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 to reflect the new attitude, 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 for their audiences at two annual concerts, the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and a variety of spectacular performances throughout the year.