Our Mission Statement
The Sedoctaves are a feminine inclusive a cappella group that exists as a family of hard-working and empowered performers. Coming from a variety of majors, they are united by their love for music and seek to inspire others with their originally crafted pieces, captivating performance, and positive attitude.
The Sedoctaves started by a humble vision thought up by Stefanie Roberts: to gather the finest female voices of UF and form an a cappella sisterhood. Through the faith and talent of her, Jenna Tuttle, and Lisa Musselman, the three girls brainstormed up what they saw in their future: A passionate women's group that honored the classics and the new age. Thus became the Sedoctaves.
Since our founding in 2005, The Sedoctaves have taken Gainesville by storm. Through both competitive and philanthropic a cappella, The Sedoctaves strive to bring a unique take to a cappella and share our love for music through both musicality as well as humanitarianism.
The Sedoctaves have been a competitive and driven group since the start, competing in the ICCA Southern Quarterfinals nearly every year. In 2014 and 2015, our very own Kendall Robertson and Ysatis Hernandez were awarded "Best Solo Performance." In 2016, Cassidy Kinson was awarded "Best Arrangement." In 2022, the group won 3rd place in our Quarter Final and Music Director Aliyah McLean was awarded "Best Arrangement".
In between traveling to workshops and rehearsing for competitions, The Sedoctaves love giving back and bringing the community together through music. We perform at tailgates during football season, at Turlington Plaza during passing periods, at various community events and fundraisers. We also love connecting with our a cappella community, hosting various all-male a cappella groups from around the US and showing them around our beautiful UF.
The Sedoctaves take the classic beauty of a women's group and raise it to the next level.