Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes2023 Performing Groups
Counterpoint A Cappella is the premier all-gendered a cappella group at Loyola University Chicago. Our group is composed of 11 freshman, sophomore, and junior full-time Loyola undergraduate students. We create all of our arrangements ourselves and love to create music together as one big family! Counterpoint competes as well as puts on a fall and spring concert on campus!
Members: Helen Dobbelmann, Olivia Hodge, Colin O’Sullivan, Bella Diaz, Gift Dokie, Alexandra Arrell, Charlie Chengary, Emma Fischer, Jenelle Sangster, Joey Sawyer, Kelly Kroeger
For Your Consideration
Our group name is a play on the process of an Academy Awards submission. You get a little taste of something great… for your consideration. We are all veteran quartet singers, having finished on the podium in various Barbershop Harmony Society contests on a regular basis. We have all sung on the International stage as chorus singers, and we all have plenty of experience in front of audiences large and small. This all-star quartet pools our experience and strengths to create a seasoned sound.
Members: Noah Miller, Chris Bateson, Loren Shevitz, Conner Motzkus
HRMNX is a five-person contemporary a cappella group that was brought together in November 2022 to build a fun, high-impact 2-hour show. 40+ performances, 500+ positive reviews, and an olympic pool-sized amount of peppermint tea later, they’re ready to take the world by storm with their tight harmonies, charming personalities, and undeniable chemistry. When watching HRMNX perform, you never know what to expect, and only one thing is for sure: you’re bound to have a great time.
Members: Charlie Arthur, Adam King, Ryan Slone, Mason Van Gieson, Dan Zimberg
Lake Shore Drive
Lake Shore Drive started in May, 2021 and on September 18th, 2021 was crowned the Illinois District of the Barbershop Harmony Society 2021 Quartet Champions. Lake Shore Drive’s musical variety encompasses the heart and soul of the Chicago music scene from Blues, Rock and Roll and of course Barbershop.
Members: Steve Davis, Jeff Lathom, Greg Lee, Steve Schoultz
Radius is a professional all-male a cappella group/cover band based out of Chicago, Illinois. Radius prides itself on creative and high-level performances of a cappella arrangements of songs that you’ve heard and loved on the radio!
Members: Gabe Schonman, Ben Boutell, Ethan Mooney, Dylan Melville, Sam Baker
Remedy: The Collective
‘Remedy: The Collective’ is made up of both current members and Remedy alumni from the University of Dayton. The group represents a wide variety of majors and careers, and is so excited to compete together once again. They’ve loved the chance to reconnect members across four generations and instantly discovered camaraderie and harmony. Remedy: The Collective hopes to entertain and captivate the audience with their performance tonight.
Members: Ariel Radinovic, Alexis Thornton, Kat Smith, Alexis Taylor, Josalyn Abrams, Cedric Mwizerwa, Jeremy Page, Deven Cannon, Cameron Page, Angelo Knight, Jack Lynch, Julian Massey
Special Guest Host
Polarity, Waverly High School’s premiere a cappella ensemble, is excited to return to the Harmony Sweepstakes after winning First Place at the 2022 Chicago competition! Polarity meets after school twice a week to provide a quality a cappella experience to Waverly High School’s students. This highly competitive group performs in the community, at school events, private parties, and local competitions. Coming from all paths of the high school, Polarity instantly clicked. The group includes varsity athletes, theatre enthusiasts, honors students, marching band members, and active community members. Though pop a cappella has not gained popularity in southern Ohio, these students demonstrate their love and commitment to the art of making music! Hey, we’re just a bunch of small-town kids that like to sing!
Master of Ceremonies
David Wilner competed in the Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes with Blind Man’s Bluff and Fiveplay, winning First Place, Audience Favorite, and Best Original Song with each group. During his six years in Blind Man’s Bluff, David toured nationally and recorded five albums. He also spent seven years with the classic rock quartet Ac•Rock, recording two albums. Today, David emcees events throughout the Chicagoland area and performs in the band The Four C Notes. He has been the regional producer of the Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes since 2017.
Former Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes Champions
Polarity, Waverly High School’s premiere a cappella ensemble, is excited to return to the Harmony Sweepstakes family! Polarity meets after school twice a week to provide a quality a cappella experience to Waverly High School’s students. This highly competitive group performs in the community, at school events, private parties, and local competitions. Coming from all paths of the high school, Polarity instantly clicked. The group includes varsity athletes, theatre enthusiasts, honors students, marching band members, and active community members. Though pop a cappella has not gained popularity in southern Ohio, these students demonstrate their love and commitment to the art of making music! Hey, we’re just a bunch of small-town kids that like to sing! Members: Jayda Whitt, Sophie Thomas, Kaitlyn Miller, Jayden Steele, Grace Dickerson, Carson Kittaka, Carson Moore, Jack Pfeifer, Noah Clifton
Remedy A Cappella is a co-ed contemporary a cappella group from the University of Dayton. Our members consist of undergraduates from around Ohio, from Chicago, Pittsburgh, and even the Netherlands! From many walks of life and representing a variety of majors, we enjoy making music and spending time together. We strive to captivate and entertain our audiences with our performances. Remedy is also proud to be the 2019 ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal Champions. Members: Kim Tielemans, Alex Golzynski, Katie Breslin, Alexis Taylor, Kat Smith, Sarah Yelsik, Cameron Page, Andy Villasenor, Angelo Knight, Chris Hemsath.
Our 2022 Champions also won in 2019! Different line-up, equally incredible talent. The 2019 group went on to take Third Place and Audience Favorite at the Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals! Members: Camrin Craig, Fabiola Corwin, Mattie Elliott, Kayleah Shiland, Andrew Pfeifer, Jack Pfeifer, Noah Clifton.
The Sound Exchange
Meet your 2017 Harmony Sweepstakes National Champions! From soulful ballads, to blistering rock anthems, from jazz standards to chart-topping singles, The Sound Exchange does it all. Based out of the Twin Cities, this group brings dazzling harmonies and wisecracking audience interaction to every show and do it with joy and humor. Get ready for the hijinks and harmony of…The Sound Exchange. Members: Nick Bailey, Caleb Lee, Christina Case, Paul Donnelly, Eric Buegler.