Meet the Quartet


Formal DaveDavid Strasser, the tenor, hails from Pickerington Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. However, coming from a military family he has had the opportunity to live in over ten different states, Mannheim Germany, and Aviano Italy. At Capital University David majored in Vocal Music Education. Throughout his years there he studied voice under baritone Mark Baker, tenor Brian Cheney, and soprano Lynn Roseberry. When he is not working at Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant David enjoys spending time with his friends, and all sorts of nerdy things.


Formal MattMatthew Hopper, the lead, was born and raised in Newark Ohio. In May of 2011 he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a minor in History. During his time at Capital University he studied voice under soprano Sharon Bennett. At the moment Matthew works as a Title Claims Specialist at Manley Deas Kochalski LLC in Grandview, but his dream job would be to someday work for the Barbershop Harmony Society in Nashville, TN. He loves barbershop harmony, shooting pool, spending time with friends.


Formal RussRussell Watterson, the baritone, got hooked on barbershop in high school and has been singing ever since. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Capital University in 2011. While at Capital, Russell studied voice at Capital University under soprano Jacqueline Barlow-Ware, and was a leading member of many vocal ensembles. He now works in the I.T. department at State Auto Insurance as a Systems Analyst.


Formal BrentBrent Suver, the bass, recently finished at Capital University achieving a BA in Music Industry with a minor in World History. While at Capital, Brent worked as a Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Audio Engineer and Production Assistant on shows such as The Consul, Avenue Q, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. In addition to production, Brent sang with The Chapel Choir and Chordsmen at the Capital Conservatory of Music. Currently, Brent works for CAPA at the King Lincoln Theatre in Columbus, OH as a Stagehand and lives in his hometown of Circleville, with his two cats Chip and Frankie.

a barbershop quartet