Alumni

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 Ashley Hagadon Kinne
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 Ashley Hagadon Kinne

Becky Hindbaugh Allmand (BME 2004) is band director for the Saline Middle Schools.

Jessica Groosbeck Bagnall (BME 2010) is teaching K-5 music with Dearborn Public Schools. She received her Masters in Elementary Education from Wayne State University.

Leah Wagner Beier (BME 2002) is performing with the Southeast Michigan Flute Association Flute Choir.

Shannon Besaw (BMT 2009) was a music therapist at Bethany Children's Home in Womelsdorf, PA, a residential facility for youth in crisis and is now working on a Master of Music Therapy at Radford University in Virginia.

Terese Brooks (BMT 2017) is a music therapist.

Alexa Cooley (Music minor 2019) is working in Washington, D.C. and completed her undergraduate degree at EMU.

Karen Burkett is retired band director and choir director at Warren Woods Tower High School and private teacher.

Carrie Frandle Chalfin (BA 2003) received a masters degree at Bowling Green State University.

Kayla Cieslak (BM 2020) is working toward the Master of Music in Flute at University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is the flute graduate teaching assistant.

Lona Czerwinski (BMT projected) is currently working at the Apple Store and will be starting her music therapy internship.

Elizabeth Dalton (BME 1999) was counselor at Clintondale High School. Liz passed away in 2019 after an illness. She made a huge impact in the lives of many students.

Abigail Darnall (MM 2020) is currently teaching in her private studio in Michigan.

Kathleen Debusschere Seibel (BME 2010), currently teaching K-5 general music for Port Huron Area School. 

Allison Demand (BM 2020) is pursuing a dual masters degree in Arts Administration and Flute Performance at Oklahoma City University.

Josephine Denys Bossenberger (BME 2009) graduated with her masters from University of Tennessee and is currently Director of Bands for the Bullock Creek School District in Midland, Michigan.

 Kelly Drouillard Hornbarger (graduate student 2010) received her masters in theory at Michigan State University and is teaching in Indiana.

Hannah Eelnurme (BME 2020) graduated with a music education degree.

Emily Elbode (BME 2020) is teaching music at Dicken Elementary in Ann Arbor.

Amy Sawyer Foley (BMT 2011) is the owner and director of Heartstring Melodies, LLC a music therapy business in Findlay, Ohio. She is also a music therapist at the Center for Autism and Dyslexia in Findlay, Ohio.

Corinne Galligan (BME 2012) is teaching K-5 music in Pulaski, Wisconsin.

Jennifer Graf (BA 2001) was IT for the University Musical Society at University of Michigan. She is currently working for Tessitura Software.

Debra Gombert (BMT 2004) is a Professor of Music Therapy at EMU.

Heather Grzelakowski (BME 2007) is a music teacher in the Las Vegas area.

Chelsea Kellar Hackett (BME 2012) is substitute teaching.

Ashley Hagadon Kinne (BME 2015) is teaching K-5 general music for Bedford Public School.

Nicole Harris (BME 2013) was a Resident Assistant at Interlochen Arts Academy and is now a music teacher in Oregon.

Theresa Hintz (BME 2008) is a band director at a North High School in Denver, Colorado.

Victoria Horne (BMT 2020) completed her music therapy internship and passed the national certification.

Erica Hurst (BMT after internship) is pursuing her music therapy internship.

Jeanine Clancy Ignash (BME 2005) is band director in the Ovid-Elsie Schools.

Samuel Karafotis (BME 2011) is band director at Atoka High School and McCall Middle School in Atoka, OK and at Lane Public School in Lane, OK. 

Samuel Karafotis playing the flute in McNair Scholars ad
 McNair Scholar Samuel Karafotis 
Samuel Karafotis playing the flute in McNair Scholars ad

 McNair Scholar Samuel Karafotis 

Meghan Kelly (BMT 2008) is a music therapist.  

Amy Wagner King (BME 1999, MM 2002) was sales manager Luck's Music Library and is currently in the business industry.

Lee Kraft (BME 2003) was band director at Lincoln Park High School and is currently a Principal.

Joshua Lockhart (BM 2018) is continuing his flute studies in Virginia.

Anjali Martin (music minor 2016)  received her degree in public policy from EMU and completed a masters degree in Pittsburgh.

Karen Matthews is a private studio teacher in Rochester Hills and performs with the Michigan Flute Orchestra.

Kate McCall (BMT 2017) is a music therapist.

Maria Meeds (BMT 2018) is a music therapist.

