A cappella never runs out of those who sing its praises

Binghamton University alumni, students and supporters celebrate 2011 Homecoming Weekend by tailgating in the parking lot of the Events Center prior to the men's soccer game, Saturday, September 25, 2011.  The Binghamton Crosbys, Binghamton Universityís only all-male a cappella vocal ensemble.

Binghamton University alumni, students and supporters celebrate 2011 Homecoming Weekend by tailgating in the parking lot of the Events Center prior to the men’s soccer game, Saturday, September 25, 2011. The Binghamton Crosbys, Binghamton Universityís only all-male a cappella vocal ensemble.

I recently was interviewed by Binghamton University’s Magazine, a publication which goes out to all alumni of the institution. I was honored to have my journey up to this point chronicled. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Some graduates have made a cappella more than just a college-time hobby. Ted Trembinski ’10, is an employee at Sled Dog Studios, a recording/live sound production company that caters exclusively to a cappella groups.

“Has Binghamton helped me accomplish my dreams?” Trembinski asks. “If it has, it was only thanks to the efforts in extracurricular work.”

Trembinski, who was a member of both Kaskeset and The Crosbys, says he first joined a cappella to meet girls. He was just trying to be popular; he didn’t know it would pave the way for a professional career.

“After a year and a half of going on interviews with Manhattan- and Long Island-based companies in finance, economics, media and travel, I gave up on finding a real job and working in a traditional environment,” he says. “I committed to a cappella production, something I personally enjoyed.”

He started attending conferences and festivals, networked with existing professionals in the field, and got a job.

You can read the full article on the University Magazine’s website.