Happy #MemberMonday! This week we truly have a special Pennharmonic. Not only is he humorous and charismatic, his heart and kindness speak volumes! This week we are featuring one of our fearless baritones… Jayce Coleman! Jayce hails from Doylestown, Pennsylvania and is a junior at Penn State. He is studying Materials Science and Engineering. Outside of The Pennharmonics, Jayce is involved with the Penn State Lion Ambassadors and also RebuildU. During the 2018 spring break, Jayce actually traveled to Honduras on a service trip to help build a road and work in an AIDS clinic. Jayce decided to attend Penn State because of the right mixture of family tradition, collegiate pride, and the innumerable opportunities available to students! Jayce decided to join The Pennharmonics for many reasons, he states, “I love music. The Pennharmonics had the right balance of passion for music and striving passion to improve its members as individual musicians and as a group.” Jayce’s favorite memory as a Pennharmonic was the spring tour following his freshman year at Penn State. He loves to sing “You Go Down Smooth.” This past summer Jayce was quite a busy guy! Jayce spent a large portion of his summer in Provence, France, studying wine culture and the French language. Additionally, Jayce spent some quality time with his family and friends. We are getting into the swing of things at Penn State and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead of making great music for all of you! Check back next week to see who our next #MemberMonday is!
Happy #MemberMonday! This week we truly have a special Pennharmonic. Not only is he humorous and charismatic, his heart and kindness speak volumes! This week we are featuring one of our fearless baritones… Jayce Coleman! Jayce hails from Doylestown, Pennsylvania and is a junior at Penn State. He is studying Materials Science and Engineering. Outside of The Pennharmonics, Jayce is involved with the Penn State Lion Ambassadors and also RebuildU. During the 2018 spring break, Jayce actually traveled to Honduras on a service trip to help build a road and work in an AIDS clinic. Jayce decided to attend Penn State because of the right mixture of family tradition, collegiate pride, and the innumerable opportunities available to students! Jayce decided to join The Pennharmonics for many reasons, he states, “I love music. The Pennharmonics had the right balance of passion for music and striving passion to improve its members as individual musicians and as a group.” Jayce’s favorite memory as a Pennharmonic was the spring tour following his freshman year at Penn State. He loves to sing “You Go Down Smooth.” This past summer Jayce was quite a busy guy! Jayce spent a large portion of his summer in Provence, France, studying wine culture and the French language. Additionally, Jayce spent some quality time with his family and friends. We are getting into the swing of things at Penn State and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead of making great music for all of you! Check back next week to see who our next #MemberMonday is!
This week our #MemberMonday is coming a day late because we have been so busy trying to find our new family members! Auditions began yesterday and will continue today from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Thomas Building! This week we are featuring our fearless and talented music director for the upcoming year… Tony Coffey! Tony is from Bethesda, Maryland. At Penn State, Tony is studying Risk Management, Economics, and Spanish. Tony has an interest in pursuing a career in real estate. Outside of the Pennharmonics, Tony is involved in the Penn State Statesmen a cappella group, Alpha Kappa Psi, the Penn State Real Estate Association, and the Penn State Economics Association. As you can tell, Tony is a busy bee on campus. Tony decided to attend Penn State because his grandparents are alumni of the University. “It’s kind of been a PSU longtime sell since I was about eight years old. As soon as I stepped on campus, I loved the community feel,” he stated. As a baritone in the group, Tony chose the Pennharmonics because he wanted to be surrounded by talented people, with a musical taste similar to his own. Tony has loved being introduced to new members of the group each year and his favorite song is “Guillotine.” This past summer, Tony interned at a real estate financial consultancy! We are excited for a great year ahead! Be sure to check us out this upcoming Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Family Clothesline as we perform before the first Penn State home football game!
This week our #MemberMonday is coming a day late because we have been so busy trying to find our new family members! Auditions began yesterday and will continue today from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Thomas Building! This week we are featuring our fearless and talented music director for the upcoming year… Tony Coffey! Tony is from Bethesda, Maryland. At Penn State, Tony is studying Risk Management, Economics, and Spanish. Tony has an interest in pursuing a career in real estate. Outside of the Pennharmonics, Tony is involved in the Penn State Statesmen a cappella group, Alpha Kappa Psi, the Penn State Real Estate Association, and the Penn State Economics Association. As you can tell, Tony is a busy bee on campus. Tony decided to attend Penn State because his grandparents are alumni of the University. “It’s kind of been a PSU longtime sell since I was about eight years old. As soon as I stepped on campus, I loved the community feel,” he stated. As a baritone in the group, Tony chose the Pennharmonics because he wanted to be surrounded by talented people, with a musical taste similar to his own. Tony has loved being introduced to new members of the group each year and his favorite song is “Guillotine.” This past summer, Tony interned at a real estate financial consultancy! We are excited for a great year ahead! Be sure to check us out this upcoming Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Family Clothesline as we perform before the first Penn State home football game!
It’s the first day of classes here in Happy Valley! We are so excited to be back and cannot wait to get started! This week we are featuring one of our favorite senior members. She is caring, hardworking, and passionate with a keen sense of humor....It is not only Natalie Crosson’s feature… it is also her twenty-first birthday! Natalie, a senior Health Policy and Administration major, is from Old Bridge, New Jersey. The Pennharmonics hand picked Natalie to become a family member in the spring of 2017 as a soprano. Outside of the Pennharmonics, Natalie has been heavily involved with THON, the world’s largest student-run philanthropy event. Natalie served as a public relations captain last year. Natalie decided to become a Nittany Lion because of the prestigious and unique major she wanted to pursue. Natalie auditioned for the Pennharmonics because of the cool and unique sound. She just loves the music selections! It is hard for Natalie to pick her favorite Pennharmonics’ memory because there are just too many to choose from. Her favorite Pennharmonics’ number is “Burning House.” This summer Natalie was working very hard to make some money before her big study abroad trip to Ireland this fall! We wish Natalie the very best and we cannot wait until she returns to us in the fall to end her senior year on a high note! Once again, happy birthday Natalie! We are so very lucky to have you! Your personality is like no other and we are so fortunate to have you in our group. Check back next week to see who the next #MemberMonday feature is!
