Success Stories

Angelica Dunsavage, DMA 2020
Lecturer of Choral Music Education and Voice, Washington State University
Artistic Director, Tucson Masterworks Chorale

Brayton Bollenbacher, MM 2020
Artistic Director, Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus

Matthew Crosby, DMA 2020
Assistant Professor and Music Department Chair, University of Mary Hardin–Baylor

Nicky Manlove, MM 2020
Director of Music, St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church
Artistic Director, THEM Youth Ensemble

Ben Hansen, DMA 2020
Director of Music, Catalina United Methodist Church
Artistic Director, The Helios Ensemble

Yujia Luo, DMA 2020
Director of Choral Activities, Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Donté Ford, DMA minor, 2020
Assistant Professor of Music and Associate Chaplain for Worship Arts, Wheaton College

Erin Plisco, DMA 2019
Associate Director of Choral Studies, Missouri State University

Thomas Wininger, DMA 2019
Director of Choral Activities, Midwestern State University

Christian Giddings, DMA 2019
Music Director, Deering High School, Portland (Maine)
Music Director, CODA Chorus

Jae Ho Lee, DMA 2019
Assistant Conductor, Suwon City Chorale

Eunji Lee, DMA 2019
Vocal Trainer, Sowon City Youth Choir

Brett Robison, DMA 2018
Assistant Professor of Music at Viterbo University

Jessica Berg, MM 2018
General Music/Chorus Teacher, Virginia Run Elementary School

Travis Sletta, DMA 2018
Director of Vocal/Choral Music, Winona Senior High School

Omaris Maldonado-Torres, MM 2017
Director of Orchestra and Choir, Collier County Public School District

Lynnel Joy Jenkins, DMA 2016
Artistic Director, Westrick Music Academy
Choral Teacher, Timberland Middle School

Douglas Leightenheimer, DMA 2016
Director of Music, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
Instructor of Organ, University of Arizona

Aaron McDermid, DMA 2016
Director of Choral Activities, Jamestown College

Jessica Pierpoint, MM 2016
Director of Choral Activities, Northern Vermont University
Founder and Director, Vermont Academy of Choral Music

Thomas Lerew, DMA 2016
Director of Choral Activities, Trevecca University

Heather Mitchell, DMA 2016
Artistic Director, Hopewell Valley Chorus
Founder/Artistic Director, FIVE LINES

Jason Dungee, DMA 2016
Director of Choral Activities, Claflin University

Richard Hintze, DMA 2015
Music Instructor, Jackson College

Timothy Campbell, DMA 2015
Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota
Artistic Director, Transept

Brent Rogers, DMA 2015
Assistant Professor of Choral/Vocal Music at Dickinson State University

Carlos Zapien, DMA minor 2015
Director of Music, Cathedral of Saint Augustine
Artistic Director, Ars Vocalis Mexico

Luke Lusted, DMA 2014
Pastor of Music and Worship, Camelback Bible Church

Daniel Black, DMA 2014
Director of Choral Activities, Houghton College

Scott Glysson, DMA 2014
Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Studies, California Polytechnic State University

Mindy Martin Forehand, MM 2014
Director of Choral Activities, Ola High School

Jeffrey Gonda, MM 2014
Pursuing a DMA in Choral conducting, University of Oklahoma

Quinn Kimball, MM 2014
Office Manager, Colorado Springs Youth Symphony
Founding Member, The Same Stream Choir

Bethany Johnson, MM 2013
Music Director, Waverly Presbyterian Church

Marcela Molina, DMA 2013
Artistic Director and Executive Director, Tucson Girls Chorus

Jennaya Robison, DMA 2013
Director of Choral Activities, University of Missouri–Kansas City

Matthew Goinz, MM 2013
Pursuing a DMA in Choral Conducting, University of Maryland

Gregory Silverman, DMA 2013
Music Director, Desert Hope Lutheran Church

Andy Bade, DMA 2013
Classical Music Program Coordinator, Arizona Public Media

Louis Spinelli, MM 2013
Teacher of Vocal and General Music, Bergen County Academies

Brad Miller, DMA 2012
Director of Choral Activities, University of Minnesota–Morris

Alan Stevens, DMA 2012
Co-Director of Choral Activities, East Tennessee State University

Chris Thomas, DMA 2011
Director of Choral Activities, Rowan University

Erin HyunJin Cho, DMA 2010
Conductor, Gwacheon City Women’s Choir

Charles Brown, DMA 2010
Director of Choral Activities, Concordia University–Chicago

Jon C. Peterson, DMA 2010
Director of Choral Activities, Malone University


Trent Brown, DMA 2009
Artistic Director, Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida
Director of Choral Activities, Florida Gulf Coast University

Herbert Washington, MM 2009
Artistic Director, Phoenix Boys Choir

Sara T. Schwindt, MM 2009
Assistant Director, Winchester Community Music School

John Perkins, DMA 2009
Associate Director of Choral Activities, Butler University

Lucik Aprahamian, DMA 2009
Director of Choirs, Greenhill School

Chris Fresalone, DMA minor 2009
Assistant Director, Tucson Girls Chorus
Music Teacher, The Gregory School

Abby Frost, MM 2008
Director of Choirs, Ipswich High School
Choral Director, First Church in Wenham

Justin Raffa, MM 2008
Chorus Master, Yakima Symphony Orchestra

Adam Eggleston, MM 2008
Artistic Director, The Astoria Choir
Visual and Performing Arts Chair, The Buckley School

David Fitzpatrick, MM 2008
Artistic Director and Conductor, Montgomery County Chorale and Orchestra

Sherrill Blodget, DMA 2008
Director of Choral Activities, Castleton University

Matthew Howell, DMA 2008
Director of Vocal and Choral Studies, Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Tony Thornton, DMA 2008
Director of Choral Studies, University of Massachusetts–Amherst

Anthony Bernarducci, MM 2007
Director of Choral and Vocal Studies, Clemson University

Joel Schwindt, MM 2006
Assistant Professor of Music History, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Christopher  L. Bartley, DMA 2006
Music Director and Instructor of Music, University of Pittsburgh–Greensbury

Joni Jensen, DMA 2005
Director of Choral Activities, Texas Woman’s University
Associate Dean and Musical Director, Millennial Choirs and Orchestras

Lee Nelson, DMA 2005
Director of Choral Activities, Wartburg College

Jamie Spillane, DMA 2004
Director of Choral Studies, University of Connecticut

Eric Holtan, DMA 2004
Music Director, True Concord Voices and Orchestra

Michael Culloton, MM 2000
Director of Choral Activities, Concordia College – Moorhead

Lori Wiest, DMA 1990
Director, Fred Fox School of Music–University of Arizona

Edmund Hughes, DMA 1986
Retired, Adjunct Faculty, University of Puget Sound

Julian Ackerley, DMA 1983
Director, Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus