The Pitchforks of Duke University are an all-male a cappella group founded in 1979.
They are a group of undergraduates, graduates, and Duke faculty of all ages.
Founded in 1979, The Pitchforks are the oldest a cappella group at Duke University. They perform across campus and North Carolina throughout the academic year, appearing in venues ranging from dorm common rooms to professional sports arenas. They have sung the national anthem at Chicago Bulls and Duke Basketball games, showcased themselves before the Queen of Jordan, and even opened for Ben Folds at Duke's Last Day of Classes in the spring of 2009. The group has twice won the CARA Award for Best Male Collegiate Album in the nation with its 2006 release, Bring It Back, and its 2008 release, Disconcert. The Pitchforks' most recent album, All In, was released last August and has been awarded runner-up for Best Male Collegiate Album as well as winner of Best Male Collegiate Song and Best Male Collegiate Arrangement for its hit single, "Fireflies."