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 range from Light in the Hallway, Shrek Medley, and Baba Yetu to Chosen Family and I'm a Train.

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

Abby Shrack - President and Webmaster


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

there's a BEE???

James Kim - Vice President Internal


Baritone - Freshman - Joined Fall 2021

SUS!! SUS means that someone is doing something weird or suspicious. For example: Red is sus!! Imposter sussy baka. James has a sussy bussy.

Matthew Frame - C++ Director


Bass - Junior - Joined Spring 2020

materials science is baking with radiation and inedible ingredients

Susanna Britton - D♭ Singers Director


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2021

ECE major, pianist, incapable of leaving a bookstore empty handed. Makes excellent soup.

Monica Qiu - C++ Conductor


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2021

Eric Schneider - C# Singers Conductor


Bass - M.S. Student - Joined Fall 2021

You can't trample infidels when you're a tortoise. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look. https://xkcd.com/1498/

Ryan Onestak - D♭ Singers Conductor and Technical Director


Bass - Freshman - Joined Spring 2022

Menghan Liu - Treasurer


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2021

Cog sci major from Beijing, love singing and staying at home.

Anthony Cheng - Recruitment Chair and Choreographer


Tenor - PhD Student - Joined Fall 2021

The FitnessGram™ Pacer Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues. The running speed starts slowly, but gets faster each minute after you hear this signal. [beep]

Michelle Yue - Fundraising Chair


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

C# is the beep to my boop

Erica Chiang - Design Chair


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

I <3 C#. James is SUS

Julia Liu - Photographer


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2021

IS major from MD. Watches kids cartoons because am in denial about being an adult

Cindy Chen - Social Media Chair


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2021

a short description about me

C♯ Singers

Anthony Cheng


Tenor - PhD Student - Joined Fall 2021

The FitnessGram™ Pacer Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues. The running speed starts slowly, but gets faster each minute after you hear this signal. [beep]

Anya Singhal


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

The Exchange offers custom deli sandwiches and homemade salads, soups, and hot entrées, as well as fresh baked goods, fruit, yogurt parfaits, nutritional bars, and other grab-and-go items.

Chloe Wen


Alto - Junior - Joined Spring 2021

Unironically likes brains

Cindy Chen


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2021

a short description about me

Eric Schneider


Bass - M.S. Student - Joined Fall 2021

You can't trample infidels when you're a tortoise. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look. https://xkcd.com/1498/

James Kim


Baritone - Freshman - Joined Fall 2021

SUS!! SUS means that someone is doing something weird or suspicious. For example: Red is sus!! Imposter sussy baka. James has a sussy bussy.

Ryan Liu


Baritone - Senior - Joined Fall 2018

Woo! Singing!

Sahaana Sethu


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2020

<3

Sean Swayze


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

Big Chungus is an overweight giant earth destroying, god killing rabbit. In the memes, it's basically a picture of a fat Bugs Bunny.

Valerie Nayak


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2021

AI/SCS student from Northern Virginia who loves sunshine, dogs, and musicals.

Yeonwoo Kim


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2020

Cognitive Science major from Northern Virginia and South Korea

D♭ Singers

Abby Miller-Peterson


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2021

I like plants, I'm a meche major, and I probably play too much minecraft

Abby Shrack


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

there's a BEE???

Allie Feldman


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Spring 2022

*hums a Db4

Ben Martinez


Tenor - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2021

Proponent of sound stairwell singing at suspiciously late hours. I screech the high notes… even when I’m not supposed to

Daniel Katusele


Bass - PhD Student - Joined Fall 2021

Civil Eng student

Eli Fox


Tenor - Junior - Joined Spring 2022

Eli is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Robotics. When not singing, he is playing bassoon in the All University Orchestra, doing kicks and flips in Tricking Club, or making games for Game Creation Society.

Erica Chiang


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

I <3 C#. James is SUS

Eric Schneider


Bass - M.S. Student - Joined Fall 2021

You can't trample infidels when you're a tortoise. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look. https://xkcd.com/1498/

Julia Liu


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2021

IS major from MD. Watches kids cartoons because am in denial about being an adult

Lance Miller


Bass - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

Majoring in Chemical Engineering. He is also a member of Scotch'n'Soda, Tisbert Sketch Comedy, No Parking Players, CMU Solar Racing, CMU's chapter of AIChE, and ChemE Cube.

Malaika Alphons


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2020

ChemE major from New Jersey!

Matthew Frame


Bass - Junior - Joined Spring 2020

materials science is baking with radiation and inedible ingredients

Max Sprigg-Dudley


Bass - Senior - Joined Fall 2020

I study Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Public Policy. I sing for the glory of Eru Ilúvatar.

Menghan Liu


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2021

Cog sci major from Beijing, love singing and staying at home.

Michelle Yue


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

C# is the beep to my boop

Monica Qiu


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2021

Ryan Onestak


Bass - Freshman - Joined Spring 2022

Susanna Britton


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2021

ECE major, pianist, incapable of leaving a bookstore empty handed. Makes excellent soup.

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

Spring 2019

Arisha Kulshrestha

Ashley Watt

Bobbie Chen

Cameron Montag

Caroline Wu

Charlie Gu

Drew Moses

Eliana Abbas

Greg Cortazzo

Jackie Peng

James Biltz

Jonathan Li

Julia Napolitano

Kayu Choy

Vidya Palepu

Spring 2020

Alec Church

Avanti Pandit

Christian Bernard

Emma Parks

Estella Dentinger

Melody Olvera

Peter Shi

Regine Choi

Yelim Kim

Fall 2020

Gabby Perez-Lozano

Jason Gong

Kevin Shim

Spring 2021

Bryant Chung

Camille Strahl

Christine Wu

Gabriel Krotkov

Isolde Moyer

Jacob Feldgoise

Jocelyn Gao

Jon Goodstein

Kat Strickland

Madi Lippman

Max Yeh (Bryant 2)

Ned Rowland

Rie Ohta

Tina Chou

William Strahl

Fall 2021

Esper Chao

Spring 2022

Angel Peprah

Anika Banga

Calvin Isaac Wamser

Christian Deverall

Helena Zhou

Isha Gadgil

Keiffer Acoba

Maria Ryskina

Mary Kate Cooke

Michalina Lacheta

Michelle Ma

Neeraj Sathe

V Shiau

Zach Lee