Class of: 2020
Hometown: Chino Hills, California
Member Since: September 2016
Bio: Kalen has lived in California his entire life and is (not) ready to freeze in Ithaca. Growing up, he took piano lessons but quit after 7 years after getting tired of taking tests all the time. He continued playing whatever he wants and loves playing duets. Wanting to expand his musical horizons, he learned to play steel pan, and also joined choir. Which he wasn't necessarily too good at. But that's beside the point.
After arriving at Cornell, Kalen was bombarded with quarter cards and constantly saw chalking from Yamatai, but only really considered trying out after one of his roommates dragged him along. In fact, he almost overslept and missed tryouts since he was enjoying his nap so much. At first, he was just planning to try out the drums for the first round of tryouts. After playing the drum for the first time, he realized how much fun it was and decided he wanted to join Yamatai. Although he was worried about the large time commitment, he definitely doesn't regret his decision to join!
Favorite Composers: Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Joe Hisaishi
Favorite Games: Super Mario Galaxy, Pokemon, Super Paper Mario, Portal 2, KTANE
Favorite Color: Blue