Upcoming Events

21
APR

Brave the Elements XXVIII: Acalympics

The Key Elements Co-Ed A Cappella is proud to present Brave the Elements XXVIII!
29
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!
30
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!
31
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!

Want to book a private gig?

Despite being extremely active in performances within the Cornell community, The Key Elements are also happy to perform at outside venues, 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.

Get to know some of the Elements below!
Tenor

Jonathan "Jonji" Mendez

Jonji enjoys the thrill of fighting through daily hardships such as not listening to music every waking second of the day. His passions include bandanas, learning about the weaknesses of others, and the art of sexual poetry.
Soprano

Clara "El Tanque" Eizayaga

Clara is a 4th year in the Cornell School of Architecture. Her unusual and unpredictable passions include notebooks, the color black, and the Washington Dulles Airport.
Alto

Emma " ̶M̶I̶A̶" Eaton

We found Emma! She returned from her semester abroad and we welcomed her back as our new president. We thought that was a good idea. Now we're not so sure. Anyone know how much a ticket back to India costs?
Tenor

Brendan "Marlin" Coyle

Brendan enjoys long talks about movies while watching the eyes of his peers glaze over. Those who attend Brendan's comedy shows rave: "Yeah, I mean, he's funnier on stage at least!"
Alto

Amanda "Squirrel" Mikesell

Its been said "A blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while". Amanda is not blind, and as a result, considers herself to be quite well off.
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
Alto

Yabe "YaBae" Abebe

Yabe is a second year Urban and Regional Studies student. She is currently enveloped in a research paper exploring exactly what that even means. She knows it has something to do with maps. Yabe loves maps.
Soprano

Coco "Coco" Heitman

Co co coco coco, co coco cococo co cocococo co. Co coco co coco co, co coco co. Co coco cococo coCo cocococ co coco coco. Co cococo co coco, coco co co coco cococo. Co coco!
Baritone

Alex "Sink" Cha

Don't ask about Alex's nickname. Just don't.
Alto

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
Tenor

Jeremy "Not Another One" Coyle

Jetzt das Kinderlied:
„Drah di net um, oh oh oh
Schau, schau, der Kommissar geht um! Oh oh oh
Er hat die Kraft und wir sind klein und dumm
Dieser Frust macht uns stumm“
Baritone

Jay "Scout" Walter

Jay'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

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Contact

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