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m-pact returns to Tiffin University this Friday

The internationally-acclaimed vocal group m-pact returns to Tiffin University Friday, November 5, for a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in Osceola Theatre in the Gillmor Student Center.  This concert marks the 25th anniversary of their first performance in Tiffin, as well as the 25th anniversary of TU’s flagship a cappella group Up in the Air, who will share the stage with m-pact. TU’s vocal group Higher Ground also serves as opening act.

Hailed “one of the best pop/jazz vocal groups in the world” by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting-edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music.  The Los Angeles-based group is known for their high-energy performances that feature the fresh, raw power of the voice, free of autotuning and overproduction. 

Touring concert halls and festivals across four continents, m-pact has performed with superstars Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, Natasha Bedingfield, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, and many others. Their signature sound has been used in both TV themes and animated Disney feature films, and is enjoyed on jazz and pop radio worldwide.

“A little more than twenty-five years ago, two members of my Colorado vocal group moved to the West Coast to launch the groundbreaking m-pact project,” said Brad Rees, TU’s Vice Provost for Creative Arts, and the director of Up in the Air. “The same month I moved to Tiffin and founded TU’s music program, with Up in the Air serving as the only contemporary a cappella group of its kind in this part of the country. M-pact quickly became our role models, appearing here on their very first national tour, and subsequently a dozen times more on campus, at the Ritz Theatre, and headlining our annual vocal festival.”

“Having m-pact back to Tiffin is special in and of itself, and Tiffin audiences are always blown away by their music,” added Rees. “But having them here to come together and celebrate our long history together is extra special.”

The concert is free and open to the public. The wearing of masks is required at this performance in accordance with University policy. For more info please call 419-448-3366 or email arts@tiffin.edu.