Awaken A Cappella

Established in 1992, Awaken is UCLA’s first co-ed a cappella group, as well as the first co-ed collegiate a cappella group in Southern California.

For over two decades, we have performed in both on-campus and off-campus events such as UCLA Spring Sing, UCLA Dance Marathon, AIDS Walk Los Angeles, The West Coast A Cappella Showcase, The International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, and other festivals and competitions around the West Coast.

Former Awaken members include actress Nicolette Robinson (recently wed to Broadway’s Leslie Odom Jr.), founding members of the award-winning group ARORA, and six-time Grammy-nominated artist Sara Bareilles (who arranged and recorded the original version of her hit “Gravity” when she was a member in 2003). Bareilles can be heard on both “Gravity” and our cover of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” in ¬†fourth studio album¬†Dysfunctional Family Album.