We are very proud of our alumni. The list below shows what some of them are doing now.
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BM 2011, Classical Vocal Performance
Ksenia is a second year graduate student at The New England Conservatory of Music receiving her Masters in Classical Vocal Performance.
BM 2011, Music
Teaching K-5 General Music/Chorus at Mt. Harmony Elementary in Owings, MD.
BM 2011, Music Education/Voice
Graduate student in UT's School Counseling program.
BA 2010, College Scholars in Orchestral Conducting and Violin Performance
MM 2012, Composition & Music Theory
Adjunct music faculty at Pellissippi State Community College
BM 2012, Music Education and Trombone Performance
Pursuing a Master of Music in Trombone Performance at the University of North Texas and serving as a Teaching Fellow with the trombone studio.
Assistant Director of Bands at Central High School and Karns High School in Knox County
BM 2008, Music Education
Kelly is teaching private piano and voice lessons at the Music Instruction Studio in Hixson, TN. She has 15 students.
BM 2009, Voal Performance
Graduate Assistant at the Eastman School of Music Masters Candidate for 2011 in Voice Performance and Literature
MM 2009, Violin Performance
Graduate Assistant at Louisiana State University
BM 2008, Oboe Performance
Working on her Masters in Oboe performance at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
MM 2006, Voice
Director for Chicago Opera Theater's "Chicago Opera Theater for Teens" program at Solorio Academy High School in Chicago, IL. Teaching Artist for "Opera for All" with Chicago Opera Theater. Jennifer teaches music education to grades 4-8 at Pilgrim Lutheran School in Chicago, IL. She gives private lessons to students at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, IL. In 2014, Jennifer toured as a resident artist with Knoxville Opera as "Adina" in The Elixir of Love with Maestro Brian Salesky, and UTK graduate Kevin Richard Dougherty. Recently, Jennifer performed as the soprano soloist in Handel's "Messiah," Faure's "Requiem" and Beethoven's "Mass in C" with First United Methodist Church, in Evanston, IL. This summer, Dr. D'Agostino will present a concert of Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes in Bayfield, WI.
BA 2008, Music and Culture
Second year PhD student in Musicology at Case Western Reserve University with a 5 year stipend/ scholarship Internship at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Spring 2009
MM 2008, Musicology
Music and Art Coordinator, Claiborne County Schools and Percussion Instructor, Lincoln Memorial University.
BM 2008, Music Education
Pursuing a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting at Austin Peay State University. She assists with the APSU Wind Ensemble, as well as the "Governor's Own" Marching Band.
BM 2006, Music Education and Performance
Currently pursuing a DMA at Michigan State University in clarinet Performance.
BM 2007, Sacred Music/organ
Director of Music Ministries, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knoxville, TN
MM 2006, String Performance (viola)
Adjunct faculty member in the Pellissippi State music program, teaching viola, violin, and Music Appreciation.
MM 2008, Composition
Adjunct Professor of Guitar and Bass - Ouachita Baptist University
BM 2007, Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy
Pursuing a DMA degree in Piano Performance at the University of North Carolina- Greensboro.
MM 2006, Vocal Performance
Working on a Masters degree in Commutation Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida.
BM Double Bass Performance, 2006
Josh is a publicist with the New York Philharmonic. He also plays bass in New York City.
Political Science, 2003
J.D. Law (Mercer), 2006
Information Science (UT), 2007
Teaching legal research at LMU Law, Knoxville
BA 2008, Music and Culture
Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH. Second year graduate student, pursuing a MBA at Xavier University.
BM Studio Music & Jazz/trombone, 2009
Gabriel is a member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, touring and performing around the country.
BM 2008, Flute Performance
Graduate Assistant in flute at the University of Northern Colorado.
Pursuing a DMA at Texas Tech University
MM 2006, Voice
Participated and served as faculty for the Madison Early Music Festival in Madison, WI. Currently completed coursework for her DMA in voice at University of Wisconsin-Madison and is working on her dissertation in Troubadour Music. Will be touring with Opera for the Young during their 2010-2011 season
Pastor of Music and Worship at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church in Union, SC
BM 2007, Vocal Performance
Second year of Master's in Vocal Performance at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
MM 2009, Musicology
Teaching at Pellissippi State in Knoxville
BM 2006, Vocal Performance
First year MM student in voice at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
MM Instrumental Conducting, 2009
Jayme received his DMA in Instrumental Conducting from the University of South Carolina in 2011. Jayme will be the Assistant Director of Bands at University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) starting July 2011.
