Alumni at Work
James Green, MM in performance 2011
Graduate Teaching Associate at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Performing professionally in several regional orchestras in the mid-Ohio area.
Corey Stevens, BM Music Education 2011
Currently working as band director at East High School in the Columbus (Ohio) City School System and playing trumpet in the Westerville (Ohio) Community Band.
Adam Depew, BM Music Education 2011
Hired as teacher of K-5 general music in the Middletown, OH public school system.
Justin Griffin, BM Music Education 2010
Currently working as band director for grades 6-12 at South Ripley Community School Corp. in Versailles, IN.
Katherine (Kate) McDonough, MM Music Education 2010
Teaching in the Ross (Ohio) Local Schools as director of the 5-8 grade band and as assistant director of the high school band.
Andrew Sons, BM Music Education 2009
Currently teaching grades K-8 general music and choir at the Prairie Campus of the Chicago International Charter Schools.
Andrew Goldie, BM Music Education 2009
Currently working as Director of Instrumental Music at Fort Hayes High School in Columbus, Ohio.
Amanda Collins, MM Performance 2009
Teaching private and group lesons at the Piano Preparatory School in Beavercreek, Ohio.
Bryan Scafuri, MM Performance 2009
Performing as principal cellist with the Denver (Colorado) Philharmonic Orchestra and teaching as a member of the faculty at the Broadway Music School in Denver.
Eric Stauffer, MM Music Education 2009
Working as the Band director at Batesville High School in Batesville, Indiana.
Samantha Clark, BM Music Education 2009
Teaching piano and world music in the Sycamore, Ohio School System
Claire Otis, BM Music Education 2009
Working as an assistant Teacher in Caywood Elem in Kenton County, Kentucky.
Mallory McDonald, BM Music Education 2009
Working as Assistant band director at Coaklley Middle School in Harlingen, Texas.
Doug Kolpien, BM Music Education 2009
Working as a counselor at Interlochen Music Camp, Internlochen, Michigan.
Charlotte Loflin, BM Music Education 2009
Teaching elementary music at Hebrew Day School and St. Martin of Tours in Cincinnati, OHio.
Kelly Wendeln, BM Music Education 2009
Teaching Band and choir at St John the Baptist in Cincinnait, Ohio.
Will Cicola, MM Performance 2009
A winner of the Michigan State University Distinguished Fellowship, he is doing doctoral work with Dr. Caroline Hartig.
Chris Gibson, BM Music Education 2009
Teaching orchestra at Colerain Middle School, Northwest Local Schools, in Cincinnati.
Anita Kumar, BM Music Education 2009
Teaching music at Challenger MIddle School in Glendale, Arizona.
Ryan Hudec, BM Music Education 2009
Working as the middle school and assistant high school band director in Rocky River, Ohio.
Michael Misko. BM Music Education 2009
Teaching at Southside High School in San Antonio, TX. He is the assistant band director, and teaches marching band, concert band, percussion, and guitar classes.
James Devin Rodgers, BM Music Education 2009
Assigned to teach in Jacksonville, Florida as a member of the TeachersforAmerica Program.
Jon Arnold, BM Music Education 1997; MM Music Education 2008
Currently the Director of Bands at Edgewood High School in Trenton, Ohio.
Christine Taylor, BM Music Education 2008
Currently the director of choirs grades 6-12 at the St. Marys City School District in St. Marys, OH.
Chelsey (Pieratt) Thompson, BM Music Education 2008
Currently Assistant Band Dirctor at Jennings County (Indiana) High School and is Choral Director and teaches History of Rock & Roll and Music Evolution courses at Jennings County Middle School.
William O'Hara, BM Music Education 2008
With an M.A. in music theory from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in hand, William is now working on his Ph.D. in music theory at Harvard University (Fall 2011).
Amanda Chaffin Laing, BM Music Education 2008
Currently teaching 5th and 6th grade general music, 6th grade band, and assisting with high school band for the Hamilton Local Schools in Columbus, Ohio.
Christina (Koslow) Reardon, BM Music Education 2008
Currently teaching 1-6 general music for Holmes Primary and Amity Elementary schools in the Deer Park City School district in Cincinnati.
Whitney (Goodin), BM Music Education 2008
Teaching orchestra at Northwest High School in Northwest Local Schools, Cincinnati. She also teaches middle school orchestra (grades 7-8) at Pleasant Run Middle School.
