Aaron Hernandez

Active: Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Voice Part: Tenor

Favorite Memory: "Rehearsal time in general. We fought and screamed but still managed to make magic happen on stage and love each other that much more because of it."

Adam Hammer- "Meow Mix"

Active: Spring 2014 - Spring 2017

Voice Part: Bass/Vocal Percussion

Favorite Memory: "Well dang, I have to think of a favorite memory? I'd say the entire ICCA experience when we were at Somerville in 2016. It was my favorite set by far, the group had so much energy, and we all felt extremely happy and content with our performance! I also won the Perc-Off, so I guess that was cool?"

Alex Wilson - "Darth Stewart"

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Active: Fall 2017 - Fall 2019

Voice Part: Bass
 

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Alexia Lamb - "Mother Nature"

Active: Fall 2014 - Spring 2017

Voice Part: Alto
 

Favorite Memory: "S'tuned Olympics absurdity"

Anisa Hotaling- "Rock Em Sock Em RB"

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Active: Fall 2016- Spring 2020

Voice part: Soprano

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Ashlyn Barnes- "Wish you were here"

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Austin Antle - "Aca-Dad"

Active: Fall 2013 - Fall 2017

Voice Part: Bass/Vocal Percussion

Favorite Memory: "I'd have to say my favorite memory of Stay Tuned was planning the group's first invitational and sitting down the night before to talk about our favorite songs, and how excited we were to put on our first invitational as a the new group on campus."

Bri Jessmore - "Darling"

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Active: Fall 2015 - Spring 2019

Voice Part: Soprano
 

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Brian Sweeney - "Da Sween"

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2015

Voice Part: Bass

Favorite Memory: "The most memorable moment for me will always be the closing of our first ICCA set in 2013. To put together such an incredible show in such a short amount of time is something remarkable, and for me, it was only a preview of what the group was capable of doing. The response from the crowd was unbelievable, and it was then that I realized I was a part of something very special – a family that can come together despite the circumstances to create truly inspiring music." 

Caitlyn Hungerford - "S.M. Jones"

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2016

Voice Part: Soprano

Favorite Memory: "Getting a standing ovation at our first ever ICCA Quarterfinals (only a few months after Stay Tuned formed)!"

Catherine Weston - "Budgie" / "Defreetsville" / "The Shep"

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2016

Voice Part: Alto

Favorite Memory: "There are so many memories with Stay Tuned that it's hard to pick a favorite. One that sticks out was right before our second invitational when former member Jack McKenna presented everyone in the group with small orange ribbons to wear during the show to show support for Multiple Sclerosis since I had been diagnosed a few months before."

Cory Hecht

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Voice Part: Bass/Vocal Percussion

Favorite Memory: "Every moment with Stay Tuned was special and memorable, but two of the best memories were right after the last chord of Defying Gravity at the ICCAs, and the time that Stay Tuned threw a birthday party for me in the Knowles North basement. I still have all of the silly gifts, and the tiara."

Dakota Newark - "Spotted"

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Active: Fall 2017 - Spring 2019

 

Voice Part: Alto

 

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Derek Sager - "Derlick" / "Doof-Doof"

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2016

Voice Part: Tenor/Vocal Percussion

 

Favorite Memory: "Definitely a tie between my first and my last ICCA Quarterfinals. The first time, we didn't expect anything. We were surprised we even got accepted in the first place. But between getting a standing ovation and placing 4th, it was such an amazing experience. My last ICCA, I felt like there were days where the group was working against me. But when Mike and I received the score sheet and saw we placed 4th, it made me feel like a proud parent. This is something that I really helped lead this group to do and it felt incredible hearing everyone literally scream bloody murder about getting 4th place. This group will always be my family and I'm so happy to have spent 4 amazing years with them."

