Meet the Jabberwocks

Current Alumni
Alex Platt

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

Brendan Leary

Tenor 1, Class of 2019

Brendan sings most of the highest notes in the group’s arrangements and is constantly using his falsetto. This has caused him to forget what his usual singing voice sounds like. His hobbies include: playing the violin, drinking too much coffee, doing engineering problem sets, and learning random, useless facts. If you want a good laugh, don’t ask Brendan for a joke because they are usually terrible.

Concentration: Materials Engineering
Hometown: Jamison, PA

Bryan Zhang

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

Caymus Price

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

Jack Nelson

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

Jake Tango

Bass, Class of 2020

A small fish in a big pond.

Concentration: Computer Science & Music
Hometown: Newton, MA

Jeremy Rhee

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

Kyle Brier

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

Mark Séjourné

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

Peter Choi

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

Peter McDermott

Tenor, Class of 2022

Peter is:
– 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.

Concentration: Neuroscience
Hometown: Riverside, CT

Sam Grady

Bass, Class of 2019

Ever since tragically forgetting the words to “God Bless America” at the Camp Westwoods talent show during the summer before 5th grade, Sam has yearned for a return to the spotlight. Like many Brown students, Sam is a weeded-out-pre-med-turned-gender-abolitionist who loves to watch niche YouTube music videos all day, everyday. Other hobbies include pretending to have read Judith Butler, stocking up on Uncrustables™ at Jo’s, and wishing they were responsible enough to own a dog.

Concentrations: French Studies & Gender and Sexuality Studies
Hometown: Sharon, MA

Will Conard

Tenor 2, Class of 2019

I don’t usually like talking about myself, but: Will Conard is Fun; Quirky; Cute; New York; Singer; Intellectual; Athlete; Gaudi; Chino Enthusiast; Water Droplet; Actor; Private Speaker; Painter; Artist; Statement Prefacer; Person.

Concentration: English and Political Science
Hometown: New York