It’s the first day of classes here in Happy Valley! We are so excited to be back and cannot wait to get started! This week we are featuring one of our favorite senior members. She is caring, hardworking, and passionate with a keen sense of humor....It is not only Natalie Crosson’s feature… it is also her twenty-first birthday! Natalie, a senior Health Policy and Administration major, is from Old Bridge, New Jersey. The Pennharmonics hand picked Natalie to become a family member in the spring of 2017 as a soprano. Outside of the Pennharmonics, Natalie has been heavily involved with THON, the world’s largest student-run philanthropy event. Natalie served as a public relations captain last year. Natalie decided to become a Nittany Lion because of the prestigious and unique major she wanted to pursue. Natalie auditioned for the Pennharmonics because of the cool and unique sound. She just loves the music selections! It is hard for Natalie to pick her favorite Pennharmonics’ memory because there are just too many to choose from. Her favorite Pennharmonics’ number is “Burning House.” This summer Natalie was working very hard to make some money before her big study abroad trip to Ireland this fall! We wish Natalie the very best and we cannot wait until she returns to us in the fall to end her senior year on a high note! Once again, happy birthday Natalie! We are so very lucky to have you! Your personality is like no other and we are so fortunate to have you in our group. Check back next week to see who the next #MemberMonday feature is!
Happy #MemberMonday! Our spotlight this week is none other than our determined, hardworking, and kind-hearted business manager, who can make anybody laugh and smile… Joe Shanley! Joe is from Upper Uwchlan Township, Pennsylvania, and he loves that he lives in Chester County. At Penn State, he is double majoring in Environmental Resource Management and Community, Environment and Development. Other than being involved in the Pennharmonics, Joe keeps himself very busy by participating in THON and EcoReps. As you can tell, Joe loves to give back to the world he lives in with his huge heart and outgoing personality. To say the least, the Pennharmonics are very lucky to have Joe! Joe decided that he wanted to attend Penn State because of the immense student body, where he could meet many new and different people. As a baritone in the group, Joe states, “Penns is a tightly-knit family, which I adore and need. Penns just seemed the most genuine and the most supportive out of all the a cappella groups at Penn State, which is why I chose them.” Joe’s favorite Pennharmonics’ memory was when the group sang at Philadelphia City Hall in 2017. “First of all, I love Philadelphia. Second of all - in what other situation would I have been able to just sing my heart out randomly in City Hall,” Joe states. Joe notes that he realized during this gig on the 2017 tour his true love for the group. Joe loves to sing “What You Don’t Do.” This summer Joe has been quite a busy person. He has been taking online classes, “trying to be healthy,” and volunteering his time doing environmental work in his community. Without Joe, many functions of the Pennharmonics would not be able to run smoothly. We truly rely on him for so much and are truly thankful for everything he does for the group. He really is a shining star in our eyes. One week from today, August 20th, we start classes for the fall 2018 semester! Don’t worry we will still have our #MemberMonday until everybody has been featured! Check back next week!
Happy #MemberMonday! Our spotlight this week is none other than our determined, hardworking, and kind-hearted business manager, who can make anybody laugh and smile… Joe Shanley! Joe is from Upper Uwchlan Township, Pennsylvania, and he loves that he lives in Chester County. At Penn State, he is double majoring in Environmental Resource Management and Community, Environment and Development. Other than being involved in the Pennharmonics, Joe keeps himself very busy by participating in THON and EcoReps. As you can tell, Joe loves to give back to the world he lives in with his huge heart and outgoing personality. To say the least, the Pennharmonics are very lucky to have Joe! Joe decided that he wanted to attend Penn State because of the immense student body, where he could meet many new and different people. As a baritone in the group, Joe states, “Penns is a tightly-knit family, which I adore and need. Penns just seemed the most genuine and the most supportive out of all the a cappella groups at Penn State, which is why I chose them.” Joe’s favorite Pennharmonics’ memory was when the group sang at Philadelphia City Hall in 2017. “First of all, I love Philadelphia. Second of all - in what other situation would I have been able to just sing my heart out randomly in City Hall,” Joe states. Joe notes that he realized during this gig on the 2017 tour his true love for the group. Joe loves to sing “What You Don’t Do.” This summer Joe has been quite a busy person. He has been taking online classes, “trying to be healthy,” and volunteering his time doing environmental work in his community. Without Joe, many functions of the Pennharmonics would not be able to run smoothly. We truly rely on him for so much and are truly thankful for everything he does for the group. He really is a shining star in our eyes. One week from today, August 20th, we start classes for the fall 2018 semester! Don’t worry we will still have our #MemberMonday until everybody has been featured! Check back next week!
Happy #MemberMonday! This week we are featuring one of our stunning seniors. Not only does our spotlighted member guide the Pennharmonics successfully into the future, she does so with such grace! Our sign language expert, musical theatre extraordinaire, jokester, and seemingly sassy spotlight, that is remarkably beautiful inside and out is… Gracie Campoli! Gracie is beginning her senior year this upcoming fall. Hailing from Glenside, PA, she is studying early childhood education and deafness and hearing studies at Penn State. In addition to being a Pennharmonic, Gracie walks backward giving tours in the Penn State Lion Ambassadors and belts out high notes with the Penn State Thespians. Gracie decided to attend Penn State for a few reasons. She was encouraged by the alumni connections the University offered, the vast school spirit, and the robust arts community Penn State has. A captivating soprano, Gracie hits the high notes in our music, but also in our hearts! Not to mention her arranging skills! Gracie arranged one of the Pennharmonics’ newest hits, “Worry.” Gracie makes the Pennharmonics, the Pennharmonics! She decided to choose the Pennharmonics after a discussion in a grocery store. “Before I transferred to Penn State, I was talking to someone I worked with at a grocery store who told me to audition for his brother’s a cappella group,” Gracie notes. “At the time, a cappella really did not seem like something I would be into. When I got to the involvement fair, I came upon the Penns and once I met them I knew that I only wanted to audition for them.” Gracie’s favorite Pennharmonics’ memories include recording singles and making the music video for “Spirit Cold!” Gracie admits, “I’ve always loved and respected the style of music we perform -- discovering underground and alternative music through our own repertoire has been fun and really rewarding.” Gracie’s favorite song is “Forgiven” from ‘The Penns EP.’ Gracie has been very busy this summer as she is working full time at a commercial real estate firm and taking three classes, all while preparing to study abroad in Siena, Italy this upcoming fall. Without Gracie, it is hard to imagine the Pennharmonics. It will be odd without our Gracie this fall, but we wish her the best as she studies abroad! She makes all of us very proud! Check back next week to see who our next #MemberMonday feature is!
