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

Jonathan Li - President


Bass - Senior - Joined Fall 2015

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

Alec Church - Vice President Internal


Bass - Senior - 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.

Gabriel Krotkov - Vice President External and Technical Director


Tenor - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Stat/ML major, trained as an operatic tenor and absolutely loving the transition to small groups and close harmonies. It's hip to be square.

Christina Chi - Concert Group Director


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Major: ECE | Home State: NJ | Likes: small dogs, succulent plants | Hobbies: crafting, cosplay, playing the piano | Favorite Key: c minor | Blood Type: tea

Emma Parks - C# Singers Director


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

Hello! I'm a pre-med Chemical and Biomedical Engineering double major. I love to sing, volunteer, run, and read. If you're interested in our organization, contact us! We're so excited to sing with you <3

Kat Strickland - D♭ Singers Director


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Freshman in Civil and Environmental Engineering. One of my favorite hobbies is collecting images of clarinet players, like our conductor Christian.

Kayu Choy - C# Singers Conductor


Soprano - Senior - 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.

Christian Bernard - D♭ Singers Conductor


Tenor - Senior - 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.

Jocelyn Gao - Treasurer and Fundraising Chair


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Jocelyn Gao is a sophomore in the Tepper School of Business. She is aka female Bryant🙏🏼

Estella Dentinger - Secretary


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

Business major made in Ohio. A friendly, wholesome smol bean who turns sassy when people are late to rehearsal. Metas del escuadrón.

Yelim Kim - Choreographer


Soprano - Junior - Joined Spring 2017

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

Bryant Chung - Recruitment Chair


Bass - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

A Material Science/Biomedical Engineering double major. Biggest hobbies are listening to K-Pop, playing video games, and hanging out with/roasting friends.

Christine Wu - Design Chair


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

CogSci/StatML double from California who hates the weather in Pittsburgh but loves the people!

Jacob Feldgoise - Photographer


Tenor - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Hailing from Massachusetts Jacob was shocked to discover, upon coming to CMU, that there's a political party called the GOP. An aggressive pedestrian and self-defenestrator, Jacob takes meme-worthy snips for the benefit of glorious C# republik.

Vidya Palepu - Social Media Director


Alto - Senior - Joined Fall 2015

I major in Feelings, which means I write about my feelings for a living. I sing and/or cry about them too!

Arisha Kulshrestha - Webmaster


Soprano - Senior - Joined Fall 2015

I'm a senior in CS from Singapore. I enjoy playing the piano and classical guitar. If you read any good books I'd love to hear about them!! (also if you ever read any Terry Pratchett please tell me I am always excited to talk to people about his books)

C♯ Singers

Arjun Ramachandran


Baritone - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Bryant Chung


Bass - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

A Material Science/Biomedical Engineering double major. Biggest hobbies are listening to K-Pop, playing video games, and hanging out with/roasting friends.

Cameron Montag


Vocal Percussion & Baritone - Senior - Joined Fall 2015

Math/CS major from NJ and a total dork. Hobbies include playing video games, solving puzzles, and making way-too-high-effort mashups of C# songs. Would love to play some Smash any time (main is Shulk but loves Kirby very much) :)

Caroline Wu


Soprano - Senior - Joined Fall 2015

A vertically challenged CS major from California. Can be found obsessing over Persona and stabbing people with her foam sword during rehearsal.

Christine Wu


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

CogSci/StatML double from California who hates the weather in Pittsburgh but loves the people!

Emma Parks


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

Hello! I'm a pre-med Chemical and Biomedical Engineering double major. I love to sing, volunteer, run, and read. If you're interested in our organization, contact us! We're so excited to sing with you <3

Gabriel Krotkov


Tenor - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Stat/ML major, trained as an operatic tenor and absolutely loving the transition to small groups and close harmonies. It's hip to be square.

Greg Cortazzo


Tenor - Senior - Joined Fall 2015

Senior 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.

Jessica Hutchison


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Jocelyn Gao


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Jocelyn Gao is a sophomore in the Tepper School of Business. She is aka female Bryant🙏🏼

Jonathan Li


Bass - Senior - Joined Fall 2015

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

Kat Strickland


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Freshman in Civil and Environmental Engineering. One of my favorite hobbies is collecting images of clarinet players, like our conductor Christian.

Kayu Choy


Soprano - Senior - 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 - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

From Seoul and Los Angeles, I'm a big ol' Korean bassy boi BAH

Mary Kate Cooke


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Max Yeh (Bryant 2)


Baritone/Tenor - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Born and raised in New Jersey. Social and Decision Sciences. Self-proclaimed meme connoisseur. BariTenor boi.

Neeraj Sathe


Tenor - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Rie Ohta


Alto - Junior - 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!!).

Ryan Liu


Baritone - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

CIT student with roots from both Palo Alto and Beijing. Aspires to improve his singing skills, but most of all, to make many friends in the process : )

Tina Chou


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

Vidya Palepu


Alto - Senior - Joined Fall 2015

I major in Feelings, which means I write about my feelings for a living. I sing and/or cry about them too!

