Jane HUFFER, '19
Jane is a junior who hails from right here in beautiful Rochester! Jane is serving as our General Manager this year and is a Music Education major, and plays violin, trumpet, and piano, in addition to singing. (She plays four instruments!) Jane says she cannot remember a time when music was not part of her life, and In addition to being in Vocal Point (Jane primarily sings “tippy-top” soprano in the group), she loves musical theatre and most recently portrayed Natalie in ROC Players’s production of “Next to Normal.” She is also a Starbucks barista and an RA! In addition to other perfectly reasonable foods, Jane hates bananas, and currently holds the title of “VP’s Pickiest Eater.” Jane’s spirit animal is a giraffe because she is so lanky, and if she were a flower, she would be a sunflower, likely for the same reason, as well as for her bright and bubbly personality!
elizabeth Priore, '19
aSSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Liz hails from Buffalo, NY and is a double major in Linguistics and Business with a minor in Spanish. When Liz got into the group, we had three Elizabeths, so we gave her the nickname Proprietary, or Props for short. We’re not really sure how autocorrect got that from Priore either. On campus, Liz recently performed in the Vagina Monologues, is a sister of Alpha Phi, a Linguistics TA, and is Orientation Leader for the class of 2021! With an average trip rate of three times a day, Liz enjoys the times she can stay in one place by hanging out with friends at Starbucks and arranging for the group.
moJIN yu , '19
Mojin, our Public Relations chair, hails from Beijing, China. Mojin is double majoring in Digital Media Studies and Psychology, is very artistic, and loves to paint and work on designs on her computer. When Mojin auditioned for our group, she got her note from her trusty tuning fork, and we knew we had to have her. Besides singing with Vocal Point, Mojin is a member of No Jackets Required and is excited to be an International Student Mentor for some of the class of 2021's freshmen! Mojin is our designated “large-city-navigator” (New York and Chicago so far), and can ATTACK any size bowl of noodles you put in front of her. Mojin misses her beloved cat, Three, but is excited for her next two years with Vocal Point!
Sruti Tekumalla, '19
Alumni RELATIONS AND FUNDRAISING
Sruti (Like Fruity with an S) is currently a junior, and a native of her beloved, Columbus, Ohio. Sruti served as one of our Tour Coordinators last year for our trip to Chicago! Sruti is a Economics major with a minor in Chemistry and hopes to go to Medical School. Sruti hopes to become an ophthalmologist so she can do cataract surgery on the elderly. Besides singing with Vocal Point, on campus Sruti can usually be found studying in Circ, but she’s also an RA, and a sister of Alpha Phi. Besides singing, Sruti’s talents include wiggling her ears, and playing recorder. Sruti reached the prime of her recorder career in the fifth grade when she played the Pied-Piper in her school musical. She is is very excited to be studying abroad this fall in London (with Liz), but can't wait to come back to Vocal Point in the Spring.
Bailey Walters '19
Bailey, our “Actual Bae,” is a junior from the home of the “wing,” Buffalo, NY. Bailey serving as our Business Manager this year, and is a double major in Neuroscience and Psychology and hopes to go to Medical School in the future. She is proudly an old woman in a 19 year old’s body, her favorite candies including twizzlers and chocolate covered raisins, and she’s had glasses since the age of six. Aside from Vocal Point, Bailey is a member of College Feminists, does research at the Med Center, and is a sister in Chi Omega. She has proudly taken on the ColourPop addiction of Vocal Point, and since joining, it is a rare sight to see her without lipstick on.
LilO BLANK, '20
Our smallest (although her personality makes up for it) member, Lilo, hails proudly from Elkins Park, PA and is serving as our Fundraising and Alumni Relations Chair this year. After we heard her mentioned at Convocation for being on The Voice, we were so excited to see her at auditions! Lilo is not actually named after the animated Disney character and does not have a pet *blue koala?*, and has funnily enough, never seen Lilo and Stitch! Lilo is a Public Health Major with a double minor in BCS and Women’s and Gender Studies, and when she’s not singing with Vocal Point, you can find her adamantly working on crushing the patriarchy, hanging out with her sisters in Gamma Phi Beta, or assisting in her research position for the WISH Program at the Medical Center.
