Upcoming Events

Auditions

28
JAN

Auditions: Day 1

Want to become the next Key Element? Now's your chance! We encourage everyone to audition, regardless of experience. Please come prepared with a short contemporary solo (verse and chorus) that shows off your voice, and we'll help you through the rest. Audition week is one of our favorite times of the year and we can't wait to see what you have prepared for us!
29
JAN

Auditions: Day 2

Want to become the next Key Element? Now's your chance! We encourage everyone to audition, regardless of experience. Please come prepared with a short contemporary solo (verse and chorus) that shows off your voice, and we'll help you through the rest. Audition week is one of our favorite times of the year and we can't wait to see what you have prepared for us!
30
JAN

Auditions: Day 3

Want to become the next Key Element? Now's your chance! We encourage everyone to audition, regardless of experience. Please come prepared with a short contemporary solo (verse and chorus) that shows off your voice, and we'll help you through the rest. Audition week is one of our favorite times of the year and we can't wait to see what you have prepared for us!
31
JAN

Auditions: Day 4

Want to become the next Key Element? Now's your chance! We encourage everyone to audition, regardless of experience. Please come prepared with a short contemporary solo (verse and chorus) that shows off your voice, and we'll help you through the rest. Audition week is one of our favorite times of the year and we can't wait to see what you have prepared for us!

Want to book a private gig?

 The Key Elements are always happy to perform at venues or events outside of the Cornell community, especially in Ithaca and the surrounding area!

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Music

Catalyst (2015)

Elementropy (2010)

Proverbial Top (2005)

Prior Restraint (2000)

About

Known as Cornell's most electrifying a cappella group, the Key Elements are like no other group on campus. Unconventional? Check. Innovative? Check. Always pushing the envelope? That's a given.
We sing everything from rock classics to alternative jams to the latest hits. We put on concerts twice a year, Rocktoberfest in the fall and Brave the Elements in the spring, and try to do a tour and a retreat once a year. Our focus is on making good music and having fun doing it!

Get to know some of the Elements below!
President

Alex "Sink" Cha

Now that he's president you're legally not allowed to ask him about his nickname.
M.D.

Ann "Mom Child" Zhao

"Ann has perfect pitch, God bless Ann." - Amanda Mikesell, 2017
"...And she's not annoying about it." - Emma Eaton, 2017
"...Most of the time" - Ann Zhao, 2017
Alto

Izumi "Zoom Zoom" Matsuda

When Izumi was young, she created names, passport photos, and interpersonal drama for all 105 of her stuffed animals. Nowaday's she enjoys making music, playing frisbee, and being both indoors as well as outdoors.
Soprano

Michelle "Carfax" Carfagno

If you can't find Michelle when she's singing, you probably won't find her at all. Her passions in life include talking loudly, salmon, and building meaningful relationships with fruit flies.
Alto

Sesha "Se$ha" Kammula

"Her special talent: expressing discomfort." -Michelle Florentine
"Very awkward." - Greg Manz
"Love her so much!!!!" - Mitch Laski, internally
Bass

Janie "Scout" Walter

Janie's just happy to be here :)
Tenor

Aarik "___" Ibanez

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

Claire "Ope!" Song

Instead of spending hours trying to come up with a bio that represents all of her many interests, Claire decided to listen to some Chopin and go to bed. She highly suggests you do the same.
Bass

Quinn "tissential" Theobald

Quinn likes acting, writing, and singing. Almost as much as he likes bananas.
Tenor

Rory "Landslide" Williams

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

Anna "Overwhelmed" Siegel

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

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Contact

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!