“In creating an EP, we are capturing our current group, musical ability, and talent that we can share with the Rensselaer community, our alumni, and families, showing all the hard work we put into our arrangements for all to enjoy. I hope that having this album will make a lasting impact of our group, preserving our music and our memories in the Rensselyrics!” – Katherine Scoullos '23
What You're Supporting
This project is for the recording, mixing, and producing of a new EP for the Rensselyrics. There is a lot of talent among the students at RPI. As a group, we provide a place for musically-inclined students to express themselves through singing, arranging, and performance. The songs that we sing are all arranged by current members of the group or its alumni. Throughout the semester, we perform these songs at various schools and events in the area, as well as campus events for alumni, and a main semesterly performance. These performances are a way for us to showcase the talent of our group to the people in the community.
However, we currently do not have a quality way of capturing the songs and the dynamic of the group. As CDs are outdated, we actively publish our music on streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and others to reach the Rensselaer community and beyond. We hope that by being able to create this EP, we will preserve the talents of the students at this school and better enrich the performing arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Visit our Spotify page, which contains music that has been professionally recorded, mixed, and mastered.
We hope that this project will add to the musical and artistic performance community at Rensselaer. It is also a way for our alumni to stay connected with current members in the group, and to preserve their musical contributions to our group. As a result of having digital recordings, we can more easily distribute our work, exposing the greater community to the Rensselyrics and RPI. Further, new recordings help to preserve this moment in history at the school by showcasing the music our students loved during their college years.
We need to raise $3,000 in order to create an EP.
The Rensselyrics are one of Rensselaer’s oldest musical organizations - stemming from the Rensselaer Glee Club - and seeks to provide a space for dedicated, musically-inclined students to experience collegiate a cappella. As a musical group, the Rensselyrics provide education in music, performance, and arranging to enhance the talent of the group members, while also providing the best musical quality possible.
With that, the Rensselyrics share their talents with the Rensselaer community through numerous events, including public performances through the Rensselaer Union and organizations such as the Rensselaer Music Association and others in the Capital Region. Further, the Rensselyrics capture group talent by creating music recordings for display and distribution to showcase the work that goes into the learning of music through weekly rehearsals.
Additionally, with the repertoire that our members self-arrange, we also maintain a library of historical Rensselaer music that we use at performances that engage the Rensselaer community and alumni at large. Overall, the Rensselyrics serve as a creative, musical outlet for Rensselaer students to be a part of a community of singers with common interests and goals. For more information on us, visit our website.