MEET OUR GROUP
Class of 2023 Audition Song: "Best Part" by H.E.R. Maya Provençal is a junior 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 – Music Director Audition Song: "Honeymoon Avenue" by Ariana Grade. Avery is a junior from Palo Alto, CA studying dance and cultural anthropology. She is also a proud beatboxer and soprano 2. When Avery isn’t in rehearsal, you can probably find her in even more rehearsals with Hoof n’ Horn, teaching dance downtown, or tracking down her friends to give them hugs. She can’t wait to sing live with with her R&B fam!
Class of 2025 Audition Song: "When We Were Young" by Adele Rena is a freshman from Ohio, majoring in either Biomedical or Environmental Engineering. In her free time, she likes to cuddle with her dog, eat, and play the piano.
Class of 2024 Audition Song: "Dear Mistake" (Original) Hi! My name is Colette and I'm from the Philly suburbs, majoring in Econ and Visual Media Studies. I enjoy playing violin, reading, and writing in my free time.
Class of 2022 – President Audition Song: "Killing Me Softly" by Fugees Kamryn Washington is a senior 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 2024 - Business Manager Audition Song: "I'll Never Love Again" by Lady Gaga Hi! I'm a freshman from Seattle WA. 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 2025 Audition Song: "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift Hello! I'm Claire Barry, and I'm a freshman. I'm from New York, but I lived in Hong Kong for eleven years. I'm thinking of majoring in mechanical engineering. Some things I like to do include songwriting, writing stories, swimming, and robotics.
Class of 2025 Audition Song: "Just Give Me a Reason" by P!nk and Nate Ruess. Hi! My name is Sarah. I'm from Buffalo, NY and I’ve played piano since I was five and I love singing at an obnoxiously loud volume in the car with my friends or aimlessly walking around campus.
Class of 2025 Audition Song: "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae Neve is a freshman from Santa Barbara, California. Neve plans to major in Biology. When she’s not singing, she is probably writing music, playing tennis, or reading (menus🍕). Neve is always down for a nice boba or matcha latte. She is super excited to be a part of R&B!
Class of 2025 Audition Song: "Shallow" Hi everyone! My name is Joy, I'm from Auckland, New Zealand and I'm a prospective Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry double major. Outside of singing, I’m often caught playing the piano, writing, 3D-printing the dumbest thing possible or attempting to pet all the dogs on campus!
Class of 2023 – Concert Manager Audition Song: "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran Ben Simon is a current junior 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 2024 Audition Song: Take Me to Church by Hozier George Romero is a sophomore from Houston, Texas. When he isn’t singing or listening to Disney musicals, he enjoys vegetable gardening and taking long walks while listening to audiobooks. In the future, he aspires to own a house with a sauna and a salt water fish tank.
Class of 2024 - Assistant Music Director Audition Song: "Preach" by John Legend Jeff Du is a sophomore 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 2024 Audition Song: "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin Tommy Gress is a sophomore from Alliance, Ohio. With a prospective major in Classical Studies, Tommy enjoys to spend his free time reading, playing the piano, and falling into Wikipedia holes.
Class of 2022 Audition Song: "Sinnerman" by Nina Simone Paul is a senior 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 Audition Song: "Wagon Wheel" by Darius Rucker. Haynes is a senior 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 - Publicity Manager 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 a mechanical 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).
Class of 2025 Audition Song: "Breathe Again" by Sara Bareilles Michael Herron is a freshman from Philadelphia, PA. He is interested in majoring in Computer Science or Psychology. In addition to singing, Michael also enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing, and good coffee.