spring auditions 2023

We are excited to hold auditions this spring! Meet us from Monday - Thursday starting January 30th at RPCC Wendy Purcell Lounge! All you have to do is prepare one verse and chorus of a song that showcases your potential.

1/30 (M) 7-9PM
RPCC 203

1/31 (T) 7-9PM
RPCC 203

2/1 (W) 7-9PM
RPCC 203

2/2 (Th) 7-9PM
RPCC 203

Ask any questions you have about Spring Auditions to the President (rmk325) or reach out to our group email thekeyelements.cu@gmail.com.

About Us, the Elements

The Key Elements was founded in 1989 as Cornell's first and only rock and roll a cappella group. As a co-ed a cappella group, we perform innovative arrangements of songs from the classic rock genre along with other contemporary popular music that cannot be mimicked. We strive to not only provide Cornell with awe-inspiring music and concerts, but to also offer an opportunity for students of any background to pursue their musical passions, while creating lifelong friendships along the way.

Each academic year, we put on two themed concerts for the Fall Rocktoberfest and Spring Brave the Elements. Not only is a fun time guaranteed, but you're bound to discover at least one of your new-favorite songs after the show.

We are unparalleled in energy and musical range. Our diverse sound makes for always exciting and edgy performances each semester, and without fail. Our focus is making good music and having fun doing it!

Our Music

Above are videos of our virtual and live performances on our YouTube channel, and be sure to click below to listen to our latest recorded EPs Ignite and KE-Ovid on Spotify!





Musical Director

Rachel "spicy" moon
Carries a bottle of Tabasco everywhere. She is so spicy.

Vice President

Chris "sign of the times" tolis
Rhea calls him Topher.


Carlton "carltone" cassedy
Basking in the bass supremacy.


Heather "Lab Mom" Smith
Heather loves hanging out and singing with everyone in the group. Nothing makes her happier than singing at date nights and in concerts. She also brings her dog she's training for Guiding Eyes for the Blind around everywhere!


Nina "Siren" Piesanen
Will one day sing bass.


Abby "The freshman" schulman
seeking more freshman. please join ke.
(abby is now a junior)


Looks like a cinnamon roll.. is a cinnamon roll.


Part of the Lambily ❤️


Jane "jam" lim
Overuses exclamation points in her emails. Working on it!


Half baguette lost in a big big world


Rhea "Egg" Sinha
Rhea once competed on Jeopardy and hopes to one day achieve the same high by performing with her beloved Key Elements.


Rhea calls him Jake Walter.




Is continuing the KE Ibañez dynasty.


Ask him about his 23andMe.


  • Aaron S. Rubin
    Aarik Ibanez
    Adam Jackman
    Albert Monina
    Alex Grey
    Alex Springer
    Alexander (Alex) Cha
    Allison Fritts-Penniman
    Amanda Mikesell
    Ann Zhao
    Anna Castro Caffarelli
    Anna Siegel
    Anne Wormalot
    Anson Mayers
    Arielle Ray
    Ben Herbert
    Ben Slovis
    Benjamin Wadowski
    Brendan Coyle
    Brennan Cumming
    Brian Kreiswirth
    Bryce Neserella
    Cassidy Molina
    Cassie Bigelow
  • Chris Frank
    Chris Lee
    Chris Versfelt
    Chrissy Coyle
    Christina Masco
    Claire Song
    Clara Eizayaga
    Coco Heitmann
    Dan McGovern
    Danielle Nelson
    Daven Roshan
    David Anderson
    David Yarmchuk
    Debby Gu
    Diego Ricaurte
    Edem Dzodzomenyo
    Elizabeth Geuss
    Emily Gustafson
    Emma Eaton
    Eunice Lee
    Faith Wu
    Grace Traore
    Greg Manz
    Harold Zable (ne Zatz)
  • Irin Kim
    Izumi Matsuda
    Jackie Sutton
    Jacob Hurst
    Janie Walter
    Jared Valentin
    Jeff Nan
    Jeremy Coyle
    Jonji Mendez
    Joonyoung Hwang
    Justin Huyck
    Justin Meli
    Kajsa Dalrymple
    Laura (Schultz) Rog
    Lauren Dachille
    Lenny Rubin
    Lou Levine
    Lynne Morgan
    Mandi White-Ajmani
    Marc Aquino
    Mark Detwiler
    Mary Helen Immordino
    Matt Zambelli
    Max Alaghband
  • Maya Durham
    Michael Spanier
    Michelle Carfagno
    Michelle Florentine
    Mike Stevens
    Mikey Linnetz
    Mill Brown
    Katie Brown
    Mitch Laski
    Nathaniel LaCelle-Peterson
    Omer Kayhan
    Padma Krishnan
    Preeti Phanse
    Quinn Theobald
    Randi Rotjan
    Rory Williams
    Samara Levy
    Sara Mills
    Sarah Cabell
    Sarah Lindauer
    Sesha Kammula
    Susie Fendt
    Veronica Palumbo
    Yabework Abebe


Want Cornell's most electrifying a cappella group to perform at your next event? Or maybe you just want to say hi? Either way, contact us with the information below!

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