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

Gabriel Krotkov - President


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

"He will countercoil your ass" - Jacob Feldgoise

Mary Kate Cooke - Vice President Internal and Technical Director


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.

Jacob Feldgoise - Vice President External and Photographer


Tenor - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

He's a person who does things.

Emma Parks - Concert Group Director


Soprano - Senior - 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

Rie Ohta - C# Singers Director


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!!).

Kat Strickland - D♭ Singers Director


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

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

Melody Olvera - Concert Group Conductor and Webmaster


Bass - Senior - Joined Fall 2016

Former bass section leader; still making sure our section is always heard. Because the real Melody is always in the basses.

Tina Chou - C# Singers Conductor


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2018

CS major | Seattle

Christian Bernard - D♭ Singers Conductor


Tenor - Fifth Year Scholar - 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 C# Social Media Chair


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

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

Gabby Perez-Lozano - Secretary


Soprano - 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.

Yelim Kim - Choreographer


Soprano - Senior - Joined Spring 2017

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

Jon Goodstein - Fundraising Chair


Bass - Junior - Joined Fall 2018

I'm a chem major, so on weekdays you can often find me somewhere in Doherty. You might also catch me running around campus. During weekends I sometimes shove people in carbon fiber tubes up a hill.

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.

Sabrina Zanello Jackson - D♭ Social Media Chair


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

BFA Dramaturgy major from Houston, Texas and Aristotle's #1 fan. Click her face to access a kickstarter for her self-directed performance installation "Living In A Soggy Cardboard Box Because My Degree Rhymes With Turd"

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.

Emma Parks


Soprano - Senior - 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 - 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

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

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 Colorado. please give me food.

Adrian Kelesoglou


Bass - Sophomore - 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.

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...

Alec Church


Bass - IMB Student - 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 - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

Angel Peprah


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

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

Anika Banga


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2019

The voiced uvular implosive is an 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.

Avanti Pandit


Soprano - Senior - 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.

Camille Strahl


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2019

I believe I can fly.

Carmel Baharav


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

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

Christian Bernard


Tenor - Fifth Year Scholar - 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 - Junior - 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 - Sophomore - 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 do most American families.

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.

Estella Dentinger


Alto - Senior - 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.

Gabby Perez-Lozano


Soprano - 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

George Yu


Tenor - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

No Yu.

Hannah Chan


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

Helena Zhou


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2019

A fan of Taylor Swift (and her cats)since ten years old & CS major sophomore

Isha Gadgil


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

A spicy BME/ChemE freshman who will harmonize with anything. Amazing hair, great shoes, and a singular fuzzy hat. Passions include collecting trees and paper clips. She is sarcastic because she loves you.

Isolde Moyer


Soprano - Sophomore - 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 - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

He's a person who does things.

James Biltz


Tenor - Freshman - 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.

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

Jessica Fang


Soprano - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

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

Jon Goodstein


Bass - Junior - Joined Fall 2018

I'm a chem major, so on weekdays you can often find me somewhere in Doherty. You might also catch me running around campus. During weekends I sometimes shove people in carbon fiber tubes up a hill.

Kat Strickland


Alto - Junior - Joined Fall 2017

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

Lance Miller


Bass - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

My first bio was boring... but maybe someone will write me a cool one?

Leanne Sun


Alto - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

Lisa Leung


Soprano - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

Lucy Altus


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2019

Voice major from New York who struggles to hear the difference between a perfect 5th and a perfect octave. Enjoys New Girl, saying "go off," and performing the one breakdancing move she knows at random times.

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.

Melody Olvera


Bass - Senior - Joined Fall 2016

Former bass section leader; still making sure our section is always heard. Because the real Melody is always in the basses.

Michalina Lacheta


Soprano - Sophomore - Joined Spring 2019

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

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.

Peter Shi


Bass - Senior - 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 :-)

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.

Regine Choi


Alto - IMB Student - Joined Fall 2015

Resident dancer who also does ChemE things sometimes. Hails from the nonexistent state of Delaware.

Sabrina Zanello Jackson


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

BFA Dramaturgy major from Houston, Texas and Aristotle's #1 fan. Click her face to access a kickstarter for her self-directed performance installation "Living In A Soggy Cardboard Box Because My Degree Rhymes With Turd"

Thomas Cho


Baritone - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

A freshman math and philosophy major whose voice is a bit too low compared to his height. Will lecture you on meme semantics and philosophy for hours if given the chance.

Victoria Shiau


Alto - Sophomore - Joined Fall 2018

William Strahl


Bass - Class of 2024 - Joined Fall 2019

I believe I can touch the sky.

Yelim Kim


Soprano - Senior - Joined Spring 2017

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

Zachary Leventhal


Bass - Freshman - Joined Fall 2019

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