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InPulse

  • Vocal Ensemble

Biography

In the fall of 2003, INPULSE launched one of the most celebrated debuts in a cappella history, breaking away from traditional conventions to define the term "Vocal Band." Having trained at St. Olaf College, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and Tiffin University the group's high standards for vocal technique, execution, and musical integrity have won them numerous awards. Within six months as a professional ensemble, InPulse was named Grand Champion of the 2004 Rocky Mountain Harmony Sweepstakes in Denver, CO, where they also won awards for Best Soloist (Matt McDonald) and Best Original Song ("Obsession" by Marcus Hanson). The band took Runner-up at the 2004 International Harmony Sweepstakes Finals in San Rafael, CA, again winning Best Original Song. InPulse continues to amass praise with every performance recently being selected for Mainstage Showcases at the 2007 National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) and Association for Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) National Conferences - in Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA, respectively. INPULSE was awarded Runner-Up for "2007 Band of the Year" by Campus Activities Magazine, making them one of the hottest, most sought-after acts on the college market today.

INPULSE has sold over 25,000 copies of their recordings including debut album "Alone and Above" and holiday album, "Shed a Little Light." Both albums were awarded nominations for Album of the Year by the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America. The band recently released its third album, "InPulse: Live," in December of 2006. INPULSE showcases its talent across the nation, maintaining a rigorous touring schedule of concert halls, colleges & universities, fairs & festivals, community, and private events. In addition, INPULSE runs its own highly-acclaimed Educational Outreach Program which brings them to schools across the country as advocates for vocal music and lifelong arts involvement. As educators, INPULSE has served as Guest Artist/Clinicians at the 2007 East Coast A Cappella Summit in Washington DC, the 2007 Ohio-ACDA Conference, in Columbus, OH and as faculty at the Heartland Vocal Jazz Camp on the campus of Tiffin University in Ohio.

INPULSE creates a powerful sound that features stunning solos, exceptional harmonic blend, and driving rhythms. Their performances showcase the beauty and versatility of the human voice, drawing from virtually every genre of music - from Pop to Rock, Country to Hip-Hop, and Jazz to R&B. INPULSE plays an active part in the evolution of a cappella music through dynamic, original compositions and inventive arrangements of songs distinctive to the INPULSE sound. The group's artistic approach leaves little confusion as to their mission: To take the a cappella "vocal band" sound into mainstream music and bring genuine musical artistry to today's pop culture.