Chris Horan, BM Music Education 2008
Serving Director of Bands at Meyzeek Middle School, Shelby Elementary School, and Brandeis Elementary School in the Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Kentucky.
Brad Pipenger, BM Performance, BM Music Education 2008
Pursuing a Master's degree in Clarinet Performance with a Graduate Assistantship at Ithaca College, NY, studying with Dr. Richard Faria
Simone Weber, MM Performance 2008
Writing as a member of the CD and book review team for The Clarinet magazine, and performing as a chamber musician in Luxembourg while pusuing post-graduate studies in Germany and Luxembourg.
Jono Gasparro, BM Music Education 2008
Working with Wynton Marsalis and company as a full-time member of the staff of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Michael Hubner, BM Music Education 2008
Working as Director of Bands at Gallia Academy High School in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Matheww Evins, BM Music Education 2007
Working as an instructional designer, San Jacinto College, Houston, TX, where he is "looking to get re-acquainted with the music life."
Megan (Von Benken) Stilla, BM Music Education 2007
Holding the position of Choir Director at Cave Spring Middle School in the Roanoke County (VA) Public School System.
Jeanna Vella, BM Music Education 2007
Currently working as the Director of Education at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in Cincinnati, OH.
Brian Diller, BM Music Education 2007
Teaching as Assistant Director of Bands at Brentwood High School, Brentwood, Tennessee. He also teaches percussion, strings, symphonic band, guitar, jazz band, and chamber winds.
Rebecca Wells, MM Performance 2007
Working as a member of the music faculty at Northern Kentucky University where she teaches clarinet, woodwind methods, and music appreciation.
Kristina Wood, BM Music Education 2007
Currently working on her PhD in Ethnomusicology at the University of Michigan
Jason Sleppy, BM Music Education 2007
Teaching bands in the Mason City School District, Mason, Ohio.
Michael Middleton, BA performance 2007
Working as a recording and commercial bassoonist, singer and writer in Chicago.
Michael McKinley, MM Music Education 2007
Working as the condcutor the 6-12 grade band in the South Vermillion Community School District in Indiana.
Emily Kotowick, BM Music Education 2007
Working in the Eaton (Ohio) Middle School teaching choir, general music and steel band.
Elizabeth Hoover, BA Music 2006
After completing her MA in musicology at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008, Elizabeth is continuing at the same school as a PhD candidate in the same field. She has been awarded the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship by the School of Arts in Sciences for the 2010-2011 year.
Mary Dicken, BM Music Performance, Minor in Arts Management 2006
Serving as the Executive Director of Tales & Scales, as Director of Music at Epworth United Methodist Church in Newberg, Indiana, as principal harpist with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro, Kentucky, and teaches private harp and performs throughout the region as a soloist and with area orchestras.
Vincent Scacchetti, MM Performance 2006
Currently freelancing in the Cincinnati tri-state area and working as coordinator and host of the Cincinnati chapter of Classical Revolution.
Bryce Newton, BM Music Education 2006
Teaching band at the middle school and the jazz band at the high school of the Miamisburg School System (Ohio).
Andrea Robertson, BM Music Education 2006
Teaching general music and African drumming at Laing Middle School in Mt. Pleasant (Charleston) South Carolina.
Amanda Cornett, MM Performance 2006
Teaching as Band Birector at Lincoln Junior High School and Assistant Band Director at Bentonville High School, Arkansas.
Coleen Neumann, MM Performance 2008
Working as Band Birector at Trotwood Madison Middle School in Dayton, OH
Molly Venneman, BM Music Education 2006
Working as assistant band director at Troy High School, teaching grades 6-12, and is a member of the Sinclair Community College Wind Symphony.
William Sauerland, BM Performance 2005
Finishing master's degree studies in counter tenor at the Royal College of Music in London, England.
BJ Hardesty, BM Performance 2005
Performing trombone in Chicago, including performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other regional ensembles.
Kayleen Kerg, BM Music Education 2005
Currently in the PhD program at Florida State University, pursuing a degree in Ethnomusicology. She also directs the FSU steel band, called Mas’ ‘N Steel.
Melanie (Smith) Hardesty, BM Music Education 2005
Teaching band at the Highland elementary and middle schools in LaGrange, Illinois
Julia Abanto-Bethune, BM Music Education 2005
Teaching K-4 general music at Symmes Elementary School in the Sycamore (Cincinnati) School District.
