About Us

C# is an organization which develops programs that contribute to the growth of a supportive musical community: a place where members are encouraged to unwind from academics by challenging themselves as singers, performers, and leaders. This community is home to the C# Singers, our competitive a cappella group, and the D♭ Singers, our serious choir group. Each group 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 founded 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 Sing, A Thousand Years, and Fight Song.

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

James Biltz - President


Soprano - Junior - Joined Spring 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.

Alec Church - Vice President Internal


Bass - Junior - Joined Spring 2016

Alec hails from the far away and mysterious land of Southern California. He likes long walks in the park, books, playing fetch, chocolate, and belly rubs. To describe him in four words: Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Covergirl.

Bryant Chung - Vice President External


Bass - Sophomore - 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.

Lumi Barron - Concert Group Director


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Emma Parks - C# Singers Director and Treasurer


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Estella Dentinger - D♭ Singers Director


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Caroline Wu - C# Singers Conductor


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

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

Christian Bernard - D♭ 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 - Secretary


Soprano - 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!

Jason Gong - Technical Director


Bass - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2017

Rie Ohta - Recruitment Chair and Choreographer


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

CS major from California who loves to dance, sing, nap, and eat. Usually found potatoing in bed; can sometimes be spotted socializing in the wild (rare!!).

Ashley Watt - Fundraising Chair


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

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

Regine Choi - Design Chair


Alto - Junior - 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.

Cameron Montag - Social Media Director


Vocal Percussion & Baritone - Junior - 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 Shulk but loves Kirby very much) :)

Bobbie Chen - Webmaster


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

Webmaster? I hardly know her!

C# Singers

Bryant Chung


Bass - Sophomore - 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


Vocal Percussion & Baritone - Junior - 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 Shulk but loves Kirby very much) :)

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.

Cassie Alsept


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

A girl who likes mismatched socks and chai teas, who always procrastinates on homework by watching YouTube, scrolling through Quora, and updating her profile here.

Christine Wu


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Emma Parks


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Gabriel Krotkov


Tenor - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

Greg Cortazzo


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

Junior 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


Soprano - Senior - Joined Fall 2014

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

Jocelyn Gao


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

Jonathan Calvello


Baritone - Senior - Joined Fall 2017

Jonathan Li


Bass - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

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

Kayu Choy


Soprano - Junior - Joined Spring 2016

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.

Kevin Shim


Bass - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Max Yeh


Baritone/Tenor - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

Born and raised in New Jersey. Self-proclaimed meme connoisseur.

Rie Ohta


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

CS major from California who loves to dance, sing, nap, and eat. Usually found potatoing in bed; can sometimes be spotted socializing in the wild (rare!!).

Vidya Palepu


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

D♭ Singers

Alec Church


Bass - Junior - Joined Spring 2016

Alec hails from the far away and mysterious land of Southern California. He likes long walks in the park, books, playing fetch, chocolate, and belly rubs. To describe him in four words: Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Covergirl.

Arisha Kulshrestha


Soprano - 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!

Ashley Watt


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

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

Avanti Pandit


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Avanti is a chemistry major from Portland, Oregon! It's too easy to make her laugh or smile (bad jokes work well). Her ultimate aspiration is to turn lead into gold in an unbearably tepid cave full of magma far beneath the ocean floor, because why not.

Bobbie Chen


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

Webmaster? I hardly know her!

Charlie Gu


Bass - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

Math major from NJ. Enjoys shopping, Fuku Tea, and long walks by the beach. A little lost on the road of life but believes everything will work out in the end.

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.

Christina Chi


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

Drew Moses


Tenor - 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


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

With a major in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Robotics, Eliana is glad to be part of Db Choir for a break from STEM! Currently from Ohio, she enjoys reading, D&D, and learning ballroom dancing.

Estella Dentinger


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Gabriela Perez-Lozano


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Gabriel Krotkov


Tenor - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

Jacob Feldgoise


Bass - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

Jason Gong


Bass - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2017

Jessica Fang


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

Julianne Sanscartier


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Kat Strickland


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

Lauren Ying


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Lumi Barron


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Melody Olvera


Bass - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Michelle Ma


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

Minji Kim


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

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. Can and will make you a mean hot chocolate.

Nathan King


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

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

Ned Rowland


Bass - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Taruna Emani


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

IS major who really likes singing. Goals for 2018 include learning how to juggle and solving a rubix cube.

Yelim Kim


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2017

Art major lugging around camera equipment half the time you see her

Alumni

Spring 2014

Jeffrey Zhang

Rolando Schneiderman

Fall 2014

Cary Yang

Jeff Chen

Spring 2015

Joanne Tse

Kaalen Kirrene

William H. Matchen

Yitian Feng

Fall 2015

Akash Bharadwaj

Alex Lin

Ananya Rajgarhia

Cathy Dong

Chen Yang

Elliot Rosen

Ivan Wang

Lillian Choung

Maunika Atmakuri

Nick Morin

Tiffany Lin

Spring 2016

Aliya Blackwood

Andy Jiang

Ben Yang

Bernie Yang

Cheryl Bond

Emily Yeh

Gregory Rose

Huayun Huang

Jason Bak

Jonathan Tsao

Kitty Yang

Kwanpo Cheng

Maryyann Landlord

Taehoon Lee

Will Crichton

Fall 2016

Daniel Wen

Jacky Lao

Jun Ma

Molly Klimak

Spring 2017

David Gao

David Lu

Jacob Fulkerson

Jiacheng Ye

Fall 2017

Colby Yu

Junyan Pu