Happy #MemberMonday! This week we are featuring one of our stunning seniors. Not only does our spotlighted member guide the Pennharmonics successfully into the future, she does so with such grace! Our sign language expert, musical theatre extraordinaire, jokester, and seemingly sassy spotlight, that is remarkably beautiful inside and out is… Gracie Campoli! Gracie is beginning her senior year this upcoming fall. Hailing from Glenside, PA, she is studying early childhood education and deafness and hearing studies at Penn State. In addition to being a Pennharmonic, Gracie walks backward giving tours in the Penn State Lion Ambassadors and belts out high notes with the Penn State Thespians. Gracie decided to attend Penn State for a few reasons. She was encouraged by the alumni connections the University offered, the vast school spirit, and the robust arts community Penn State has. A captivating soprano, Gracie hits the high notes in our music, but also in our hearts! Not to mention her arranging skills! Gracie arranged one of the Pennharmonics’ newest hits, “Worry.” Gracie makes the Pennharmonics, the Pennharmonics! She decided to choose the Pennharmonics after a discussion in a grocery store. “Before I transferred to Penn State, I was talking to someone I worked with at a grocery store who told me to audition for his brother’s a cappella group,” Gracie notes. “At the time, a cappella really did not seem like something I would be into. When I got to the involvement fair, I came upon the Penns and once I met them I knew that I only wanted to audition for them.” Gracie’s favorite Pennharmonics’ memories include recording singles and making the music video for “Spirit Cold!” Gracie admits, “I’ve always loved and respected the style of music we perform -- discovering underground and alternative music through our own repertoire has been fun and really rewarding.” Gracie’s favorite song is “Forgiven” from ‘The Penns EP.’ Gracie has been very busy this summer as she is working full time at a commercial real estate firm and taking three classes, all while preparing to study abroad in Siena, Italy this upcoming fall. Without Gracie, it is hard to imagine the Pennharmonics. It will be odd without our Gracie this fall, but we wish her the best as she studies abroad! She makes all of us very proud! Check back next week to see who our next #MemberMonday feature is!
It’s #MemberMonday! This week we are featuring our Public Relations Director and tenor vocalist… Connor Pardoe! Connor, born and raised in Williamsport, PA, is a rising junior at Penn State University. He is on a Pre-Law track studying Public Relations and Communication Arts and Sciences. “A myriad of words enter my mind when I think about the quintessential question, ‘Why Penn State?’ These words include opportunity, pride, tradition, diversity, happiness, prominence, respect, friendship, and many more. I am invariably proud to be a Penn State Nittany Lion now and forever more,” Connor states. Apart from his role as PR Director of the Pennharmonics, Connor submerges himself in many other well-respected student organizations. He serves as the Tour Director for the Penn State Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Corp., the Lion Ambassadors. Connor also is involved in the Penn State Performing Arts Council (PAC) as the Vice President of Community Relations. Aside from these organizations, you can often find Connor freelance writing, photographing, and working on PR for various professional organizations, all while drinking an absurd amount of coffee. Connor was not going to audition for any a cappella at Penn State until after an interview with Marissa Works, director of the Pennharmonics, regarding the Penns’ music video for “Spirit Cold." Connor covered the arts beat for a student journalism organization and was covering the Pennharmonics music video. This sparked his desire to become a part of the Pennharmonics’ family. “The rest is history, I made my forever friends instantly,” Connor expounds. Connor’s favorite Pennharmonics’ memories surround the spring 2018 tour with all of his best friends. He loves to jam out to “Feel It Still” with the gang. This summer Connor has been quite busy! He is completing a legal internship with a law firm and he is also serving as a summer law clerk to a judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Connor has been studying for the LSAT, performing legal research, providing legal writing services, and acquiring litigation skills, all while learning what it requires to be a successful attorney. Connor is one of the hardest-working, most dedicated and passionate members of Penns. Not to mention, one of the most selfless. No matter how much he has on his plate, he’s always checking in with each Pennharmonics member and boosting morale. We are so proud of all that he does and he holds a special place in each of our hearts! Thanks for checking out this week’s #MemberMonday! Who will be next? Check back next Monday!
It’s #MemberMonday! This week we are featuring our Public Relations Director and tenor vocalist… Connor Pardoe! Connor, born and raised in Williamsport, PA, is a rising junior at Penn State University. He is on a Pre-Law track studying Public Relations and Communication Arts and Sciences. “A myriad of words enter my mind when I think about the quintessential question, ‘Why Penn State?’ These words include opportunity, pride, tradition, diversity, happiness, prominence, respect, friendship, and many more. I am invariably proud to be a Penn State Nittany Lion now and forever more,” Connor states. Apart from his role as PR Director of the Pennharmonics, Connor submerges himself in many other well-respected student organizations. He serves as the Tour Director for the Penn State Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Corp., the Lion Ambassadors. Connor also is involved in the Penn State Performing Arts Council (PAC) as the Vice President of Community Relations. Aside from these organizations, you can often find Connor freelance writing, photographing, and working on PR for various professional organizations, all while drinking an absurd amount of coffee. Connor was not going to audition for any a cappella at Penn State until after an interview with Marissa Works, director of the Pennharmonics, regarding the Penns’ music video for “Spirit Cold." Connor covered the arts beat for a student journalism organization and was covering the Pennharmonics music video. This sparked his desire to become a part of the Pennharmonics’ family. “The rest is history, I made my forever friends instantly,” Connor expounds. Connor’s favorite Pennharmonics’ memories surround the spring 2018 tour with all of his best friends. He loves to jam out to “Feel It Still” with the gang. This summer Connor has been quite busy! He is completing a legal internship with a law firm and he is also serving as a summer law clerk to a judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Connor has been studying for the LSAT, performing legal research, providing legal writing services, and acquiring litigation skills, all while learning what it requires to be a successful attorney. Connor is one of the hardest-working, most dedicated and passionate members of Penns. Not to mention, one of the most selfless. No matter how much he has on his plate, he’s always checking in with each Pennharmonics member and boosting morale. We are so proud of all that he does and he holds a special place in each of our hearts! Thanks for checking out this week’s #MemberMonday! Who will be next? Check back next Monday!
