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

Onomatopoeia, Macchiato, Defenestration. These are a few of my favorite things.

Emma Parks - C# Singers Director and Treasurer


Soprano - Sophomore - 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

Estella Dentinger - D♭ Singers Director


Alto - Sophomore - 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.

Caroline Wu - C# Singers Conductor


Soprano - Junior - 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.

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!

Gabriel Krotkov - Technical Director


Tenor - Freshman - 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.

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!!).

Jocelyn Gao - Fundraising Chair


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

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

Max Yeh (Bryant 2) - Design Chair


Baritone/Tenor - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

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

Yelim Kim - Photographer


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2017

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

Cameron Montag - Social Media Director


Vocal Percussion & Baritone - Junior - 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) :)

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

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 - Junior - 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.

Emma Parks


Soprano - Sophomore - 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 - Freshman - 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 - 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

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

Jonathan Calvello


Baritone - Senior - Joined Fall 2017

Roses are red, Violets are Blue, Bios are Fun, So are haikukus

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

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

Max Yeh (Bryant 2)


Baritone/Tenor - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

Born and raised in New Jersey. Physics Major. 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

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

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

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

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.

Cheryl Zhou


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Spring 2018

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

Chris Liu


Alto - Freshman - Joined Spring 2018

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

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

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

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

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 - Sophomore - 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 - Freshman - 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.

Jacob Feldgoise


Bass - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

I’m planning to major in Policy and Management with an additional major in Science, Technology, and Public Policy. I have two goals this semester: to take lots of amazing photos and pursue all ridiculous impulses that come to me. This should be fun.

Jessica Fang


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

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

Julianne Sanscartier


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Can be found in six inch heels. She's a handful, but that's why you've got two hands 😉

Kat Strickland


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

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

Lauren Ying


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

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Melody Olvera


Bass - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

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

Michelle Ma


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

How do I even begin to describe Christian Bernard? Christian is flawless. Once, he punched me in the face. It was awesome.

Minji Kim


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2017

ChemE major from Dumont, NJ. I usually stay home, so the only time I actually make an effort to move is when I'm dancing. I like to play Variations Brillantes, Op.12 by Chopin on the piano for stress relief, though I mess up every 5 seconds.

Morgan Rolland


Alto - Senior - Joined Fall 2016

BHA in Psychology and Art hoping to graduate in 3 years. Here protecting the integrity of my brand.

Nathan King


Tenor? - Junior - Joined Fall 2015

MSE major from Medina, Ohio. I sing so much that the people I live with actively yell at me when I'm home.

Ned Rowland


Bass - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2016

Sophomore in MatSci. Fun fact: my legal name is actually Nederick II of Prussia, so please address me with the respect I deserve.

Peter Shi


Bass - Sophomore - 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 :-)

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