What is a typical rehearsal like?
Andrea and Yuri: We start at 6:15. Penelope is warming up to a high G. We all gather around the piano and warm up, then Mr. Van Eps comes in and helps us learn the songs. One minute later, he’s caught secretly peacing out.
If you could trade places with someone famous, who would it be?
Penelope: Renée Fleming.
Audrey: Elsa from Frozen.
Helena: Will Smith, because who doesn’t want to be Will Smith for a day?
Who is your favorite rapper?
Lucy: KANYE. PRAISE YEEZUS.
Audrey: Tupac Shakur.
What’s your favorite part of being a Rhapso-D?
Lucy: Getting to practice with a bunch of awesome people and sing at the same time.
Audrey: I love being a Rhapso-D because singing offers a release from the stresses of everyday life here at Deerfield.
How did you get into singing?
Helena: Ever since I could talk, I’ve used singing to annoy my brother, whenever we drove anywhere or at home. And I continued singing from there in talent shows and in musicals!
Yuri: I auditioned for the Korean version of American Idol when I was in seventh grade, but got rejected the first round. I continued singing anyways.
Penelope: My grandmother introduced me to it.
Who is your biggest influence musically?
Garam: Jay-Z + All the musically-inclined Disney movies.
Penelope: My grandmother or Renée Fleming.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Andrea: I can touch my nose with my tongue while singing.
Yuri: I can catch a fly with chopsticks.
What is the biggest obstacle for the Rhapso-D’s?
Helena: Sometimes we have a little trouble with movement.
Who goofs off the most during rehearsals?