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Welcome to SUNYFEST

SUNYFEST, the first-ever system-wide virtual music festival at the State University of New York, brought students together safely with their peers at SUNY schools throughout New York State for a day of musical acts and performances.

Headlined by global sensation Kesha and multiplatinum trio of brothers AJR, the festival also featured musical acts by talented student musicians from across the state, hailing from a number of campuses throughout the SUNY system. From Long Island to Buffalo to Plattsburgh, SUNY schools hosted their own celebrations of music and the arts during SUNYFEST weekend, providing their campus communities with a fun way to experience music like never before.

To check out the festival for the first time—or all over again—watch the student performances below.

Featured Performers

Student Performers

SUNY Fest opened with performances by students from campuses all across the system, highlighting the diverse talents of the SUNY community. Take a tour below.

Pitch Please
University at Albany
The Binghamton Vibes
Binghamton University
Brockport Student Talent
SUNY Brockport
Amy Ward
Clinton Community College
Levi Aubin
Clinton Community College
Prince Teejay
SUNY Cortland
Zach Liddick
SUNY Fredonia
Natali Marino
SUNY Fredonia
Kalief Metellus
SUNY Old Westbury
Daniel Kohler
SUNY Oneonta
Hannah Goldberg
SUNY Oneonta
Seeing Double
SUNY Oneonta
Luke Mock
SUNY Oneonta
Vicious Summer
Suffolk County Community College
The Hims
Suffolk County Community College
Deanna DeMola
Suffolk County Community College

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Deanna DeMola
Suffolk County Community College

Deanna DeMola is a Singer/Songwriter from Long Island whose music invokes an Alternative Pop style in her lyrics and performances. Influenced by Billie Eilish, Paramore, Halsey, her songs address personal and social challenges that have a very broad appeal and that she has had to overcome in order to maintain her strength and attain her goals. Currently, Deanna has finished working in the studio with Songwriter and Producer Jimmy Greco (Carlos Santana / Paramore / Jennifer Lopez / Train) on her debut EP, Under Construction. It includes six heartfelt original songs that represent her journey as an artist. She is currently writing and recording new music with Jimmy Greco & has recently released music and single “Just Say When” which is available NOW on all digital & streaming services

Be sure to follow Deanna on her social media pages (@deannademola) for more information about upcoming music releases, performances, videos, and more

As her videos go viral, Deanna is reaching her goals and the sky is the limit.

Social Media Handle: Instagram, Twitter, & Tik Tok (@deannademola)

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Luke Mock
SUNY Oneonta

Luke Mock is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Auburn, a small city in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. He writes heartfelt pop songs and brings them to life with passionate vocals and guitar. Mock has released two singles, “Universe” and “Better” within the past year and has opened for such acts as Ryan Quinn (The Voice), Neyla Pekarek (The Lumineers), Joe Whiting (Savory Brown), John Gorka (Red Horse), Mark Doyle, and was a headliner at the Perform 4 Purpose WinterFest 2019.

Social Media Handle: Present in the video (@lukemockmusic on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tik Tok)

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Seeing Double!
SUNY Oneonta

Seeing Double! is a pop-rock band based in Oneonta NY that plays original music and all types of different genres ranging from Blondie to Sublime to The Strokes. S.D. is made up of Allie Sandt on vocals/bass/guitar, Michael Aaron on guitar/bass, Ali McQueeney on backup vocals, Xavier Sharp on keys, Zach Torncello on guitar and last but not least, Nick Fioravanti on drums. Besides bringing the house down at their shows, Seeing Double! also enjoys just hanging out because they ended up being pretty great friends too. They are mostly freshman and sophomore music industry majors at SUNY Oneonta and excited for the next few years of playing music, having fun, and looking good while doing it!

Social Media Handle: Instagram (@seeingdoublebandny)

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Daniel Kohler
SUNY Oneonta

Daniel Kohler is a senior music industry major, minoring in music theory and performance at SUNY Oneonta. Daniel is a musician involved in many of the ensembles on campus. He plays the clarinet in woodwind ensemble and chamber orchestra, and saxophone in jazz octet and funk band. Daniel's primary musical training is classical and loves combining among other styles. He also writes original piano songs and arranges songs going in between different instruments. Artist influences include Billie Eilish, Bruno Mars, and Ed Sheeran, among many others.

Social Media Handle: Instagram (@danielkohler845)

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Hannah Goldberg
SUNY Oneonta

Hannah Goldberg is a 19-year-old songwriter from upstate NY. She plays alto saxophone among other instruments and attends SUNY Oneonta as a Music Industry major with a minor in Audio Production. She is currently working on collaborations with other artists and has been using her free time during the pandemic to hone her skills as a musician. Some of her songwriting inspirations are Taylor Swift, Amy Allen, and Jack Antonoff.

