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Stephen Lanza

Stephen Lanza's RARB Bio

Until arriving at college, Stephen had virtually no involvement in a cappella music. His entire exposure consisted of a live recording of a group by the name of Inpulse. From that album, he learned vocal percussion by ear, more as a side hobby to oppose instrumental music.

After arriving at the University of Missouri, he joined the school's Men's group, Add9, in January of 2011. From there, he first truly discovered what would then be his obsession that is a cappella music. While being the group's designated vocal percussionist and enhancing his craft, he quickly became a sort of on-campus a cappella guru, learning virtually everything he could about it at a rapid pace. By time he graduated in May of 2015, he became known as a walking encyclopedia, often able to produce obscure, yet usually pertinent a cappella facts at the drop of a hat. Through the encouragement of a friend, he began a blog (AcaholicsAnonymous) that is devoted to the subject. He became president of Add9 in his final year with the group.

In his time at the University of Missouri, he also joined Hitt Street Harmony, the contemporary vocal group through the University's school of music. He is also an honorary member of the Naturelles, the women's a cappella group on campus, and has secured his spot as their #1 fan. He also had the honor of performing as a guest vocal percussionist alongside Sing-Off competitors Groove For Thought at their exhibition performance at VoCalNation in Philadelphia in the summer of 2013.

Now a graduate of Add9 and the University of Missouri, Stephen currently lives in the Milwaukee area and works as an industrial engineer. His current music projects are singing in the Chant Claire Chamber Choir and acting as a guest director for Focus, an extracurricular a cappella group at Port Washington High School. He is continuing to spread his love and knowledge of the a cappella world and can't wait to share it with RARB.

Reviews by Stephen Lanza

65 total reviews


  • Sapphires University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Aug. 6, 2019
  • In The Buff University of Colorado
    Wax On Whacks Off
    July 26, 2019
  • Mixed Company Stanford University
    All Things Go
    July 12, 2019
  • The Sil'hooettes University of Virginia
    Silver Hour
    June 28, 2019
  • Dhamakapella Case Western Reserve University
    Afsana: Our Story
    May 3, 2019
  • Juxtaposition Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    Faking It
    March 8, 2019
  • Vocal Point University of Delaware
    Dec. 31, 2018
  • Kol Sasson University of Maryland
    Dec. 30, 2018
  • Rak Shalom University of Maryland
    High Resolution
    Dec. 24, 2018
  • Not Too Sharp University of New Hampshire
    Dec. 19, 2018
  • The Harvard Opportunes Harvard University
    All Afternoon
    Dec. 15, 2018
  • The Loreleis University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Where The Secret Lies
    Dec. 14, 2018
  • The Achordants University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    A Swing and a Miss
    Dec. 12, 2018
  • Tigeroar Clemson University
    Aug. 31, 2018
  • Stiletta
    July 31, 2018
  • Naughty Scotty and the Octapella & Take 7
    July 5, 2018
  • Orange Appeal Syracuse University
    June 29, 2018
  • The Sil'hooettes University of Virginia
    From the Depths
    June 21, 2018
  • Penny Loafers University of Pennsylvania
    Living in Midnight
    June 8, 2018
  • The Lost Keys
    May 25, 2018
  • Feb. 16, 2018
  • Fifth Element University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
    Jan. 26, 2018
  • Die Vielharmoniker
    Dec. 29, 2017
  • The Midnight Ramblers University of Rochester
    This Side Up
    Dec. 29, 2017
  • Dhamakapella Case Western Reserve University
    Dec. 29, 2017
  • Penn Masala University of Pennsylvania
    Dec. 28, 2017
  • Gestalt University of Florida
    Beyond the Archetype
    Dec. 26, 2017
  • Dec. 26, 2017
  • Fleet Street Singers Stanford University
    Cold Fury
    Dec. 23, 2017
  • The Hyannis Sound
    Boys of Summer
    Dec. 23, 2017
  • Root7
    Exit 1
    Dec. 20, 2017
  • The Yale Spizzwinks(?) Yale University
    Dec. 15, 2017
  • The Accidentals College of William & Mary
    Lipstick on the Mic
    Nov. 29, 2017
  • Brown Derbies Brown University
    Unaccounted For
    Nov. 10, 2017
  • BYU A Cappella Club Brigham Young University
    Best of BYU A Cappella Club 2017
    Oct. 27, 2017
  • Tigeroar Clemson University
    Orange Revival
    Sept. 15, 2017
  • Bathtub Dogs University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    July 11, 2017
  • Swaram A Cappella Texas A&M University
    Swaram X
    July 7, 2017
  • One Note Stand University of Texas at Austin
    April 10, 2017
  • Tizmoret Queens College
    Feb. 17, 2017
  • The New Dominions University of Virginia
    No Context
    Dec. 30, 2016
  • Maize Mirchi University of Michigan
    Clipped Wings
    Dec. 20, 2016
  • BFOM University of California, Santa Barbara
    Just The Brothas, Vol. III
    Dec. 7, 2016
  • After Hours University of Rochester
    Eye to Eye
    Oct. 27, 2016
  • Sept. 22, 2016
  • SoCal VoCals University of Southern California
    Aug. 26, 2016
  • Chattertocks Brown University
    Bird House
    Aug. 19, 2016
  • The Pennharmonics Pennsylvania State University
    The Penns
    Aug. 16, 2016
  • Penn Masala University of Pennsylvania
    Aug. 12, 2016
  • Rak Shalom University of Maryland
    July 1, 2016
  • Speak of the Devil Duke University
    Life Without Rehearsal
    May 24, 2016
  • No Strings A Cappella
    No Strings A Cappella
    May 20, 2016
  • Not Too Sharp University of New Hampshire
    April 28, 2016
  • The AllNighters Johns Hopkins University
    Night Shift
    March 25, 2016
    March 11, 2016
  • Banana Boat
    Feb. 19, 2016
  • Penny Loafers University of Pennsylvania
    After the Rain
    Feb. 12, 2016
  • The Hyannis Sound
    Jan. 27, 2016
  • Boston College Acoustics Boston College
    Now Hiring
    Dec. 29, 2015
  • Dec. 26, 2015
  • Vocal Point University of Delaware
    Dec. 24, 2015
  • Treblemakers Northwestern University
    Dec. 22, 2015
  • After Hours University of Rochester
    Dec. 21, 2015
  • The Vocaholics New York University
    Vocahol X
    Dec. 10, 2015
  • Maybebop
    Für Euch
    Dec. 9, 2015

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