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Jessalyn Peterson, graduated Spring 2018, B.M.E., Elementary Strings instructor in the Hollidaysburg Area School District, Hollidaysburg, PA.
Chelle Holmann, graduated Spring 2017, B.M.E., Middle/Elementary Band director, West Shore School District, Lewisberry, PA.
Amelia Amaya, graduated Spring 2018, P.P.C., is the Woodwind Band Assistant at United High School in Laredo, TX.
Kate Sellers, graduated Spring 2018, B.M.E., is the band and orchestra director at La Plata High School, in Charles County, Maryland.
Hurlie Yang, graduated Spring 2017, B.M./B.M.E., is now pursuing her M.M. degree at New York University, under Professor Soo-Kyung Park.
Shiqun Ou, graduated Spring 2017, B.M., is now pursuing his M.M. degree at the University of Northern Iowa, under Professor Angeleita Floyd.
Regina Martinicchio, graduated Spring 2017, B.M.E., is the Elementary Music teacher at Martin Sortun Elementary School near Seattle, WA.
Cynthia Vong, graduated Spring 2016, B.M.E.
Elementary Music Teacher at Washington Elementary in Santa Barbara, CA: 2018
M.M. degree at University of California-Santa Barbara,under Professor Jill Felber: 2016-2018
Theresa Veronica Soriano, graduated Spring 2016, B.M.
M.M. degree at Colorado State University, under Professor Michelle Stanley: 2016-2018
Kelly Zeek (formerly Kelly Myers), graduated Spring 2016, B.M.E. Flute Performance, Penn State University. Currently teaches music at Kelly Elementary School, Lewisburg Area School District.
Irrisa Ryant (formerly Irissa Hubka), graduated Spring 2016, M.M. Flute Performance, Penn State University. Currently teaches private flute lessons in Rochester, Minnesota.
Jun Wang, graduated Spring 2015, M.M. Flute Performance, Penn State University. Currently pursuing a D.M.A. degree at Shenandoah University under Professor Jonathan Snowden.
Ammi Lopez, graduate Spring 2015, B.M. Flute Performance, Penn State University. Currently pursuing a M.M. degree at University of Arkansas under Professor Catalina Ortega.
Dan Sanchez, graduate Spring 2015, B.M.E. Music Education, Penn State University. He is currently the band director at Louisa County High School.
Laura Clapper, graduated Spring 2014, M.M. Flute Performance, Penn State University. Currently pursuing a D.M.A. degree at Florida State University under Professor Eva Amsler.
Michael Marini, graduated Spring 2014, B.M.E. Music Education, Penn State University. Band director at Lewisburg Area School District in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Ashley Hilton, graduated Spring 2013, B.M.E. Music Education, Penn State University. She currently teaches flute lesson, beginner piano, and music theory in the East Stroudsburg Area.
Rachel Klein, graduated Spring 2012 (formerly Rachel Gold), B.M.E. Music Education, Penn State University
Currently substitute teaches in Lancaster County, PA. Also, is on staff with the Ephrata Area High School Marching Unit.
Angela Girvan, graduated Spring 2012, B.M.E. Music Education, Penn State University. Currently teaches elementary band, orchestra, chorus, and general music at Stony Lane Elementary in Paramus, NJ. Also assists with the Paramus High School Color Guard.
Laura Clapper, graduated Spring 2014
B.M. Flute Performance with honors in music, Penn State University
B.A. French and Francophone Studies: Language and Culture, Penn State University
M.M. Flute Performance, Penn State University D.M.A Flute Performance, Florida State University (graduates May 2017)
Brenna Bixler, graduated Fall 2011, B.M.E. Music Education, Penn State University. Currently teaches middle school band and 8th grade general music at Bellefonte Middle School in Bellefonte, PA.
Kristen Hill, graduated Spring 2011, B.M.E. Music Education, Penn State University. Currently teaches elementary general music and instrumental music at the Oakland Unified School District in California. Also teaches music lessons and classes and performs with community bands and orchestras in the San Francisco area.
Aaron Grant, graduated Spring 2011, B.M. Flute Performance, Penn State University, M.A. Music Theory, Penn State University
Ph.D. Music Theory, The Eastman School of Music
Currently working on a Ph.D. in Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music. Additionally, performs with colleagues in chamber music groups and larger ensembles.
Holly Schneider, graduated Spring 2010, B.M.E. Music Education, Penn State University
M.A. Education, Villanova University (2013)
Currently teaches K-4 general music, choir, and percussion ensemble at Boothwyn Elementary School in the Chichester School District near Philadelphia. Additionally performs in local pit orchestras.
Lisa Lamb, graduated Spring 2009 (formerly Lisa Duke), B.M. Flute Performance and Composition with Honors in Harp, Penn State University
M.M. Harp Performance, University of Texas at Austin (graduated in 2011)
Currently teaches flute and harp lessons in Austin, TX. Plans to form a harp ensemble, and teach music theory and Suzuki Early Childhood Education classes. Harpist with the Austin Civic Orchestra, and performs often in the area. Recently published “Charcoal Landscape” for flute ensemble and cello, as well as “Harp Games,” a book for teachers. Additionally published an article in the National Flute Association’s Pedagogy Anthology.
Amanda Casey, graduated Spring 2009 (formerly Amanda Frisch), B.S. Music Education, Penn State University
Formerly taught 4th and 5th grade instrumental music for two years in Baltimore City. Currently resides in Erie, PA, and is substitute teaching in the area and performing with the Presque Isle flute choir.
Carol Nelson, graduated Spring 2008, B.S. Music Education, Penn State University
Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning, Lock Haven University (graduates in 2013)
Currently teaches elementary general music and 5th grade choir in the Bellefonte Area School District and assists with the high school’s marching band. Also teaches private flute lessons and is the current President of the PSU School of Music Alumni Program Group.
Brent Fisher, graduated Spring 2008, B.S. Music Education (choral emphasis), Penn State University
Performance Certificate in Flute, Penn State University
M.M. Choral Conducting, Florida State University (graduated in 2012)
Currently directs choir at the Cumberland Valley School District in Mechanicsburg, PA. Piccoloist with the Hershey Symphony Orchestra, and additionally performs with pit orchestras for local musical theatre productions.
Erica Levy, graduated Spring 2006 and Spring 2008
B.A. Flute Performance, Penn State University
M.M. Flute Performance, Penn State University
M.S. Special Education, City College of New York (graduated in 2010)
Currently lives in New York City and teaches special education and music at a public high school in Soho. Also enjoys training for her next marathon.