Elaine Gossard is a Treblemaker

Elaine Gossard

Elaine Gossard has been a Treblemaker since her   
freshman year (Photo credit: Douglas Chan
Photography)

Elaine Gossard is a Treblemaker.

The junior mechanical engineering major sings bass and beat boxes with the fourteen other women in the all-female a capella group.

Being a Treblemaker might not come with mass balances and differential equations, but it’s definitely not easy—women must try-out for the group and, if selected, they can expect 12 hours of practice per week. They also sing four concerts a year with the four other a capella groups at Miami, and engage in community service projects.

And, on December 2, they are releasing their first-ever album, No Boundaries.

But for Gossard, the work is worth it. She says her passion for singing keeps her going and the friendships she’s made with the other girls help, too.

“Don’t be afraid to pursue your passions outside of engineering,” Gossard said as advice to other students. “The more diverse your experiences are the better. You’ll be a better engineer and a better person.”

For those interested in the Treblemakers or listening to some previews of No Boundaries, check out their Facebook page.

By Paige Smith