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The University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts

A Capella Groups

acoUstiKatsPaws&Listen

The acoUstiKats are a select a cappella ensemble of 16 voices from the Men’s Chorus. They perform numerous concerts each semester for university, church, and community functions as well as at every Men’s Chorus concert. Specializing in doo-wop and a cappella pop styles, they have recorded two CD’s and are one of the university’s most visible ensembles. These dedicated students have performed at dozens of prestigious events on campus and throughout the state of Kentucky. In 2007 the acoUstiKats were featured at the Kentucky Derby Gala celebration at the Governor’s Mansion, and in 2006 they were selected to perform at the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) state conference. They also frequently perform at elementary and middle schools throughout Kentucky. These young men commonly use their musical gifts to make our community a better place to live.


Paws & ListenPaws&Listen

(SSAA) Director: Dr. Lori Hetzel, 859-257-8202, lhetzel@uky.edu
Audition Requirements: Non-credit. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester and are open to members of the UK Womens Choir. Check with the ensemble director for details. 

The University of Kentucky Paws and Listen are an a cappella singing group of 16 women auditioned from the Women's Choir.  They perform pop music as well as a mix of doo-wop, vocal jazz, and show tunes. The ensemble is coached by undergraduate music education majors and advised by Dr. Lori Hetzel, Associate Director of Choirs/Choral Music Education. This group is highly esteemed both on and off campus. They perform for numerous prestigious events throughout the year and are often featured at high profile events at the home of the UK President. The group consists of both music majors and majors from across many disciplines. The women must be academically astute as they also participate in one or more of the other choral ensembles at the University.


Blue NotePaws&Listen

Blue Note is the University of Kentucky Choirs' newest a cappella group and is open to all UK Choirs members. The group appears every year at UK's special evening of a cappella, After Dark, and are featured during the annual Collage performances.