Student Performance Competition Winner: (ACOUSTIC) MUSIC


SHUBHA VEDULA and SHARIF JAMALDIN are an acoustic duet that loves covering anything from pop tunes to jazz standards with their own unique spin. 

Shubha is a first-year at the University of Chicago on a pre-dental track with a sociology major, but is also an accomplished vocal soloist. She was a semifinalist on American Idol 2013, has opened for both Train and Lindsey Stirling, and has been singing for over 10 years. She likes to write music and sing, and she also plays piano and guitar. 

Sharif is also a first-year at the University, and loves playing Americana music of any kind. He plays guitar and banjo, and loves playing many styles ranging from roots bluegrass to bebop to Chicago blues. He also loves to build and work on guitars, and aspires to pursue an apprenticeship in the art of lutherie during his lifetime. He is self-taught, but wishes to expand his musical knowledge and pursue a more academic approach of the subject during his time in school.

On May 2nd, they will be performing original duets oriented around the theme of The Incredible Unknown. 

Together, they hope to provide a fresh and interesting approach to the acoustic genre.

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