Happy #MemberMonday! This week we are surely featuring a gem. Not only does she shine on stage, her invariable smile, laugh, love, and caring personality for everybody she stumbles upon brightens the lives of everybody surrounding her. This week we feature, our one and only… Maggie Zambanini! Born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Maggie is a rising sophomore at Penn State studying Animal Science, on a Pre-Veterinary track. Outside of the Pennharmonics, Maggie illustrates her profound love for animals in Project Paws, while unceasingly appreciating her Italian roots in the Penn State Italian Club. Maggie chose to attend Penn State because she realized, after graduating with only 60 peers from her high school, that she wanted something bigger. “I knew I wanted to find something closer to home that was big and unique, but comforting. Penn State has the size, diversity and inclusive atmosphere that perfectly fits my ideal college atmosphere,” she expresses. Maggie melodiously serenades everybody by singing alto in the Pennharmonics; however, her adaptable voice also belts out the highest of notes whenever needed. One can often find Maggie unwittingly harmonizing with any music she hears, whether it's walking through downtown State College or jamming out with her friends on the HUB lawn. When it came time to decide which a cappella group Maggie was going to join last fall semester it was not a challenging decision at all, Maggie is a Pennharmonics’ legacy. “My sister, brother, and brother-in-law were all in the group. I was able to see just how much better, more fun, and unbelievable the Pennharmonics were from all the other groups,” Maggie states. Maggie loves singing “You Go Down Smooth,” especially at Family Clothesline in downtown State College on football weekends in the fall. Maggie has had quite the busy summer. She has been working at Shake Shack, an ice cream shop, and the Yak Shack, a boat rental, and camping store. In the mid-June, Maggie traveled to Nassau, Bahamas, on a mission trip to serve Haitian refugees. During July, Maggie has made two trips down to North Carolina to spend some much needed time with family and friends. Maggie deliberately notes to Kirin, one of our fellow members, that she has been taking many trips to see her sister, in Pennsylvania’s most beautiful city, also known as the city of champions, Pittsburgh. It is hard to put into words the amount of love and admiration the Pennharmonics have for Maggie. She truly has a radiating sparkle to her. We would be at a severe loss without her musical talents and her immense congeniality. Who will be the next #MemberMonday? Check back next Monday!
Happy #MemberMonday! This week we are surely featuring a gem. Not only does she shine on stage, her invariable smile, laugh, love, and caring personality for everybody she stumbles upon brightens the lives of everybody surrounding her. This week we feature, our one and only… Maggie Zambanini! Born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Maggie is a rising sophomore at Penn State studying Animal Science, on a Pre-Veterinary track. Outside of the Pennharmonics, Maggie illustrates her profound love for animals in Project Paws, while unceasingly appreciating her Italian roots in the Penn State Italian Club. Maggie chose to attend Penn State because she realized, after graduating with only 60 peers from her high school, that she wanted something bigger. “I knew I wanted to find something closer to home that was big and unique, but comforting. Penn State has the size, diversity and inclusive atmosphere that perfectly fits my ideal college atmosphere,” she expresses. Maggie melodiously serenades everybody by singing alto in the Pennharmonics; however, her adaptable voice also belts out the highest of notes whenever needed. One can often find Maggie unwittingly harmonizing with any music she hears, whether it's walking through downtown State College or jamming out with her friends on the HUB lawn. When it came time to decide which a cappella group Maggie was going to join last fall semester it was not a challenging decision at all, Maggie is a Pennharmonics’ legacy. “My sister, brother, and brother-in-law were all in the group. I was able to see just how much better, more fun, and unbelievable the Pennharmonics were from all the other groups,” Maggie states. Maggie loves singing “You Go Down Smooth,” especially at Family Clothesline in downtown State College on football weekends in the fall. Maggie has had quite the busy summer. She has been working at Shake Shack, an ice cream shop, and the Yak Shack, a boat rental, and camping store. In the mid-June, Maggie traveled to Nassau, Bahamas, on a mission trip to serve Haitian refugees. During July, Maggie has made two trips down to North Carolina to spend some much needed time with family and friends. Maggie deliberately notes to Kirin, one of our fellow members, that she has been taking many trips to see her sister, in Pennsylvania’s most beautiful city, also known as the city of champions, Pittsburgh. It is hard to put into words the amount of love and admiration the Pennharmonics have for Maggie. She truly has a radiating sparkle to her. We would be at a severe loss without her musical talents and her immense congeniality. Who will be the next #MemberMonday? Check back next Monday!
We are about a month away from the start of the Fall semester at Penn State! August 20th cannot come quick enough! Exciting plans are taking root for the Pennharmonics this upcoming semester. Before those plans come to fruition, we cannot forget to feature our favorite businessman, jokester, and “running late to rehearsal because of an exam” man… John Zachariah! John Zachariah, better known to the Pennharmonics as Kirin, is from Berwyn, Pennsylvania. He is the quintessential, “I’m from outside of Philly,” type of guy. Especially when all the Pennharmonics hear, while in the presence of Kirin, is “Skgo Birds!” At Penn State, Kirin is enrolled in the MAcc program, majoring in finance and accounting, while pursuing a minor in economics.. As you can tell, Kirin has quite a brain! Outside of the Pennharmonics, Kirin is involved with Alpha Kappa Psi, a business fraternity, and The Penn State Statesmen! “I chose to attend Penn State University because I liked the idea of going to a school with a large alumni network, a diverse student body, and significant school pride,” Kirin admits. Kirin decided to audition for the Pennharmonics as a tenor because he was talking to members of the group when he was a freshman and he immediately felt like he was a part of their family. He states, “That is exactly what I was looking for in an organization that I chose to join. Family is everything.” Our family certainly would not be the same without our dear Kirin. Kirin’s favorite Pennharmonics memory is the first fall 2015 concert he was involved in, which took place in the Flex Theatre in the HUB. His favorite tune to sing with the group is “In Your Atmosphere,” which John Mayer originally performed. This summer, Kirin has been a busy guy! He has visited London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland and he is now interning at Verlon, a management consulting company in Philadelphia. He is specifically working on financial valuations and acquisition within the healthcare industry. Kirin, sometimes known in our group as “Prince Kirin” or “Prince Kir-Kir,” puts a smile on everybody’s face. Without his humor, smile, and especially his voice, the Pennharmonics would be at a loss. Check back next week to see who our next #MemberMonday spotlight will be!
