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Alison Korn

General Manager

Year

Hometown

Nashville, TN

2024

Part

Alto

Alison is a senior from Nashville, Tennessee, who has somehow managed to avoid drinking sweet tea or using the word “y'all” in her 11 years living there. In her free time, she loves to go on spontaneous adventures, play sports, eat way too much ice cream, win board games, dance to her Spotify playlists, and edit others’ poor grammar. Alison is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with an Aerospace Engineering Certificate and minors in Physics and Spanish. She hopes to one day join the aerospace industry and launch rocket ships, as well as visit every country in the world.

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Louise Adillon

Fellowship Coordinator

Year

Hometown

Short Hills, NJ

2025

Part

Soprano

Louise is a junior from Short Hills, New Jersey. She is pursuing an evolutionary anthropology major on the pre-health track. Her love for singing began in church as a young child and only grew from there. She ran her school’s liturgical music group in high school, which is where she learned about the world of worship music. In addition to a capella, she enjoys performing musical theatre and public speaking. Her favorite Christian artists are Tauren Wells and The Porter's Gate.

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Harris Tong

Co-Musical Director

Year

Hometown

Hong Kong

2025

Part

Bass

Whenever Harris is not watching movies, he is discussing how to reform the way we teach STEM, debating about global politics and China, solving physics problems, playing ping pong, or cooking Southeast Chinese dishes. In this sense, music comes last on his list of priorities, to the extent that he is also singing with the Duke Chorale while studying acoustics in physics and building loudspeakers from scratch. Harris is a public policy - physics double major.

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Jonathan Piland 

Co-Musical Director

Year

Hometown

Eastover, NC

2024

Part

Bass

Jonathan is a senior from Eastover, North Carolina double majoring in BME/ECE with a music minor. Outside of acapella he enjoys running, playing the violin, rock climbing at Wilson Gym and going to Duke basketball games. Having played the violin since elementary school, he enjoys taking violin lessons and participating in chamber music as well as trying out other instruments just for fun. He is a member of Duke eNable, which is a volunteer club working to develop low-cost prosthetics for clients in need. He hopes to someday develop prosthetic devices that could help individuals with physical challenges gain advanced control over their prosthetic limbs!

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Arielle Curtis

Treasurer

Year

Hometown

Durham, NC

2025

Part

Alto

Arielle (Ari) Curtis is a junior from Durham, NC. She tentatively plans on being a Sociology/CS double major with a Chinese minor. Outside of SBSB, you will probably find her in Bella Union fueling her caffeine addiction or giving people "good" directions (she doesn't know left from right) at the Information Desk in the BC.

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Joy Buchi-Ahiabuike 

Social Media Coordinator

Year

Hometown

Gadsden, AL

2025

Part

Tenor

Joy Buchi-Ahiabuike is a junior from Gadsden, Alabama (Don’t fear - many people from Alabama don’t know where that is either). She’s loved music all her life, and gives special credit for that to the dozens of nostalgic childhood theme songs she has playing nonstop around in her head. Outside of class, you can find her listening to lofi, taking photos and videos of people/places/things, reading Webtoon, or laughing at something. She plans to major in biology and global health on the pre-med track, and is more than excited to continue making amazing music and memories with SBSB!

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Damilola Bankole

Album Chair

Year

Hometown

Atlanta, GA

2026

Part

Mezzo

Damilola Bankole is a Duke sophomore from Atlanta, Georgia. She is so excited to be apart of the SBSB fam. She has been singing since forever, but when she is not singing she enjoys performing in theatre productions, playing piano, cooking (she’s a massive foodie), and working out. As of right now, Damilola wants to be a doctor in the future so her plan is to double major in Global Health and Spanish on the premed track. She absolutely loves languages and hopes to be able to know at least seven languages at some point in her life (she already knows four rn). She is so grateful for the opportunity to be apart of a community in which she can worship God and explore her passion of singing at the same time and she can’t wait to perform with the best a capella group on campus! ;)

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Allen Pan

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Year

Hometown

Atlanta, GA

2024

Part

Bass

Allen Pan is a senior from Atlanta, Georgia studying computer science (actually he was born in Alabama and the moved to china for 4 years as a toddler and eventually wound up on Georgia). He loved music growing up, having a violin placed upon him at the ripe age of 6. Eventually he grew to love it, along with the guitar as well as singing. In his free time he enjoys making covers, working out, watching/playing basketball, and just chillin with friends. 

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Jessica Zhong

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Year

Hometown

Cary, NC

2024

Part

Alto

Jessica Zhong is a senior from Cary, North Carolina. She has actually lived in the same 15-mile-radius circle her entire life, yet still needs a GPS to get pretty much anywhere. As a newbie to the a cappella scene, she owes her love of singing to her classical music background (namely, many many hours spent playing violin and piano). She has also dabbled in assorted athletics such as cheerleading, TaeKwonDo, and mountain biking, but is at best very mediocre at all of them. In her free time, Jessica loves playing card and board games, eating fruit, and hugging her friends’ stuffed animals. Though in an ideal world she would have seven minors and no major, she has overcome her indecisiveness with a double major in psychology and economics.

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Major Glenn

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Year

Hometown

Memphis, TN

2024

Part

Tenor

Major is a sharp senior from Memphis, TN. A lover of truth and fun, Major enjoys opportunities to dance, instigate, and socialize with others. At Duke, he studies math and computer science and works at the Academic Resource Center and the Office of the President. Major loves music, food, trivia, and Jesus. His favorite musicians are Fred Hammond, CeCe Winans, Marvin Gaye, John Coltrane, and the singers of SBSB. 