Noel Robblee, MM Performance 2005
Currently performing as clarinetist with the Air Force Reserve, Warner Robins, GA.
Lauren Hauschildt, BM Music Education 2005
Teaching band and general music in Falls Church, Virginia.
Danielle Kelley, BM Music Education 2005
Serving as Assistant Band Director at Greenon Local Schools-Indian Valley School, OH.
Sara Dadabo, BM Music Education 2005
Working as choir director and Chair of the music division at Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV.
Jason Bruns, BM Performance 2005
Working as a professional drummer in Los Angeles, and as Director of World Music at Campell Hall, a private college preperatory school in North Hollywood.
Brian Frey, BM Music Education 2005
Serves as co-director of the High School Chamber Strings and Concert Orchestra, and he teaches 7th and 8th grade orchestra in the Mason (Ohio) City School District.
Alison Craig, BM Music Education 2004
Conducts the orchestra in the Norwood School District of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Laura Ann Ross, BM Performance 2004
Adjunct instructor of Oboe at Middle Tennessee State University (Murphreesboro) and on the faculty of the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts. An active free-lancer in the Nashville, TN area.
Alyssa (Stewart) Owens, BM Performance 2004
Owns and operates Kaleidoscope Fine and Performing Arts Center of Gloucester, Inc. (Virginia); teaches oboe and chamber music at the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk and oboe at Music and Arts in Yorktown, and performs with the Millenium Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. She is also the church pianist for Harmony Grove Baptist Church in Middlesex/Topping and teaches private piano lessons in Chesapeake.
Clinton Wright, BM Music Education 2004
Teaching K-5 general music and fifth-grade choir in the Olentangy Local Schools in Delaware County (Ohio).
Mike Wendeln, BM Music Education 2004
Teaching full-time at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida where his duties include directing an established steel band program at the school.
Avious Jackson, BM Music Education 2004
Teaching jazz in the Mason City School System (Ohio).
Ellen Nettelton, BM Performance 2004
Teaching cello in Cincinnati. A member of the Indian Springs Academy of Music, Ellen freelances with orchestras around the country.
Corey Keighley, BM Music Education 2004
Holding the orchestra conduction position in the Northwest School District of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Caitlin Ransey-Ebersold, BM Music Education 2003
Currently serves as band director at Massabesic Middle School in Portland, Maine and as adjunct horn professor at the Portland Conservatory of Music.
Jessica Crone, MM Performance 2003
Working as Director of of Marketing and Public Relations for Young Audiences New York in New York City.
Sarah (Mizelle) Caldwell, BM Music Education 2003
Teaching 5-12 vocal music in the Madeira Schools in Cincinnati
Tim Ebersold, BM Music Education 2003
Teaching band at Lewiston High School in Portland and bassoon at Bates College.
Heather Patrick-Marsh, BM Music Education 2003
Working as Band Director at Tipp City High School, Ohio.
Ryan Hinkle, BM Music Education 2003
Serving as band director for the Nashville City School District, TN.
T. J. Ricer, BM Music Performance 2002
Currently a freelance performer, employed as a teacher at the Eastman Community Music School, Hochstein School of Music and Dance, and tubist with Springfield (NY) Symphony Orchestra
Micah Ewing, BM Music Education and Performance 2002
Serving at Mason High School (Ohio) as conductor of the Symphonic Band and Concert Band Green and Red, teaching brass and woodwind classes, and directing marching and pep bands.
Ian Tyson, BM Performance and BM Music Education 2002
Serving as Senior Airman in the clarinet section of the Air Force Band of Liberty in Boston, MA.
Melynda Caswell, BM Music Education 2002
Teaches voice in the Hamilton, Ohio area and is director of Hamilton High School's show choir, Fascinating Rhythm.
Kinneret Sagee, MM Performance 2002
Currently a member of a klezmer band in Toronto, Canada called "Sisters of Sheynville," and was instructor at KlezKanada in 2008.
Kara Barbee, BM Music Education 2001
Serving as Middle School Band Director at Winton Woods High School, Cincinnati, OH.
Sean Dennison, BM Music Education, 2000
Now holding a master's degree in music education from Arizona State University, Sean is teaching band at South Valley Junior High School in the Gilbert Public Schools in Gilbert, Arizona.
