Gold Rush (formerly HERmonic) was born in 2006 from Pacific Lutheran University’s original mixed a cappella group. As the mixed group’s popularity grew, so the demand for an all female a cappella group on campus. So, the girls of the mixed group bid a fond farewell to the boys and founded their own group – HERmonic! Now Gold Rush, the ensemble has since grown into a diverse group of women who pride themselves on their individuality and spirit. They strive to create entertaining and innovative music, while sticking to their motto — Keep it Sassy, Brassy and Classy. They would like to thank their brother group PLUtonic, for all of their support and encouragement.
Advisor: Brian Galante
PLUtonic is student-run and directed men’s a’ cappella singing groups that perform entirely without instruments. In July 2010, PLUtonic made it onto the entertainment reality show “America’s Got Talent” as one of the 12 finalists in the show’s national YouTube contest.
Advisor: Brian Galante
Mu Phi Epsilon
Mu Phi Epsilon is an international professional music fraternity that upholds the ideals of music, friendship, and harmony. The student chapter at PLU, Epsilon Sigma, is a thriving group of students who love music and enjoy serving their community and interacting with other musicians. Students participate in monthly chapter meetings, annual recitals, a yearly banquet celebrating Mu Phi’s founders, retirement home concerts, service activities at PLU, and other fun activities. The national foundation of Mu Phi offers various scholarships to members as well as opportunities for involvement and recognition on a national level. Initiations are held each spring at the end of the term.
Advisor: Gina Gillie
American Choral Directors Association
The ACDA supports choral music, projects and programs in their school and community. The mission of the American Choral Directors Association is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy. PLU’s Student Chapter provides professional development and choral networking for students and the community. Our student chapter involves monthly meetings, teacher panels, workshops, attending local concerts, and conferences. Joining ACDA provides ample opportunities and access to many educational resources.
Advisors: Richard Nance and Brian Galante
Collegiate Washington Music Educators Conference (CWMEA)
Educate and prepare future music educators for their future careers.
Advisor: Linda J. Miller