Student-Run Ensembles

One Note Stand A Cappella

One Note Stand is a competitive, all-gender a cappella group that performs both on and off campus. Each year we look for talented, committed, energetic new members to add to our distinctive sound and style in a fun and focused atmosphere.

Sonata Problem A Cappella

Sonata Problem is North Central's premier, all-gender a Cappella group, established in 2012. In the past, we have performed for high schools, local businesses, in the Wisconsin Dells, and on a live TV Milwaukee news show, and a wedding (for a Sonata Alum!). We are also featured vocalists in two Sleeping at Last songs! In 2018, we released our first album, "Exposition," on Spotify & Apple Music. Sonata Problem rehearses from 9:00-11:00pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays, but is subject to change. Please contact Jake Rehling,, for more information.


Tonacity A Cappella

Tonacity is the soprano-alto a cappella group of North Central College, and the group was founded by and created for motivated and talented singers who want to express their love for music. Established in 2017, this ensemble not only focuses on making memorable and fun pieces to perform, but also on creating a bond between each of its members. As the most recent addition to the North Central College a cappella scene, Tonactiy has strived to create a collaborative, respectful, and fun a cappella environment on campus, pushing for greater collaboration and communication. Tonacity is known around campus for its unique and exciting performances, positive and uplifting attitude, and edgy style. As a group, Tonacity has collaborated with other artists on campus, including other a cappella groups, dancers, and more.

Voices of Praise

Voices of Praise is a Black student led gospel choir that is composed of students of all majors and backgrounds. We sing in the Chicagoland area and nationally. Students are able to learn a new style of music that isn’t offered at North Central College through courses and educate themselves on African American culture through gospel music. We had the honor of touring in California and Houston emphasizing service, spirituality, and culture by engaging in a variety of activities such as feeding the homeless, performing, visiting cultural museums, and engaging in dialogue. Voices of Praise also shares their culture and talent with the campus and local community by hosting the Annual Gospel Extravaganza where other college choirs, spoken word artists, and others perform in expressing different art forms of African American culture. For more information on Voices of Praise, please email