Social Media Handle: Instagram (@hannah_g_music)

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The Binghamton Vibes
Binghamton University

We are the Binghamton Vibes, Binghamton's classics a cappella group. Our repertoire includes a variety of music spanning across multiple decades, ranging anywhere from classics like the Beatles, Queen, and Aretha Franklin to more modern artists like Billie Eilish, Coldplay, and Sia. We love performing “classic hits with a modern twist,” so we mix some modern songs into our “classics” repertoire and we perform lots of fun musical mashups! For more information, follow our Instagram (@binghamtonvibes), our Spotify and Apple Music(The Binghamton Vibes) and our Tiktok (@binghamtonvibes)

Social Media Handle: Instagram (@binghamtonvibes), Spotify and Apple Music (The Binghamton Vibes), Tiktok (@binghamtonvibes)

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Natalie Marino
SUNY Fredonia

My name is Natalie Marino. I am from Hornell, NY. I am graduating from SUNY Fredonia in May, with a BFA in Dance and minor in communication. I am a dancer and choreographer. I began hula hooping during quarantine, and picked up a dragon/fire staff in August. There is something so alluring about fire (probably because I’m an Aries!) Enjoy my first burn!

Social Media Handle: Instagram (@nataliemarino1), Tik Tok (@nataliemarino2)

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Zach Liddick
SUNY Fredonia

Zach is very excited to share his cover of “On Melancholy Hill” at SUNYfest this year! Zach is a Freshman BFA Musical Theatre major at SUNY Fredonia, and lives in Buffalo, NY. He is involved with many of the performing arts clubs at the school, such as, the Performing Arts Company, the Student Opera Theatre Assoc., Central Avenue Production Co., and The Guerrillas. You can listen to Zach’s original music on all streaming platforms under “Radio Recoil”. Also, you can catch Zach In Minneapolis this summer working at Valleyfair amusement park! Regardless, enjoy the show! And a huge thank you to Spectrum Fredonia for choosing his video!

Social Media Handle: Instagram (@zach.liddick), Twitter (@zach_liddick)

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Vicious Summer
Suffolk County Community College

Sam Aronoff (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Alex Isaacson (Guitar), Conor Riccomini (Bass), and Jack Zuckerberg (Drums) are Vicious Summer. A 4-piece Alt-rock band that isn’t afraid to combine elements from all genres. Isaacson, Aronoff, and Zuckerberg met in 2019. The band sparked magic when they spontaneously wrote a song in Alex’s room at 1 am. From then on, they worked to hone their sound and create their own style of rock music. All the members come from different musical backgrounds which range from Classical, Metal, Pop, Blues and of course rock. In late 2020 Vicious Summer added Conor Riccomini as the permanent bass player. On the outside, the band presents itself with a fun-loving attitude, however, if you look deeper you will see through their songwriting that they care deeply about the message they spread.

Social Media Handle: Instagram (@vicious.summer), Tik Tok (@vicioussummer)

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Prince Teejay
SUNY Cortland

Social Media Handle: Instagram (@therealprince_teejay), Spotify and Apple Music (Prince Teejay)

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Pitch Please A Capella Group
University at Albany

Pitch Please Acapella is the University at Albany’s first co-ed acapella group founded in 2013. The group sings their own arrangements of pop songs, but also includes music from other genres like rock and r&b. They annually compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA’s) every year, and they recently placed second at the ICCA Central Quarterfinal and won best arrangement in the competition. Be on the lookout for their first album releasing on all music streaming platforms this summer!

Social Media Handle: Instagram: @pitchpleaseualbany

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Levi Aubin
Clinton Community College

Psychology Major, 2024 Graduation. I’m a 29-year-old musician, currently working as a patient transporter at CVPH Medical Center making my way through school to become a therapist for the LGBTQIA+ community with a focus on transgender youth. As a trans man, I want to give back to my community and provide support and guidance to all who are transitioning and in need of assistance.

Social Media Handle: YouTube and SoundCloud under ‘Levi Aubin’ and Instagram under ‘@LeviDelmar27’

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Amy Ward
Clinton Community College

Liberal Arts Humanities and Social Science major, December 2021 anticipated graduation. I am a very creative person. I love listening to all genres of music and I love to dance. I believe that "if you don't have passion, you don't have anything”.

Social Media Handle: Instagram @evrythgundrsun Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW8QpkNRE92Mlcq_Yh9P2Nw

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Kalief Metellus (SGA President)
Clinton Community College

Kalief Metellus is a senior majoring in Politics, Economics, & Law at SUNY College at Old Westbury. Mr. Metellus is currently serving his second year as the President/C.E.O. of the Student Government Association, elected by the student body. Under his leadership, he was able to get computers installed in the residence halls, Initiate SGA Textbook Scholarships for students, provide funding to the food pantry to feed students and staff members in need, Technology for technology insecure students, funding to the student emergency fund, Initiate SGA textbook vouchers, Initiate all Fraternities & Sororities with a budget for programming, restructured the Student Government Association to be more student led, started over 5 grants to help the student body succeed academically/professionally and the list continues. He serves on multiple committees including College Council, Food Service Advisory, Auxiliary Service Corporation, IT Governance, & SPARR. He is a firm believer in representing the student body by any means necessary. Upon attaining his Bachelor’s Degree, Kalief plans on attending law school to become a lawyer and represent the underrepresented.

Social Media Handle: Instagram: Key_Carter , LinkedIn: Kalief Metellus

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