Becca Galer, '18
Becca is a senior hailing from from Utica, NY. Becca served as one of our tour coordinators last year for our trip to Chicago, and is a Molecular Genetics major with a minor in music and is hoping to go to medical school to be a Pediatric Cardiologist. Becca’s favorite foods include anything from Utica, and she makes some mean Chicken Riggies. Besides being in Vocal Point, Becca serves as the president of Alpha Phi, does Leukemia drug research, and is a shadow intern at the Medical Center. Her spirit animal is an otter, and she has an unhealthy obsession with wrist watches and “pink drinks” from Starbucks.
Sophia Stone, '18
Senior, Sophia was born and raised in good old Rochester! This is Sophia’s third year as Musical Director and she is the person behind some of the most killer arrangements Vocal Point has ever seen. Sophia is a double major in Molecular Genetics and Music, and hopes to be some kind of doctor-either an MD or a PhD in Composition. Best of both worlds, am I right? When she’s not working on Vocal Point things, she loves to spend time with her dachshund Karl, and create modern art with an armful of makeup swatches at Sephora. Aside from Vocal Point, on campus Sophia is an oboist and english horn player in the Symphony Orchestra.
Susanna Chhibber, '18
Assistant Musical Director
Susanna is a native of Rochester, you can tell by the way she pronounces plaza. Susanna is a Geology major, and a founding member of Rock Club, and her career goal is to be a National Park Ranger. Her one true love is, you guessed it, rocks, but she also enjoys performing the entire soundtrack of Hamilton by memory in the car, and spending time with her family and 1.5-eared dog, Winnie. When she’s not leading her secret life of being an Amazon Warrior Princess, or performing with Vocal Point, she is a TA for the Geology Department and is the Vice President of USGO!
Elizabeth Priore, '19
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. Liz is thrilled to be studying abroad in London (with Sruti) this fall, but can't wait to come back to Vocal Point in the Spring semester.
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
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.
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!
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.
Deborah Fan, '20
Public Relations Chair
Sophomore, Deborah, aka “Little Debbie,” is a native of Hong Kong. Deb grew up as a “band geek" playing trumpet and piano, but has embraced her voice even more this year in Vocal Point. She is serving as our Public Relations Chair this year, and is majoring in Audio & Music Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. Deb’s true loves include her dog, Twix, Apple Orchard Fruit Snacks, corgis, and, of course, Ariana Grande. When asked what she does for fun, she answered “I do lots of homework”, but she also likes to craft while listening to showtunes, and hang out with her sisters of Chi Omega. She also just recently joined the roster of the club volleyball team.
Lilo Blank, '20
alumni Relations and Fundraising Chair
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!
Shivi Gunawardane, '21
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!
Lia Rodriguez, '21
Lia Calcines Rodriguez, a first-year, 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 with a double minor in Spanish and Music Cognition. She is funny and friendly and loves to sing!