The Texas Songhorns are UT's premier all-male competitive a cappella group. Founded in 2011 by Sam Strum as a group of guys who wanted to get together to sing songs, the group had a major turning point in Spring 2014 when they competed at the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) for the first time. The experience helped to shape the Songhorns from a purely social organization to a highly competitive singing group.
The Songhorns traveled to Florida in 2015 to compete again at ICCA, and in 2016 traveled to Chicago to compete at SingStrong Chicago. In 2017, the group hit its stride, placing third at ICCA in College Station. They were also invited to compete at VoiceJam, an annual competition in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where they placed third.
In addition to competing around the country, the Songhorns are also a household name in the UT community. For the past several years, the group has performed at Acappellooza, an annual showcase of UT's a cappella talent, and at Texas Revue, the largest talent show in Texas. They've performed at honors society inductions, student government campaign kickoffs, rallies for a variety of charitable causes, and other UT events. In addition, they've been invited to perform at events all around Austin.