D♭ Singers

Adrian Kelesoglou


Bass - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

A Greek CS major from Istanbul, Turkey. Interests include eating and cooking food, music that satisfies your soul at the moment, tennis, and cars.

Alec Church


Bass - Senior - 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.

Alisha Singh


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Angel Peprah


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

I do not enjoy long walks on the beach but I will talk to anyone about soundtracks for literally hours.

Arisha Kulshrestha


Soprano - Senior - Joined Fall 2015

I'm a senior in CS from Singapore. I enjoy playing the piano and classical guitar. If you read any good books I'd love to hear about them!! (also if you ever read any Terry Pratchett please tell me I am always excited to talk to people about his books)

Ashley Watt


Alto - Senior - Joined Fall 2016

Fun fact: if you say "Actually, what?" around me I will respond.

Avanti Pandit


Soprano - Junior - 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 - Senior - Joined Fall 2015

Tenor? I hardly know her!

Carmel Baharav


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Carmel is a freshman majoring in ECE. She's from Palo Alto, California, and loves dogs, pastries, and puns!

Charlie Gu


Bass - Senior - 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.

Cheryl Zhou


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2018

ECE major born and raised in Shanghai, China who likes musicals, hot pot and brisk tea. : )

Chris Liu


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2018

Undeclared in MCS/ constantly changing mind about major/ have two cats back at home/ love fruits and chocolates

Christian Bernard


Tenor - Senior - 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 - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Major: ECE | Home State: NJ | Likes: small dogs, succulent plants | Hobbies: crafting, cosplay, playing the piano | Favorite Key: c minor | Blood Type: tea

Doug Heymann


Bass - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

StatML major from Portland, OR. Enjoys swimming, singing, and laughing at inopportune times. Probably has more boxes of cereal in his room than most American families.

Drew Moses


Tenor - Senior - 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 - Senior - 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 - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

Business major made in Ohio. A friendly, wholesome smol bean who turns sassy when people are late to rehearsal. Metas del escuadrón.

Gabriela Perez-Lozano


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

Mechanical and biomedical engineering major from Houston, TX. Was in choir throughout high school and joined C# to sing, make friends, and stay sane in college.

Gabriel Krotkov


Tenor - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Stat/ML major, trained as an operatic tenor and absolutely loving the transition to small groups and close harmonies. It's hip to be square.

George Yu


Tenor - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Grace Yu


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2018

Junior CS major from Virginia. I really like debate, cats, and StarCraft theorycrafting.

Hannah Chan


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Isabelle Chevallier


Alto - Senior - Joined Fall 2015

I'm a Mech E from California. Other than singing, food is my greatest passion.

Isha Gadgil


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Isolde Moyer


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Stat/ML major from Maryland. I love singing, satiating my addiction to fiction novels, and drinking tea with too much honey in it.

Jacob Feldgoise


Tenor - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Hailing from Massachusetts Jacob was shocked to discover, upon coming to CMU, that there's a political party called the GOP. An aggressive pedestrian and self-defenestrator, Jacob takes meme-worthy snips for the benefit of glorious C# republik.

James Biltz


Tenor - Senior - Joined Spring 2016

Wants to win Survivor and own a pinball machine. Knows a lot of fun facts about themeparks. Thinks Cars 3 is a great film.

Jessica Fang


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

CS and Japanese double major from Maryland. Hobbies include fashion, drawing manga, watching k-dramas, k-pop.

Jessie Cheng


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Jon Goodstein


Bass - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

A chem major from York, PA (a.k.a. middle of nowhere). Cooks, bakes, exercises, and spends time outside when not stuck in lab. Travels whenever possible.

Julia Napolitano


Soprano - Senior - Joined Fall 2018

Kat Strickland


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

Freshman in Civil and Environmental Engineering. One of my favorite hobbies is collecting images of clarinet players, like our conductor Christian.

Lawrence Suh


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2018

Mary Kate Cooke


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Melody Olvera


Bass - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

Bass section leader, making sure our section is always heard. Because the real Melody is always in the basses.

Minji Kim


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2017

ChemE | NJ | sleep-deprived | cats | piano | red | makeup | iced vanilla latte | java chip frapp | sushi <3

Ned Rowland


Bass - Junior - Joined Fall 2016

Junior in MatSci. Fun fact: I just had a very tasty dinner and am looking forward to another one tomorrow.

Peter Shi


Bass - Junior - Joined Spring 2018

CS + math major from Nanjing, China. Loves solving challenging math problems. Interested in guitar, billiards, Chinese calligraphy and everything about my hometown :-)

Regine Choi


Alto - Senior - Joined Fall 2015

Regine is a senior 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.

Sabrina Zanello Jackson


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

BFA Dramaturgy major from Houston, Texas, who hopes to get her PhD in Vine. Lover of dance, puppers, food, summer sun, and puns.

Sara Fisher


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Thomas Cho


Baritone - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

A freshman year math major who used to only do instruments, but now sings for DFS! Hobbies include sleeping and eating (you can't do them at the same time, though 😢).

Victoria Ho


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

Victoria Shiau


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2018

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

Spring 2018

Jonathan Calvello

Morgan Rolland