Quinton, a Tenor II from sunny California, is fluent in so many languages that he has begun to invent his own. An avid reader, he enjoys geography, a good pair of glasses, and paper crane-making competitions. Although his studies span a variety of cultures and languages, Quinton feels confident that no matter which country he visits he can always rely on his phenomenal babysitting skills.
Ryan is a Tenor-Baritone who hails from exotic Orefield, Pennsylvania and has already begun to establish himself as a skilled composer and an arranger of various musical oddities. When not singing with the Nassoons, Glee Club, and Chamber Choir on campus, Ryan sleeps. A fan of the Simpsons, he enjoys shaving, Harry Potter, and bird-watching. As a music major, Ryan is dedicated to his craft and hopes to someday surpass his idol, Nicki Minaj.
Krishna, a Tenor I born and raised on the India-California border, is a master of three languages. He is a big fan of various pop icons, the Frist Campus Center, and any time after midnight. An aspiring physicist, Krishna has also been a successful filmmaker, choreographer, and photographer. He has always dreamed of owning his very own kitty cat.
Alan, a Bass from majestic Westport, Connecticut, is an up-and-coming comedian and impersonator in the local Princeton area. When on the basketball court, his favorite activities include putting it in the hoop like slam and challenging other a cappella groups and taking them on single-handedly. As a geosciences major, Alan spends much of his free time developing his rock collection. His favorite song is “Mr. Roboto” by Styx.
Class of 2015
Franklyn, a Tenor-Baritone and the group's Business Manager from Simsbury, CT, has varied musical tastes, including rock-and-roll, Broadway hits, and the latest French chart-toppers. Although Franklyn's major is Operations Research and Financial Engineering, his real concentration all goes into picking up heavy things and putting them down. A big fan of all things culinary, Franklyn draws a great deal of inspiration from the intensity and commitment of the majestic beasts featured in Jurassic Park.
John, the group's Performance Director and a Baritone from Atlanta, GA, is a passionate fan of Mr. Rogers. When not singing along to old PBS classics, he enjoys hunting and searching Princeton for the next great flannel shirt. As a computer science major, John is writing code for a program that will go to class for him so he has time to master the art of swing dancing. John has been known to occasionally wear underwear outside his shorts in an effort to embody the superhero alter ego of his childhood role mode, Doug Funnie.
James, a Tenor II and music major from the far away land of England, is thrilled to be experiencing America's finest here in New Jersey. As the group's Music Director, when not dreaming of home or enjoying a box of parma violets or swizzle lollies sent from across the pond, he enjoys learning how to wear argyle. Having had political aspirations since a young age, James hopes to one day become the governor of California.
Yacob, the group's President and a Tenor I from Silver Spring, MD, is excited to bring out the high notes and the goose impressions in the Nassoons repertoire. A computer science major, Yacob always enjoys a romantic night of coding by candlelight when his roommate is gone. Fun fact: Yacob's favorite song of all time is "I Have Confidence" from "The Sound of Music."
Class of 2016
James is a second tenor from Massapequa Park, New York. An aspiring pre-med student, James can often be found on campus studying the effects of cannons on human health. In his free time, James enjoys watching movies and playing long games of Jenga. While James is a talented pianist and member of the Varsity Crew team at Princeton, he will simply never be able to give up his true passion of stand-up comedy. He tells a mean cafeteria joke.
Many years ago, Andrew Helber was told by a wise choral director that he was a first tenor. Since that day, this Devon, PA native has been constantly striving to be first at everything else. A member of Princeton's varsity swim team, Andrew asked us not to tell you about his passion for knitting. On the rare occasions that Andrew is neither in the pool nor the Nassoon room, he can be found optimizing his fruit opening techniques. He still hasn't quite figured out how best to peel an orange, but he's a banana expert.
Miles Alistair Moore Glidden VIII is a deep bass from New York, New York. As a budding Neuroscientist, Alistair has been wandering the halls of the Neuroscience building at night in hopes of meeting his advisor. Alistair's other hobbies include singing at Yale, Bowling, and mixed martial arts. But don't ask him about the time he tried to do all three at once. He ended up karate chopping a 7-10 split into a low D. It wasn't pretty.
Kevin is a bass from Warren Township, NJ, and he wants to talk to you about the Monroe Doctrine! An accomplished pianist, Kevin can frequently be found playing the piano in Frist Campus Center until he is booed away by the masses. When Kevin is not singing with the Nassoons, he often fills his days with ordering custom-made quarter zips and pretending to be a high school student on Orange Key tours.
Class of 2017
Kishan, a resident of Edison, NJ, is already excited for his weekly baritone battle with Nassoon classmate, John Suh. Hoping to one day be President, Kishan has already started buying Princeton townies ice cream and taking pictures with babies. Although his constituency is growing, he lost a large group of voters because when leaving the train, he didn't watch the gap, as he was so politely asked to do. Kishan is also a big fan of all things Scandinavian.
John is a baritone from Seoul, South Korea, and he lives 6950 miles farther from campus than his two New Jerseyan classmates combined. In addition to singing, John is a talented violinist who never misses the chance to make fun of the viola and all those who play it. As the second baritone named John in the group, he will unfortunately go nameless until a proper nickname is provided. He once won a flower-holding contest, which may help expedite that process.
Zach is the group's Tour Manager and a Tenor-Baritone from Monroe Township, NJ. An aspiring science major, he has already begun studying the connection between lack of sleep and mental capacity... not on himself though (don't worry, Mrs. Levine). As you can see from his picture, Zach will call you out right on stage if you leave during the middle of one of his performances. He'll see you at our next arch sing, so stick around!