MM 2007, Choral Conducting
Teaching at Windermere Preparatory School inWindermere, FL.
BM 2007, Music Education (vocal)
Masters of Music student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
BM 2007, Music Education
Pursing a PhD in Fine Arts, Administration from Texas Tech University
BM 2003, Composition
MM 2006, Music Theory and Tech
IT Coordinator for Case Western Reserve University music department, Apple Certified Macintosh Technician
BM Music Education, University of Tennessee, 2000
MM Performance/Trumpet, Ohio University, 2003
ABD in Music Education (DMA) at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Delbert is currently teaching at Univ. of Southern California, Chicago Community Colleges and Univ. of Phoenix.
BM Studio Music & Jazz/Guitar, 2005
Teaches private/group guitar lessons at Coker Music in Knoxville (www.cokermusic.com) . Performs solo classical guitar for weddings, private parties, and holiday parties. Lynn is currently working on an Registered Dietician certification through the Nutrition Department at the University of Tennessee.
BM 2000, Music Education
MM 2004, Instrumental Conducting
Assistant Director of Bands at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
Teaching elementary music in Shelby County Schools.
BM 2000, Music education
Assistant Professor of Trombone at The University of Tennessee at Martin. He is married to Christa J. Chaffin (BM 2000, Music Education). They had their first child, Brayden, in May 2011.
BM 2001, Music Education
Middle school band director for the Jefferson Middle and New Market Elementary Schools, Jefferson, TN
Director of Bands, Richview Middle School, Clarksville, TN and Senior instrumentalist with the 129th Army Band, TN Army National Guard as well as The Cumberland Winds concert band and brass quintet.
BA & BS 2000, Music and Communication-Broadcasting
Currently works full-time as Program Manager at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division, where he is also on the jazz faculty.
Band Director at Lenoir City HS
BM 2004, Flute Performance
Graduate School at Marquette University for School Counseling
Instructor of Piano and Visiting Graduate Faculty at Texas Tech University School of Music for the 2009-10 academic year.
BM 2001, Music Education
Assistant Professor of Music History and director of the concert band at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL
MM Wind Conducting, 2001
John is the Associate Director of Bands at Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI).
MM 2004, Voice
Communication Coordinator for THE KROGER CO's.
MM 2004, Percussion Performance
Director of Athletic Bands and Percussion
Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone, Euphonium, and Chamber Music at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL. In addition, he is Adjunct Instructor of Trombone and Euphonium and Daytona State College. He plays second trombone in the Jackson Symphony (TN).
MM 2003, String Performance and Jazz Studies
Nashville, TN based acoustic and electric bassist. Plays, records, and tours with the Jerry Douglas Band.
BM 2001, Music Education
Sergeant and Trombonist for the US Army Ground Forces Band at Ft. McPherson in Atlanta, GA.
BM 2002, Music Education
Band director at Greeneville Middle School.
MM 2005, Tuba performance
DMA Tuba Performance, Eastman School of Music. Principal tubist of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.
BM 2000, Music Education
Band Director, West Valley Middle School, Knoxville, TN.
BM 2003, Studio Music and Jazz (guitar)
MM 2005, Jazz Studies
Teaching privately and performing.
MM 2005, Music Education (instrumental)
UT Music Library.
BM 2000, Euphonium Performance
Reference Librarian and Adjunct Instructor of Music at North Central Texas College
Faculty Congress President 2013-14, North Central Texas College
Danny is the band director at Clinton High School, Clinton, Tennessee.
BM 2001, Horn
Doctorate of Optometry, Southern College of Optometry, 2010 - Summa Cum Laude
Joy is practicing Optometry with Drs. Foster and Steele in Newport, Tennessee.
BA 2003, Sociology
BM 2005, Percussion Performance
Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a musician with the Commandant's Own Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.
BM 2005, Music Education and Trombone Performance
Trombonist for the world-renown Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
BM 1998, Music Education
Director of Band in Bland County VA
BM 1997, Music Education
Music teacher at Cedar Bluff Elementary School in Knoxville.
