Founded in 1999, we are Harvard's award-winning, premier contemporary gender neutral a cappella group. We perform sold-out shows twice a year in Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre, embark on world tours, participate in a cappella competitions, and sing upon request at venues in and outside Greater Boston. Our members hail from all around the globe and from diverse academic backgrounds, but we are united by our dedication to the group and our love for a cappella.
All songs we perform are arranged by members of the LowKeys, an example of our dedication to the musical development of our members. We, therefore, wind up with an eclectic collection of music, ranging from classic rock and hip-hop to top 40, R&B, jazz and everything in between.
We are the only a cappella group affiliated with Harvard University's Public Service Network. Service is deeply ingrained in our founding values; the LowKeys regularly perform for schools, fundraisers, and other non-profits in hopes of spreading our love for music.
The LowKeys record once a year at a professional recording studio. You can find our music on Apple Music and Spotify! Our discography includes:
- Bring Your Passport (2003)
- Unlocked (2006)
- Red (2009)
- Ignite (2016)
The Harvard LowKeys are three-time ICCA Northeast Quarterfinal Champions and two-time Quarterfinal Runner-Ups, advancing to the ICCA Northeast Semifinal five times in our 18-year history as a group and placing 3rd at the ICCA Northeast Semifinal once. The LowKeys have earned 12 special awards at the ICCA, including five Outstanding Vocal Percussion awards, one Outstanding Soloist Award, five Outstanding Arrangement awards, and one Outstanding Choreography award. Most recently, we were awarded three awards for Choreography, Vocal Percussion, and Arrangement at the ICCA, and advanced to the ICCA Northeast Semifinal at Boston Symphony Hall in 2017! You can watch a video of our set here!
Additionally, the LowKeys have also been featured on Best of College A Cappella (BOCA) CDs and Voices Only.
The LowKeys were featured on Season 3 of WGBH'S Sing That Thing! in 2017 and have performed for thousands of people at venues including the Boston Convention Center.
At the end of each winter break, the LowKeys embark on a tour to share our music with the world! Past destinations include Miami, Montreal, New Orleans, Chicago and San Francisco. The LowKeys also embark on a New York tour every spring to reconnect with alumni. In 2018, we will be embarking on our first ever international tour to China! Contribute to our adventure here!