Class of 2017

Caroline Caroline Griffin

Soprano

Caroline attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia Performing Arts High School where she studied classical music and developed her passion for singing. Caroline is in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology so she likes plants and cells or something? When not pouring chemicals on plants to see what happens, Caroline competes in equestrian sports. She has also been training as a horse-whisperer for 12 years.

deirdre Deirdre Ely

Alto

From the United Kingdom, Deirdre Merle Ely is a soprano as strong as her favorite tea (builder’s brew). Deirdre spent summer 2013 sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to come to Princeton. Deirdre regularly consumes steak and chocolate – but not together unless there’s money involved. She is in the Woodrow Wilson School with certificates in American Studies, Art History, and Ethics and Public Values, but isn’t sure if any of that is relevant to this bio.

chanyoung Chanyoung Park

Alto

Even though she’s originally from South Korea, she spent the last four years at the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ, only 24 minutes away, making her, in fact, a NJ local! Chanyoung loves Korea and has relatives on both the North and South sides of the border. When she’s not visiting North Korea, Chanyoung can be found watching the sun set over the graduate college, cutting her hair in new and stylish ways, or filming documentaries.

keelan Keelan Smithers

Tenor

Keelan desperately wants to know why “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake isn’t still playing on the radio because for an entire summer he made friends exclusively by belting that song every time it came on. He holds firm to a number of beliefs: there is never a situation where making a ridiculous face doesn’t improve things dramatically, second verses are ALWAYS better, and no matter how tall you are…you’re not that tall. Almost a year removed from the event, he still brags about that one time he yelled so loud for so long that he convinced his roommate the fire alarm was going off from a different part of the building.

andy Andrew Hunt

Bass

An Oregon boy with stylish rotations of sweaters that he collected from dumpsters in Portland, Andrew is thrilled to have joined the R20 family. His sassy, perpetually rosy cheeks are the sources of his dynamic Bass vocal and are also a mood-indicator of his soul. He encountered real “dishes,” or cuisines for the first time when he came to Princeton, as he grew up eating cereal (his favorite “food”) and everything from Costco. Whenever he gets lonely, Andy reminisces over the day of his first kiss, which was on the cross country bus with a girl named Nicole. Currently, you can find Andy behind the bars of Wilson and if you’re lucky, he might let you touch one of his sweaters for a few minutes.

Class of 2018

izzy Izzy O’Connell

Soprano

Izzy is a cheerful and entertaining girl from Connecticut. Raised on a small farm, she received ninja training at a young age and became a certified master at the age of 8. Each day Izzy orders around eight much larger men as a coxswain for the Princeton crew team. She is a top-notch student and athlete in addition to being musically-talented and is definitely THE friend to have. CAUTION: If you are a slow walker, beware of O’Connell.

becca Becca Singer, Music Director

Alto

Becca Singer is undoubtedly the most aptly named member of the group. She hails from the Northern chill of Toronto where she honed her rowing skills, making her a powerful force on Lake Carnegie where she leaves the competition in her wake. Becca has a quick wit and she is sure to brighten your day with her big smile and bright laugh. Oh, and if you’re ever in need of tea, Becca’s got your back!

kevin Kevin McElwee, President

Tenor

Kevin McElwee (MAC-el-wee) is a New Jersey native who calls the Jersey Shore “home”. He is a Physics major who spent the summer before freshman year working at his parents’ golf range. Currently experimenting with facial hair, Kevin has been meticulously grooming a goatee since just before arriving at Princeton. In his free time, he follows two TV shows: ABC’s Modern Family and a drama about the Manhattan Project. Kevin loves to sing; he is a tender tenor enjoying private lessons, singing in Glee Club, and, of course, being a part of the R20 family. A perfect fit indeed!

galen mayhew Galen Mayhew

Bass

Hailing from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, you can hear Galen Mayhew filling out R20’s bass section. Your best friend during any kind of apocalypse, Galen’s hobbies include building a root cellar in his backyard and carving longbows in his spare time. Trying to use his years at Princeton the best he can, Galen hopes to write a novel and learn as much as he can about the Middle Ages. If you’re looking for an interesting conversation, he’s the guy to talk to!