Elisia Ivey- "Nunya"

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Elizabeth Stargiotti - "Liz" / "Cozy" / "Coozie"

Active: Fall 2015 - Fall 2017

Voice Part: Alto
 

Favorite Memory: "My first ICCA, when we drove to Boston, hung out at Quincy Market, came in 4th, and then hung out in a hotel room until we fell asleep. I really bonded with people who are now some of my closest friends on that trip, and I wouldn't change a thing about it!"

Emily Brodtman

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Voice Part: Alto

Favorite Memory: "I have never felt a closer bond with a group than the moment 'Defying Gravity' ended and we were left on stage with a standing ovation. That was the moment Stay Tuned was really founded and I love and respect every person I shared a stage with that night; you're all so talented and I can't wait to see where you find yourself in the future!"

Emily Wright - "Alfredo"

Active: Fall 2017 - Fall 2018

Voice Part: Alto

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Jack McKenna - "Diva" / "Judy"

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2015

Voice Part: Tenor

Favorite Memory: "My favorite memory is the one that led to my ultimate nick name. I went into the audition room and had sung my piece. The group proceeded to ask me questions and then a moment like no other came to be. They had refered to this video that I had been watching on loop. It was the "I Don't Care" video of Judy Garland. I started to sing the tune and the group blew up in absolute amazement. Later that night I had gone to a concert and ran into Shaina and we both did not know what to do because obviously she could not tell me the results of the audition. She smiled, said hello, and sat down and we watched the concert. That little tune made me the Tune I am today ;) "

Jake Barrett- "Sister Spill"

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James Gillick - "Not So Raven"

Active: Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Voice Part: Bass

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Jeremy Reff - "Hokey" / "Pop Fly"

Active: Fall 2015 - Fall 2016

Voice Part: Tenor/Bass

Favorite Memory: "Right before my first Invi, we had been working incredibly hard and had done 10 new sings that semester. About 5 minutes before Invi we all gathered in a room and got into a circle. I was so confused at first to be honest, but I went along with it. In complete silence everyone grabbed each other's hands. One by one we felt a squeeze on the right hand and then squeezed our left. That was when I finally realized how much of a family this group is."

Joe DeMato-Garcia - "Jodi"

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Active: Fall 2015 - Spring 2019

Voice Part: Bass
 

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Joseph Janover - "LBJ"

Active: Fall 2015 - Fall 2018

Voice Part: Tenor/Vocal Percussion

Favorite Memory: "My favorite memories from Stay Tuned were the moments within rehearsals where we would be learning or singing through arrangements and we would all just bust out laughing over little mistakes in a section or markings that were purposely put in for humor. This led to inside jokes on occasions more than could be counted... the times of absolute joy and feeling of being wanted in a group of individuals in which you knew you were living in a time in your life in which you aren’t able to relive. Memories make up Stay Tuned. I’ll never forget my time in the group, and all it has taught me."

Josh Eichhorn - "#FreeJosh"

Active: Fall 2012 - Fall 2014

Voice Part: Bass
 

Favorite Memory: "It actually happened after I left. I got to watch Stay Tuned perform for the first time at ICCAs after I left. It was amazing to see all the work we put into the group pay off. They may not have placed in the competition, but the energy, talent, and dedication that I saw on that stage, even after I left, will stick with me"

Justin Sosbee - "The Cap"

Active: Fall 2014 - Spring 2016

Voice Part: Tenor/Vocal Percussion

 

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Justin Pannulo- "Mc 2 Coats'

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Katie Porter - "RIP"

Active: Fall 2015 - Spring 2017

Voice Part: Alto

Favorite Memory: "One of my favorite memories with Stay Tuned was traveling to Boston for the ICCA's. Getting to travel to another state for a few days, going sightseeing, and performing with my favorite people is one memory I won’t forget!"

