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ROCKING SINCE 1989

The Key Elements are a co-ed a cappella group at Cornell University. Founded in 1989, the group mainly performs pieces in
genres such as classic rock, alternative, punk, and other contemporary popular music. 

The Key Elements also regularly travel to other east coast universities and completed their first international tour in Ireland in January 2009.

Known as Cornell's Most Dangerous Sound Machine, as well as Cornell's first and only vocal rock group, the Key Elements are like no other group on campus.  Unconventional?  Check.  Innovative? Check.  Always pushing the envelope?  That's a given.

PURCHASE OUR NEW CD, CATALYST!

The Key Elements are thrilled to announce the release of our brand new studio album - Catalyst!

The album was officially released on May 2, to celebrate our 25th anniversary spring semester concert Brave the Elements. You can claim your own copy of our newest release by purchasing a CD at our Store!

In the meantime, check out our YouTube channel, Facebook, and Twitter!

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The Key Elements O-Week Arch Sings
8.13.16

Not sure if my fun website updates are enough to prove to you how great the Key Elements are? Well check us out at one of our O-Week arch sings!

Here you'll be able to get a small taste of how we sound and hear from other awesome a capella groups from all around Cornell!


Sat 8/20 7:00pm - 8:00pm at Balch Arch w/ The Chordials, Hearsay, The Class Notes
Tues 8/23 7:00pm - 8:00pm at Baker Flagpole w/ The Chai Notes, The Hangovers, Less Than Three

Join our Facebook Page for further updates.

We look forward to see you all there and hope you enjoy us rocking out!

The Key Elements Fall 2016 Auditions!
8.13.16

Welcome to Cornell University all you freshy freshmen! We welcome back everyone else too, but we welcomed the newcomers first because you still got that spark of collegiate magic in your eye. Oh to be young...

Where was I? Oh right!! If you're interested in rockin' out with a baller a cappella group, do I have an opportunity for you! Come one, come all to one of our audition slots this semester!


Mon 8/29 6:00pm - 9:00pm Lincoln 117
Wed 8/31 5:00pm - 9:00pm RPCC 105
Thu 9/1 5:30pm - 9:30pm Lincoln 140
Fri 9/2 5:00pm - 9:00pm RPCC 105

We encourage everyone to try out, regardless of experience or graduation year! To audition, come prepared with a short contemporary solo (verse and chorus), and we'll help you through the rest! If you have any questions, please feel free to email our President, Lou Levine

Join our Facebook Page for updated info regarding the auditions process and upcoming performances and arch sings!

We can't wait to see you there!

Want to hear us? Check out some of our performances on Youtube!

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The Key Elements present... Brave the Elements XXVI: KESPN!
4.11.16

Who says singing isn't a sport? Most Americans. But we aren't most Americans, and if you are most Americans, we probably wont be able to convince you, but come to our concert anyways because we will try.

Get ready for some vocal jump shots and musical rebounds, because this will be the a cappella touchdown that wins the annual sports contest! Join The Key Elements as they use muscles that aren't attached to their vocal cords for the very first time!

Tickets can be purchased right here on our website! Just click on the PayPal link below. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and can also be bought from any member of the group!

Also, we are having a package deal: 1 ticket + 1 Catalyst album (2015) for just $12!

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The Key Elements Are On Spotify!!
2.15.16

Say whaaaat? That's right! Our album Catalyst is now available on Spotify and iTunes for streaming. Now you can listen to us anywhere you have internet access or anywhere you have cell reception if you're one of them fancy folk with unlimited data. Follow us, save our album to your account, and keep on rocking!

The Key Elements Spring Auditions Results!
2.15.16

What a great audition round this spring! We would like to sincerely thank everyone who came out to audition for us and putting yourselves out there. We really enjoyed meeting so many talented individuals - you really blew us away! Competition was fierce this semester!

The Key Elements are ecstatic to introduce our four incredibly talented and beautiful noobies! A big welcome to Yabe Abebe '19, Izumi Matsuda '19, Michelle Carfagno '19, and Greg Manz '17. All noobs are pictured below (and Meesh is there too). We're so excited to have you in the family!

Stay tuned for upcoming performances, including our noobie arch sing, where you can see these noobs in action!

ROCKTOBERFEST XVII Fall Concert:
12.12.15

We had a fantastic time at the Fall Concert this semester and we want to thank you all for coming! We'll see you all in 2016 with our new Spring members!

ROCKTOBERFEST XVII Fall Concert:
8:00 PM Friday, October 30th 2015, Statler Auditorium
10.11.15

The Key Elements are excited to announce the details of Rocktoberfest XVII, the group's fall concert! It will be held at 8:00 PM on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Statler Auditorium! We hope to see you all there.

Tickets are available for purchase right here on our website, at $8 per ticket. We are also offering a *special*: 1 ticket + 1 copy of our newest album from 2015, Catalyst, for just $20! Your copy of the album can be picked up at the concert. Use the drop-down below to buy your tickets!

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The Key Elements Fall Auditions Results!
9.12.15

What a talented pool of auditions we saw this round! We would like to sincerely thank everyone who came out to audition for us this Fall for giving us your time and putting yourselves out there. We really enjoyed meeting so many talented individuals - you really blew us away! Competition was fierce this semester!

The Key Elements are ecstatic to introduce our two incredibly talented and beautiful noobies! A big welcome to Amanda Mikesell '19 and Sesha Kammula '19, pictured below. We're so excited to have you in the family!

Stay tuned for upcoming performances, including our noobie arch sing, where you can see these noobs in action!

Brave the Elements XXV: The Tonight Show with The Key Elements
5.13.15

We would like to thank everyone who came out to support us at Brave the Elements XXV: The Tonight Show with The Key Elements! Our 25th Anniversary Spring Concert was a success and we are so glad you could be there to witness it. If you haven't yet picked up your copy of Catalyst, purchase it on the Store tab! Now, The Key Elements will now be off-campus for the summer, resting and relaxing, but we are always looking forward to what the next school year will bring!