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

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Alumni Spotlights

    Anthony Bisbano "The Prayer"
    News and Events
    December 17th
     William (Bill) McCoy conducted the 2015 All-State Wind Ensemble performing the national anthem at Eastman Theater in December of 2015.
    December 4th
    Elaine Vuong Joins Music Therapy Program at Strong HospitalGolisano Children’s Hospital’s music therapy team of one is happy to welcome Elaine Vuong as a second member of the staff. Vuong’s 15-hour-per-week position is currently being fu…
    November 28th
    Victoria Valente, BM' 14 in Music EducationCurrently working toward a Master in Music Education at Nazareth College, estimating completion in Spring 2016. She is currently an instrumental and general music teacher at Brockport High School teaching band, p…
    October 14th
    Correna Ann Keatley, BS’15 in  Music/Business• Marketing Assistant  at the Rochester Broadway Theatre League• Marketing & Publicity for Nazareth College Arts Center 2014 to 2015Cameron Bender, BS’15 in  Music/Busin…
    October 11th
    Ashley Villone graduated from Nazareth College with a degree in Music/Business in 2012. She started the music business club at Nazareth. She obtained a master degree from Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Communication in 2014.and has been worki…

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