Spring 2021 Concert!

After another (sadly) virtual semester, we will be having a virtual concert to honor our Class of 2021 seniors:

Aarik Ibanez, Claire Song, Janie Walter, and Ann Zhao
Click this link to join us via Zoom on Wednesday, May 26th at 8pm EST. Can't wait to see you there!

Want to audition?

Spring 2021 virtual auditions are now live and will be held until 3/3 at 6PM! Want to be the next Key Element? This simple form is your ticket. We encourage all auditionees, regardless of experience. The videos below will introduce you to some of our members and take you through each step of your audition. Cannot wait to be blown away!

If you’re interested, we are hosting solo workshops! This is an opportunity to practice your solo with a Key Element and get some feedback before you submit your audition. Use the link below to choose your voice part and available week, then select a time that works for you and has another Key Element already signed up!

Schedule a Workshop



Founded in 1989, the Key Elements is an a cappella group with roots in rock and roll, and concert set lists which incorporate all genres. Recent concerts have included artists such as The Animals, Fleetwood Mac, Hozier, Kehlani, Rihanna, and Ariana Grande. The Key Elements are unparalleled in energy and musical range. Our diverse sound makes for exciting and edgy performances each semester, without fail.
Videos from concerts and tours can be found on our YouTube channel, and our most recent album/EP releases can be found on our Spotify (@TheKeyElements). Our unequivocal focus is making good music and loving those we make it with!

Get to know some of the Elements below!

Anna "Overwhelmed" Siegel

Anna has a plethora of nicknames inspired by Dr. Seuss books, none of which will be shared because they overwhelm her.
Vice President

Heather "Lab Mom" Smith

Heather loves hanging out and singing with everyone in the group. Nothing would make her happier than singing at date nights and hopefully one day singing in a concert. She also brings her dog she's training for Guiding Eyes for the Blind around everywhere!
Musical Director

Sara "Comedy Queen" Mills

Chav checkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Sean "Loves" Yu


Janie "Scout" Walter

Janie's just happy to be here :)

Claire "Kermit" Song

Nothing makes Claire happier than singing with the Key Elements. However, there are several close seconds, most of which are pastry-based.

Ann "Mom Child" Zhao

Work hard play hard, right? Except Ann’s not MD anymore so now it’s just play hard.

Aarik "___" Ibanez

Aarik is half Indian, half Colombian, and has been singing his whole life. He's a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. Oh, and his family has emus as pets... yup, emus as pets.

Rory "Landslide" Williams

There are myths... there are legends... and then there’s Rory.

Rachel "Mochi" Moon

Rachel thinks being shaped like a circle is a personality trait.

Rhea "Egg" Sinha

Rhea once competed on Jeopardy and hopes to one day achieve the same high by performing with her beloved Key Elements.

Jane "Jam" Lim

Bumbling her way through life. Overuses exclamation points in her emails. Working on it!

Jeff "Nandemic" Nan

Jeff is currently hibernating and will get back to you in 3-5 business days.

Helen "Melon" Yang

Part of the Lambily ❤️

Abby "The Freshman" Schulman

seeking more freshman. please join ke.


Want Cornell's most electrifying a cappella group to perform at your next event? Or maybe you just want to say hi? Either way, contact us with the information below!