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 X T E N S I O N   c h O R D S 

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 

Established 1992

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We are The Xtension Chords

Hailing from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, The Xtension Chords is a competitive all male a cappella group composed of fourteen strapping young gentlemen. For over thirty years, the group has provided audiences with tight harmonies, smooth choreography, and, last but not least, good looks.

What We Do

The Xtension Chords compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) every year and have received several awards.  They also perform for events around campus including bid day, philanthropy events, and mom's weekend, as well as throughout the Midwest. They go on tour twice a year, performing for thousands.

Our Work

In addition to live performances, the Xtension Chords have released multiple singles and albums, dating back to the mid '90s.  Their most recent Album, "Power Hour", was released Summer 2022 and is available on all streaming services. Power Hour features hits such as "Nina Cried Power" from our 2020 ICCA set.
About Us
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2nd Place ICCA Great Lakes Quarterfinal 5
- Released our 10th studio album,
Power Hour

- 1st Place ICCA Great Lakes Quarterfinal 3 
- Best Videography
- 3rd Place ICCA Great Lakes Semifinals
- Outstanding Soloist (Kenan Ozer)

- 3rd Place ICCA Great Lakes Quarterfinal 3

Released our 1st EP, X-Static

- ICCA Great Lakes Quarterfinal 1
Best Choreography
- Performed the National Anthem at a Chicago Bulls Game

- Released our single, Insomniac (Live in Studio)

- Released our 9th Studio Album, Wired Up
- Our song, "Spectrum," from our album, Wired Up, was featured on Voices Only 2014, Vol. 2 (A Cappella)
- ICCA Midwest Semifinal Qualifier
2nd Place at the ICCA Midwest
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- Outstanding Arrangement for "Swallowed in the Sea"

- Released our 8th Studio Album, Shameless Plug

- Released our 7th Studio Album, Creative Outlet
- Our single, "Just the Girl," was featured on BOCA 2007: Best of College A Cappella

- 1st Place at the ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal
- Outstanding Choreography

- Released our 6th Studio Album
- 1st Place at the ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal
- Outstanding Arrangement for "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" (Jeff Grider)
- Outstanding Choreography 
- 2nd Place ICCA Midwest Finals
- Outstanding Choreography

- ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal 3
Outstanding Choreography
- Outstanding Vocal Percussion (David Baker)

- 3rd Place at the ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal 3
- Special Award: Outstanding Original Song for "Nothing Lasts Forever" (Barry Horwitz) 
Crowd Pleaser Award for "Wild Wild West"

- Released our 5th Studio Album, Rollin' Up The Sleeves
CARA Best Male Collegiate Soloist for "Right Here Waiting" (Chris Quidlat)
- Released the album, Best of X
- Released the album, X-Appeal
- Our single, "Inside Out," was featured on BOCA 2001: Best of College A Cappella

- Released our 4th Studio Album, Aftershock
- 2nd Place at the ICCA Midwest Quarterfinal 1
- Outstanding Soloist (Chris Quidlat)

- Released our 3rd Studio Album, No Purchase Necessary
- Released our 2nd Studio Album, Aftershock
- CARA Runner Up for "Best Male Collegiate Album"
- CARA Best Arrangement for "Ordinary World" (David Wilner)
- Our single, "Jesse's Girl," was featured on BOCA 1997-1998: Best of College A Cappella
- Our single, "Picture Perfect," was featured on BOCA Vol. 1&2: Best of College A Cappella
Released our 1st Studio Album, Shock Value
- The Xtension Chords were founded
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Upcoming Events

X-FEST 2023
November 11, 2023
Doors Open: 6:00 P.M.
Show Starts: 6:30 P.M.

223 Gregory Hall

**"Power Hour", our 10th studio album, is out on all streaming platforms!**

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