Meet the Jabberwocks
Soprano, Class of 2023
In one word, Aileen is very energetic. She loves to talk but she talks too much and she laughs at everything but laughs too loud. Aileen loses her voice pretty often and has yet to figure out how to save it.
Food, music, and sleep are the three things always on her mind and her priorities lie in her happiness so having fun is good motivation for her to get work done or to just y’know ~~ procrastinate.
Concentration: computer science (?)
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Soprano 1 , Class of 2023
Alden’s favorite methods of procrastination include:
Forcing her friends to let her read their tarot cards, Talking about her gap year, Brewing kombucha in her dorm room, Convincing herself she’s a psychic, Talking about her gap year, Hosting dance parties to songs nobody knows, Pretending to play spike ball to be trendy.
She wears an obnoxious amount of rings and likes to abbrev words that are already short.
Hometown: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Baritone, Class of 2022
After a horrendous voice crack during a performance of “Firestone” his sophomore year of high school, Alex spent years trying to build up the courage to return to the a cappella scene. It’s a good thing that his voice crack in “Take me to Church” during his Jabberwock audition wasn’t as bad – otherwise, he’d probably be wearing a hat or something.
Concentration: Classics and Economics
Hometown: Hinsdale, IL
Bari/Bass, Class of 2021
Bryan can usually be found napping in any given Brown library despite promising himself he would actually get work done. In his waking hours, he spends his time defending Eric Whitacre from choral haters and fielding back rub requests. His love languages are quality time and words of affirmation.
Concentration: History (although still a Music concentrator at heart)
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Bass 2, Class of 2020
The first time you see Caymus, you might say “Wow, you’re so tall!”. The second time, you’ll probably say it again — height really is his defining characteristic. He only eats foods that are orange and he only joined a cappella to escape the country music of his past. Catch him not wearing shoes to class and flaunting the fact that he’s 7 generations removed from Hawaiian Royalty.
Concentration: Music Theory/Vocal Performance
Hometown: Columbus, Georgia
Alto/Mezzo Soprano, Class of 2023
After taking a year of vocal rest in 4th grade to cure her vocal nodules, Dorrit rarely stopped singing and never stopped talking. She can usually be found correcting people’s pronunciation of her name (it’s “door-it,” not “door-eet”), composing novel-length text messages (strictly in lowercase letters), or talking on the phone with one of six male friends, none of whom she is dating.
Concentration: Literary Arts
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Tenor, Class of 2023
If you ever see Ethan walking around campus, he’ll probably open his mouth and nod at you. He tried to say hi but the sound didn’t come out. He’s walking away now.
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Bari, Class of 2023
Gus is that guy that got sprayed by a skunk on the first week of school or whatever.
Concentration: Cognitive Neuroscience
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Tenor 1, Class of 2021
Jack is easily the most athletic Jabberwock of them all – by the age of 13, he had already earned the title of ‘Southern Connecticut’s Best Benchwarmer.’ If Jack’s superstar athletic career (awarded CT’s #1 benchwarmer at 13 years old) wasn’t enough to last a lifetime, he plans to be the next Oprah by the age of 30, for he both strives for fame and loves bread! Until then, you’ll find Jack holding unannounced, unwanted concerts in his dorm room, which usually include renditions of “Super Trouper” and “I’m Here,” tastefully paired with poorly timed choreography! Jack struggles to sign off without a loving ‘xo.’ xoxo
Concentration: Urban Studies & TAPS
Hometown: Branford, CT
Bass, Class of 2020
A small fish in a big pond.
Concentration: Computer Science & Music
Hometown: Newton, MA
Baritone, Class of 2020
The resident hugger of The Jabberwocks, Jeremy is there to give a bear hug to any Wock that’s having a bad day. Although he’s lived all over the place (including Toronto, Seoul, NYC, and Hong Kong), he likes to call himself a ‘New Yorker’ because it’s trendy. If you need to find Jeremy, you’ll probably find him studying in the SciLi Basement while listening to the 10th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables on loop.
Concentration: Philosophy and History
Hometown: New York, NY
Alto, Class of 2023
⁃Craving chocolate at all times
⁃DTF (Down To have FUN!)
⁃A gal who loves to run in a straight line over and over
⁃Obsessed with making Spotify playlists and always looking for new music (you can follow her Spotify @kennedyw2010)
⁃Completely undecided about what she wants to do with her life
Concentration: Computer Science (subject to change)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Baritone, Class of 2021
You may not know this, but Kyle is very, very cool. He performs experimental theatre, uses a French press, wears lavender deodorant, and pierced his ear with a safety pin. You can catch Kyle at your local screening of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He’ll be the one in the back wearing a beret or something.
Concentration: Music and Literary Arts
Hometown: Scranton, PA
Tenor I, Class of 2020
As a child, Mark routinely put on low-budget productions of his favorite musical, Annie, at home with the help of his two older sisters. Having cast himself into the namesake role each and every time (and forcing his sisters into the obscure roles of “Pepper” and “orphan #1”), Mark now anxiously awaits the day the Jabberwocks add “Maybe” to their repertoire. Until then, though, you can probably find him wearing his RISD sweatshirt while coding up a storm in Brown’s CIT. He’s CS/VISA after all, not just CS.
Concentrations: Computer Science & Visual Art
Hometown: Guilford, CT
Vocal Percussion + Bass 1, Class of 2020
Despite being the only current Jabberwock to own a papaya tree, Peter has only ever received one papaya from said tree after years of showering it with love and affection. So, deciding to pursue more fruitful endeavors, Peter competed in the 2017 American Beatbox Championships and cemented his reputation as “that guy that makes weird sounds.”
Concentration: Computer Music and Multimedia
Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Tenor, Class of 2022
– Obsessed with British accents, YouTubers, and the rapper Stormzy
– Currently fantasizing about singing a duet with Andrea Bocelli
– Also known as: Dermo, dermdog, “Peter not Choi”
– A far-too-serious lover of choral music
– Apparently still frantically searching for himself, as shown by the above four bullets.
Hometown: Riverside, CT
Soprano, Class of 2023
It’s hard being an international student, especially for Sally who often gets mistaken as an Australian. Sally apparently has “the sexiest accent in the world” but you can’t tell when she’s singing. If she is not hanging out with her friends, Sally is probably calling them asking why they aren’t hanging out with her.
Concentration: International Relations
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
Alto, Class of 2023
On all levels except physical, Shannon is a baby. She has a caffeine tolerance of “maybe one coffee bean” and doesn’t even have her learner’s permit yet. Shannon also cries a lot; she once cried during an orchestra concert she was playing in. But don’t get it twisted — Shannon is also very cool, having ridden (and fallen off) a moped. At some point, you’ll probably see Shannon make super exaggerated facial expressions, jam to DAY6, and express her gratitude with “🥺🥺🥺”.
Concentrations: Education Studies and Public Policy
Hometown: Boston, MA but it’s complicated
Bass, Class of 2023
First, VJ would like to thank his dog, Violet, for always having faith in him and barking at him whenever he sings. He knows that she is truly his biggest fan and he would not have gotten anywhere without her. VJ would also like to thank the cello. All cellos. If he hadn’t stopped playing it in the eighth grade he might be in the orchestra or a string quartet or something. Lastly, he’d like to thank you.
Hometown: Weston, MA