We are about a month away from the start of the Fall semester at Penn State! August 20th cannot come quick enough! Exciting plans are taking root for the Pennharmonics this upcoming semester. Before those plans come to fruition, we cannot forget to feature our favorite businessman, jokester, and “running late to rehearsal because of an exam” man… John Zachariah! John Zachariah, better known to the Pennharmonics as Kirin, is from Berwyn, Pennsylvania. He is the quintessential, “I’m from outside of Philly,” type of guy. Especially when all the Pennharmonics hear, while in the presence of Kirin, is “Skgo Birds!” At Penn State, Kirin is enrolled in the MAcc program, majoring in finance and accounting, while pursuing a minor in economics.. As you can tell, Kirin has quite a brain! Outside of the Pennharmonics, Kirin is involved with Alpha Kappa Psi, a business fraternity, and The Penn State Statesmen! “I chose to attend Penn State University because I liked the idea of going to a school with a large alumni network, a diverse student body, and significant school pride,” Kirin admits. Kirin decided to audition for the Pennharmonics as a tenor because he was talking to members of the group when he was a freshman and he immediately felt like he was a part of their family. He states, “That is exactly what I was looking for in an organization that I chose to join. Family is everything.” Our family certainly would not be the same without our dear Kirin. Kirin’s favorite Pennharmonics memory is the first fall 2015 concert he was involved in, which took place in the Flex Theatre in the HUB. His favorite tune to sing with the group is “In Your Atmosphere,” which John Mayer originally performed. This summer, Kirin has been a busy guy! He has visited London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland and he is now interning at Verlon, a management consulting company in Philadelphia. He is specifically working on financial valuations and acquisition within the healthcare industry. Kirin, sometimes known in our group as “Prince Kirin” or “Prince Kir-Kir,” puts a smile on everybody’s face. Without his humor, smile, and especially his voice, the Pennharmonics would be at a loss. Check back next week to see who our next #MemberMonday spotlight will be!
Happy #MemberMonday! Also, happy birthday, to our one and only, extraordinary, merry, intriguing and smiley… Aidan Neigh! Studying political science and global and international studies, Aidan Neigh hails from Butler, Pennsylvania. Aidan notes that he came to Penn State for the discount, but has continued to be a Nittany Lion because of the astonishing people he has met. In addition to Aidan’s involvement in the Pennharmonics, he is a member of the club sailing team, the College Democrats club, and is beginning his journey this fall in the Presidential Leadership Academy. Aidan was accepted into the Pennharmonics this past spring as a baritone. Aidan chose the Pennharmonics because he was looking for a “tight-knit community of friends.” Aidan states, “that’s exactly what I’ve found within the Pennharmonics!” Aidan’s favorite memories during his short, but extremely worthwhile time in the Pennharmonics, consist of the eventful and exciting car rides during tour. Everything from singing along to the radio at the top of our lungs, to laughing hysterically for hours on end are all a part of the touring experience. Aidan’s loves to sing “Come Through” with the group. Busy as a bee this summer, Aidan is interning with United States Senator Bob Casey in his Pittsburgh field office! We are terrifically lucky to have Aidan in our group. Without him, not only would we be at a true loss vocally and musically, we would also not smile and laugh as much as we do. He is a Pennharmonic through and through! Happy 20th birthday, Aidan! Don’t forget #MemberMonday next week! Who could be next?!
Happy #MemberMonday! Also, happy birthday, to our one and only, extraordinary, merry, intriguing and smiley… Aidan Neigh! Studying political science and global and international studies, Aidan Neigh hails from Butler, Pennsylvania. Aidan notes that he came to Penn State for the discount, but has continued to be a Nittany Lion because of the astonishing people he has met. In addition to Aidan’s involvement in the Pennharmonics, he is a member of the club sailing team, the College Democrats club, and is beginning his journey this fall in the Presidential Leadership Academy. Aidan was accepted into the Pennharmonics this past spring as a baritone. Aidan chose the Pennharmonics because he was looking for a “tight-knit community of friends.” Aidan states, “that’s exactly what I’ve found within the Pennharmonics!” Aidan’s favorite memories during his short, but extremely worthwhile time in the Pennharmonics, consist of the eventful and exciting car rides during tour. Everything from singing along to the radio at the top of our lungs, to laughing hysterically for hours on end are all a part of the touring experience. Aidan’s loves to sing “Come Through” with the group. Busy as a bee this summer, Aidan is interning with United States Senator Bob Casey in his Pittsburgh field office! We are terrifically lucky to have Aidan in our group. Without him, not only would we be at a true loss vocally and musically, we would also not smile and laugh as much as we do. He is a Pennharmonic through and through! Happy 20th birthday, Aidan! Don’t forget #MemberMonday next week! Who could be next?!
Happy July and #MemberMonday! We are one more month closer to being back in action at Penn State, as we prepare for another exciting, musical, and fun year! Expect BIG things from the Pennharmonics this upcoming year! This week we are featuring the fabulous, kind-hearted, and compassionate beltress… Rayne Johnson! An early childhood education major, Rayne Johnson is from Malvern, PA. She decided to attend Penn State because of the lovely atmosphere and gorgeous campus. After two years of being a Nittany Lion, Rayne notes, as she enters her junior year, that she decided to stay at Penn State because of the family she found. An alto by trade, Rayne states, “I chose the Pennharmonics because they were the only group I auditioned for, plus it was the only group I felt at home with almost immediately!” The Pennharmonics sure are happy that Rayne chose us because we would surely be at a major loss without her, we LOVE her! Rayne’s favorite memory with her Pennharmonics family was her first spring tour. She loves to sing, “What You Don’t Do,” stating, “It was the first song the Pennharmonics performed for my incoming class at callbacks and I was utterly blown away.” This summer Rayne is working hard and chilling out in State College! We love our Rayne, her smile and laugh can brighten up any room. Not forgetting to mention her voice, angelic and unique! Check back next Monday for our next #MemberMonday spotlight!
Happy July and #MemberMonday! We are one more month closer to being back in action at Penn State, as we prepare for another exciting, musical, and fun year! Expect BIG things from the Pennharmonics this upcoming year! This week we are featuring the fabulous, kind-hearted, and compassionate beltress… Rayne Johnson! An early childhood education major, Rayne Johnson is from Malvern, PA. She decided to attend Penn State because of the lovely atmosphere and gorgeous campus. After two years of being a Nittany Lion, Rayne notes, as she enters her junior year, that she decided to stay at Penn State because of the family she found. An alto by trade, Rayne states, “I chose the Pennharmonics because they were the only group I auditioned for, plus it was the only group I felt at home with almost immediately!” The Pennharmonics sure are happy that Rayne chose us because we would surely be at a major loss without her, we LOVE her! Rayne’s favorite memory with her Pennharmonics family was her first spring tour. She loves to sing, “What You Don’t Do,” stating, “It was the first song the Pennharmonics performed for my incoming class at callbacks and I was utterly blown away.” This summer Rayne is working hard and chilling out in State College! We love our Rayne, her smile and laugh can brighten up any room. Not forgetting to mention her voice, angelic and unique! Check back next Monday for our next #MemberMonday spotlight!
