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Humans of UCSF: In Harmony

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School of Dentistry

“Singing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a really musical family, played classical guitar and piano through grade school, and discovered a love for a cappella singing as an undergrad student.

I think a cappella is so valuable to me because of the community that comes along with it.

Music is a form of communication, and singing with others fosters one of the greatest human bonds; it teaches you to trust, harmonize, and work together, all without saying a word.

This is why the UCSF Vocal Chords, UCSF's premier a cappella group, is so special to me. We are performers, but first and foremost, we are a community.

We have been working tirelessly in preparation for our winter concerts. One show is Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at Parnassus HSW-300, and our second show is Saturday, December 10 at 5 p.m. at Mission Bay Genentech Hall. We are so excited!”

Merideth Caldwell

UCSF Research Assistant