Cardinal Calypso is Stanford University's premiere steelpan ensemble.
We bring the music and culture of Trinidad and Tobago to the greater
university community by performing both traditional Caribbean music and
popular songs, as well as exuding general enthusiasm for music, dancing,
and sunshine. Our members are all students at Stanford, and we arrange all
our own songs. We also write original music.
We are organized as a student group under the Stanford University Office
of Student Affairs. We were founded in 2005 through a
Robert L. Pierce award from the Stanford Alumni Association. Also, we
are supported by a grant from the
Associated Students of Stanford University and through generous
The Stanford Fund.
some collegiate ensembles, we are a relatively young and small
student group, but we have great aspirations.
If you are interested in having Cardinal Calypso perform at an event,
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Joining Cardinal Calypso
Auditions are held at the beginning of every fall quarter. Auditions for the 2018-19 school year are already complete. If you think you should fall outside of this schedule, or if you have any other questions, we encourage you to contact us.
Caroline Young, Carlos Fresnillo, Astrid Casimire, Prasanna Ramakrishnan, Dorian Lumarque, Connor Gunn
Hank Tian, Jabari Hastings, Tristan Wagner, Cassandra Lin
Ayoade Balogun, Mimi Werdegar, Julia Rathmann-Bloch, Coco Sun, Brad Immel, Cooper Reed
Callum Burgess, John Kustin, Cam Lincoln, Michelle Xing, Asia Zhang, Matthew Zheng
Marie-Jossee Mont-Reynaud, Chris Fajardo, Doreen Hoang, Lauryn Isford, Amy Kim, Clara McCreery, Amanda McNary, Prithvi Ramakrishnan, Carla Lewis, Paulina Chamely, Eisa Al-Shamma, Gio Jacuzzi, Akwasi Abrefah ('12), Aaron Acosta ('13), Josh Archibald-Seiffer, Alexis Arnold ('11), Chris Balane, Henry Biermann ('14), David Brown, Arielle Craig, Kevin Danna, Mike Demmitt, Nancy Falxa-Raymond, Allison Fink ('12), Adam Genecov ('13), David Germain, Maxine Holland ('11), Sally Hudson, Lucas Johnson ('11), Dana Katz ('12), Binna Kim ('13), Monique King, Liezel Labios, David Miller, Bri Mostoller ('16), Kai Neo ('14), Jonathan Potter ('12), Ben Roth ('11), Jesse Ruder ('12), Emma Sagan ('14), Flip Tanedo, Art Tosborvorn, Will Tucker ('13), Justin Wiguna ('15), Alex Williamson, Cathy Ye, Nate Zwerdling ('11), Alan Propp ('16), Amanda Quay ('16), Leopold Wambersie ('16), Jim Andress ('17), J Evans ('17), Tucker Leavitt ('17), Meghan Shea ('17), Camille Townshend ('17), Zachary Birnholz ('18), Nathan Chael ('18), Elisa Lupin-Jimenez ('18), Kijung Park ('18), Kelsey Reardon ('18), Greyson Assa, Acassia Ferguson