Founded in 1979 by Joyce Rogers and Linda Chin, Counterpoint is Stanford University's second-oldest and only all-female a cappella group, and it is also the first all-female a cappella group on the West Coast.
Counterpoint has recorded twelve albums and has been featured thrice in Best Of College A Cappella albums. Check out our list of awards from the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Society (“the international a cappella equivalent of a Grammy”) in the “AWARDS” tab above.
Our album and EP, No Turning Back and A Woman Like That, are available on Spotify and Apple Music. In 2016, Counterpoint released a music video for their single "Ex’s and Oh’s," available on YouTube. Our music video for “Don’t Wake Me Up” is also on YouTube, and has been featured as the Runner-Up Best Female Video at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival (LAAF).
Counterpoint is regularly invited to perform at all-campus events and holds quarterly performances. Off-campus, Counterpoint performs gigs in the Bay Area. Counterpoint tours Southern California every year with the Mendicants and has toured in Hawaii with them as well. In 2019, Counterpoint flew to Paris for Spring Break, where we performed at the U.S. Embassy in central Paris as well as for the Stanford Alumni in France.
Counterpoint's repertoire is diverse, and has included everything from Florence and the Machine and Sara Bareilles to Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse. All of our songs are arranged by current or past members, and we even perform original music! We are recognized both on and off campus for our original arrangements (almost always arranged by members, both past and present), our love of music, and, of course, our great sense of humor.