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Edrian Liao 

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Year

Hometown

Philippines

2025

Part

Tenor

Edrian is a junior born and raised in the "Pearl of the Orient Sea" (the Philippines) where white sand beaches are everywhere. He is planning to double major in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, and possibly, a minor in Environmental Science and Policy. Outside school, he loves listening to the latest OPM songs (a unique music genre of Filipino indie & soft pop, ballads, etc.), playing volleyball, running (recently), and of course, singing with the beautiful people of SBSB.

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Ella Taylor

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Year

Hometown

Crozet, VA

2025

Part

Soprano

Ella Taylor is a junior from Crozet, Virginia, and she is psyched to be surrounded by fellow Duke fans! (she was born in the Duke Hospital, but grew up in UVA territory) She has always enjoyed music, whether it’s singing in the car, choir, or playing piano while her twin brother, Joseph, plays guitar. Ella finds joy in traveling to the CoLab to make gifts, running through the Duke Gardens while listening to the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack, and eating copious amounts of popcorn while chilling with friends. She also can’t wait for her friends to eventually meet her dogs, Teddy and Cappie. Ella hopes to double major in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, and she is looking forward to deepening her relationship with God through song and the wonderful peeps in SBSB:)  

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Yeeke Wang

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Year

Hometown

Logan, Utah

2025

Part

Alto

Yeeke is a junior who grew up in Oregon but moved to Utah during high school. Due to the two places she has lived, she is indeed a granola girl. She loves the outdoors; you can find her snowboarding in the winter and wake surfing in the summer. Aside from that, she loves playing all sports, especially tennis, ping pong, badminton, and volleyball. She is currently undecided with her major (hopefully she’ll figure that out soon) but she is set on the pre med track. Music has always been a part of Yeeke’s life and she is very excited to continue singing and performing with SBSB! 

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Alex Whang

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Year

Hometown

Chapel Hill, NC

2025

Part

Bass

Alex Whang is a junior from Chapel Hill, NC (although he has been a Duke fan his entire life.) When he’s not singing with SBSB, you can find him playing ultimate frisbee, sports betting, or listening to Illenium. He is also in a perpetual state of injury, and you can often hear him complaining about them at rehearsals. He plans on studying Computer Science. If you didn't know already, he actually switched out of the Pratt School of Engineering! Alex is also the sole reason we can’t practice on Wednesday nights.

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Abigail Hartemink

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Year

Hometown

Durham, NC

2025

Part

Alto

Abigail Hartemink is a junior all the way from Durham, NC! You can probably find her listening to Spotify, thrifting, eating ice cream, reading, sewing, or camping in Kville. She is a 4w3 on the Enneagram, a Hufflepuff, and an aficionado of all things Taylor Swift. With a passion for the arts and performing, she is involved in everything from studio art to theater. As a member of SBSB, she loves reflecting the Lord’s beauty through song!

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Elizabeth Sayler

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Year

Hometown

Meyersdale, PA

2026

Part

Mezzo

Elizabeth is a sophomore from southwestern PA hoping to major in Global Health and Psychology on the pre-med track. When she's not studying or singing, you'll probably spot her running with her roommate, doing yoga, or making multiple unnecessary trips to Harris Teeter. She is beyond excited to be a part of the SBSB family and share some beautiful music with the Duke and Durham community.

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Misha Aganin

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Year

Hometown

Menlo Park, CA

2027

Part

Bass

Misha is a freshman from Menlo Park, California. He is pursuing a mechanical engineering degree and hopes to explore courses in the liberal arts. He started singing in a choir in second grade, and couldn't seem to get enough since. When he isn't singing with SBSB or the Duke Chorale, you can find Misha exploring Durham's food scene, building something in the engineering labs, or playing volleyball with friends.

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Troy Ludwig

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Year

Hometown

Jefferson City, MO

2025

Part

Tenor

Troy is a junior from Jefferson City, Missouri majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been singing in church choirs for over a decade and is so excited to be able to bring his voice to SBSB. He also loves performing in theatrical productions with groups like Duke Players and Hoof ‘n’ Horn. He would like to thank his family, friends, and cat, Scooby Doo, for their constant love and support.

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Ryan Pon

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Year

Hometown

Hong Kong

2027

Part

Bass

Ryan is a freshman from Hong Kong planning to double major in Global Health and Evolutionary Anthropology on the pre-med track. He has been playing the flute since the age of 6 and loves singing (you can often find him humming a melody in the shower). Besides his musical interests, Ryan also loves playing tennis, handball (a European team sport), and going on walks with his two schnauzers. He also enjoys exploring new restaurants, going to Duke basketball games, and hanging out with friends.

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Sara Fernandez

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Year

Hometown

Tampa, FL

2027

Part

Mezzo

Sara is a freshman from Tampa, Florida double majoring in Psychology and Statistics with a certificate in Science and the Public. She began her musical journey as an instrumentalist- she's played bassoon for seven years and flute for six. She even dabbled in oboe for a semester (that was an adventure!) But now, she feels so blessed that she found SBSB and believes joining was the best decision she has made since coming to Duke.

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Eliana Garcia

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Year

Hometown

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2027

Part

Mezzo

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