excited to have been nominated for a CARA Award!  For more information on “Take Flight” please visit our Album page.

Southern California Tour!

Hello Signature Fans!

We hope that 2011 is shaping up to be the best year for you yet! Signature had a great Fall quarter… from bonding with our (amazing!) newbies to singing the National Anthem for the UCLA Men’s Basketball game, promoting our new album, and traveling to UC Santa Barbara and CSU Northridge for some very fun gigs! Signature is now ready to take on the new year with a SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TOUR from January 13-16! We had such an amazing time during our tour in Northern California last year that we wanted to recreate our experience and visit our Southern California families & fans this year!

 

Signature 2010-2011 minus our 3 ladies abroad during Fall quarter!

Signature will be performing at several elementary & high schools in the Orange County area on Friday, January 14… we hope to spread a cappella to others and to inspire these youth to pursue music in their futures! Saturday, January 15 is dedicated to bonding, rehearsing, and a few low-key gigs, including a possible evening appearance at the Spectrum Mall.

 

If you live in the Orange County area mark your calendars for this public performance:

When: Sunday, January 16 @ 12 PM

Where: Messiah Lutheran Church

4861 Liverpool Street, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

 

Signature will be performing a whole set as well as selling their latest album! Make sure you don’t miss this stop on their Southern California tour! Can’t wait to see you then!

 

If you are located in the greater Orange County area and want to contact Signature about a performance opportunity during the weekend of January 14-16, contact us at: signature@ucla.edu

Stocking Stuffer Deal on Signature’s “Take Flight”

Hello everyone and season’s greetings!

 

Happy Holidays from Signature A Cappella!

 

To make the holiday season extra bright, Signature A Cappella is having a “stocking stuffer” deal on our newest album, “Take Flight,” until January 1. Special prices are as follows:

 

Students: Buy 1 album (at $15) and get your second purchase half off ($7)

Regular: Buy 2 albums (at $20 each) and get 1 free

 

 

“Take Flight” makes the perfect gift for family, friends, and any music-lovers on your shopping list. Make sure to take advantage of this great deal and place your order before January 1st to spread Siggy love during the month of December! Visit our Album page for ordering details. And as always, thank you so much for your support!