Katya Lyubomirsky-"Schnocky"

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Kayleigh Junz - "Sunshine"

Active: Fall 2016 - Fall 2017

Voice Part: Soprano

Favorite Memory: "Probably when we performed 'Stacy's Mom' for the first time at the Pitches' invi! Everyone was so excited as soon as they figured out the song, and when we did the kazoo solo (which to me feels like the most 'Stay-Tuned' thing in our repertoire), everyone went wild, the energy was crazy and I was just having the time of my life with my musical family!"

Kellin Tasber- "Norton"

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Ken Chapman - "Funky Duck"

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Active: Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Voice Part: Tenor
 

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Kevin Utter - "F.T.A.S."

Active: Fall 2014 - Fall 2015

Voice Part: Bass/Vocal Percussion

 

Favorite Memory: "The opportunity to perform at my high school alma mater, with Stay Tuned was a wonderful time. Bringing all of my college friends to my home town and getting to share the experience with them was very fun."

Leigh Davis - "SSLJ"

Active: Fall 2013 - Spring 2017

Voice Part: Soprano

Favorite Memory: "I would probably have to say all the trips that we took were really special to me. Whether it was to ICCA or touring i always had the best time just hanging out with my friends and singing."

Linden Montague

Active: Fall 2012 - Fall 2013

Voice Part: Alto

Favorite Memory: "Ten minutes after our first ICCA performance in Boston, we were all crying and hugging each other because we did so amazing on stage. That will always remain as a special memory during my college experience."

Maggie Balles - "Swaggie"

Active: Fall 2016 - Spring 2018

Voice Part: Alto

Favorite Memory: "My favorite memory of Stay Tuned was the first time we performed Stacy’s Mom for an audience. When we got our kazoos out, the crowd went crazy and the energy on stage picked up immediately. It was so exciting to be a part of!"

Matt Bruno - "Heather"

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Active: Fall 2015 - Spring 2019

Voice Part: Tenor
 

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McKenna LaGarry

Active: Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Voice Part: Alto

Favorite Memory: "I think my favorite memory with Stay Tuned was after I left. I came back to sing as an alum and you guys were so welcoming, it made me feel like I never left...that is the best kind of feeling! And then later, Zoë bought an ice cream cake and Brian, Zoë, Josh, and I ate the whole thing. Then I had poutine. It was a magical day :) " 

Megan Combs - Jinkies

Active: Spring 2018

Voice Part: Soprano

Favorite Memory: "Anytime we performed was honestly a good time. But one rehearsal that was especially entertaining was probably when there was the bee in the room, and shoes were being thrown, and sorts of chaos 'til Zach killed it!"

Megan Griessmer- "Captain"

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Meghan Murphy - "*Chirp Chirp*"

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2016

Voice Part: Alto

Favorite Memory: "Stay Tuned was the sense of community and family, and the opportunity to get to know a group comprised of many different kinds of personalities."

Michael Janover - "Jannasaurus Rex" / "#LIVID"

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2016

Voice Part: Tenor/Vocal Percussion

Favorite Memory: "My favorite memory with Stay Tuned is nearly impossible to choose, but it would have to be the privilege of getting to know everyone more personally than I ever would just knowing them. Whether it be at a gathering or in the car on the way to a gig, the relationships that were developed, strengthened, and cherished will stay with me forever. These relationships and the emotional closeness we all share most certainly improved our family aspect as well as our performance and I couldn't thank my fellow singers enough for the opportunity to do what I did with them. Signing off for one last time, #LIVID"

Reed Chapman - "Shawty"

Active: Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 & Fall 2018

Voice Part: Tenor

Favorite Memory: "I would say that my favorite Tuned memory would have to be when Bri's (Jessimore) back literally hit the roof of Justin's (Sosebee) car during a road trip because we were flying through the mountains and got big air off of a hill to the point where we all floated for at least a second."

