More than fifteen years after its founding in 1993, 58 Greene is still the premier co-ed multicultural a cappella group at the University of Michigan. The members of 58 Greene are a close-knit family whose varied backgrounds add to the group’s eclectic sound.
The name 58 Greene is the namesake of the practice room in which the founding members rehearsed, located in the basement of East Quad at the University of Michigan. The founding "Greenies" felt that all the experiences and intangibles that made up their newly formed group could best be captured in that name—the place where it all began! Though 58 Greene has outgrown this cozy practice room, you can usually find them right next door rehearsing, composing, improving, and having a blast in room 52 Greene.
58 Greene has taken Ann Arbor by storm since the early 90's with songs spanning all genres. We pick songs that speak to us as a group, based on majority voting, and perform each of those songs for three semesters.
All of our songs are personally arranged by our talented members! If you're interested in one of our arrangements, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
58 Greene is very active in the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor community. You can find us doing our thing all around campus at some of our favorite events:
To keep updated on the latest Greenie events, add yourself to our info list by contacting Zack Tlumak at email@example.com.
58 Greene has a turtle mascot named after the mineral Corundum. Though Corundum is bonded together by two relatively light elements, oxygen and aluminum, it is actually the second hardest natural mineral known to science. Corundum serves as a metaphor for our group: though we are known for our soloists, it is not in our individuals that we are strong but in our bond of love for music and each other. Corundum is and will always be essential to being a Greenie.
From our founding member to our newest Newbie, our history and tradition are at the core of what it means to be a Greenie. No matter how much we evolve and grow as a group, we never forget where we came from.