The Ohio State University at Lima

Carmony headed to 2018 international a cappella semifinals after quarterfinal win

Ohio State Lima’s a cappella group Carmony won the 2018 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Midwest Quarterfinal competition held Jan. 27, 2018, at Wapakoneta High School with a 43 point lead over the second place group.

“Carmony is extremely excited to be advancing to semifinals for the second straight year” said Dr. Matthew Young, director of choral programs at Ohio State Lima. “The work ethic of these students is truly remarkable, and the opportunity to compete at the highest level has really brought the talent level of this ensemble to new heights. I am honored to work with such amazing students, and incredibly proud of how they represent the excellence of the university.”

In individual categories, Shaunna Basinger of Kalida and Adam Wheelbarger of Plain City won for outstanding choreography and Collin Hoffman of Dunkirk won for outstanding vocal percussion. This is the second year Basinger and Hoffman have won in these categories.

Carmony now moves on to the Midwest semifinal competition at Washington University in St. Louis on March 10, 2018. According to the ICAA website, the competition includes 450 groups competing in nine regions in the U.S. and Europe.

Competing members are below:

Shaunna Basinger of Kalida, senior in early and middle childhood education

Victoria Bradford of Paulding, sophomore in psychology

Levi Brake of Ohio City, senior in middle childhood education

Emily Buchanan of Wapakoneta, freshmen in social work

Kamara Camp of Dayton, sophomore in biology

Mitchell Craft of New Bremen, junior in psychology

Jon Fissel of Kenton, senior in theatre

Sydney Hartford of Ada, sophomore in theatre

Collin Hoffman of Dunkirk, sophomore in business

Kaitlin Kidd of Elida, sophomore in psychology

Jessica Laman of Wapakoneta, senior in biology

Nick Long of Delphos, freshmen in business administration

Rachel Martin of Troy, freshmen in fashion and retail studies

Seth Mitchell of Bellefontaine, senior in theatre

Becca Schlumbohm of Pandora, senior in social work

Josie Thornton of Lima, freshmen in music education

Adam Wheelbarger of Plain City, sophomore in theatre

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