Class of: 2025
Major: Classics + Art History/Philosophy
Hometown: Manhattan, NY
Member Since: September 2022
Bio: After 13 years of nonstop classical piano (and a bit of recorder…and flute…and xylophone…) and one wrist injury, Jules decided that their musical career was done in freshman year of college. After an uneventful and music-less year, Jules unexpectedly got a fresh start transferring to Cornell.
At first, it seemed that sophomore year would go by as uneventfully as ever, until one day Jules spotted some people with big drums and (very stylish!) jackets. Wandering through the crowds, they spotted the Yamatai booth. Jules vaguely knew what taiko was, but the big “AUDITION” on the posters scared them away. But, taking “new year, new me” to the next level, mustered up the courage to head to the first round anyway.
The friendly members and high energy of taiko amazed and astounded Jules, and their hopes grew higher––could a shy wallflower really be a Yamatai member? The answer was …yes?!? Jules now is working hard to come out of their shell and show off what they’ve got, as well as drum the rhythms of Gaifuu upon every table at Cornell.
Likes: sleeping, listening to music, taking walks, sweet things, learning dead languages, rock art
Dislikes: bugs (especially spiders), math, light mode on social media, gerunds, 19th century archaeologists
Favorite rock art: Mongolian Deer Stones!