Ashland University Surround Sound’s A Cappella Concert Slated for April 17

Ashland University Surround Sound’s A Cappella Concert Slated for April 17

4/8/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – The student-led contemporary a cappella group Surround Sound, housed through the Ashland University Department of Music, presents its annual concert on Sunday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

This year’s showcase concert will feature many contemporary pop hits including Bastille's Pompeii, Meghan Trainor's Dear Future Husband, Adele's Someone Like You, George Ezra's Budapest along with arrangements made popular by Billy Joel and Pentatonix. A couple of the pieces are arrangements written by one of the group’s founding members and AU alumna Brandy Kay Riha.  

Surround Sound is currently comprised of 13 vocalists including Madeleine Beck (Brunswick), Drew Berlin (Barberton), Hayden Coey (Greenwich), Ruth Chilcote (Ashland), Deric Dove (Newark), Karissa Magnacca (Wadsworth), Kayla Phares (North Kingsville), Jacob Poiner (Wellington), Emily Sparks (Greenwich), Emily Sycks (Bluffton), Eryn Tramel (Medina), Alexander Trotter (Vineyard Haven, Mass.) and Hannah Wise (Hartville).

For more information about the Surround Sound concert and other music department performances, visit or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or

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