Columbus’ Own: Ohio State students and music partners collaborate to create single

The Lantern | September 7, 2021 | Maisie Fitzmaurice, Andres Ibarra, Maya Neyman and Olivia Manettas


Ohio State’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity chapter members Ryan Corman and Jack Harris aren’t just fraternity brothers — they’re music partners.

Corman, a fourth-year in operations management who goes by the stage name DJ Anto, and Harris, a third-year in marketing, teamed up in July to create their single “Thousand Degrees,” which is available on all music streaming platforms. In August, the pair performed together at WonderStruck Music Festival in Cleveland and WonderBus Music & Arts Festival in Columbus.

“I’m hoping we can definitely do some more in the future together too because I really like the way we work together,” Corman said. “It makes it fun when you’re working with somebody that you’re also friends with.”

Corman said he and Harris met through their fraternity and started collaborating after discovering a shared interest in music early last year.

“We sat down and he came to me with some lyrics and a little melody that he wrote,” Corman said. “He’s like, ‘Dude, this would be a really good song that we can make together,’ and we sat down and we cranked the entire song out, and that’s when we realized we might work really well together.”

Columbus’ Own_ Ohio State students and …d DJ Anto collaborate to create single

Thousand Degrees” is the first single Harris and Corman have released together. Corman said it was a joyous moment when the song finally came together.

“We were in our room dancing around, singing everywhere, like, ‘Oh my god, this is great,’” Corman said. “Like, we got something really good here.”