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Accafellas collection

Identifier: UA-12.3.68

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the four CDs of the Michigan State University student a cappella singing group, Accafellas. Sound recordings include the Accafellas albums II - V. Volume II is from 2000, Volume III from 2004, Volume IV from 2006, and Volume V from 2009. There is also a concert poster.


  • Creation: circa 2000-2009


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.


In 1996, College of Music student Phil Johnson founded the Accafellas at Michigan State University. In 1997, the newfound group released their debut album, Accafellas Volume I, which is currently out of print. In 2000, the Accafellas released Accafellas Volume II. In 2004, the Accafellas released Accafellas Volume III, a much more polished effort which would serve as a great influence on future Accafellas releases. In 2006, the Accafellas released "Accafellas Volume IV". Their version of the song "You and I Both" by Jason Mraz appeared on Varsity Vocals' Best of College a Cappella compilation that same year. In 2009, the Accafellas released "Accafellas Volume V".

In addition, The Accafellas have competed multiple times in the International Championship for Collegiate Acapella (ICCA). They have won awards at these competitions for their arrangements and soloists, most notably advancing to the regional semi-finals in 2008, 2013, and 2015.

The Fellas perform all over campus and throughout the Midwest. The group has previously performed at the White House and at the Michigan Governor's Mansion. (Source:


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Copyright: Michigan State University unless otherwise noted.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US