It’s #MemberMonday! This week we’re featuring one of our up and coming spectacular seniors who keeps it low in the alto section, all while looking stunning in business professional… Hayley Lengenfelder! Growing up all around the world, Hayley is a rising senior at Penn State University studying finance, international business, and English. In addition to being one of the foremost members of the Pennharmonics, Hayley is also the Vice President of AKPsi, a professional business fraternity, and is involved with the Nittany Lion Fund and the Presidential Leadership Academy. She also is a teaching assistant for a risk management class and publishes some of her writings. When it came time to decide on where she would attend college, she chose Penn State because of the competitive edge the Smeal College of Business has and the endless opportunities she had to pursue many of her passions outside of business as a student at Penn State. As one of the most senior members in the Pennharmonics, Hayley assists in leading, teaching, and mentoring the group positively! She chose to audition for the Pennharmonics because her big in AKPsi recruited her to audition. Hayley states, “I looked the Pennharmonics up and they sang exactly the style of music I liked - not to mention their voices were incredible. After I met them, I knew I had found a family at Penn State.” Without Hayley, the Pennharmonics family would truly be incomplete, especially during her favorite tune, “Uprising.” Hayley notes her favorite memory as a Penn was when she gave the customary senior speech for Jilian Keller, her AKPsi big. This summer, Hayley is a sales and trading intern at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the big apple, New York City! We are so proud and grateful to Hayley! Her soaring intelligence is incomparable to many and her passion for the Pennharmonics is awe-inspiring! Not to mention, her alluring and exquisite voice! Check back next #MemberMonday to see who will be featured next!
It’s #MemberMonday! This week we’re featuring one of our up and coming spectacular seniors who keeps it low in the alto section, all while looking stunning in business professional… Hayley Lengenfelder! Growing up all around the world, Hayley is a rising senior at Penn State University studying finance, international business, and English. In addition to being one of the foremost members of the Pennharmonics, Hayley is also the Vice President of AKPsi, a professional business fraternity, and is involved with the Nittany Lion Fund and the Presidential Leadership Academy. She also is a teaching assistant for a risk management class and publishes some of her writings. When it came time to decide on where she would attend college, she chose Penn State because of the competitive edge the Smeal College of Business has and the endless opportunities she had to pursue many of her passions outside of business as a student at Penn State. As one of the most senior members in the Pennharmonics, Hayley assists in leading, teaching, and mentoring the group positively! She chose to audition for the Pennharmonics because her big in AKPsi recruited her to audition. Hayley states, “I looked the Pennharmonics up and they sang exactly the style of music I liked - not to mention their voices were incredible. After I met them, I knew I had found a family at Penn State.” Without Hayley, the Pennharmonics family would truly be incomplete, especially during her favorite tune, “Uprising.” Hayley notes her favorite memory as a Penn was when she gave the customary senior speech for Jilian Keller, her AKPsi big. This summer, Hayley is a sales and trading intern at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the big apple, New York City! We are so proud and grateful to Hayley! Her soaring intelligence is incomparable to many and her passion for the Pennharmonics is awe-inspiring! Not to mention, her alluring and exquisite voice! Check back next #MemberMonday to see who will be featured next!
It’s #MemberMonday! This week we are featuring bass extraordinaire, lobster-pastel short wearing, master of smiles… Matt Cowgill! Growing up in Exton, Pennsylvania, rising sophomore, Matt Cowgill decided to pursue an industrial engineering major at Penn State University not only because of the vast size of the University but also because of the endless opportunities that awaited him once he arrived. Additionally, Matt realized he couldn’t go wrong by earning a Penn State engineering degree, as it is one of the top-rated engineering programs in the entire world! Fun fact: one out of every 50 engineers in the world is a Penn State graduate! Matt will eventually join these individuals by adding to the high regards of this esteemed degree. In addition to being a member of the Pennharmonics, Matt is also a member of the Penn State Statesmen male a cappella group! Matt decided to audition and ultimately join the Pennharmonics because of the special familial bond all the members share. Specifically, he stated that when he saw the “Spirit Cold” music video he knew he had to be a member of the Penns. “I was blown away when I watched their Spirit Cold video right before auditions and I knew this was the group I needed to be a part of. Being in a Chamber Choir in high school was great and I wanted to continue making beautiful music with beautiful people, therefore, Penns was the answer,” he stated. Matt is known in the Pennharmonics to be kicked out of the group chat often, he notes that when he showed up to the wrong rehearsal space for the winter concert, due to his unduly extrusion from the conversation is one of his favorite memories. Matt loves jamming out to “Come Through” with his Pennharmonics family! This summer Matt is working as a caddy and taking a mathematics course at Penn State - Brandywine while continuing to perfect his arrangements and techniques on the guitar. Wonder who will be the next Penn to be featured will be? Check back next Monday for #MemberMonday!
It’s #MemberMonday! This week we are featuring bass extraordinaire, lobster-pastel short wearing, master of smiles… Matt Cowgill! Growing up in Exton, Pennsylvania, rising sophomore, Matt Cowgill decided to pursue an industrial engineering major at Penn State University not only because of the vast size of the University but also because of the endless opportunities that awaited him once he arrived. Additionally, Matt realized he couldn’t go wrong by earning a Penn State engineering degree, as it is one of the top-rated engineering programs in the entire world! Fun fact: one out of every 50 engineers in the world is a Penn State graduate! Matt will eventually join these individuals by adding to the high regards of this esteemed degree. In addition to being a member of the Pennharmonics, Matt is also a member of the Penn State Statesmen male a cappella group! Matt decided to audition and ultimately join the Pennharmonics because of the special familial bond all the members share. Specifically, he stated that when he saw the “Spirit Cold” music video he knew he had to be a member of the Penns. “I was blown away when I watched their Spirit Cold video right before auditions and I knew this was the group I needed to be a part of. Being in a Chamber Choir in high school was great and I wanted to continue making beautiful music with beautiful people, therefore, Penns was the answer,” he stated. Matt is known in the Pennharmonics to be kicked out of the group chat often, he notes that when he showed up to the wrong rehearsal space for the winter concert, due to his unduly extrusion from the conversation is one of his favorite memories. Matt loves jamming out to “Come Through” with his Pennharmonics family! This summer Matt is working as a caddy and taking a mathematics course at Penn State - Brandywine while continuing to perfect his arrangements and techniques on the guitar. Wonder who will be the next Penn to be featured will be? Check back next Monday for #MemberMonday!
