Shane is an international student from Malaysia and also happens to be the main editor for this website!
Name: Shane Yap
Major(s): Industrial and Systems Engineering
Voice Part: Baritone
Favorite memory of being in OSM?
I really can't pick one because I treasure every moment I spend with this family of weirdos. Coming to the States was daunting and left me in a lonely and vulnerable state, but OSM accepted me with open arms and I have never looked back since. I am happiest when I am singing with my best friends here.
Fun fact you want everyone to know?
I had my back turned to the group when I auditioned for OSM because I was too nervous to sing in front of so many people. Also, one of my favorite sounds is when an orchestra tunes before the beginning of a show.
Any awkward moments you want to share from your life?
I'm really bad at taking compliments (which sounds so conceited) but during ICCA Quarterfinals last year, someone from another group came up to me after results were announced and complimented me and asked for my name. I just replied "Shane" and walked away when I clearly should have continued the conversation... oh well