Our History
Co-founder Ricky Jabarin has been involved in the Penn State a cappella scene since the spring of 2010. After gaining experience in a cappella singing and arranging, he decided to put his own spin on a cappella music by forming a new coed group. Ricky partnered up with his old roommate, Trevor Johnson, to brainstorm ideas and recruit new members for the group. On July 5, 2012, Penn State University had officially recognized The Coda Conduct as a registered organization.

On August 30, 2012, Ricky and Trevor selected 15 talented Penn State students to become the very first members of The Coda Conduct. Since then, it has been a wonderful start! In their first year as a group, The Coda Conduct hosted full-length semester concerts, performed at Penn State events such as Homecoming and THON, Downtown State College, University of Pittsburgh, conducted an a cappella workshop at Neshaminy High School, Bucknell University, and competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA). In three short years, The Coda Conduct had grown to become one of the leading a cappella groups at Penn State.

The Coda Conduct's mission is to promote diversity to the University through a cappella singing and extend its members' knowledge of music. What makes us so special is that our members come from different cultural and musical backgrounds. And the diversity within the group shapes the group's style and repertoire.

In 2015 The Coda Conduct placed first in the Mid-Atlantic ICCA Quarterfinal, and also received two special awards for Best Arrangement and Best Vocal Percussion. With their win they earned a spot in the Mid-Atlantic Semi-Finals. In 2022, we placed first at ICCA quarterfinals again and second at ICCA semi-finals, and both times received the best soloist award