Formed around 1987 by four guys in a dormitory bathroom, 36 Madison Avenue was Drew University’s first a cappella group. Though a few more have come along, “Mad Ave” is proud to be Drew’s only all-male group.
We’ve come a long way from four guys harmonizing in a bathroom. Over the past twenty years, Mad Ave has released seven albums, competed and taken home awards three times at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, and been on numerous tours of the east coast. We host several concerts a semester, including Jam Fest, one of the largest campus events of the year.
MadAve performs a wide variety of music, with a repertoire that includes songs by Bruce Springsteen, Rufus Wainwright, Jamie Cullum, and much more. We sing everywhere, from middle schools to churches, and from soccer games to nursing homes. Mad Ave is well-loved for our tight harmonies, energetic performances, and off-beat brand of humor.