About Us

Hailing from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Eight Beat Measure is the original Tenor-Baritone-Bass A Cappella group on campus. Eight Beat Measure began in 1987 as the RIT Men’s Octet. Originally faculty-led and formed as an extension to the RIT Singers, they quickly expanded their horizons and branched into the world of contemporary a cappella, changing their name to Eight Beat Measure and expanding from only eight members. The group now sings hip-hop to rock to Irish folk, so there is something for everyone in their repertoire. The group continues to raise the heat at several annual performances, including the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and their fall and winter concerts, Meltdown and Chill Beats. Eight Beat Measure also performs at smaller gigs all over the Rochester community, expressing their passion to a wide variety of audiences.