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.