As a performance-based co-ed group at UCLA that strives to share our passion for music with the greater Los Angeles community, we were founded in 2006 as a musical component in UCLAʼs annual Vietnamese Culture Night (VCN). In 2010, we began to diversify our sound and regrouped to form AweChords A Cappella, as we expanded in both music genres and showcase performances, in addition to perform continually at VCN every year for an audience of over 2,000 people. We are devoted in spreading our joy for music to the people in the UCLA campus as well as the surrounding local community.
Our repertoire ranges from pop to rock to show tunes, and we are constantly working on new pieces to share with our audiences. Our arrangements are all done originally by our very own aspiring members, who hope to share the love and passion for music with others.
Above all, AweChords is a home away from home. We aim to create life-long bonds that will last years after we have finished our last annual performance, as the group thrives and evolves in ways beyond just making music.
Along with the other a cappella groups at UCLA, we recognize it is a difficult time for collegiate groups to operate as normal. Above all, AweChords recognizes the need to reduce social interaction as much as possible in this time, so we will not be having in person rehearsals or holding auditions for the upcoming quarter (Fall 2020). If you are interested to see other options for a cappella groups, please visit this page to see a list of all the a cappella groups on campus and their status on auditions: https://uclaacappellaguide.weebly.com. Love you all, and please stay safe.
Check out our live performance of Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," arranged by our musical director, Ryan Chung.
"Belting is fun because I just get to scream"
"A good man is hard to find, and a hard man is good to find."
"There are holes in my crocs so my swag can breathe"
"My secret talent is cornhole."
"How many Jesus's you know that are Asian?"
"Aww, you're my fav!"
"I love grass"
"Wannabe Iggy Azalea"
"Gays can't drive, but good thing I'm Asian!"
"Stages are beautiful because they make you embrace who you truly are and allow you to get applause for doing so."
“The only thing better than singing is more singing”
“ok guys it’s spicee tea time”
"i didnt know i was joining such a crackhead group"
"I use TikTok as my coping mechanism"