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!