About Us

C# is an organization that develops programs that contribute to the growth of a supportive musical community where members are encouraged to unwind from academics by challenging themselves as singers, performers, and leaders. The community is the home of C#'s co-ed performance a cappella, C# Singers, which is comprised of students dedicated to growing as musicians and fostering the musical community at CMU.

Founding

C# began in Fall 2012, when 5 SCS freshmen ended stressful late nights in Gates with music and video games. As the year went on and their love for music grew, the party decided to continue singing under the name C# as a tribute to... well, you get the idea. In Fall 2013, Emily Yeh and Ivan Wang decided to open up C#, inspired by the quirky community at CMU and encouraged by the efforts against stress in SCS.

Music

C#'s music selection ranges from classics and pop artist mixes to video game compositions and modern mashups. Recent songs include Never Let Me Go, Gold, and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

Mission

C# is a guild of competitive and performance groups that develop collaborative learning, support, and vocal performance opportunities and programs that contribute to the growth of a supportive learning community. The community is built as a platform for pursuing the cooperative growth of casual and experienced vocal performers and groups.

Directors & Cabinet

David Gao

David Gao - President


Tenor - Senior - Joined Spring 2014

David is a senior who likes singing, writing, and long walks on the beach. Hobbies include singing in the shower and waking up his housemates, which are not mutually exclusive.

Nathan King

Nathan King - Vice President


Baritone - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

MSE major from Medina, Ohio. I spend the majority of my free time singing, riding my bike, and generally staying active!

Lissa Biltz

Lissa Biltz - Db Singers Musical Director


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

I'm a MechE with a physical computing minor who like cats. My cat hates me though cause I sing a lot. I really admire Megan Rapinoe even though I retired from my soccer career at age 7.

Bobbie Chen

Bobbie Chen - Concert Group Musical Director


Baritone - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

Director? I hardly know her!

Kayu Choy

Kayu Choy - C# Singers Conductor


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2015

Stats Machine Learning major obsessed with food, dogs, traveling, and Just Dance. Goals include exploring Amsterdam and playing hide and seek in Ikea (hmu) in the future.

Christian Bernard

Christian Bernard - Db Singers Conductor


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

Christian is a Music Major in oboe performance, studying conducting. Basically, you can say he's dedicated to making music any opportunity he gets.

Arisha Kulshrestha

Arisha Kulshrestha - Secretary


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

I'm a junior in CS from Singapore. I love playing the piano and classical guitar. Also Terry Pratchett because he writes amazing books!

Hanna Jang

Hanna Jang - Recruitment Chair


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Hanna Jang is a sophomore majoring in Decision Science who hails from the Bay Area of California. In her pastime, she loves to watch reality T.V. shows, go cafe hopping, or discover new places to eat in Pittsburgh.

Jacky Lao

Jacky Lao - Technical Director


Bass - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

I'm just a CIT Freshman who just likes to jam! I plays cajon and drums in addition to singing. When I'm not studying or in SnS for rehearsal, you'll find me with either a drumpad and sticks or reading a book.

Daniel Wen

Daniel Wen - Webmaster


Baritone - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

I'm a computer science major and I come from Montreal, Canada. I enjoy playing piano and some guitar. I'm looking to incorporate better singing into my music.

Regine Choi

Regine Choi - Choreographer


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

Regine is a sophomore from Delaware who currently majors in ChemE. When she is not studying or singing, she mainly enjoys dancing and having a great time with friends.

Jonathan Li

Jonathan Li - C# Singers Musical Director and Treasurer


Bass - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

ECE major from Beijing, China who likes martial arts, lifting, and listening to music. Will rant about headphones for hours. Hit me up and we can play some Smash!

C# Singers

David Gao

David Gao


Tenor - Senior - Joined Spring 2014

David is a senior who likes singing, writing, and long walks on the beach. Hobbies include singing in the shower and waking up his housemates, which are not mutually exclusive.

Kayu Choy

Kayu Choy


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2015

Stats Machine Learning major obsessed with food, dogs, traveling, and Just Dance. Goals include exploring Amsterdam and playing hide and seek in Ikea (hmu) in the future.

Christian Bernard

Christian Bernard


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

Christian is a Music Major in oboe performance, studying conducting. Basically, you can say he's dedicated to making music any opportunity he gets.

Jonathan Li

Jonathan Li


Bass - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

ECE major from Beijing, China who likes martial arts, lifting, and listening to music. Will rant about headphones for hours. Hit me up and we can play some Smash!

Bryant Chung

Bryant Chung


Baritone - Freshman - Joined Fall 2016

A Material Science and Engineering Major but still exploring the world for a second major/minor. Biggest hobbies are listening to K-Pop, playing video games, and hanging out with friends.

Cameron Montag

Cameron Montag


Beatboxer - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

Nerd and math major from NJ. Hobbies include playing video games, solving puzzles, and not working out nearly as much as he should be. Would love to play some Smash any time (main is Kirby) :)

Caroline Wu

Caroline Wu


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

A vertically challenged computer science major who hails from California. Can be found listening to jazz and playing Subnautica.

