Founded in 1979 by Joyce Rogers and Linda Chin, Counterpoint is Stanford University’s second-oldest and only soprano/alto a cappella group, and the first soprano/alto a cappella group on the West Coast.
Counterpoint has recorded twelve albums and has been featured three times in Best Of College A Cappella albums. Check out our list of awards from the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Society (CARA), “the international a cappella equivalent of a Grammy.”
Our most recent album, Close To Home, along with our other recordings, is available on Spotify and Apple Music. In 2019, Counterpoint released a music video for our single “God Is A Woman,” filmed in Paris. Our 2016 music video for “Ex’s and Oh’s” is also available on YouTube. Our music video for “Don’t Wake Me Up” is also on YouTube and was 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 Stanford Mendicants and has toured in Hawaii with them. 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 Association of 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 and our love of singing.