Reese Burghard (she/her) Music Director, President Voice Part: Soprano Year in School: Senior Major: Psychology Hometown: Frankfort, IL Favorite Artist: Lady Gaga Favorite No Strings Memory: Finding out our previous VP, Evan Fouts, had won the award for best VP in the Great Lakes ICCA quarterfinal last year. We were all crowded together at my apartment and screamed and cheered for him. Fun Fact: I had a tik tok go semi-viral out of nowhere and I’m still using it as my fun fact because it was the closest to fame I’ve ever gotten.
Gwyn Skiles (she/her) Vice President, PR+Appearances Chair Voice Part: Soprano Year in School: Junior Major: Journalism Hometown: Glenview, IL Favorite Artist: Taylor Swift Favorite No Strings Memory: My favorite No Strings memory is from Acatoberfest last year. We had just finished performing together as a group for the first time and when we got back stage everyone was giving each other hugs and compliments. We worked so hard and overcame so many obstacles to get the opportunity to host the concert and perform our four songs, so it felt even more rewarding when we finally did it. For a lot of us, that was our first time performing to a live audience since the start of the pandemic. Fun Fact: Tonya Harding blocked me and unblocked me on Instagram.
Sachi Roy (she/they) Assistant Music Director Voice Part: Alto Year in School: Sophomore Major: Psychology Hometown: Cupertino, CA Favorite Song: Hymn for the Weekend by Coldplay Favorite No Strings Memory: Getting dinner after rehearsals at Merry Ann's Diner! Fun Fact: I write and produce my own music and I've been working on another album over the summer!
Emma Larson (she/her) Public Relations and Appearances Manager Voice Part: Alto Year in School: Senior Major: Graphic Design Hometown: Normal, IL Favorite Artists: Elton John and Harry Styles Favorite No Strings Memory: When we found out we placed 3rd at ICCA Quarterfinals. There's a hilarious photo that was taken the moment it was announced and we were all crammed into Reese's living room. Fun Fact: My dream is to write and illustrate children's books!
Brayden Cunningham (he/him) Business Manager Voice Part: Bass Year in School: Senior Major: Communications Hometown: Minonk, IL Favorite Artist: Voiceplay Favorite No Strings Memory: Finding a fantastic little group to be a part of. Fun Fact: In the 7th grade, I grew so fast that the growth plates in my feet split, and I spent several months walking around in 2 medical boots.
Jocelyn Graczyk (she/her) Choreographer, PR+Appearances Chair Voice Part: Alto Year in School: Sophomore Major: Psychology Hometown: Orland Park, IL Favorite Artist: Ariana Grande Favorite No Strings Memory: I loved recording the skits that we put on for the Spring Concert. Fun Fact: My favorite hobbies are writing and producing music.
Eliana Gluchman (she/they) Voice Part: Soprano Year in School: Freshman Major: Music Education Hometown: Darien, Wisconsin Favorite Artist: Sam Cooke Looking Forward To: Being surrounded by incredibly talented people and performing a wide variety of music. Fun Fact: Criminal Minds is my comfort show.
Karissa Lara (she/her) Voice Part: Mezzo Year in School: Freshman Major: Media and Cinema Studies Hometown: Wood Dale, IL Favorite Artists: Led Zeppelin and Lana Del Rey Looking Forward To: Forming a family with these crazy talented people. Fun Fact: Last month I got lost on the subway at 2am and had to find my back with a dead phone.
Eli Wright (she/they) Voice Part: Alto, VP Year in School: Senior Major: Creative Writing Minor: Journalism Hometown: Antioch, IL Favorite Artist: Left Boy Favorite No Strings Memory: Acatoberfest my freshman year! It was the first time I had performed for a crowd that size. Fun Fact: I have over 2000 hours logged in the Sims 4.
Renna Klimes (she/her) Voice Part: Alto, Tenor Year in School: Freshman Major: Psychology and Global Studies Minor: French Hometown: Naperville, IL Favorite Artist: Stevie Wonder Looking Forward To: Making music from a variety of styles and bonding with people who share my passion for singing. Fun Fact: I am only 4.5 years old because I was born on leap day in 2004.
Cyril Maliakal (he/him) Voice Part: Tenor Year in School: Freshman Major: Integrative Biology Hometown: Westfield, NJ Favorite Song: Wolves by Selena Gomez Looking Forward To: Making music with a group of supportive, hardworking, and fun loving people. Fun Fact: I love styling outfits and I have been told that I have a good sense of style so I think that counts as a talent.
Michael Albrecht (he/him) Voice Part: Tenor, VP Year in School: Freshman Major: Undeclared (Interested in Brain and Cognitive Science) Hometown: Lockport, IL Favorite Album: Folklore by Taylor Swift Looking Forward To: Rediscovering my love for making music with others and collaborating to make each note sound perfect. Fun Fact: I can make a sound that sounds exactly like an old cartoon gulp.
Aiden Garland-Sutter (he/him) Voice Part: Bass Year in School: Freshman Major: Lyric Theatre Hometown: Rochester, IL Favorite Artist: The Beatles Looking Forward To: The different types of songs and choreography we will do. I can't wait to get back into performing again and I'm glad to get started with No Strings. Fun Fact: I got to see Paul McCartney live in Moline, Illinois.