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What Our Graduates Are Doing

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Here's what our former students are doing:

Nicole Scates Allen, Music Teacher, Cottonwood Elementary School, Montrose, CO

Rebecca Anderson, Western Colorado Chorale

Tyler Armenta, Pursuing Masters in Clarinet Performance Arizona State University

Chris Arroyo, Colorado Springs Chorale & Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble

Dan Behrens, Director of Music, Bookcliff Church

Danielle Thompson Behrens, Assistant Conductor, Grand Valley Children's Choir

Troy Behrens, Co-founder, Five Face Down

Rikelle Berry, Choir and Drama teacher at Heath Middle School, Greeley, CO

Lori Bickmore, Private voice teacher, Provo, Utah

Nick Brenholtz, Music Teacher, Broadway and Scenic Elementary Schools

Britni Bryan, Music Teacher, Fruitvale Elementary

Shana Carr, Masters of Music, Longy School of Music, professional actor and singer, Los Angeles CA

Jack Chipchase, Band Teaching Aid, District 51, Grand Junction Symphony, Grand Junction Rockestra

Olivia Christensen, Choir Director at Centennial Middle School, Montrose, CO

Hope Chynoweth, Instructor, Sera Schools

Mathew Coronado, Choral music teacher, Gunnison High School and Middle School

Ryan Crabtree, band director, Fruita Monument High School

Scott Davis, band director, Mt. Garfield Middle School, GJ Rockestra

Miriam Deming, choir director, Bookcliff Middle School

Carissa Docteur, music teacher, Plateau Valley Schools

Matt Doty, choir director, Palisade High School

Brandon Edwards, working in local theatre companies, Seattle, Wash.

Tara DeBruin Gatseos, Masters in Vocal Music, University of Northern Colorado

Nicholas Gledhill, Masters in Music Performance with emphasis in horn, Colorado State University

Becci Gonzales, Western Colorado Chorale

Matt Griffith, professional musician, Nashville, Tenn.

Dazie Harris-Kirtland, Director, Grand Valley Children's Choir, vocal coach, Grand Junction Rockestra

Heather Hart, music teacher

Gretchen Hartop, orchestra director, East Middle School, Grand Junction Symphony

Lindsey Hayes, teacher, Mapleton Public Schools

Teri Heffner, Choir Director at Columbine Middle School, Montrose, CO

Jordan Huslig, television editing, Grand Junction, Colo.

Josh Huslig, sings in Las Vegas, formed own singing group, Mosaic

Derrick Johnson, Masters in Music, University of Denver, Central City Opera

Glenn Jones, music pastor, Greeley First Assembly

Christopher Klaich, active freelancer, New York, NY

Nate Klein-Deters, stringed instrument builder, Denver, Colo.

Rob Labig, freelance percussionist, private instructor, Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra drummer

Annette Lambrecht, elementary music teacher, Sterling, Colo.

Lynnsey Lambrecht, Masters in composition, University of Northern Colorado; pursuing Doctor of Music Arts in Composition on fellowship at Michigan State University

Isaac Lavadie, band director, Grand Junction High School

Rachel (Rosenberg) Lavadie, orchestra director, Fruita Monument High School, Grand Junction Symphony

Katie Lawson, music teacher, Wingate Elementary, Grand Junction Symphony

Karen Lidberg, Western Colorado Chorale

Amy Long, accompanist for Western Colorado Choral, private piano instructor

Dianira Luna, Band Director at West Middle School, Grand Junction, CO

Lyndon Marshall, Instrumental Music, Caprock Academy, Grand Junction, CO

Sydnee Martinez, teacher, Shining Stars Music Academy; adjunct piano at CMU; treasurer, Grand Junction Chapter of Music Teachers National Association

Maddie Rae McBride, Western Colorado Chorale, Hilltop Community Resources

Ben McLam, instructor, Sera Schools, collaborative pianist at CMU

Zane Meek, high school band director, Las Alamos, NM

Gabriel Mientka, diploma from University of Music, Frankfurt Germany, formed the Lupu-Mientka Duo

Jodi Mills Perkins, music teacher at Intermountain Adventist Academy

Joseph Moher, Freelance percussionist and composer

Sandra Mollman, christian music recording artist

Momchil Monchev, The University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Folkwang University of Arts, Germany

Doug Morrow, teacher and collaborative pianist, Colorado Mesa University, keyboardist in GJ Rockestra

Janelle Nicolaus, band director, Sterling, Colo.

Sandra Nuñez, music teacher, Redlands Middle school, Grand Junction Symphony

Danny Odom, freelance composer and producer

Pam Opsal, music teacher, Dos Rios Elementary School

Eun Hee Park, DMA, Florida State University, founder of ensemble, "enhake," piano faculty, University of Southern Mississippi

Geoffrey Pennington, musician, US Army Bands

Franscesca Perry, music teacher, West Middle School, Western Colorado Chorale

Kristyn Pults, Director of Music and Theater Arts at Grand Valley High School

Sandra Rivera, Master of Music Education with Teaching Assistantship, University of Texas at El Paso

Joseph Sanchez, Pursuing a Masters in Oboe Performance

Hans Snell, Band Directoral, Coal Ridge High School, New Castle, CO

Josiah St. Peter, band director, Montrose High School

Katie Stiles, music teacher, Shelledy Elementary/Fruita 8-9, Grand Junction Symphony

Kristyn Tatum, Director of Music, Grand Valley High School

Kalinda Theobold, music teacher, Pomona Elementary

Matt Vagts, formed own band, Lion Vibes

Erika VanDriel, band director, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Columbia SC, Carolina Wind Symphony, Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra

Sarah Wagner, instrumental music teacher, Altona Middle School; Member of the Denver Broncos "Stampede" band

Dustin Wise, freelance performer/composer, assistant for top recording studios, Nashville, Tenn.