GVL / Dan Goubert - GVSU GrooVe hosts a concert inside the Cook-DeWitt on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

GrooVe hosts movie-themed a capella concert

Though recent films like “Pitch Perfect” have shined a spotlight on the artform, a capella music has been drawing crowds at Grand Valley State University for years. GrooVe, one of GVSU’s four a capella organizations, reminded students of this by debuting a “movie night” of their own, one that showcased the group’s all-important human element.

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American Country Music singer Joel Crouse hits the stage at Grand Valley State University on Thursday April 7, 2016.

Dan Shay perform at 2016 spring concert

With an eager line of people wrapped around the Fieldhouse Arena, attendees at the Grand Valley State University spring concert faced the 30 degree weather wearing an array of denim, plaid shirts and spring dresses. Nearly 3,000 people attended, and many waited hours before the show.

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New Music Ensemble performs Music in their Words project

Music and words seem to go well together but for the composers commissioned for the "Music in their Words" project, combining the two presented a unique challenge. Grand Valley State University’s New Music Ensemble recently commissioned six composers to write a piece of music and include spoken words of a composer they admire.