Catherine seo , '21
Catherine is a first-year student from Anyang, South Korea. She is used to the freezing weather though, since she went to high school in Erie, PA. Her intended major is Biochemistry possibly with a minor in Music. Her passion for singing gave her opportunities to sing with various groups of people and to perform around the world. She has performed in Germany, France, Luxembourg, Japan, as well as Korea and the United States. She is excited to add more to the list with Vocal Point! She also loves doing her hair, makeup, and nails. Her back up plan is to work at a salon. Aside from Vocal Point, Catherine is an EcoRep and a member of KPG, the Korean Percussion Group!
Lia Rodriguez, '21
Lia Calcines Rodriguez, a sophmore, was born and raised in Cuba where she studied at a Music Conservatory playing the violin. She then moved to London with her family and later to Los Angeles where she went to High School. She plans on majoring in Neuroscience on a pre-med track!. She is funny and friendly and loves to sing!
sHIVI gUNAWARDANE , '21
Public Relations Chair
Shivi, a first-year student, grew up in Maryland and has always loved singing. She also loves her very cute dog, Amber, and her family. She is very excited for her first year at the University of Rochester and can't wait to be a part of Vocal Point. Shivi will be studying History on a Pre Med track and will also be on the Varsity swim team. Shivi also enjoys making crafts and cards in her free time!
mADELEINE VOGEL, '22
Madeleine, hailing from Charlton, NY (20 minutes from the Saratoga race track!), comes to U of R not only as a VERY excited freshman member of Vocal Point, but also as a sprinter on the varsity track and field team. Currently studying audio and music engineering and looking towards a career in sound engineering and performance technology, Madeleine loves nights in with cocoa and her two beloved cats almost as much as she loves midnight runs and movie marathons with friends. Her spirit fruit is a honeycrisp apple, her favorite Bruce Springsteen song is (yeah, you guessed it) “Born to Run”, and when she isn’t performing with Vocal Point, practicing piano or working out you can catch her behind the scenes of campus events as a member of ECM or taking naps on her super comfy rug!
nEERAJA MENON, '22
Neeraja is a first-year hoping to double major in financial Economics and business with a statistics minor! She has lived all over Southeast Asia but has spent most of her life living in Singapore and is from India. Music has been a part of her life since she was 3 years old and she has been training in Indian classical music since then! Neeraja has sung on various prestigious platforms and with many prominent Indian musicians. Apart from singing, she enjoys reading and eating - she is a big foodie and loves a good book with a cup of tea on a rainy day. Neeraja has never sung bass before Vocal Point and absolutely loves it! She enjoys rehearsal and is very excited to sing with VP for the next four years.
cASEY ball, '22
Casey is a first year student from Buffalo, New York, and is super excited to be a member of Vocal Point! Casey is a Computer Science major and an ASL minor. Outside of rehearsal, you can find Casey, also known as Juke Box Casey (JBC for short), singing random songs or practicing her beatboxing. JBC has been involved in music her entire life, playing piano, guitar, and trumpet. She is super excited to keep music in her life through Vocal Point.
Isabella BARBAGALLO, '22
Isabella is a first year, and is thrilled to be a part of Vocal Point! She is local to Rochester, NY and is hoping to study Business and Music during her time at the U of R. Music has been a part of Isabella's life for as long as she can remember. Isabella plays guitar, piano, and ukelele, but enjoys singing the most. You can find Isabella performing acoustic shows at restaurants, events, and festivals around Rochester, and sometimes even performing with her rock band BB Dang. Not only does Isabella have a passion for music, she established her own business IsabellaMaria Design, creating custom art on canvas shoes and apparel.
hANNAH BONBREST, '22
Hannah is a first year student from “basically Canada” in Lowville, New York, so far in the woods that *two* vans simultaneously got stuck in her driveway during 2019 spring tour. She is a Psychology major and a minor in Russian on a premed track. In addition to Vocal Point, Hannah works for Event Support and in the I.D. office, and is known as the “dad” of the group for her dry, punderful sense of humor.