ABOUT THE KATZENJAMMERS

MISSION

To preserve and cultivate the art form of collegiate a cappella music, especially as it is practiced by the Princeton Katzenjammers, and also to build community around music and mirth.

ABOUT THE KATZENJAMMER FOUNDATION

The Katzenjammer Foundation consists of alumni of the Princeton Katzenjammers, a coed a cappella singing group at Princeton University. The Foundation supports the undergraduate Katzenjammers by lending expertise and institutional memory and with periodic donations to support tours, recording sessions, and other general expenses. After Katzenjammers graduate, the Foundation provides them connections to our growing body of Katzenjammer alumni, celebrating major reunions on campus every five years. The Foundation also acts as archivist for the history of Katzenjammer repertoire, rosters, and lore. In addition to these Katzenjammer-focused activities, the Foundation seeks more generally to promote the good will, social connections, self-governance, mutual support, and other virtues of group singing. As a 501(c)3 organization, all donations to the Katzenjammer Foundation are tax deductible to the degree permitted by law.

ABOUT THE PRINCETON KATZENJAMMERS

The Princeton Katzenjammers were founded in 1973 by Peter Urquhart ’74 and Mimi Danly ’74: then the music directors of the Nassoons and the Tigerlilies, Princeton’s oldest all-male and all-female groups. From even the earliest days of the group, the Katzenjammer repertoire has spanned a wide range of genres, with arrangements of Beatles songs and a Bach keyboard prelude as some of the first contributions. The group continues to draw from jazz, pop, and classical music in its performances, with almost all the arrangements done by Katzenjammers. The oldest co-ed a cappella group in the Ivy League, the Katzenjammers have throughout their long history maintained the highest standards of musicality, with several going on to musical careers after graduation.

LOOKING FOR THE CURRENT GROUP?

This is the Internet home of the Katzenjammer Foundation, an organization of alumni of the Princeton Katzenjammers. For information on the current Katzenjammers, please visit their website.