Matt Goldman (Music Director)
Born and raised on Long Island, NY, Matt has brought his mix of Northern charm and Southern efficiency to the Clefs for the past 3 years. After his life peaked on April 3rd, 2017, he is exceedingly more aware of his upcoming nosedive into the real world, and hopes to salvage the remainder of his college career in any way possible. Matt is honored to be the group’s newest Music Director, and he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his predecessors and continue to raise the standard of the group.
Major: Music (Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship)
Clef superlative: DMGS
Chris Burrus (President)
As Chris slowly wades into the deep end of college, also known as senior year, he looks forward to one more bout with the Clefs. As President, Chris has started to recognize a slight depletion in his blonde hair through the stress of the position. Fortunately, Chris can rely on the absolute certainty of a stable income as a Music and Creative Writing student to quiet his mind. Regardless, Chris knows he will have the support of his family back in Nashville as well as the friends that he has through the group and UNC.
Major: Vocal Performance (Minors in Entrepreneurship, Creative Writing)
Clef superlative: Most likely to text you about the Clefs
Evan Kitchen (Treasurer, Tour Manager and Supplies Manager)
Evan, better known to the group as Kitch, is recognized by his love of all things outdoors, as well as all things construction. You can almost always find him building benches and tables or fixing something at somebody’s house. His efforts in school are to prepare him to take his skills with tools into the world of dentistry. Outside of the classroom, you’ll find Evan at the lake, either reeling in a lunker, or towing his friends around on the wakeboard.
Major: Exercise and Sports Science (Minor in Chemistry, Biology)
Clef superlative: Clef Dad and Handyman
Patrick Dow (Business Manager)
Known for his immaculate dress sense, love of tea, and consistent use of the word “pardon” – Patrick embodies the meaning of an Englishman in America. The lesser known Patrick Dow is most often spotted playing squash, humming opera or just being foreign.
Majors: Music and Business
Clef superlative: Most Foreign
Jabril Rice is from the lovely but districted place of Greensboro, NC where he lives with his grandmother and Wonder Bread white dog, Tuff. You can usually find him 8,000 miles away somewhere in East Asia or throwing down the hammer on UNC Student Honor Court. An avid Beyoncé fanatic, if one note of her awe-inspring songs is played, you can expect him to cut that rug to pieces. He also enjoys a rare piece of cheesecake.
Majors: Political Science and Public Policy (Minor in Chinese and Philosophy, Politics and Economics)
Clef superlative: Most likely to be a meme
Robert Degolian (Publicity Manager)
Robert came to Chapel hill from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA. When he is not singing with the clefs, Robert can be found planning social events for his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, attending Greek Life worship sessions or playing intramural basketball. Roberts dream job is to become the GM of the Atlanta Braves, and help bring a championship to the city of Atlanta.
Clef superlative: Most Athletic (“anyone can challenge me, bring it on”)
Johnny Conheeney (Publicity Manager)
Johnny was born and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Contrary to popular belief, Johnny only spends some of his free time like a Jersey Shore character. Besides singing, Johnny loves to be with his family, hike, travel, and workout. Johnny loves all types of music and is mostly inspired by artists like Bon Iver, Ed Sheeran and The Lumineers. Although saving the polar bears is on top of his to-do list, Johnny currently works as the Publicity Director and Tour Manager for the Clefs.
Major: Environmental Studies (Minor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics)
Clef superlative: Fun Provider
Jared Weber (Web Director)
Though he hails originally from The Bull City (Durham), Jared grew up mostly in Chapel Thrill (Chapel Hill). When he’s not busy making music with the Clefs, he’s usually either writing for The Daily Tar Heel, petting several corgis in the quad or getting too much satisfaction out of beating middle schoolers in one-on-one basketball at the YMCA. His music interests include mostly just Jon Bellion, and one day Jared hopes to become Jon Bellion.
Majors: Journalism and Hispanic Linguistics
Clef superlative: Most likely to sing “Marlins Will Soar”
Eric Long (Concert Manager and Assistant Music Director)
Eric is a self-proclaimed music nerd from Burlington, NC. Aside from making music, he is interested in exploring the world and meeting as many new people as he can along the way. Eric loves all kinds of music, but some of his favorite performers include Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, and Aloe Blacc.
Clef superlative: Best Eurocut