Chris Campbell, MM Performance 2000
Teaching music at K-12 levels in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District (Pennsylvania), and serves as adjunct professor of trumpet at Lebanon Valley College. He an expert performer on the natural trumpet.
Lindsay (Bird) Reynolds, BM Performance 2000
Currently Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Wyoming.
Kent Stine, BM Music Education 2000
Currently on the music staff of the Cincinnati Public School System as a band director.
Erin Core-Stine, BM Music Education 2000
Serves as Choir Director, Assistant Band Director, and Drama Director at Walton-Verona High School (KY).
Stephanie (James) Jones, BM Music Education and Performance 1999
Serves as chair of the String Program for the Mason (Ohio) City School District.
Rebecca (Spradlin) Brewer, BM Music Education 1999
Owner, Madiera Music School, Cincinnati, Ohio. Also serves as kindergarten music teacher at Madiera Elementary School in Madiera (a suburb of Cincinnati).
Jill (Everett) Wilhelm, BM Music Education 1999
Currently Conductor of Bands at Fairfield High School and head of the Music Department (Ohio).
Pierson Wetzel, BM Performance 1999
Serving on the performance faculty at Middlesex School, a private academy in Boston, where he teaches AP Music Theory, Music History, and conducts the school’s two choirs.
Kristen (Fleischer) Wright, BM Music Education 1999
Teaching general music in the Westerville, Ohio City School district.
Shelbi Wagner, BM, MM Performance 1997, 1999
Currently Professor of Cello at University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College, where she teaches studio cello and low string pedagogy, directs cello choir and coaches student ensembles. She is also Assistant Principal in Lima and Springfield Symphonies and frequently plays with Dayton (OH) Philharmonic.
Mindy Miller, BM Music Education 1998
Performing as Assistant Principal Clarinet with the U.S. Air Force Band, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Tim Dixon, BA Music 1995, BM Music Education 1998
Currently Associate Professor of Music, Director of Orchestral Activities, and Assistant Chair, Department of Music at Messiah College in Grantham, PA.
Kim (Nisius) Coxe, BM Music Education 1998
Currently employed by Hyland Software while still teaching woodwind students through private studio and performing throughout the Cleveland, OH area.
Jon Arnold, BM Music Education 1997; MM Music Education 2008
Currently the Director of Bands at Edgewood High School in Trenton, Ohio.
Erin (Kacenga) Ozment, BA Music 1997
Currently holding the position of Artistic Administrator for the National Symphony Orchestra, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Charles Ferarra, BM Music Education 1997
Teaching bands at the prestigious Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, garnering the position in 2007.
Meredith (Motamed) Rymer
With an MM in Music Education from Columbia University Teachers College, Meredith currenly is teaching in the Millburn Public Schools in Millburn, NJ..
Steve Bodner, BM Performance 1996
Serving as Music Director of Williams College Symphonic Winds and Instructor of Saxophone at Williams College, as well as Music Director of U. Mass Youth Wind Ensemble and Assistant Conductor of New England Conservatory (NEC) Youth Symphony.
Shawn Lenney, BM Music Education 1996
Working as Director of Bands, Madison High School, Middletown OH
Katie Myler, BM Music Education 1996
Currently Principal Clarinet with the Clayton Symphony Orchestra (MO), Adjunct Faculty-Clarinet with McKendree College (Lebanon, IL), and Clarinet Instructor/Youth Ensembles Coordinator with the Community Music School of Webster University (MO).
Anne Dickson Rogers, BA in Music 1996
Working as Orchestra Personnel Manager for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Matthew Roeder, BA Music Education 1995
Working as Assistant Professor of Music and Associate Director of Bands at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Chris Ferrell, BM Music Education 1994
Currently a Yamaha Performing Artist on clarinet and Director of Bands at Hillgrove High School, north of Atlanta, GA.
Theresa (Merkel) McKnight, BM Music Education 1994
Teaching Elementary Music at Oakdale Elementary in the Oak Hills Local School District in Cincinnati, OH.
Angela (Fondale) Leonard, BM Music Education 1994
Teaching middle school choir at Cloverleaf Local Schools (Lodi, Ohio). She is adjunct faculty at Ashland University, where she is the assistant marching band director & drill writer.
