Music Department

Alumni Updates

Many alumni keep in touch, sharing their adventures and success as they tackle all sorts of careers.

Recent Graduates

Lauren Beikirch, BM'14, (music education)
Elementary string teacher at Victor Central School, New York.


Lindsay Bronnenkant, BM'14, (music education)
Full-time band director at the Aquinas Institute and the University of Rochester Athletic Bands.


Suzanne Grant, BM'14, (music education)
Pursuing saxophone performance at the New England Conservatory.


Kristina Knowles , BM'12, (music theory)
Music Theory, Ph.D. student, Northwestern University

Read more about Kristina

Stephanie Kawzenuk, MT-BC '11, BM (music therapy with music education certification)
Music Therapy graduate student, University of Miami

Read more about Stephanie

Michael Boerner, BM'11, (music theory and music education)
Music History and Music Theory Graduate Student, Stony Brook University

Read more about Michael

Kari Kohanski, BM '11 (music education)
Kari is teaching 6th and 8th grade general music, K/1st general music, and team teaching 6th grade choir at the Fairport School District.


Erin Smith, BA '12 (music)
Musicology graduate student, University of Maryland


Ashley Villone, BS '12 (music/business)
Music business graduate student, NYU


Elaine Vuong, BM '12 (music therapy)
Music therapy graduate student, Florida State University

See more alumni updates from past graduating classes »

Alumni Spotlights

    Anthony Bisbano "The Prayer"
    News and Events
    September 18th
    Congratulations to Music Business alum, Simona Benenati '15, who was recently hired by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as their new Office Administrator! For more information on Music Business at Nazareth: http://bit.ly/2c8UJq6 The music business maj…
    September 18th
    Alexis Scangas is currently studying for her Master's Degree in Music History at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has a Graduate Assistantship with the undergraduate Music History I course. She is also the Alto II Section Leader and member of t…
    September 5th
    Join the Music Department for three unique events during Homecoming & Reunion 2016. Register online for these and other Homecoming & Reunion events. The deadline for registration is September 8.Music Department Open RehearsalsFriday, September 16 …
    May 21st
    Shade Zajac, a fresh face to the world of classical music is now the new Maestro of the Genesee Symphony Orchestra. Shade Zajac, 22, was picked to be the orchestra's new conductor. He graduated from Nazareth College in 2015 and got the chance to be a…
    April 15th
    Check out this video featuring #NazAlumni Bree Gordon Benyon '08 and Karen Adelsberger House '08, '14G, graduates of the Nazareth College music therapy program.

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