Nikki Bray (Alto)
SED ’16 – Elementary Education
Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ
Nikki is from Jersey, but, she swears, not THAT part of Jersey. All I’m saying is I’ve met people from every part of Jersey and they all say they’re not from THAT part of Jersey. So where is it? Hmmmm? But I digress. From some reason Nikki wants to work with kids even though they’re sticky all the time when they have no earthly reason to be so sticky. When not handling Captain Eye Crust and the jam-hands band, you can find Nikki alone in the movie theater watching the latest Tyler Perry movie. But seriously, from the first rehearsal, Nikki wowed us with her eloquent hatred for David’s belt and all that it stands for. Selfiezzzz for the win.
Micki Dupnik (Alto)
ENG ’14 – Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Shamong, NJ
Call her Ishmael. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in her purse, and nothing particular to interest her on shore, Micki thought she would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way she has of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. Whenever she finds herself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in her soul; whenever she finds herself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral she meets; and especially whenever her hypos get such an upper hand of her, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent her from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off – then, she accounts it high time to get to sea as soon as she can. This is her substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; Micki quietly takes to the ship. There is nothing surprising in this. If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with her.
Lauren Extrom (Soprano)
CAS ’16 - Undecided
Hometown: Lake Zurich, IL
AKA Professor X, AKA The Professor, AKA the Lorax, Lauren is the latest member of the Lake County Dynasty sweeping In Achord by storm. She has two things in common with the Honey Badger: a penchant for cobra fighting and not giving a solitary shit. Oh, you think you’re having a party, Professor X don’t give a shit. She’ll sleep all over your living room. When Charlie Sheen met her, he told her to slow down, a request that fell on dear ears. To Lauren, the quotidian concerns of the common man strike her not unlike the deathbed utterings of a raving syphilitic, so far is she beyond our understanding. Voted most likely to transcend the physical plane in high school, Lauren is a soprano to be reckoned with.
Amir Feinberg (Tenor) – Treasurer
CAS ’16 - International Relations
Hometown: Gastonia, NC
(Amir, pictured on right.) Did you know Amir is from North Carolina? Isn’t that weird? At first we were disappointed that Amir didn’t take his shirt off, twist it around his head and spin it like a helicopter; but we soon learned that there was a lot more to North Carolinians than early 2000s hip-hop would suggest. When asked, actress Helen Mirren said of Amir, “Please stop following me or else I’ll be forced to call the police.” Which I took to mean” Amir has always been one of my biggest influences, please keep following me.” Have you met Amir? He’s the man and lends a surprising amount of credence to the theory that In Achord has been illegally stacking its tenor section. We love Amir almost as much as he misses Waffle House.
David Frankenfield (Tenor)
SMG ’15 – Undecided
Hometown: Minnetonka, MN
Yo yo yo! All you sucka MC’s ain’t got nothin on David. On his grades, on his lines, you can’t touch David F. He’s a mathlete. But nerd is preferred. But forget what you heard, he’s like James Bond the third. Sha-Sha-Shaken, not stirred. He’s David Frankenfield. Tha G’s silent when he sneaks in your door. He makes love to your woman on the bathroom floor. He don’t play it like Shaggy. You’ll know it was him. Cuz the next time you see her she’s like, “Ohhhhh, David F!!!” Happy Holidays Everybody!
Jake Han (Bass) – Musical Director
CAS ’14 - Math and Economics
Hometown: Downingtown, PA
We once found Jake at 4 a.m. in Chinatown strapped to the roof of a dim sum restaurant. And that’s not even the half of it. Legally, I’m not at liberty to say if he was the mastermind behind the Far East Movement, but I will say that if he isn’t, I’m out 50 bucks. If you need someone to arrange a song in 15 minutes, he’s your guy. At least, that’s what his dad is paying me to say.
Holly Hayes (Alto)
CAS ’16 - Psychology
Hometown: New York, NY
(Pictured: Holly in a sketchy Allston basement – AKA her natural habitat.) Where do I even start with Holly, oh yeah, obviously the time she was kidnapped by by various animated creatures in order to help them beat a team of aliens at basketball. The kicker is that if she lost she’d have to spend the rest of her life in some dystopian space theme park. Luckily she, with the help of Bill Murray, saved the day and even helped some rabbits find love (not that it’s that hard, I mean, they’re rabbits. Impressive would have been keeping two rabbits apart). Wait, oh man this is so embarrassing, I was thinking of the movie Space Jam. I do that all the time. Holly is the alto in In Achord who talks to herself and refrigerators, tries to eat various objects that aren’t food, and can’t always figure out how to stand up. We worry about her.
