The Tritones Experience



Tritones is a transformative experience that will provide opportunities not only for rewarding memories, but also for personal growth. Our group maintains an extensive schedule of concerts, gigs, and media appearances that expose our members to a world beyond UC San Diego. Meanwhile, as a social group we always make sure to set aside time for group bonding, retreats, and social events. In essence, Tritones is a home away from home for our group members.

Performance and Innovation

Since our founding in 1996, our motto has been “to encourage participation in the fine arts, to provide innovative entertainment, to support all musical endeavors, to expand the genre of a cappella in the San Diego region.” In line with our principle objectives, we perform regularly throughout the school year and travel all over California to perform, compete, and showcase our alma mater, UC San Diego! Besides putting on quarterly shows on campus, our group performs at schools, offices, country clubs, radio, celebrity show openers, and even on TV! We also host San Diego’s only a cappella festival: BALLROOM, bringing in groups from all over Southern California. As a member of Tritones, there’s always an exciting performance to look forward to, whether it be an on campus gig or on air!

A Fun, Vibrant Family at UCSD

The Tritones are a diverse group of individuals with academic interests scattered throughout the disciplines & extracurricular involvements just as varied. Although inherently our members are very different, we are united by a common passion for music. In order to keep group camaraderie strong, we go on group retreats, throw social events, and genuinely enjoy hanging out with one another outside of school! From the day you join Tritones, you will have a strong support system that will help you manage your transition to college life!

Academic and Other Extracurricular Pursuits

Being in Tritones does NOT restrict you from pursuing other extracurricular interests and even more importantly, your academics! In fact, school is always a NUMBER ONE priority for Tritones. We will never require our members to miss anything academically related. Most of our members belong to other student organizations, both social and academic.

Bottom Line: Group Commitment

As much as we love to have fun, Tritones is a group that also works hard. We hold an extremely high regard for rehearsal attendance and decorum. The group rehearses weekly, and extra rehearsals may be scheduled before important performances. Additionally, all members share fundraising and administrative responsibilities. Though there is a significant time commitment, schedules of all members are considered in order to ensure a balanced college experience.