Randy Thompson BM Music Education 1994
Performs professionally in the Cincinnati tri-state area and is Educational Services Representative for Willis Music in Cincinnati and Dayton.
Melissa M. (Hinojosa) Carion, BM Music Education 1994
Currently serving as Band Director at Tremont School in Cleveland, OH.
Steven Reineke, BM Performance, 1993
Currently Music Director of the New York Pops, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops, and high profile and sought after composer/arranger.
Jeffrey A. Berger, minors in music history and arts management, 1993
Currently working as a financial advisor with Hilliard Lyons in Evansville, Indiana. Former positions include Director of Development for the Fort Wayne (IN) Symphony (1994-96), and Executive Director for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (1996-2001),
Wendi Dickin-Bradshaw, BM Vocal Performance 1993
Serving in several positions: Artistic Director, Concert Arts Association, Lake St. Louis, Missouri; Founder, Imagination Destination Music; Assistant Director, Townsend Music School; Instructor, Stages Repertory Theatre; Instructor, Mozingo Music.
Danelle Ashbbrook, BM Music Education 1993
Currently Director of Bands, Winton Woods, High School, Cincinnati, OH.
Linda (Eble) Brill, BA performance 1993
Currently Advertising Sales Manager for the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, where she also performs Second Clarinet. Additionally, she is Second Clarinet with the Southeastern Ohio Symphony and a freelance clarinetist in central Ohio.
Steve Cook BM Performance 1992
Currently performs on saxophone professionally with rock bands and has a day gig as a repair technician and specialist in Cincinnati, OH.
Lisa (Beringer) Salazar, BM Music Education 1991
Currently works as Senior Events Coordinator for Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois.
Melissa (Stoneburner) Noble, BM Music Education 1990
Currently with the Ann Arbor (MI) Public Schools as a K-5 Music Teacher.
Kristine H. Burns, BM Performance 1988
Holds the position of Associate Dean of Cultural Affairs and Community Relations in the College of Architecture & The Arts at Florida International University.
Eve (Neighbors) Warner, BM Performance 1986
Teaches private violin and viola at her private studio at the Indian Springs Academy of Music in Cincinnati (updated October 2010).
Daniel Levy, BM Music Compostion 1986
Living and working in New York City as a composer for film and theater.
Todd Stoll, BM Music Education and Performance 1985
Working as Curriculum Coordinator at Westerville City Schools (Ohio), and serving as a consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York) and as director of the Columbus Youth Jazz at Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (Ohio).
Al Kohn, BM Music Performance 1985
Currently working with the Cunard Cruise Ship Line on both Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria as the drummer in the Rotating Royal Court Theater Orchestra.
Jane Labanz, BM Piano Performance and Music Education 1983
An active actress/singer/dancer in the Broadway scene in New York. Her full story can be found by clicking here.
Linda (Rudy) Sebenius, BA Music 1980
Currently working with Music Shine Mediain in Seattle, WA as a programmer/performer for Tiny Tots Series with the symphonies of Seattle, Vancouver and other international venues
Molly May Rositano, BM Music Education 1977
Working full time as a vocal music teacher in the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District, grades 2, 4, & 5, and 4th & 5th grade choruse.
Anna (Bachman) Colby, BM Music Education 1976
Working as Director of Music at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Wyoming, MI.
Charles M. Morgan, BM Music Education 1976
Working as Band Director at Stubenville High School, Ohio.
Rob Riley, BM Music Education 1973; MA Music Performance 1975
Serves as a church organist/choir director and as pipe organ technician for both church and theater type instruments in Pocatonica, Illinois.
Claudia Anderson, BM Music Education 1974
After earning an MFA from the University of South Carolina and an MA in Theater Acting from Bowling Green State University, Claudia is currently teaching theatre voice at The Theatre School, DePaul University, and coaching voice and dialects professionally in Chicago. She is a singer-songwriter, playing piano and guitar, and also sings Irish-Scots traditional music. She will be recording her first solo CD in Winter 2011.
Kenneth L. Taylor, BM Music Education 1963; MA Music Performance 1974
Retired from teaching, Ohio 1991, Arizona 2003. Currently an active professional trumpet/flugelhornist in the Pheonix, Arizona area: Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Chandler-Gilbert Community College big bands; former principle trumpet with the Scottsdale Symphony; currently with Lynn Roberts Entertainment.