Second Shift A Cappella is a vocal group based in the Triangle. The group formed in 2007, and has taken advantage of the growing popularity of a cappella music from breakout groups like Pentatonix and movies like Pitch Perfect 2. Their members live throughout the area and have diverse musical backgrounds, with many having sung in vocal groups in college or with other organizations. They do song covers from the last thirty years, with a wide variety of musical styles.
- Founding Member
- Musical Co-Director Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2017
- Administrative Director Spring 2008, Spring 2013
- Business Director Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2016, Spring 2017
- Member since June 2017
- Musical Co-Director Spring 2018, Fall 2018
Amitha is an optimistic sopraltenor from Morrisville. She has been singing with Second Shift since June of 2017. Amitha’s musical background includes singing a cappella for six years with Saint Louis University’s Beyond All Reason and Duke’s Something Borrowed Something Blue, playing any instrument she can get her hands on, and always harmonizing to the radio. When not singing, Amitha enjoys all things Harry Potter, playing volleyball, and guessing the endings of shows and movies. She also lives a double life as a mad scientist.
- Member since August 2017
Chris is a boisterous bass from Cary, NC. He has been singing with Second Shift since August of 2017. Chris’s musical background includes 3 years in his college a Capella group, the UNC Tarpeggios, and one year in his high school a Capella group and Chamber Choir. He also plays Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Alto Sax. When not singing, Chris enjoys perpetually trying to get in shape, engaging in pretentious film analysis, and watching/re-watching Survivor with his equally nerdy friends.
- Member since July 2014
- Musical Co-Director Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Freddy is a soaring, agile, and lyrical tenor 1/vocal percussionist from Charlotte, who spends too much time thinking of appropriate and inappropriate adjectives for himself. Having spent relatively little time focusing on singing in high school, in college he threw himself into choir, musical theater, and a cappella music with an imprudent level of enthusiasm. He is also the youngest member ever accepted by Second Shift, and has been informed that he is first member born in the 90’s which he thinks is just fine thank you very much. When not singing, he loves reading, cooking, arguing with strangers on the Internet, and descending into debauchery.
- Member since January 2007
- Musical Co-Director Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016
- Business Director Spring 2008, Fall 2010
Corey is a tremendous tenor originally from Raleigh but who has long called Durham home. After doing his share of high school choir and musical theater, Corey continued playing intimate venues such as the car, the shower, and various karaoke bars before joining Second Shift during its first year. Thanks to his time in the group he’s had the chance to learn vocal arranging, a bit of vocal percussion, and all the classic a cappella dance moves. When not singing, Corey enjoys making maps, taking photos of his dog, planning trips, and just about anything outdoors.
- Member since June 2015
- Musical Co-Director Fall 2016
Lilly is an acceptable alto living in Raleigh, NC. Growing up in New Jersey, Lilly never expected she’d live (much less love) the South, but now that’s she’s here you won’t get her to leave! Lilly has been musically inclined since a young age, performing in choirs, concert band, orchestras, marching bands, and jazz bands, as well as with the University of Central Florida’s first co-ed a cappella group, Gemini Blvd. Lilly is a professor of public health at Campbell University and an unabashed nerd. In her spare time, she enjoys beating her husband at Scrabble, attempting ill-advised Pinterest projects, and taking gigabytes of cat pictures.
- Member since February 2012
- Musical Co-Director Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2018
- Business Director Fall 2017
- Member since September 2018
Becca is a scintillating soprano originally from Evanston, IL, but is currently living in Durham. She has been singing with Second Shift since September 2018. Becca spent much of her musical career singing in the shower and car before leaping into the musical theatre world her senior year of high school. Since then, she has performed in musicals, cabarets, and spent 3 years singing a cappella with Vassar College’s Beauty and the Beats. When not singing, Becca enjoys reading, speaking in a British accent, playing squash, and looking at pictures of puppies on the internet.
- Member since March 2017
- Business Director Spring 2018
- Member since June 2016
- Business Director Fall 2018
- Member since March 2018