Oakwood College graduates win Grammys for acapella group


Minority learners who wish to study gospel at a historically black university may want to consider enrolling in Oakwood College in Alabama. According to ABC news channel WAAY 31, Take 6 - a Christian, jazz, pop vocal group which that was formed at the school - has been called the best acapella group to perform on stage.

The musicians have won 10 Grammy awards, and have worked with stars such as Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Don Henley, Ray Charles, Queen Latifah, Joe Sample, Quincy Jones, Marcus Miller, Brian McKnight, Gordon Goodwin, k.d. lang and Luis Miguel, among others.

Take 6 was founded at Oakwood College in 1980, and seven years later the group signed a record deal with Warner Brothers, according to the news source.

"We were doing basically barber shop style quartet stuff and we would sing every once in a while," said Claude Mcknight, founding member of the group. "And because it's acapella, we could stop in the middle of the walkway and just start singing."

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of musicians is expected to increase over the next several years.

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