The UNC Walk-Ons are a diverse group of musicians with varying majors and interests. Our differences are integral to the eclectic energy of the group, as we are always introducing each other to new ideas and ways of moving through the world.
Sophie (she/her) is a Junior from Charlotte, North Carolina majoring in Political Science with a double minor in Women and Gender Studies and Human Development, Sustainability, and Rights in Africa and the African Diaspora. She loves to spend time with her friends and is obsessed with The West Wing tv show. Sophie is so excited to be a part of the Walk-ons and is pumped for this year. She loves the support of the group and the friendships she has made so far. Sophie would also like to give a shoutout to her dog Cooper, who has had to listen to her sing very often and who she loves very much. Her favorite shoes are her new balances that go with basically everything she wears.
Izzy (she/her) is a junior majoring in Music with a minor in English. She is from Durham, North Carolina, and has a passion for singing opera. She also loves rainy days, playing the piano, and spending time with her amazing friends. Izzy’s favorite memory with the Walk-Ons was hearing her first arranged piece being sung by the group, and she is constantly in awe of how talented her peers are. Her favorite type of shoes are her sleek black boots because they make her feel fancy while also making her a few inches taller.
Miasol Yara (she/her) is an Environmental Science and Creative Writing major from Charlotte, NC. She loves animals, writing, art, and all things music. In her free time she likes to jam out with her band Faux Funk or watch Rupaul's Drag Race. Miasol's favorite shoes are her Brooks sneakers that make it feel like walking in clouds. Her favorite WalkOns memory is roasting fellow member Kevin during her audition.
Publiticty Manager/Social Chair
Maggie (she/her) is an Anthropology and Political Science double major from Waxhaw, North Carolina, currently in her fourth year with the Walk-Ons. She enjoys listening to new music, reading, and having deep political conversations at 3 am. Her favorite memory with the Walk-Ons is her first concert with the group in Fall of 2019. She loves being a member of the Walk-Ons because she feels it is one place on campus she can truly be her authentic self and do so while making beautiful music. She loves her light pink dino stompers (aka Filas) and is currently on her second pair.
Casey (she/her) is a Management & Society major with a minor in Entrepreneurship from Lynchburg, Virginia. She is in her fourth year with the Walk-Ons! She religiously watches the Philadelphia76ers, loves to play the electric guitar and spends most of her time serenading her cat, Stevie. One of her first and favorite memories with the Walk-Ons was the excitement the night she found out she was in the a cappella group. As an Out-of-State student she was very lucky to find her small supportive community the second week she walked on to campus. Her Favorite type of shoe is the Firkenstock. Fake Birkenstocks.
Reed (he/him) is a senior studying Statistics and Analytics and Computer Science. Born and raised in Asheville, NC, he loves hiking and running and getting out in nature. An avid sports fan, Reed will ALWAYS talk your ear off about any of the Boston pro sports teams or the Tar Heels. Around campus you’ll find him cooking up fresh favs for dinner on Thursday’s at Presbyterian Campus Ministry, working with the Baseball Analytics team at Boshamer Stadium or singing way louder than he needs to with the Walk Ons. His favorite Walk On memory was coming into the audition knowing nothing about the group and being warmly welcomed by such a wonderful group of talented people, but he hopes to make more great memories in the future! His favorite shoes are his Chacos, which are always great for going on adventures in.
Assistant Music Director
Sophomore/Tenor & Vocal Percussion
Lou (he/him) is a sophomore studying Biostatistics. Plucked straight from Pennsylvanian Amish country, Lou has seen his fair share of horses and buggies, whoopie pies, and large flat fields of farmland. He enjoys playing piano, writing songs, producing music, and most of all… eating spoonfuls of peanut butter. His favorite Walk Ons memory was going to Cosmic and having one of the best (and messiest) burritos he’s ever eaten. Being both a Baby Step and a freshman, he is excited to experience more of Chapel Hill with his fellow Walk Ons. Also… his favorite shoes are his yellow crocs which he uses to strike fear into his enemies.
Publicity Team/Concert Team
Tanner Arter (they/he/she) is currently majoring in Media and Journalism and Political science, with a minor in Creative Writing. When they’re not busy with rehearsals or class, you can find them in Hill Hall playing a piano. They also enjoy creating traditional and digital artworks. Tanner’s favorite shoes are their black victorian heels because they feel like they could use them as a weapon if needed. Their favorite WalkOns memory is the first ‘Wednesdays with the WalkOns’ they performed in.
We love Will (he/they)!
We love Morgan (she/her)!
Publicity Team/Concert Team
We love Robbie (he/him)!