• Orchestra Board 2017-2018

    Paul Huang

    President

    ph399@cornell.edu

    Major(s): Chemistry and Biology, '18

    Fun Fact: In a past life I played the saxophone. I also really like cookies (see photo).

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Performing Mahler 6 in Argentina, oh and also eating giant portions of Argentinian steak at group dinners.

    Austin Bates

    Vice President

    amb587@cornell.edu

    Major: HBHS, '19

    Fun Fact: While in Peru, I ate an alpaca while wearing an alpaca sweater as I watched an alpaca walk by.

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Getting lost for 2 hours in Neuquen, Argentina, in the middle of the night!

    Meghan Powers

    Secretary

    ​mlp238@cornell.edu

    Major: Bioengineering, '18

    Fun Fact: I have a fluffy puppy named Zola, and she is very interested and confused about instruments and music and always comes over to watch me practice!

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Definitely our concert in Neuquén, Argentina, where we performed the entire Mahler 6 symphony with the Neuquén Symphony Orchestra.

    Felice Liang

    Treasurer

    fjl42@cornell.edu

    Major(s): Chemistry and Biology, '19

    Fun Fact: I ride the unicycle!

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Playing the entire Mahler 6 with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Neuquén.

    Emma Billmyer

    Librarian

    emb365@cornell.edu

    Major: Statistics, '18

    Fun Fact: I am a huge Syracuse Basketball fan!

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Playing Mahler 6 in Argentina with the Neuquen Orchestra!

    Grace Hwang

    Fundraising Chair

    gwh77@cornell.edu

    Major: HBHS, '19

    Fun Fact: I love puppies & kittens

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Walking in the Limay River on the Argentina tour

    Emilie Camera

    Alumni Relations Chair

    etc56@cornell.edu

    Major: Mechanical Engineering, Grad

    Fun Fact: I like to Latin Dance! (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata)

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: The Mahler 5 performance in the freezing cold Dublin church

    Katie Stawiasz

    Social Media/Publicity Chair

    kjs282@cornell.edu

    Major: Chemistry, '18

    Fun Fact: I looked like the Michelin Man as a baby and required special cream to keep my fat rolls from chafing.

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Playing Mahler 6 in Argentina. Watching a whole community come together reminded me why I keep playing.

    Zeyu Hu

    Social Chair

    zh75@cornell.edu

    Major: Environmental Science and Sustainability, '19

    Fun Fact: I can "play" the trumpet

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Zaaaaaaaaaaa

    Sara Jenab

    Outreach Chair

    sj374@cornell.edu

    Major(s): Government and Spanish, '19

    Fun Fact: I'm a backpacking instructor at COE!

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: When Chris said "my red accent is somewhere you can't see" (on his shirt cuff) on the Salt Lake City tour.

    Eric Shen

    Photographer

    ejs348@cornell.edu

    Major(s): Physics and Music, '20

    Fun Fact: I only wear shorts.

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Making memes out of everything Chris says. (Actually though, on the top of a mountain in Argentina watching the horns play while there's mist surrounding us from all over in addition to a double rainbow, and then meeting a 50-year Cornell alum)

    Sarah Park

    Newsletter Editor

    ssp84@cornell.edu

    Major: Policy Analysis and Management, '21

    Fun Fact: I like all kinds of bears! I also have a panda face as a mousepad.

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Playing Tchaik 6!

    Aditi Athavale

    Webmaster

    asa85@cornell.edu

    Major: Computer Science '19

    Fun Fact: I speak four languages to some extent

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Performing in Neuquén, Argentina, because it seemed like the entire town was excited for our performance, which made us that much more excited to perform.

    Sabrina Chen

    Webmaster

    ssc252@cornell.edu

    Major: Chemical Engineering, '20

    Fun Fact: I love baking, decorating, and eating desserts

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Bonding with Argentinian musicians despite the language barrier!

  • Orchestra Board 2018-2019

    Grace Hwang

    President

     

    gwh77@cornell.edu

    Major: HBHS, '19

    Fun Fact: I love puppies & kittens

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Walking in the Limay River on the Argentina tour

    Austin Bates

    Vice President

    amb587@cornell.edu

    Major: HBHS, '19

    Fun Fact: While in Peru, I ate an alpaca while wearing an alpaca sweater as I watched an alpaca walk by.

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Getting lost for 2 hours in Neuquen, Argentina, in the middle of the night!

    Chloe Amsterdam

    Secretary

    cha45@cornell.edu

    Major: English/Pre-Med, '20

    Fun Fact: I have a growing sock collection (examples include corgi, ramen, star wars, bubble tea, and more!) currently at 15 pairs but hoping for more.

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: The performance we had in Argentina with a crowd that filled the theater and reached the streets nearby, where some of the audience watched the concert on a screen set up for the overflow. It was the perfect culmination to a week of exploration, making friends, and hard work in rehearsal.

    Felice Liang

    Treasurer

    fjl42@cornell.edu

    Major(s): Chemistry and Biology, '19

    Fun Fact: I ride the unicycle!

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Playing the entire Mahler 6 with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Neuquén.

    Eric Shen

    Fundraising Chair

     

    ejs348@cornell.edu

    Major(s): Physics and Music, '20

    Fun Fact: I only wear shorts.

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Making memes out of everything Chris says. (Actually though, on the top of a mountain in Argentina watching the horns play while there's mist surrounding us from all over in addition to a double rainbow, and then meeting a 50-year Cornell alum)

    Corey Zhang

    Alumni Relations Chair

    qcz2@cornell.edu​

    Major: Biological Sciences/Molecular and Cell Biology, '20

    Fun Fact: I once accidentally ate really moldy Nutella, but miraculously didn't get sick!

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: All the times Vineet calls Chris "Professor Kim".

    Justine Shih

    Publicity Chair/Photographer

    jys43@cornell.edu

    Major: Biometry and Statistics/Biological Science, '20

    Fun Fact: I love figure skating and dancing!

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Getting to meet and work with Wynton Marsalis!

    Vineet Kamat

    Social Chair

     

    vk284@cornell.edu

    Major: Physics/Computer Science, '21

    Fun Fact: Some say that I appear on high value stamps in Sweden and that I can catch fish with my tongue. Sadly I am not the Stig.

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Any of Professor Kim's ad libs is a treasured memory of mine.

    Alison Hsieh

    Outreach Chair

    ah694@cornell.edu

    Major(s): Psychology, '21

    Fun Fact: I'm really good at sprinting.

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Learning how to carry two cellos from Lincoln to Bailey Hall for concert rehearsals in under 5 minutes.

    Sarah Park

    Newsletter Editor

    ssp84@cornell.edu

    Major: Policy Analysis and Management, '21

    Fun Fact: I like all kinds of bears! I also have a panda face as a mousepad.

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Playing Tchaik 6!

    Aditi Athavale

    Webmaster

    asa85@cornell.edu

    Major: Computer Science, '19

    Fun Fact: I speak four languages to some extent

    Favorite Orchestra Memory: Performing in Neuquén, Argentina, because it seemed like the entire town was excited for our performance, which made us that much more excited to perform.