Spring class of 2017
Meet Taylor Roar and Eyosias Abiy! Faux Paz's new class of newbs! Taylor and Yosi both auditioned for Faux Paz in the spring semester of 2017, meeting for the first time at callbacks.
We kicked off this Spring semester with a bang. With Aca-challenge, BOSS, and the first ever Best Of the Mid-Atlantic Region concert, Taylor and Yosi were thrown into a whirlwind of events and handled it like rockstars!
Member Since: Spring 2017
Voice Part: Alto
Major: Multiplatform Journalism
Hometown: Laurel, MD
Favorite Faux Paz Song: Gone
Her biggest accomplishment would probably be getting into her dream school, NYU. But she says, and we quote, "broke boys don't get to go to NYU!!" Although she didn't get the chance to go to her dream school, she's glad she chose UMD because she wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet and join Faux Paz! With her love of traveling, writing, and photography, Taylor hopes to one day travel the world, writing about people and their cultures. She'd love to work for National Geographic someday. We see a studying abroad adventure in her future!
Yosi is a rising sophomore studying Physiology and Neurology. When not knee-deep in heaps of homework, he likes to relax by playing soccer. When asked who'd play him in a movie about his life, he chose none other than Idris Elba! Like Taylor, Yosi's new to the Aca world but if he had to pick an all time favorite song, it'd be Runnin' by The Nor'easters.
If he wasn't in the room, his friends would describe him as a friendly and lovable person who's always in a good mood. We can always count on Yosi to brighten our day. If you're ever in need of a trap music jam session, he's your guy. Don't ever disrespect Young Thug in his presence though! We can't wait to continue making awesome music with him!
The audition process can be a cruel one. Our audition days were filled with many talented people coming forward and bringing their all to the table. With their shining personalities and killer vocals, Taylor and Yosi immediately clicked with Faux!
Taylor is a rising sophomore studying Multiplatform Journalism. She’s written for The Writers’ Bloc, an Arts and Entertainment publication, at the University of Maryland! When asked who’d play her in a movie about her life, although it’d be difficult to find a celebrity to match the slayage that Taylor brings to the table, she’d settle for Zendaya or Amandla Stenberg. Although new to the A Cappella world, she’d say her favorite aca song is Hit Me by The SoCal VoCals.
Taylor is such a caring and funny person to have around. Whenever you need a good laugh or a good roast, she's the one to call. Faux's future looks bright with Taylor being a part of what we do.
Member Since: Spring 2017
Voice Part: Tenor
Major: Physiology and Neurobiology
Hometown: Jessup, MD
Favorite Faux Paz Song: My Blood
Yosi first heard about Faux Paz through a friend, and then a week later was handed a flier about auditions. The rest, he says, is history. Before auditioning for Faux, Yosi had no background in vocal music performance. His favorite memory thus far as a member of Faux Paz is winning the Boston Sings 2017 Competition. He looks forward to creating many more great memories and continuing to sing with such a talented group of people.
Welcome to the fauxmily
Taylor and Yosi!
Photographs courtesy of Laurence Yansunnu