Happy #MemberMonday Pennharmonics’ fans! This week features our immediate past director, ascending soprano, fashionista, and the most jubilant of all… Marissa Works! The lovely Marissa Works hails from Hermitage, Pennsylvania. At Penn State, she is a member of the Schreyer Honors College and studies Music Education with an emphasis in voice, Public Relations, and is additionally earning a Smeal College of Business Fundamentals Certificate. Needless to say, Marissa is quite busy! In addition to her involvement with the Pennharmonics, Marissa is the President of Penn State’s Performing Arts Council, is a member of the highly-regarded Penn State Concert Choir, and also sings with the all-female group, Oriana Singers. Marissa decided to attend Penn State because of her neverending curiosity and love for trying new things. She wanted a collegiate campus that would allow her to continue exploring and learning. Penn State truly is fortunate to have Marissa. Ms. Works decided to choose the Pennharmonics simply because of the people and professionalism of the group. She notes, “Every member in the Pennharmonics is smart, fun, and SO talented. Every performance is taken extremely seriously, which encourages the group to sing at their best ability at every gig.” Marissa fondly remembers her first concert serving as the director of the group in the fall of 2017. She states, “It was such much fun being the director. It was an honor and a challenge, while also being an immense growing process for me. The first concert was very rewarding and I was so proud of our hard work and the new risks we took as a group.” Her favorite songs that the Pennharmonics perform are “Come Together,” “Same Drugs,” and “Something Beautiful.” Marissa just returned from a study abroad excursion in London and Scotland, where she studied theatre and culture. She also was able to sit front row to watch the royal wedding LIVE! For the rest of the summer, Marissa is working as a development intern in the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State! The Pennharmonics cannot thank Marissa enough for all of her hard work this past year leading the group to success! Her leadership skills, her massive heart and kind spirit, her contagious smile, and not to mention her keen sense of fashion are just some of the many reasons we are so lucky to have her in the group! Check back next week to see who the next #MemberMonday spotlight shines on!
Happy #MemberMonday Pennharmonics’ fans! This week features our immediate past director, ascending soprano, fashionista, and the most jubilant of all… Marissa Works! The lovely Marissa Works hails from Hermitage, Pennsylvania. At Penn State, she is a member of the Schreyer Honors College and studies Music Education with an emphasis in voice, Public Relations, and is additionally earning a Smeal College of Business Fundamentals Certificate. Needless to say, Marissa is quite busy! In addition to her involvement with the Pennharmonics, Marissa is the President of Penn State’s Performing Arts Council, is a member of the highly-regarded Penn State Concert Choir, and also sings with the all-female group, Oriana Singers. Marissa decided to attend Penn State because of her neverending curiosity and love for trying new things. She wanted a collegiate campus that would allow her to continue exploring and learning. Penn State truly is fortunate to have Marissa. Ms. Works decided to choose the Pennharmonics simply because of the people and professionalism of the group. She notes, “Every member in the Pennharmonics is smart, fun, and SO talented. Every performance is taken extremely seriously, which encourages the group to sing at their best ability at every gig.” Marissa fondly remembers her first concert serving as the director of the group in the fall of 2017. She states, “It was such much fun being the director. It was an honor and a challenge, while also being an immense growing process for me. The first concert was very rewarding and I was so proud of our hard work and the new risks we took as a group.” Her favorite songs that the Pennharmonics perform are “Come Together,” “Same Drugs,” and “Something Beautiful.” Marissa just returned from a study abroad excursion in London and Scotland, where she studied theatre and culture. She also was able to sit front row to watch the royal wedding LIVE! For the rest of the summer, Marissa is working as a development intern in the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State! The Pennharmonics cannot thank Marissa enough for all of her hard work this past year leading the group to success! Her leadership skills, her massive heart and kind spirit, her contagious smile, and not to mention her keen sense of fashion are just some of the many reasons we are so lucky to have her in the group! Check back next week to see who the next #MemberMonday spotlight shines on!
It is officially The Pennharmonics’ first #MemberMonday of June! This week features one of the Penns most talented musicians, vocal percussionists, and arrangers, who truly epitomizes what it means to be a great friend… Daniel McVaney! Rising sophomore, Danny McVaney, hails from Westport, Connecticut and studies Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University. After realizing that he wanted a large and traditional college campus filled with collegiate pride and an exciting sports scene, Danny knew he could truly be proud to be a part of the Penn State community. “Penn State is everything that I wanted in a college and I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else,” Danny admits. As a Nittany Lion, Danny is also involved in the Penn State Men’s Glee Club and Penn State’s all-male a cappella group, The Statesmen! When Danny arrived at Penn State in the fall of 2017, The Pennharmonics were the first group that caught his interest as the “Spirit Cold” music video showed him the talent and familial intentions they had with each other. During the Pennharmonics’ 2018 Pennsylvania tour, Danny loved working with students at the various schools. “It was really fulfilling to see all of the students get excited about music, especially about a cappella music,” he states. Danny thoroughly enjoys the Pennharmonics’ arrangement and performance of Charlie Puth’s “Attention” because of how all the members of the group get into the song and make it fun to perform. This summer Danny is arranging for The Pennharmonics and The Statesmen, while hitting the weights at the gym! Danny is an extremely talented arranger, a marvelous musician, but most importantly, Danny is the greatest friend to everybody in the group! The Pennharmonics are unquestionably lucky to have him be a part of their family! Check back next week to see who is next on the docket for #MemberMonday!
It is officially The Pennharmonics’ first #MemberMonday of June! This week features one of the Penns most talented musicians, vocal percussionists, and arrangers, who truly epitomizes what it means to be a great friend… Daniel McVaney! Rising sophomore, Danny McVaney, hails from Westport, Connecticut and studies Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University. After realizing that he wanted a large and traditional college campus filled with collegiate pride and an exciting sports scene, Danny knew he could truly be proud to be a part of the Penn State community. “Penn State is everything that I wanted in a college and I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else,” Danny admits. As a Nittany Lion, Danny is also involved in the Penn State Men’s Glee Club and Penn State’s all-male a cappella group, The Statesmen! When Danny arrived at Penn State in the fall of 2017, The Pennharmonics were the first group that caught his interest as the “Spirit Cold” music video showed him the talent and familial intentions they had with each other. During the Pennharmonics’ 2018 Pennsylvania tour, Danny loved working with students at the various schools. “It was really fulfilling to see all of the students get excited about music, especially about a cappella music,” he states. Danny thoroughly enjoys the Pennharmonics’ arrangement and performance of Charlie Puth’s “Attention” because of how all the members of the group get into the song and make it fun to perform. This summer Danny is arranging for The Pennharmonics and The Statesmen, while hitting the weights at the gym! Danny is an extremely talented arranger, a marvelous musician, but most importantly, Danny is the greatest friend to everybody in the group! The Pennharmonics are unquestionably lucky to have him be a part of their family! Check back next week to see who is next on the docket for #MemberMonday!
