MEET OUR GROUP
Class of 2021 Audition Song: "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5 Hannah Miao is a senior from Cleveland, Ohio. Besides singing in the Soprano Section, Hannah enjoys painting, devouring churro ice cream sandwiches, having beach picnics, and being the biggest Cleveland fan you will find. Hannah would like to major in Public Policy and either International Comparative Studies or Global Health and potentially go into human rights law.
Class of 2023 Audition Song: "Best Part" by H.E.R. Maya Provençal is a sophomore from Denver, Colorado (who is actually too lazy to hike, so don’t ask her if she loves the mountains). When she isn’t eating Maya is most likely napping or eating. In her spare time Maya runs track for Duke University and enjoys watching tasteful anime.
Class of 2023 – Publicity Audition Song: "Honeymoon Avenue" by Ariana Grade. Avery Lythcott-Haims is a sophomore from Palo Alto, California and will rep the Bay Area a little more than she should. When she’s not singing she’s probably dancing, and if she’s not dancing she’s distracting her friends or going on spontaneous trips to West Campus for grilled cheese. Avery is also an avid fan of shoes and friendship bracelets.
Class of 2021 Audition Song: "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Rait Kate Evans is a senior alto from Chatham, New Jersey. In her free time between studying public policy and debunking Jersey stereotypes, she enjoys getting overly attached to TV show characters and going to Trader Joe's as much as possible. Some of her favorite things include ice cream, sweatpants, and romantic comedies with little substance.
Class of 2021 Audition Song "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles Bryn is a senior alto from Piedmont, CA (a town near San Francisco). Outside of RnB, you'll find her in Duke Chorale, playing piano, guitar, ukulele, and writing music. and poetry. As one would expect from her high school senior superlative "most likely to argue with a teacher", she loves to learn about and discuss politics and human nature with anyone who will listen.
Class of 2021 – Music Director Audition Song: "Send Me The Moon" by Sara Bareilles Becca Supple is a senior from Brooklyn, New York. She is majoring in Evolutionary Anthropology so that she can get credit for sitting outside with lemurs. She enjoys pretty handwriting, cats, bad rom-coms, coffee, and coffee.
Class of 2022 – President Audition Song: "Killing Me Softly" by Fugees Kamryn Washington is a junior alto from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She hasn’t the slightest clue what her major will be, but she knows that at some point she’d like to pursue fluency in Spanish. In her spare time, she likes obsessing over one song at a time on a biweekly basis, playing games on her phone, and, most of all, laughing too hard with good friends.
Class of 2023 Audition Song: "Andante Andante" by ABBA Hannah is a sophomore alto from Alexandria, VA. She is currently thinking about majoring in Economics or International Relations but seeing as she is completely indecisive, that will likely change. Outside of class, Hannah’s favorite things to do include writing songs, watching the TV show Friends on repeat, and eating an unhealthy amount of dark chocolate.
Class of 2024 Audition Song: "I'll Never Love Again" by Lady Gaga Hi! I’m Isabel Siebrecht, from Seattle WA, and I am a freshman. Music has been a huge part of life from my first musical in first grade, to the first open mic I performed at when I was ten. I sang in a competitive jazz choir for three years in high school and it was the most incredible experience because I was able to share such a huge part of myself with a team. I am so excited to be part of Rhythm & Blue and continue my journey
Class of 2023 – Business Audition Song: "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran Ben Simon is a current sophomore tenor from Boston, MA! He really doesn't know what he wants to study: chemistry, biology, global health, comp sci, neuroscience–the list goes on... He is possibly/probably on the pre-health track. Outside of R&B you'll find him sitting in Marketplace for unreasonably long periods of time, sleeping, or searching for dogs to play with on campus.
Class of 2021 Audition Song: "If I Told You Now" by Jason Robert Brown Alex Kintzer is a senior tenor from Menlo Park, CA. He is thinking about the interdisciplinary music/neuroscience major, but could see it swinging in any direction, as long as it has music in it somewhere. Outside of R&B you’ll see him taking photos, practicing for various instrumental ensembles, dyeing his hair and fawning over the same three a cappella music videos on YouTube for hours on end.
Class of 2021 Audition Song: "Who Knows" by Zac Brown Band Nick Saba is a Tenor/Bass from Cincinnati, Ohio. He wants to be an astronaut and do things with biology. He is interested in beekeeping and blacksmithing, but his heart belongs to his dogs Odie and Skippy.
Class of 2024 Audition Song: "Preach" by John Legend Jeff Du is a freshman from Baltimore, Maryland, studying economics and statistics. When he’s not composing new arrangements and jamming on guitar and ukulele, he can be found aggressively cheering on the Celtics, playing pickup sports with the boys, and going on long walks around Duke at midnight.
Class of 2021 Audition Song: "FOOLS" by Troye Sivan Matt Rose is a senior from South Hamilton, Massachusetts and sings tenor/bass in Rhythm and Blue. He is considering approximately seven different majors at any given time, so his plans for the future are far from certain. In general, he enjoys running, sleeping, and being around cats.
Class of 2022 Audition Song: "Sinnerman" by Nina Simone Paul is a junior bass from Richmond, Virginia. He plans to study Computer Science and/or Chemistry, and PPE because why not. Outside of singing, you’ll find him running around Duke wondering why his code won’t work, reading Orgo notes, trying to get people to go hiking, and arguing about the Constitution in Moot Court and about anything with everyone else.
Class of 2022 – Concert Manager Audition Song: "Wagon Wheel" by Darius Rucker. Haynes is a junior bass from Nashville, TN. He is thinking about majoring in Public Policy and Environmental Science. His hobbies include playing spikeball, adventuring, and painting.
Class of 2023 Audition Song: “Still Crazy After All These Years” by Paul Simon When he’s not singing Ed Sheeran songs at the top of his lungs or playing guitar in his dorm, Nazim Duran is playing trombone at the football games for the Duke University Marching Band or grinding his engineering homework in the hopes that he might one day be an environmental engineer.
Class of 2023 Audition Song: "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra Thomas Zornig is a sophomore from Campinas, Brazil. When he’s not singing bass, he enjoys producing music, riding roller coasters, and playing soccer.
Class of 2024 Audition Song: "Frozen" by Sabrina Claudio I’m a Ghanaian immigrant from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For now I’m on the premed track intending to major in biology with a concentration in biochem and minor in compsci. In my free time I like to chill with friends, work out, read, or watch whatever I’ve recently been introduced to on Netflix (right now it’s La Doña).