Kaye Hutchinson (Soprano) – Social Media Director
COM ’15 - Public Relations (we think)
Hometown: Westborough, MA
Kaye Hutchinson is a Grammy award-winning American country pop singer-songwriter, musician and actress. In 2006, she released her debut single “Tim McGraw,” then her self-titled debut album, which was subsequently certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In November 2008, Kaye released her second album, Fearless, and the recording earned Swift – I mean – Kaye four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. Unbeknownst to most of her millions of fans, Kaye also loves mermaids. And the concept of resurrection.
Will Maness (Baritone) – President
SMG ’14 - Business Administration
Hometown: Boston, MA
Will Maness is #WINNING. Our resident Bostonian enjoys a life of leisure. While not recording episodes of Two and a Half Men, Will enjoys living with his goddess girlfriends, having tiger blood and winning here and winning there. The only drug he is on is called Will Maness. It’s not available because if you try it, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body. Will only has one gear: GO.
Sean Manton (Bass)
ENG ’13 - Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Denver, CO
Unbeknownst to all but his closest friends and allies, Sean is actually a mythical German dragon. He is otherwise extremely mysterious. Sometimes, when we look at him, we are not sure if this is the real life or if it’s just fantasy. Sean enjoys ROFLing and is a Dionysian f–king god in his spare time.
Joe Reed (Tenor) – Vice President & Captain
CAS ’14 – Political Science
Hometown: Evanston, IL
Joe had to write himself a new bio because his mom didn’t like the original one. What a bitch. (Joe, not his mom. She’s a nice lady.) Though Joe rarely attends In Achord concerts, we keep him around because he has promised to personally finance our next CD and because one time he let us make him stand in a trash can at the library. Sauced! Joe is the proud inventor of the “jerk-and-perc,” proud possessor of a swole neck and proud consumer of snax on snax. He has perfected the art of the ole’ wink n grind and will use it on you if you don’t use caution. He is also a YouTube celebrity, or something.
Emma Reese (Mezzo) – Secretary
COM ’15 – We don’t know
Hometown: Marin, CA
You’re looking at the first-ever Miss Massachusetts from California. Emma has a history of terrible nicknames, ranging from Play-Dough Face to Crazy Eyebrow Girl to Captain Clammy Hands (we are not making these up). Emma fled California after her crippling sandwich addiction. Her therapy is having no fewer than 47 Roast Beast sandwiches per week (whatchu know ’bout turkey and potato chips, hater?). Emma loves cats and the sounds they make. Trust us. It’s not what you think…it’s weirder. Meow. When not singing with In Achord, Emma enjoys plane rides, painting rooms and climbing ladders.
I don’t know if you guys know this, but Courtney is kind of a big deal. How big, you ask? Well stop interrupting me with these leading questions and maybe I’ll be able to tell you. Courtney is the world’s most wanted scarf thief. On the lam in 54 different countries across the globe, her scarf-themed crime sprees have earned her the nickname “La Bufanda.” She also moonlights as a soprano in Boston-area a cappella groups as a cover. So don’t cross her, or you may be … left out in the cold!
Adrian Tanner (Baritone)
ENG ’15 - Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Adrian Tanner is In Achord’s primary craftsman. A student in the college of Engineering, Adrian, as opposed to all the other ENG majors you know, will gladly build personalized miscellaneous items for you from scratch (and he’ll understand your request in English!) In Achord’s own Inspector Gadget already has himself a mini-motorcycle and is in the process of making bacon keychains/bottle openers for the group. One day, he intends to deconstruct his own car so that we may get In Achord in Accord – a Honda Accord.
Rebecca Worsham (Soprano)
CAS ’16 - Psychology
Hometown: Berlin, CT
If you absolutely must trap yourself in a room with just one person named Rebecca, Becca is, indeed, one of your options. While I don’t know for sure, I have a theory that Becca was raised by woodland critters and only has a cursory knowledge of human society and social norms. This explains her propensity for tree-climbing, frantic movement and non sequitur shouting. Actually, now that I write all that out, maybe she just has ADD. I don’t know, I’m not a doctor. So, actually, if you are in fact trapped in a room with her, keep your fingers away from her mouth and don’t give her any sugar or else she gets all wound up. Or, give her lots of sugar. I don’t care. I’m not your mom; I’m just a paragraph on a website.
Gregory Yim (Baritone)
SAR ’15 – Physical Therapy
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Who is Greg Yim? We couldn’t tell you, but we can tell you some other cool stuff. Did you know that there are 11,520 tears in a pint? Crazy, right? Conversely, laughter scientifically IS contagious! Also, another random fact we can tell you is that the sunniest city in Canada is Medicine Hat, Alberta. And we bet you didn’t know that eggplants and tomatoes secretly contain nicotine. Or that bees can fly backwards. I think we’re all walking away from this bio a little more well-informed.