Topics: Clef Hangers

The Clef Hangers are an all-male a cappella group at the University of North Carolina. Established in 1977, they have created 17 CDs and toured nationally since 1980. First known as the Morrison Dorm Singers, they adopted the name Clef Hangers in 1978 and have worn the characteristic vests and bow ties since then.

Their repertoire includes pop, rock, R&B and old favorites. Some of their recent covers include Coldplay, Chris Brown and U2. Perhaps their most famous song is their rendition of James Taylor’s “Carolina in my Mind.” The group always has a fall and spring concert and also performs at various campus events throughout the year, including an Old Well sing near the end of the semester.

Clef Hanger alum Anoop Desai was one of the final 7 contestants on the eighth season of “American Idol” in 2009.

Clef Hangers reflect on presidential year


When Robert DeGolian envisioned his first year at UNC, he didn't expect it would include meeting not one, but two, presidents. 

Clef Hangers say goodbye to a special senior


Trying to travel anywhere with Carter Gregory takes forever.

Clef Hangers bring festival vibes to annual Clefchella tonight

By Crystal YuilleForget Coachella. UNC’s oldest a cappella group, the Clef Hangers, is hosting its annual winter concert, now called Clefchella, this weekend.

Q&A with Clef Hanger Channing Mitzell


UNC’s Clef Hangers performed on national TV Sunday — on QVC’s “In the Kitchen with David.” 

Clef Hangers embrace new traditions


About 1,300 people packed into Memorial Hall Saturday night for the Clef Hangers’ annual fall concert — a night complete with Carolina Blue bow ties, flawless harmonies and an eclectic mix of musical selections. 

Pink powder party on quad


Students were pelted with pink and Carolina blue powder on Wednesday night, enthusiastically donning the colors as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

UNC a capella groups will perform at NC State Fair

What do the UNC Clef Hangers, the Loreleis and fried Girl Scout Cookies have in common?
All three are a part of the 2012 N.C. State Fair.

UNC singing groups warned after impromptu concert

Despite a large turnout, an impromptu Sunset Serenade in the Pit Monday night was dampened — not by rain, but by a violation of University policy.

BSM's alternative spring break supported by a cappella groups

A cappella powerhouses the Clef Hangers and Harmonyx are teaming up for a night of song, all in support of a good cause.

A cappella traditions differ

All-male a cappella groups the Clef Hangers and The Achordants have both enjoyed well-attended concerts in the past, but other than their ability to draw large crowds, the two groups are more different than they are alike. This weekend, both groups will offer their fall concerts to the community.

Arts community sees space limits

While UNC student organizations help students find their niche in campus life, the organizations themselves are having difficulty finding their places on campus.

Singing groups seek to recruit fresh voices

Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices. All-male, all-female and co-ed a cappella groups around the University are warming up for a busy year with auditions beginning this week.

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University voices spring with start of season

The birds aren't the only ones singing as UNC's a cappella season kicks into high gear.

Many groups are presenting their marquee concerts as the year draws to a close.

"Spring is definitely the busier semester for us," said Cassie Criswell, concert manager for the Loreleis.

Singers Contend With Fan Culture

A typical show at Memorial Hall for two of the major a cappella groups at UNC is a sight to see. A sold-out house of screaming fans awaits the talented musicians, and when the singing starts, the screaming doesn't stop there.