Off The Beat

University of Pennsylvania's Premier Co-ed a Cappella GROUP

Derek CANO

Nicknames: Drek, Rick

Voice Part: Tenor

Class: 2019

Major: Political Science

Minor: Jazz and Pop Music

Solos: Death of a Bachelor (Panic! at the Disco), Freedom (The Rescues), Castle On The Hill (Ed Sheeran), Must Be Hard Being You (Clark Beckham)

Board Position: Business Manager (2017 - 2018)

This isn’t so much a bio as it is a reintroduction to Derek because everyone on campus already knows who he is. Derek absolutely kills it in the tenor section because he’s so meticulous about his work. Whether it’s practicing riffs for hours or making friends who love to watch him try on eight different plain white t-shirts so he can find the perfect one, Derek makes sure he is always on point so we, the peasants of OTB, can eagerly take notes and learn how to be like him. Having trouble finding our tenor? Just search for the largest camera in your vicinity and look in front of it. He’s no newb to the stage, and we’re glad he gets to show off his rocky flare out of his Glee Club blue and red tie. Brendon Urie is already proud. 

Cersei Lannister is my favorite character on Game of Thrones (I love boss-a$$ women)!
I really like Jazz, R&B, and Soul. Some of my favorite artists are Beyoncé, Jordan Rakei, Joss Stone, Ella Fitzgerald, Ariana Grande, Nina Simone, NAO, Otis Redding, and Sam Smith.
When I’m not singing I like to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender and Hunter x Hunter.