Meet the band!
Dylan is the Business Manager of the group, hailing from the rolling foothills and sweeping vistas of Rhode Island. He enjoys long walks off of short piers, video games and supposedly dead languages. Dylan still doesn't know where he is, what he's doing with his life, or why a group of squids isn't called a squad, but ultimately he hopes to gain an exciting career in the fast-paced and highly lucrative fields of classics and the humanities. Interested in booking the Harmonics? Email Dylan at email@example.com!
Kaylee, aspiring environmental engineer and elephant lover, is so pumped to be returning as this year’s Music Director. When she's not singing or taking cat naps to catch up on sleep, she enjoys baking vegan cookies, eating sodium-laden Top Ramen, and making that perfect cup of coffee at the end of a long day. If you’re good at puns she probably loves you, but chances are you’re irrelephant otherwise! For group matters, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zack is this year's Financial Officer and self-proclaimed syllable scrutinizer. During the rare moments when he is not singing, you may find Zack playing board games until his fingers get numb or drawing comic strips that he thinks are actually quite clever. His love of a cappella music is second only to his passion for styling his hair into the perfect “swoosh.”
Originally from California, our Performance Director Río moved at a young age to Colorado in order to train to become a Pokémon master. Unfortunately, he was unable to find any Pokémon to train and ended up returning to California in order to attend Stanford University so that he could get a real job. Nowadays, Río pursues a cappella with the Stanford Harmonics as a bass, lower bass, and lowest bass due to his voice's ability to drop like the temperature on the mountains he explored. Besides singing, he also enjoys playing soccer, skiing, running, playing flute, swimming, talking in funny accents, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.
Hailing from sunny San Diego, Elena loves to read on the beach, travel to far away lands, and consume copious amounts of Mexican food. She’s excited to join the Harmonics as a mezzo soprano and to add a cappella to her list of activities that compete with her ideal sleep schedule. When she’s not actively pursing a route to vampirism (no sleep needed) she’s probably cramming for chemistry exams like a good prospective human biology major or obsessively Pinterest-ing.
Kelly, a Virginian who is thoroughly enjoying the California weather, is a freshman interested in biomechanical engineering, sustainability, aerospace, and a bunch of other nerdy stuff. Coming from a musical theatre and acting background, she is ecstatic to be joining her first a cappella group as an alto. Kelly loves discussing all things Harry Potter, watching Jeopardy and football, playing with her cat and dog, and accompanying herself with the ukulele, guitar, or piano.
Paritosh "PK" Kanoria
PK is the guy who’ll get the most competitive during game night, ask the deepest questions to people he just met, and spend the most time decorating his room. He juggles between Economics, Creative Writing and Art History classes, and has no clue how to code anything at all. Hit up PK if you want to talk about good music, good literature or culture and ethnicity – you’d probably catch him singing at the piano, writing about being international in America, or dreaming about playing cricket.
A composer and rusty violinist from San Mateo, CA, Jane continues to emit high frequencies at extreme volume levels as a soprano and new member of The Harmonics. Jane is an undeclared freshman who delights in lexical ambiguity and de-lights in turning off lamps and blowing out candles. Her other loves include dance, mathematical proofs, winged mammals, and painting tiny designs on her fingernails.
Annie is a freshman hailing from Hong Kong who spends her free time designing tattoos, playing the only piano song she knows repeatedly, and explaining the origins of her seemingly unidentifiable accent. She hopes to learn more about performance this year as an alto with the Harmonics while studying human rights law and psychology. Her two life missions are to memorize all of Eminem’s song lyrics and to pet every single dog in existence.
Coming to you all the way from Los Angeles, Joss is a classic Hollywood boy. A former "child actor" with big dreams and astounding naïveté, he hopes to use his various miscellaneous music and foreign-language skills to become an international singer-songwriter/composer. He is never far from friends or food (or profound existential crises). Ever the archetypal tenor, Joss is simultaneously overconfident and insecure - but mostly just excited to be joining the Harmz family!
A sophomore and San Francisco native with a love for riddles, board games, and red pandas, Benjamin sings baritone and is psyched for another year with the Harmonics. A tentative Computer Science major with a fascination for AI, Benjamin spends all his time coding, except for the times when he’s reading the Onion, doing debate, playing Settlers of Catan, baking (eating) cookies, or singing. He also believes firmly that Dance Dance Revolution should be the national sport and that the world would be at peace if there were more puppies.
Elijah is a freshman and SoCal native. He falls somewhere between Ravenclaw and Slytherin, and has been clinically proven to generate anxiety at levels that defy the first law of thermodynamics—scientists are still attempting to harness this unprecedented well of ennui as a renewable energy source. He is interested in languages (currently studying Hebrew and Mandarin), linguistics, and AI. He can often be seen in the library, his dorm room, or outside when the moon is high and the mighty Sagittarius grasps the light of Mars. To find him, follow the sounds of sonorous bass under dry California starlight.
When not producing whatever syllables a cappella basses actually sing, Joe loves to prototype ideas, explore philosophy, and quench his thirst for speed. Although he someday hopes to combine all three with a focus on renewable energy and nano-catalyst enabled decarbonization, for the present he reconciles himself to the interdisciplinary major of "undeclared." After a previous life spent performing violoncello in Colorado, Joe is excited to join Harmonics and take things up a notch.
Bianca is a freshman from St. Louis who plans on studying Biomedical Engineering, French, and Tagalog. In her free time she enjoys playing guitar, jazz piano, volleyball, decorating, and crafting terribly wonderful puns. She is currently trying to learn how to bake, do a headstand, and master the art of juggling. After becoming a part of the Harmonics as a soprano, she realized just how much she loves singing with a group and is super pumped to make amazing music this year!
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