Diane Morrissey (BA 2000) is currently working in business. She maintained the website at Flute World, worked as an Independent Contractor for Walt Disney Motion Pictures Studios, and is also transcribed interview footage for a television post-production company (shows including The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of Orange County, Solved, Through the Wormhole, Bizarre Foods, American's Best Dance Crew, LA Ink, Got Home Alive and others)

Timothy Mullins (BM 2018)was the flute graduate assistant at Ithaca College where he received his MM degree.

Jaime Fielder Mykeloff (BME 2004) is band director at Onsted High School.

Rachael Nakoski (MME 2016) is working in upstate New York and was a graduate assistant in music education from Buffalo State College.

Amber Nellett (BME 2019) was music teacher for Summit Academy North Elementary School and is currently pursuing her masters degree in Music Education and SUNY Fredonia.

Mary Rose Nieman (Music Therapy in progress) is doing a music therapy internship in pediatrics.

Amy O'Dell Murakami (BMT 2010) is music therapist at Music to Grow On Music Therapy Services in Sacramento, California.

Allison Shelton Oran (BA 2004) is a church musician and private studio teacher in Brighton.

Alyson Patrash Reece (BME 2008) taught HS/MS band in LaJunta, CO and Romulus, MI. before receiving a masters degree in Instructional Design from Full Sail University. She is now an Assistant Vice President of Learning & Development at Comerica Bank.

Michael Riffe (BME expected 2022) is working toward completing the BME.

Jonas Shadley (BA 2020) is working on an instrument repair certificate.

Jessica Peltz Smith (BM 2012) received the MM in flute performance at Ithaca College where she was a graduate assistant in flute and is currently teaching in Boston.

Honey Sharp (BM 2006) is working toward a teaching degree at the University of Central Arkansas.

Michelle Smith Rais (BME 2006) received her masters degree at VanderCook College of Music and is band and orchestra director Novi Public Schools, Middle School.

Kristine Reaume (BM 2006) received masters in flute performance at University of Texas and is a private studio teacher in Austin, TX.

Hannah Saloiye-Johnson (BS 2014) received a bachelors degree in computer science and music at EMU and was working as a software engineer at Ford Motor Company and is currently working at Duo Security as a software engineer.

Christine Raney Shefferly (BME 1999) is band director and general music teacher at Divine Child Elementary and Middle School.

Rebecca Sims (BME expected 2021) is student teaching.

Ashley Smith (BM 2011) received a master of music degree at Ball State University and is working.

Michelle Spindler (BME 2006) is an instrument repair technician at Quinlan and Fabish in Burr Park, Illinois in the Chicago area.

Patty Green Sheppard (BME 1994) is band director in Novi Middle Schools.

Miranda Smith-Monit (BME 2008) was the Marshall Upper Elementary School band director.

Erica Suetterlin (BME 2010) is working in the public schools of Center Line.

Katy Suminsky (BME expected 2022) is working toward completion of the BME degree.

Megan Szkarlat (BME 2009) is choral director at Lakeview Middle School in Winter Garden, Florida.

Kyle Thompson (BA 2017) is teaching at Expression Music Academy teaching woodwinds and is working toward the Masters in Higher Education/Student Affairs at Eastern Michigan University.

Diane Uhlmann (BME 2008) is music teacher at Agape Christian Academy in Canton.

Franny Valdez (BME 2015) is teaching K-6 music in Monroe, Michigan.

Becky Vega (MM 1997) is full-time lecturer at Caldwell College in New Jersey where she conducts the wind ensemble and flute ensemble, teaches music education classes, conducting, music appreciation, and flute lessons. She plays in the flute octet, UpTown Flutes. She served as conductor the NFA high school flute choir at the 2009 National Flute Association convention in New York City.

Sarah Weiss (BA expected 2022) is completing a double major in music and social work.

Carrie Wiesinger (MM 2000) received a masters in flute performance from Manhattan School of Music; is second flute in the Saginaw Symphony; performs with the Hollywood Concert Orchestra; and has a private teaching studio in Detroit and Florida.

Dakota Williams (BM in progress) is performing.

Beth Wondolowski (BME 2002) received a masters in flute performance from Indiana University and is music director at Whitmore Lake Middle School.

Shelley Wright Wiliams (BME 1998) is band director Pierce Middle School in South Redford.

Daniela Young (BME 2019) finished her student teaching.

Sherry Young is expecting to obtain the BA.

Kayla Younkin completed her BA in Music Degree (2015) a minor Theatre Design and Technology. She is currently working for TLS Productions in Ann Arbor and performing music theatre.

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