Happy Memorial Day! The Pennharmonics thank and acknowledge all of those who have served and who are serving in our military. Many have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect all of us and for that, we are all incredibly thankful. Our second #MemberMonday is our inaugural Penn State Pennharmonics President, high note soaring soprano, and one of the most encouraging, loving, and uplifting individuals in the group… Bryel Frasch! Bryel Frasch is a rising junior from Ashland, PA. At Penn State, she studies Molecular and Cellular Biology, and yes, she kicked Organic Chemistry’s butt this past year! In addition to being the first-ever president in the Penns, Bryel is involved in the Presidential Leadership Academy and a THON Entertainment Committee. Bryel decided to choose Penn State after visiting, she states that she fell in love with the large campus and welcoming environment from everybody around. Plus, she admits, in-state tuition is a plus! As a freshman, Bryel decided to audition for the Penns because she has been singing and performing her entire life and wanted to continue to be involved in music of any kind in college. A cappella was the perfect fit for her because she is not a music major. Additionally, Bryel knew she would find the perfect family through being a Penns member. Bryel’s favorite Pennharmonics’ moment was when the group professionally recorded and filmed the music video for her favorite Penn’s song, “Spirit Cold.” “Hearing the blending of the voices at a professional level was awe-inspiring and eye-opening to how important every single voice is in a cappella music,” she states. This summer Bryel will be spending time in State College working as a LEAP mentor for incoming freshman at Penn State, while also taking classes! We are very fortunate to have Bryel in our group as a singer, but also as a leader! We are all looking forward to an upcoming year of positivity and success under her leadership! Check back next Monday for our next #MemberMonday spotlight!
Happy Memorial Day! The Pennharmonics thank and acknowledge all of those who have served and who are serving in our military. Many have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect all of us and for that, we are all incredibly thankful. Our second #MemberMonday is our inaugural Penn State Pennharmonics President, high note soaring soprano, and one of the most encouraging, loving, and uplifting individuals in the group… Bryel Frasch! Bryel Frasch is a rising junior from Ashland, PA. At Penn State, she studies Molecular and Cellular Biology, and yes, she kicked Organic Chemistry’s butt this past year! In addition to being the first-ever president in the Penns, Bryel is involved in the Presidential Leadership Academy and a THON Entertainment Committee. Bryel decided to choose Penn State after visiting, she states that she fell in love with the large campus and welcoming environment from everybody around. Plus, she admits, in-state tuition is a plus! As a freshman, Bryel decided to audition for the Penns because she has been singing and performing her entire life and wanted to continue to be involved in music of any kind in college. A cappella was the perfect fit for her because she is not a music major. Additionally, Bryel knew she would find the perfect family through being a Penns member. Bryel’s favorite Pennharmonics’ moment was when the group professionally recorded and filmed the music video for her favorite Penn’s song, “Spirit Cold.” “Hearing the blending of the voices at a professional level was awe-inspiring and eye-opening to how important every single voice is in a cappella music,” she states. This summer Bryel will be spending time in State College working as a LEAP mentor for incoming freshman at Penn State, while also taking classes! We are very fortunate to have Bryel in our group as a singer, but also as a leader! We are all looking forward to an upcoming year of positivity and success under her leadership! Check back next Monday for our next #MemberMonday spotlight!
As the summer months begin, The Pennharmonics will be showcasing a member of our group every Monday, as a part of our inaugural #MemberMonday series! All members of the group will be showcased throughout the upcoming 18-weeks. We hope you take the time to get to know us a bit better as we look forward to a sensational fall 2018 semester full of fun, innovative, and fulfilling music making! We start our #MemberMonday series off with the most smiley and free-spirited of all Pennharmonics… Julie Coleman! Born and raised in Doylestown, PA, Julie Coleman is a rising sophomore exploring her options and opportunities in the Division of Undergraduate Studies at Penn State. Growing up in a Penn State family, Julie knew of the endless opportunities available to her at Penn State and was assured she could not go wrong by becoming a Nittany Lion. Julie joined the Pennharmonics family as an alto this past spring after she realized how much she missed singing and music. Additionally, Julie wanted to find a close-knit group of individuals that she could always rely on. Julie notes her favorite Pennharmonics song as “Ain’t It Fun” and she fondly remembers the first night when she was introduced into the group, especially when all of the Pennharmonics crowded around her to sing “Come Through.” This summer Julie is working and adding Switzerland to her passport. Julie and her family will be visiting her brother and fellow Pennharmonic, Jayce Coleman, as he studies abroad in the South of France. We are very lucky to have Julie in our group and look forward to all she offers throughout the upcoming years! Check back next Monday for our next #MemberMonday spotlight!
As the summer months begin, The Pennharmonics will be showcasing a member of our group every Monday, as a part of our inaugural #MemberMonday series! All members of the group will be showcased throughout the upcoming 18-weeks. We hope you take the time to get to know us a bit better as we look forward to a sensational fall 2018 semester full of fun, innovative, and fulfilling music making! We start our #MemberMonday series off with the most smiley and free-spirited of all Pennharmonics… Julie Coleman! Born and raised in Doylestown, PA, Julie Coleman is a rising sophomore exploring her options and opportunities in the Division of Undergraduate Studies at Penn State. Growing up in a Penn State family, Julie knew of the endless opportunities available to her at Penn State and was assured she could not go wrong by becoming a Nittany Lion. Julie joined the Pennharmonics family as an alto this past spring after she realized how much she missed singing and music. Additionally, Julie wanted to find a close-knit group of individuals that she could always rely on. Julie notes her favorite Pennharmonics song as “Ain’t It Fun” and she fondly remembers the first night when she was introduced into the group, especially when all of the Pennharmonics crowded around her to sing “Come Through.” This summer Julie is working and adding Switzerland to her passport. Julie and her family will be visiting her brother and fellow Pennharmonic, Jayce Coleman, as he studies abroad in the South of France. We are very lucky to have Julie in our group and look forward to all she offers throughout the upcoming years! Check back next Monday for our next #MemberMonday spotlight!