Meet Ottertuned!

Emily Matisko | soprano - President

Emily is so excited to be entering into her fourth year with Ottertuned! She is a senior Exercise Science & Health Promotion major with a double minor in Nutrition and Psychology, and loves that she is able to keep her biggest passions - health, fitness, and music - a part of her college life. Emily has been singing in various choirs for 13 years and has taken voice lessons for 9 years. At Otterbein, she is a personal trainer for the OtterFit Faculty and Staff Fitness Program, the Public Relations Chair of Women's Chorale, and a member of Otterbein Catholic Student Ministry. She has also served as an Orientation Leader for two years. In her spare time, you can find Emily watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, exploring outdoor walking paths, and eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream (though not all at the same time).  

Kendell Edgerton | Tenor - Vice president

Kendell is a sophomore Music Education major specializing in tuba and voice. He is very excited to be a part of Ottertuned this year. Kendell comes from Central Crossing High School in Grove City, Ohio, and he is loving his time at Otterbein so far. Kendell is a member of six different ensembles at Otterbein, both vocal and instrumental. Kendell loves performing and making an audience smile.

Sarah Fossett | Alto/Tenor - Music Director

Sarah is a junior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major on a Pre-Med track from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  She has taken voice lessons for 4 years and piano for 10. Sarah has participated in many choirs throughout the years, including the Pennsylvania All-State Choir in 2016. Aside from Ottertuned, she is involved with on-campus research, is a campus tour guide, a TA, a peer tutor, and part of the Cardinal Science and Winter Miller Scholars program. She is also the Public Relations Chair for the ALD/PES honors societies and the Global Medical Brigades. Sarah is super excited to return to the group and help create BUMPIN' MUSIC as a co-music director this year!

Seth Hazen | Baritone 

Seth is a senior Music and Business major with a Concentration in Arts Administration from Cincinnati, Ohio. Other things he is involved in on campus include the Host and Tour program, SOAR Team, Sigma Delta Phi fraternity, Concert Choir, and Opus One. He loves dogs, singing, and posing for pictures against brick walls for the aesthetic. Seth is looking forward to seeing the group grow and flourish this year!

Bethany Giedeman | Alto

Bethany is a senior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major with a music minor. She has loved playing piano and singing since she was seven. She is additionally involved in Theta Nu sorority, Otterbein Christian Fellowship, peer mentoring, chemistry tutoring, and ALD/PES honorary society. She also loves Nutella, dresses with pockets, and the movie Mulan. Her favorite musical experience was playing piano with her high school show choir on the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville. She is excited about making even more musical memories with Ottertuned this year!

Ottertuned Through the Years