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The Ursa Minors

Founded in 1981, the Ursa Minors are a femme-identifying a cappella group at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The "Ursas", as their fans refer to them, perform original arrangements of music from a variety of genres including pop, jazz, rock, folk, and R&B. The Ursas are known for their fun-loving nature, passion for music, and for spreading Singing Valentine’s cheer around campus on February 14th.


The group records a new CD approximately every two years, and performs at numerous events throughout the year, including Brown University events, private gigs, community shows, and on campus arch-sings and concerts. They perform frequently with other a cappella groups at Brown and beyond, as well as travel to other colleges and universities annually for concerts.


The group currently features individuals from all over the world and all corners of the Brown community who, in addition to singing, are involved in a wide range of other activities as well. Our members enjoy participating in (and sharing with the group) our other passions such as theatre, activism, athletics, student publications, community service, and more. While the group's membership and repertoire continue to grow and change, one thing remains the same: the Ursas are not only a group of musicians and voices, but a group of friends.

 

"I randomly went to the Triple Threat concert and knew it was the group for me."

"Every member does their own things on and off campus, but come together in support of each others’ diverse pursuits."

Zoe, on choosing the Ursas

Camille, on the culture of the Ursas