Have you always wanted to play that Studio Ghibli piece that’s been stuck in your head?  Join a tight-knit family of friends on campus?  Show off your musical energy and skill?

Then Princeton Pops is the perfect orchestra for you!  As Princeton’s premier pops orchestra, we take on a wide range of music, teaming up with vocalists, guest performers, and high-energy events to bring the audience the best we can offer.  From Zelda to Spirited Away to John Williams, Princeton Pops is devoted to bringing together musicians who share a love for music of all kinds.

The Orchestra


Rebekah Adams

Nsomma Alilonu

Ismary Jimenez

Christine Lu

Alexander Menegas

Anna Qin

Warren Yuan

Alexander Zhu


Noah Pacis


Daniel Lee

Ivy Xue


Michaela Hennebury

Audrey Shih


Christian Venturella


Justin Coon

Matt Helm

Francis Ogoke

French Horns

Andrew Kim

Jacob Williams

Linus Wang


Annie Zhou


Previous Members (pdf format)



Our Officers

Rebekah Adams ’21- Publicity

Rebekah is a sophomore in Chemical and Biological Engineering who is also pursuing certificates in Engineering Bio and Planets and Life Sciences. She hails from South Orange, New Jersey. She has been playing the violin, whom she names Claire, for 8 yrs. When she is not studying, she spends time drawing, baking, improvising on violin, knitting, reading or playing games such as Minecraft. Usually, she jokes around but is willing to support everyone in the group in every way she could. Feel free to call her Bekah!

Andrew Kim ’22 – Webmaster

Andrew Kim is a freshman at Princeton University and a prospective computer science major from Saskatoon, Canada. His musical experiences and curiosity have taken him from the western edges of British Columbia all the way to Pisa, Italy. In the 26 days of the 2018 fall semester, he has gone to late meal for 20 of them and often wildly rushes through his evening chemistry lab for this purpose.

Dane Jacobson ’21 – Music Director, Founder Emeritus

Alexander Menegas ’21 – Librarian

Alexander Menegas is a sophomore at Princeton University and a prospective astrophysics/physics major from London. He is the librarian for the Princeton Pops Orchestra as he enjoys video games, enjoys music, and loves video game music. He is also a violinist in the Sinfonia Orchestra. He responds to any of Alexander, Alex, or Xander.

Noah Pacis ’21 – Treasurer

Noah Pacis is a sophomore who is planning on majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Raised in Irvine, California, Noah has played the viola for 8 years and has studied most recently under Sorah Myung. He is also an active member of other music groups on campus, including the Princeton University Orchestra and Opus 21. When he is not in rehearsal, Noah is a tutor at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and a host for Japanese Language Table. The remaining time he has left is put into skillfully scooping out single spoonfuls of mint chocolate chip ice cream from the dining halls and complaining about how much he misses the Southern California sun.

Anna Qin ’21 – Social

Anna Qin is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science, who feels very awkward talking about herself in the third person but alas. She comes from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and when she’s not drowning in responsibilities or complaining about it, you might find her writing, avoiding violin practice, dreaming of competency, failing at video games, or translating novels about professional video gamers.

Alexander Zhu ’21 – President, Founder Emeritus

Alex is a sophomore who is planning on majoring in Molecular Biology. Hailing from the town of Brookfield, Wisconsin, he enjoys binging K-dramas late at night and often wonders why he feels dead the next day. He can be found making the trek from Forbes to Firestone or urging himself to practice the violin (it never works). He also takes in unhealthy doses of board games, Buzzfeed, and rice from a mysterious stranger who decided to send him a 15-pound bag in the mail.


Please refer to the calendar below to see upcoming events:


Princeton Pops Sign-up Form 2018-2019

Thanks for your interest in Princeton Pops! Our repertoire currently includes soundtracks from classics such as Studio Ghibli, John Williams, and the Legend of Zelda. We rehearse once a week on Saturdays from 4-6 PM at McAlpin. Please email or message one of the board members if you have any questions!