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 Worry About You, Can't Help Falling in Love, and an Ariana Grande Medley to Russian tongue twisters and in-house compositions.

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

Kat Strickland - President


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

Senior in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Firmly believes that mayonnaise is an instrument.

Erica Chiang - Vice President Internal and Design Chair


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

MechE major from Portland, Oregon who loves playing soccer, reminiscing over old pictures, and telling people she's 6'1".

Jacob Feldgoise - Vice President External


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

He's a person who does things.

Gabriel Krotkov - Concert Group Director


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

"He will countercoil your ass" - Jacob Feldgoise

Max Yeh (Bryant 2) - C# Singers Director


Baritone/Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

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

Anika Banga - D♭ Singers Director


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2019

The voiced uvular implosive is an awful extremely rare type of consonantal sound. The symbol in the IPA that represents this sound is ʛ, a small capital letter G with a rightward pointing hook extending from the upper right of the letter.

Camille Strahl - Concert Group Conductor


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

I believe I can fly.

Tina Chou - C# Singers Conductor


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2018

CS major | Seattle

Madi Lippman - D♭ Singers Conductor


Soprano - Senior - Joined Spring 2019

Abby Shrack - Treasurer and Webmaster


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

CS major from Colorado Springs, lover of food and fuzzy things.

Isolde Moyer - Secretary


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

Statistics and Machine Learning major from Maryland. Appreciates good books, copious quantities of tea, and singing with friends.

Sean Swayze - Technical Director


Tenor - Freshman - 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.

Anya Singhal - Choreographer


Soprano - Freshman - 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.

Michalina Lacheta - Choreographer


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2019

CivE/BmE from New Jersey. Enjoys traveling, dancing, singing, skiing, and drinking tea.

Ryan Liu - Choreographer


Baritone - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

ECE/CS student with roots from both Palo Alto and Beijing. Aspires to improve his singing skills while being a part of this heartwarming community.

Bryant Chung - Recruitment Chair


Bass - Senior - 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.

Rie Ohta - Social Media Chair


Alto - Senior - 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!!).

Zachary Leventhal - Social Media Chair


Bass - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

Howdy howdy! Freshman Economics & Mathematical Sciences major with strong NJB vibes.

C♯ Singers

Anya Singhal


Soprano - Freshman - 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.

Bryant Chung


Bass - Senior - 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


Alto - Senior - Joined Fall 2016

CogSci major from California who loves hugs and for some reason tends to get squatted at parties.

Gabriel Krotkov


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

"He will countercoil your ass" - Jacob Feldgoise

Jess Hutchison


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

I am a smoll scared boi I tried to write this bio for half an hour and gave up hopefully that tells you something about me that is all thank youuuuuu

Jocelyn Gao


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

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

Kat Strickland


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

Senior in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Firmly believes that mayonnaise is an instrument.

Kevin Shim


Bass - Senior - Joined Fall 2016

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

Mary Kate Cooke


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

Pre-vet ChemE from Chicago who loves music, her dogs (Do you want to see them?), and dabbing. Fueled by coffee and can be found napping around campus wearing one of seven beanies.

Max Yeh (Bryant 2)


Baritone/Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

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

Neeraj Sathe


Tenor - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

A CS/Comp Bio double who's biggest personality trait is being from California. You will almost always either see him complaining about being a tenor, doing bhangra, or being decimated by the weather.

Rie Ohta


Alto - Senior - 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 - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

ECE/CS student with roots from both Palo Alto and Beijing. Aspires to improve his singing skills while being a part of this heartwarming community.

Sean Swayze


Tenor - Freshman - 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.

Tina Chou


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2018

CS major | Seattle

Zach Lee


Bass - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2019

Sophomore business major from Texas and Singapore Texas+Tepper pride = Most annoying thing ever?

D♭ Singers

Abby Shrack


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

CS major from Colorado Springs, lover of food and fuzzy things.

Albert Lu


- Sophomore - Joined Fall 2019

And they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming and they don't stop coming...

Anika Banga


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2019

The voiced uvular implosive is an awful extremely rare type of consonantal sound. The symbol in the IPA that represents this sound is ʛ, a small capital letter G with a rightward pointing hook extending from the upper right of the letter.

Anya Singhal


Soprano - Freshman - 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.

Ashley Onuigbo


Alto - Freshman - Joined Spring 2020

Camille Strahl


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

I believe I can fly.

Erica Chiang


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

MechE major from Portland, Oregon who loves playing soccer, reminiscing over old pictures, and telling people she's 6'1".

Esper Chao


Tenor - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2019

Civil engineering major. I live in Buffalo NY now but grew up in Huntsville, AL. Besides singing, I am interested in city design, weather, and My Little Pony. Fluttershy is me in a nutshell.

Gabby Perez-Lozano


Alto - Senior - 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 - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

"He will countercoil your ass" - Jacob Feldgoise

Isolde Moyer


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

Statistics and Machine Learning major from Maryland. Appreciates good books, copious quantities of tea, and singing with friends.

Jacob Feldgoise


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

He's a person who does things.

Jason Gong


Bass - Senior - Joined Spring 2017

I'm a computer science major in Db singers, with a minor in Engineering Studies(i.e. I transferred super late into CS and had a bunch of extra CIT credits lying around). Hit me up for free bouldering.

Jess Hutchison


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

I am a smoll scared boi I tried to write this bio for half an hour and gave up hopefully that tells you something about me that is all thank youuuuuu

Jon Goodstein


Bass - Junior - Joined Fall 2018

On weekdays, Jon may be found walking aggressively between buildings or eating surprisingly large quantities of food. During weekends he sometimes shoves people in carbon fiber tubes up a hill.

Kat Strickland


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

Senior in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Firmly believes that mayonnaise is an instrument.

Lance Miller


Bass - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

Freshman majoring in Chemical Engineering, who also enjoys being in musicals.

Lawrence Suh


Tenor - Senior - Joined Fall 2018

Lisa Leung


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

Maria Ryskina


Alto - PhD Student - Joined Spring 2020

PhD student at the Language Technologies Institute. Aspiring computational linguist. Rodent enthusiast.

Mary Kate Cooke


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

Pre-vet ChemE from Chicago who loves music, her dogs (Do you want to see them?), and dabbing. Fueled by coffee and can be found napping around campus wearing one of seven beanies.

Matthew Frame


Bass - Freshman - Joined Spring 2020

Michelle Yue


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

boop!

Ned Rowland


Bass - Senior - Joined Fall 2016

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

Nick Dorny


Tenor - Freshman - Joined Spring 2020

Pierre Saint-Perez


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

Ethics, History, and Public Policy major, with an additional major in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, and minors in both Politics and Public Policy and Societal and Human Effects of Future Technologies. EHPPSTPPPPPSHIFT for short.

Victoria Shiau


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

William Strahl


Bass - Class of 2024 - Joined Fall 2019

I believe I can touch the sky.

Zachary Leventhal


Bass - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

Howdy howdy! Freshman Economics & Mathematical Sciences major with strong NJB vibes.

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

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