Samantha Day - "Mark Zuckerberg"

Active: Fall 2017 - Fall 2018

Voice Part: Soprano

Favorite Memory: "My favorite memory of Stay Tuned is a combination of all our bonding nights, parties, listening parties, etc., really just any time that we all got together and we would either be constantly laughing from all the jokes, eating delicious food together or just suddenly bursting out into song. Before joining this group I had never had such experiences before, and it’s definitely something I’ll always remember. The strong bond that everyone has in Stay Tuned makes everything we do such a great adventure together, and no matter what happens: 'If you had fun, then you won.'"

Samantha Szillus - "Sam" / "Shaboobadooba"

Active: Fall 2014 - Spring 2017

Voice Part: Alto

Favorite Memory: "It was my very first Stay Tuned rehearsal. I just got to college and I was still trying to find my niche and who I am as a person. I auditioned and immediately was encouraged to be my weird self, because they were all like me and happy to make me feel welcome. One of the very first things we did was go through Carry On My Wayward Son/More Than A Feeling. We did the usual process where we picked out every part, Mike and Brian made it so it wasn’t intimidating but encouraging. Then we sang through, and hearing everyone around me and how I fit into it? It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard, and I just couldn’t stop smiling knowing that I was a part of something like this. I knew then and there these people and this music would change my life and years later, I’m so grateful for just how much it did change my life. I wouldn’t trade my experience with Stay Tuned for the world."

Shaina Stroh - "Gilly" / "Gideon"

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2016

Voice Part: Soprano/Vocal Percussion

Favorite Memory: "My favorite memory is a tie between two. For an emotional memory, it was definitely, by far, our first ICCA Quarterfinal. The feeling of being on that stage was absolutely euphoric and I will definitely remember that feeling for the rest of my life. For a hilarious memory, it was definitely Stay Tuned 'Truth or Dare'. What happens in the suite, stays in the suite.​"

Summer Kelly - "Mtn. Air"

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2016

Voice Part: Soprano

Favorite Memory: "The first ICCA Quarterfinal that Stay Tuned performed in was the first moment that I realized I was truly part of something amazing <3"

Tiffany Smalls - "Crunk"

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2015

Voice Part: Alto

Favorite Memory: "There are so many. It would be a tie between coming together and bonding for ICCAs and just goofing around in general. ICCAs was an indescribable experience. I’ve never had a feeling quite like it, especially our very first time there. Nothing will beat that standing ovation after Defying Gravity, or being lucky enough to be singing a solo in Centuries, by my favorite band, in my last competition. Everything we did in this group was so much fun, even when it broke our hearts. We cared about each other, and looked out for one another. We were a family before anything else, and I think that's my favorite memory."

Tony Delousia - "8:22 AM?"

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Active: Fall 2017 - Spring 2019

 

Voice Part: Bass

 

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Tristan Lesso - "Blenderman"

Active: Spring 2014 - Spring 2015

Voice Part: Tenor

Favorite Memory: "When we competed in Troy for ICCAS we all just connected and had so much fun!"

Zach Balquin - "Starts With J"

Active: Spring 2017 - Spring 2018

Voice Part: Tenor

Favorite Memory: "I guess when I killed that fly."

Zoë Carpentieri - "Zoway"

Active: Fall 2012 - Spring 2016

Voice Part: Soprano

Favorite Memory: "It was the impossible night. We had been a group for only a month or two, and we were on the ICCA stage, competing with groups who had 20-year legacies and amazing financial support. We were 'straight out of the a cappella womb' and yet, we were there. The entire weekend was magical, but I'll never forget one moment. We started 'Defying Gravity', and one girl in the front row just started freaking out. As she went into the fetal position in her seat, I made eye contact with her and smiled. We went on to perform the piece, and I was lifted into the air, surrounded by my family. Then, at the end of our set, the audience started to stand up. The only standing ovation of the night; it was so magical and perfect. And we went on to make many more magical moments, and important milestones, and amazing accomplishments. These people are my family, and I'm so proud of them. I know this group will go on to do amazing things. Thank you for everything."

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