Class of 2019

daniel granberg Daniel Granberg, Business Manager

Tenor

Daniel is a member of the class of 2019. He is from Colorado Springs, Arizona. Daniel’s hobbies, besides R20, include dancing, surfing, and hiking. He’s hiked the Appalachian trail three times! Daniel is also a member of Glee club and Chapel Choir. His birthday is in July and he has no pets. Daniel is the wannabe beatboxer of the group. When he isn’t layin down the beatz alone in his bedroom, he generally sings tenor. He is planning to major in either Astrophysics or History with a certificate in Near Eastern Studies.

He can be reached for business at granberg@princeton.edu

galen Sam Duffey

Bass

Hailing from the far away land of Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, Sam is a dashing young man, as well a sensible human being who chooses to drink Coke over Pepsi. Also a member of Glee Club, Contrapunctus, and Chapel Choir, he’s probably decent at singing. Sam plans to major in Economics, though his passions include running and eating “honestly any type of bread.” He has a pet cat and a pet dog, but to the surprise of many, he also has two eyes and a mouth (status of nose and consequent identity as Voldemort unconfirmed).

andrew ge Andrew Ge

Bass

Andrew, second of his name in the R20 bass dynasty, hails from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, but has lived in six states. He is a lover of cats, and the number of states he has lived in could only be surpassed by the number of cat shirts he owns (seven). When he’s not challenging the elder Andrew’s throne with his jaw dropping bass notes, he likes to shoot things with the archery club, chill with his cat Muffin, or kill it on the DDR machine. His parents and grandparents were all doctors, and his sister is in med school, so it’s pretty obvious that he is determined to be… an engineer, and a master marksman.

andy zhang  Andy Zhang

Tenor

Andy’s name starts with A and ends with –ndy. He is a New Yorker with an effortlessly impeccable sense of style. Every morning he climbs out of bed and fashionable clothing is magnetically attracted to him. Unfortunately, he lives in Forbes, so no one has ever made the walk over to observe this daily miracle. Andy is in Glee Club and is also a brother in Sigma Chi, proudly serving as evidence that Princeton does in fact have fraternities (it’s true!). After considering ORFE for a while, he realized that he had to follow R20 BSE tradition and became a COS major instead.

 

 

Class of 2020

galen Jenny Xin

Soprano

All the way from Palo Alto, CA, Jenny is Roaring 20’s newest soprano. She plans to major either in Neuroscience or the Woodrow Wilson School, and her hobbies include ice skating and stress eating (welcome to college, Jenny). Over the summer, Jenny researched the a cappella scene at Princeton and fell in love with R20 before even arriving on campus. During the Prerade, Jenny tripped while walking through Fitz-Randolph Gates; what could this possibly mean about her Princeton career?

galen Eunice Kim

Alto

Eunice hails from Queens, New York City, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School (pronounced STY-ve-sent, not Stew-ee-ve-SAHN), where she cultivated her love for singing. She plans to major in architecture, but thinks that the architecture building is a giant disgrace to the entire department. A self-described lowkey FOB, Eunice loves to hum along to k-pop in her dulcet alto tones, wear Birkenstocks, and talk about going to the gym. She can be found not going to the gym, screeching along to karaoke in the worst possible octaves, playing ultimate frisbee, or taking a nap facedown on the common room carpet in her roommate’s throw.

galen Michael Stambler

Bass

A first-generation American citizen from West Hartford, CT, Michael’s family roots are in Russia. Michael is a swimmer and a tennis player, which means he easily brings up the average level of athleticism in R20. He also plays the trombone, and is planning to major in Operations Research & Financial Engineering (ORFE). Michael is having a great time being part of a group of “amazing singers and even better people” (thanks, Michael, you’re not so bad yourself).

ishy anthapur Ishy Anthapur

Soprano

Ishy hails from the Western lands of San Jose, California. She loves every department at Princeton so much that she is majoring in everything. A master of sarcasm, Ishy brightens up every conversation with a clever remark and a fake but tasteful laugh. When not at Princeton, she’s always on the lookout for a new museum, a connoisseur of the finest wines and exhibits in the world.