"Favorite memory? Its a tie, I think the most fun I had was my first memo retreat at the lake, I think the best one was when we went to Richmond and killed it."
Chip joined the group in the Fall of 2010 as a Freshman. He spend five years in the group as one of our "T-Squad" tenors before graduating in the Spring of 2015. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering and now lives in Lynchburg working for Automated Conveyor Systems, Inc designing control systems.
Go-to Karaoke Song: Game of Thrones Theme Song
"My favorite MEMOry would have to be the crazy road trips to gigs and competitions near or far."
Nick Carr was our All-Star Power Bass from Blackstone, Virginia. He joined the group in the Fall of his sophomore year and graduated in Spring 2015 with Dual Degrees in Marketing and Management. Right now he is interning in different cities and leading VT study abroad groups to Europe and Africa with plans to settle into a job in Advertising after his travels.
Go-to Karaoke Song: Ignition Remix by R. Kelly
'13-'14Vice President '14-'15Treasurer
"In my four years as a proud MEMOer, I'd always love busting out a couple of songs in the random places we were traveling. Whether it was at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville or on a busy street in Gatlinburg, TN, I'd love the instant entertainment we could give to onlookers."
Emma joined the group as a first semester freshman in Fall 2011. Her rich voice supported the group as both a soprano and an alto during her four years. She graduating in the Spring of 2015 as a Human Development Major and is about to embark on a year round journey to Israel to teach English in Israeli schools. Eventually she wants to pursue a master degree in counseling.
Go-to Karaoke Song: Anything Motown!
"I can't pick one memory- the entire group was my favorite part of college."
Erin Collier joined the group in the Fall of 2011 and spent her four years as a soprano in the group before graduating in 2015 with a degree in Human Development with a concentration in infancy through adolescence. Erin will be continuing her education at Montclair State University in New Jersey as she gets her Masters in Elementary Education.
Go-to Karaoke Song: Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
"My favorite MEMO memory would probably be winning Richmond rhythm. I was so happy with how our performance went. We put our hearts into the rehearsing and the practice right before we went on stage showed that when we just wandered the room singing our parts. When they were announcing the winners and we were named the crowd favorite I was so happy with how the night went I didn't care if we won the whole thing nor did I think we would. Then when we actually were named the winners I was in complete shock. I was so excited and just wanted to jump up and down Enter Sandman style with everyone in MEMO to celebrate. It was truly a fond memory of MEMO and a fond memory of my college experience."
Finn joined the group during the fall semester of his freshman year. He spent three years as a tenor before moving down to bass his senior year. He gradated in the Spring of 2015 with a degree in Finance and has moved to San Diego, California to pursue a job as a financial analyst with Pratt & Whitney.
Go-to Karaoke Song: Thong Song by Sisqo
'14-'15:President '13-'14:Vice President
"[My favorite MEMO memory] was winning Richmond Rhythm."
Erick joined the group in the Fall of his freshman year in 2011. He became a Music Director his sophomore year and continued as Music Director until he graduated in the Spring of 2015. Erick graduated with a degree in International Studies and plans to get a job doing music production.
Go-to Karaoke Song: Out There from the Hunchback of Notre Dame
'12-'15: Music Director
"My favorite memory was performing (and winning!) Richmond Rhythm last spring! I had never seen such dedication and passion come from the group in the weeks leading up. Definitely one of the best nights I spent with MEMO."
Julie joined the group as a first semester freshman in the fall of 2011. After spending her first two years as a soprano, Julie became probably one of the only members to span three vocal sections as she started singing alto and tenor. After four years of the group, she left to embark on her thesis year for architecture and plans on entering Grad School for Architecture next year.
Go-to Karaoke Song: House of the Rising Sun by Animals
'12-'13: Vice President '13-'14: Historian
"Two of my favorite memories from my time in Mixed Emotions are when the group traveled to Nashville to audition for the Sing-Off and the #unforgettable music video that was made to Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble". To anyone who has seen it, enjoy. To anyone who hasn't, you're missing out!"
Chelsea Zeidman joined the group in the Fall of her freshman year in 2012. After being in the group for a three semesters, she took a semester away to be the lead in Virginia Tech's Spring Production of Spring Awakening. Chelsea re-joined the group in the Fall of 2014 but is now pursuing her passion for theatre outside of Mixed Emotions. She is a rising senior majoring in Human Development and Minoring in Theatre Arts.
Go-to Karaoke Song: Style by Taylor Swift or Wannabe by The Spice Girls
"My favorite memory was when we road tripped to Nashville in Spring 2014 to try out for the Sing-Off"
Irene joined the group in the Spring of her freshman year in 2012. She spent five semesters in the group as a soprano before leaving in her senior year. She graduated in the Spring of 2015 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and now works for the US Naval Research Laboratory as a Electronics Engineer
Go-to Karaoke Song: Where is the Love by the Black Eyed Peas
"My favorite memory was my first MEMO retreat! A lot of tears were shed, and laughs laughed, and it had made me realize I had found my home, I had found my family."
Darienne transferred to Virginia Tech as a Sophomore and joined Mixed Emotions in the Spring of 2013. She was an alto and the groups Social Chair during her time in the group and graduated in the Spring of 2015 with a Major in Public Relations and a Minor in Leadership. She moved to Charlotte after graduating to start her new journey after college.
Go-to Karaoke Song: Anything Miranda Lambert or Christina Aguilera
'13-'14: Social Chair
"My favorite MEMO memories are from all the times we all went somewhere together. Be it a retreat or Nashville or us recording our album... I loved spending time with my favorite people."
Michael joined the group in his freshman year in the Fall of 2009. He spent his four years as one of our strong basses and as Mixed Emotions tallest member. He graduated in the Spring of 2014 with degrees in Marketing and Management. He currently lives in New York City working for Turner Broadcasting System in Ad Sales.
Go-to Karaoke Song: Pony by Ginuwine
'10-'12: Vice President '12-'14: President
"[My favorite memory is] going to Nashville to audition for the sing off (both times) and almost making it the second time."
Mitch joined the group the first semester of his freshman year in Fall 2010 and spent four years in the group as a bass. After graduating from the Business School in 2014 with a degree in Accounting, Mitch continued on to obtain his Masters in Accounting from Virginia Tech in the Spring of 2015. He will be working for CohnReznick as an auditor starting in the Fall of 2015.
Go-to Karaoke Song: Lean On Me by Bill Withers
"My favorite memory was our retreat to Nashville, TN!!!!!"
Taryn joined the group in the Fall of 2012 as a Junior and spent two years in the group as an alto. She majored in Public Relations, minored in Business Leadership and received a cognate in Sports Marketing. After graduating in 2013, she moved to Charlotte to work for a Sports Marketing Agency for a year before starting Grad School at Winthrop University.
Go-to Karaoke Song: Man, I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain
"Going to Nashville to audition for the Sing Off television show in 2011 and 2013. It was where I first found my love for country music and it was just so cool to hang out in Music City as a group."
Caitlyn Berry joined the group as a freshman in the Fall of 2009 and spent four years in the group as an alto. She graduated in the Spring of 2013 with a degree in Human Development. She just completed her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from VCU and is now working as an OT in the Richmond, VA area.