MEET THE 'TONES!

Today's Obertones are some of Oberlin's finest gentlefolk, hailing from many years, majors, and hometowns. Meet them below:

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ELLIOT DAVEY

Co-President

Politics, Math '23

Now in their senior year at Oberlin, Elliot has learned much about a cappella since getting elected as a co-president as a second year. Arranging music is actually fun and possible even when you don't know what you're doing! People don't come on time to rehearsals when they're at 11am on a Saturday! Singing "ooh-ahh" is just saying "wah" very slowly! They hope to continue to learn and grow with the group as much as possible this year before they have to graduate.

JORDAN MUSCHLER

Music Director

 Theater '23

Jordan Muschler is a ginger. He’s done many embarrassing things in his life and he constantly ruminates on the fact that more are soon to come. He would also like to let you know that “the slotted spoon can catch the potato,” whatever the hell that means.

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NIHAL KODAVARTI

Co-President

Math, Economics '23

Nihal first interpreted acapella as “people imitating instruments”, and as such, grew up making random noises in hopes of sounding like a piano or guitar. The Obertones have finally given him a purpose, but he still has yet to learn what acapella actually is. 

ORION PENDLEY

Music Director

Geology, Studio Art '24

Who needs words? Orion plays bass, and is a bass, and hasn’t spoken in years. Ask him a question. The only reply you will receive will be in some variation of dm, dum, ba, da, oo. Decode it. Uncover the secrets. Become one with the bassline.

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PUCK HARTSOUGH

Creative Writing, Classics '23

Puck (no, not like a hockey puck) hails from San Francisco, and would much rather talk about Apis mellifera than themself. They like Shakespeare (shocker) and petting any and all animals they come across.

ADAM WISE

Art/Publicity

Visual Arts '24

Adam gets stressed out when asked to describe himself. He is a complex individual! He contains multitudes! 

He is also a baritone.

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JULIAN LEE-SURSIN

Philosophy, French '23

If one is given an obscure ability for inhuman noise-making, it is one's moral responsibility to put that ability to use and make it work for the good of society.

GRAHAM EVANS

'25

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LIAM OATES

Philosophy, Law & Society '24

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