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!
Alex "Sink" Cha
Now that he's president you're legally not allowed to ask him about his nickname.
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
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.
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.
Sesha "Se$ha" Kammula
"Her special talent: expressing discomfort." -Michelle Florentine
"Very awkward." - Greg Manz
"Love her so much!!!!" - Mitch Laski, internally
Janie "Scout" Walter
Janie's just happy to be here :)
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
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.
Quinn "tissential" Theobald
Quinn likes acting, writing, and singing. Almost as much as he likes bananas.
Rory "Landslide" Williams
There are myths... there are legends... and then there’s Rory.
Anna "Overwhelmed" Siegel
Anna has a plethora of nicknames inspired by Dr. Seuss books, none of which will be shared because they overwhelm her.