Music

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
    August 2nd
    Matt Bevan-Perkins, percussionist, was a member of the jazz quartet, The Rita Collective, and has recently recorded a CD, Forty-One Seconds with them. In addition to his tenure with The Rita Collective, Matt has performed with Big Eyed Phish, the Meg…
    July 21st
    Jessica Perez obtained her BS in Music/Business in 2013 and will be attending the Arts Presenting And Live Entertainment Management program at the University at Miami.
    June 22nd
    Marissa Emple, BM’07 in Music Therapy, MA, LCAT, MT-BC recently gave a talk at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability in London England, titled "Learning from Little Ones: "Explaining Evidence-Based Music Therapy Practice with P…
    June 22nd
    Jessica Best, BM '06 in vocal performance will be performing as as Marcellina in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the Nicel City Opera at the end of June. She was also featured in the January edition of Classical Singer Magazine in an&…
    June 22nd
    S. Shade Zajac, BM'15 in Music Performance, conducted the Finger Lakes Summer Festival Orchestra on June 20th for their debut performance.  There were many Naz grads in the orchestra as well as Eastman students and some professionals from Rochester. …

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