David Lu

David Lu


Tenor - Senior - Joined Fall 2013

Another cat lover who loves singing; I'm a cs major with a wicked meow. [and bark, if you're a dog person]

Greg Cortazzo

Greg Cortazzo


Tenor - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

Sophomore in CIT studying ECE, from scenic New Jersey. Has a mild (read: crippling) addiction to Magic: the Gathering, and can be found competing on the Quiz Bowl team when not singing with C#!

Jackie Peng

Jackie Peng


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2014

Jackie is a CS major hailing from San Diego, CA whose hobbies include sleeping and occasionally singing.

Rie Ohta

Rie Ohta


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2016

CS major from California who loves to dance, sing, nap, and eat. Apparently my tastes are very controversial because I generally hate most forms of exercise (besides dance of course), I cannot stand the taste of coffee, and I don't like mangoes. But let's be friends anyways!

Vidya Palepu

Vidya Palepu


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

Writing major from California who started off as a shower singer and hopes to be something more. Loves cartoons, sucks at sight-reading.

Db Singers

Nathan King

Nathan King


Baritone - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

MSE major from Medina, Ohio. I spend the majority of my free time singing, riding my bike, and generally staying active!

Lissa Biltz

Lissa Biltz


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

I'm a MechE with a physical computing minor who like cats. My cat hates me though cause I sing a lot. I really admire Megan Rapinoe even though I retired from my soccer career at age 7.

Bobbie Chen

Bobbie Chen


Baritone - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

Director? I hardly know her!

Christian Bernard

Christian Bernard


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

Christian is a Music Major in oboe performance, studying conducting. Basically, you can say he's dedicated to making music any opportunity he gets.

Arisha Kulshrestha

Arisha Kulshrestha


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

I'm a junior in CS from Singapore. I love playing the piano and classical guitar. Also Terry Pratchett because he writes amazing books!

Hanna Jang

Hanna Jang


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Hanna Jang is a sophomore majoring in Decision Science who hails from the Bay Area of California. In her pastime, she loves to watch reality T.V. shows, go cafe hopping, or discover new places to eat in Pittsburgh.

Daniel Wen

Daniel Wen


Baritone - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

I'm a computer science major and I come from Montreal, Canada. I enjoy playing piano and some guitar. I'm looking to incorporate better singing into my music.

Regine Choi

Regine Choi


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

Regine is a sophomore from Delaware who currently majors in ChemE. When she is not studying or singing, she mainly enjoys dancing and having a great time with friends.

Alec Church

Alec Church


Baritone - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2016

Alec hails from the far away and mysterious land of Southern California. He enjoys singing along to the theme songs of Star Trek and other Sci-Fi television shows and movies (he watches them too). He likes long walks in the park, books, playing fetch, chocolate, and belly rubs. To describe him in four words: Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Covergirl.

Ashley Watt

Ashley Watt


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Astrophysics major hailing from the Bay Area. Hobbies include singing, making terrible puns, and obsessing over anything nerdy (especially Doctor Who)!

Drew Moses

Drew Moses


Baritone - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

Vocalist, trumpeter, doer of math problems and eater of cheeseburgers, Drew Moses is from the exotic land of Pennsylvania and hopes to become a crazy cat lady.

Eliana Abbas

Eliana Abbas


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2015

A Mechanical Engineering hopeful interested in singing, soccer, and robots! Currently from Kansas City, Eliana enjoys reading and designing jewelry in CAD.

Isabelle Chevallier

Isabelle Chevallier


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

Isabelle is a Junior Mech E from California. When she isn't studying or singing, she enjoys eating lots of food (especially chocolate).

Jiacheng Ye

Jiacheng Ye


Tenor - Senior - Joined Spring 2015

Computer Science major from Shanghai, China. (It is the best city!) Love trying sushi from different places!

Morgan Rolland

Morgan Rolland


Alto - Senior - Joined Fall 2016

BHA in Psychology and Art hoping to graduate in 3 years. Travel and running enthusiast. Made in Fort Wayne, IN.

Alumni

Spring 2013

Cary Yang

Emily Yeh

Ivan Wang

Jeffrey Zhang

Rolando Schneiderman

Fall 2013

Anya Ramamurthy

Cindy Lam

David Chou

Joanne Tse

Kaalen Kirrene

Sayali Vaidya

William H. Matchen

Spring 2014

Kevin Zhang

Lillian Choung

Fall 2014

Elliot Rosen

Maryyann Landlord

Nick Morin

Rundong Jiang

Will Crichton

Spring 2015

Ben Yang

Chen Yang

Kwanpo Cheng

Maunika Atmakuri

Taehoon Lee

Tiffany Lin

Yitian Feng

Fall 2015

Akash Bharadwaj

Ananya Rajgarhia

Molly klimak