MM 1999, Music Education
BS 1993, Music Education
Assistant Band Director, La Vergne High School, La Vergne, TN
BM 1992, Studio Music and Jazz Percussion
Regional Educational Manager (NYC and Philadelphia)Paul Effman Music Service
Nathaniel Sean Greene
BM 1998, Tuba performance
Assistant Professor of Music at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrotate, TN.
MM 1997, Studio Music and Jazz
Marching Band Director and Trumpet instructor at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. Director of Jazz Ensembles at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC
Joseph Patrick Moore
BM 1991, Studio Music and Jazz
Joseph has worked with many notable artists (Stewart Copeland - The Police) and he toured with Jazz veteran's Earl Klugh and Bob James in May 2010 in LA and Seattle
John Thomas Oakes
Composing for independent film, original popular song, solo piano and musical theatre.
Choral director at Powell Middle School Performing Arts Center in Spring Hill, FL. Founder and director of the Nature Coast Children's Chorale.
Beth Roy Sampsel
BM 1996, Music education and Music Performance
Teach flute as a contract instructor for Music Arts of Oak Ridge.
Dr. Jennifer Sterling Snodgrass
MM Theory, 1999
Assistant Professor of Music Theory, Appalachian State University.
Ellen (Wier) Whealton
BA 1999, Music, minor in Psychology
Certified music therapist (MT-BC).
MM 1995, Jazz
Performing in the U.S. and Canada.
Roy C. Holder
M.S. 1985, Music Education
Band Director, Lake Braddock, VA (Retired)
Washington Post article on his career
Timothy L. Miller
BM Trumpet with Honors 1973
MM trumpet Classical & Jazz Studies 1982
Composer of concert music for orchestra, voice, wind and chamber ensembles, as well as jazz big band and film.
David T/ (Tom) Richeson
BS 1984, Instrumental Music Education
Associate Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock teaching Jazz Improvisation, History of Jazz, History of Rock, and Introduction to Music. Jazz Studies Coordinator from 1982 through 1999. Also, the campus faculty advisor to CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). Recently completed the revised sixth edition to my textbook, The Mystery of Music, © 2013 McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions
Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Marshall University.
Joy Atkins Farwell
BM 1979, Oboe Performance
Sales Account Executive for Hewlett-Packard. Principal oboist with Wright State Community Orchestra and play English Horn with Miami Valley Symphony. Also play harp with Dayton Area Harps of Grace (ensemble of 13 harpists).
BM 1978, Music
Head of the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, University of Pennsylvania, 2004-
Stephen Hallett Leslie
BM 1972, Organ Preformance
Senior voicer and tonal finisher for the Schantz Organ Company in Orrville, Ohio. Organist Wooster United Methodist Church.
BS 1978, EE
Treasurer and Managing Partner of Proven Compliance Solutions, Inc., an engineering consultancy that specializes in power system reliability and compliance.
MM 1979, Music Education
Retired as a HS band director from West HS Knoxville, TN.
BS 1977, Music Education
CIO for a Texas Company
Music Librarian and Adj. Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Past-President of the Music Library Association.
Sharon Little Cundiff
BM 1960, Music Education
Teaching private piano lessons; performing for SAI, CU Music Interest Group and other casual music clubs.
Anna Tarzier Keith
BM 1965, Vocal Performance
Teaching Voice and related classes at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL as well as Palm Beach State College, West Palm Beach, FL
No Year Listed
Professor of trumpet and jazz studies at Drake University.
BM, Music Education
Director of Bands at Dobyns-Bennett High School
Completed a DMA at U Kentucky.
BM / MM, Studio Music and Jazz
Director of Athletic and Jazz Bands at Texas A&M University.
Principal percussionist and assistant timpanist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Assistant Professor of Music at Goucher College.
Dr. David MacKenzie
Resident Conductor of Rogue Opera in Oregon and Music Director of Mastersingers by the Sea on Cape Cod.
BM, Music Education andVoice
Conductor of the Westminster Choir and the Westminster Symphonic Choir.
BS / BM, Music Education / Vocal Performance
Successful and active freelance hornist in New York City. Has performed on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, and Happiness. Member of several NYC area orchestras.
BM, Piano and Composition
Composer/pianist "Music Liaison" for the American Academy in Rome