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), I’d Rather See Your Star Explode (Slaves), Mercy (Shawn Mendes)

Board Position: Business Manager (2017 - 2018)


Cano is the man behind OTB’s purple rebirth, our clean but also edgy but also polished but also grunge website. He’s also the Ariantor spear-heading the “OTB Can Do Ari” Campaign, which is sure to have a lasting impact on the group once he’s off in California “just making airy music” and getting his MBA at UCLA. Derek Cano may be known as one of the most divisive people on this campus, but he will always hold a place near and dear to OTB’s heart as one of the most influential members of our brand to date. Last semester, he balanced 4 performing arts groups with beauty wit and grace, all while maintaining his flawless Instagram aesthetic. This semester he’s chilled out considerably with his commitments as he prepares to take off as an OTB alumni. To that we say, literally GO OFF on the world bb. It’ll have no more tears left to cry once you’re done with it. PERIOD. <3


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.