Music Graduates

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Here's what our former students are doing:

Nicole Scates Allen, music teacher, Cottonwood Elementary School, Montrose, CO

Taylor Allen, music teacher, Pioneer Elementary School, Colorado Springs, CO

Rebecca Anderson, choir director, West Middle School, Grand Junction, CO

Tyler Armenta, pursuing master's in Clarinet Performance Arizona State University

Chris Arroyo, Colorado Springs Chorale and 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, successful Christian group Five Face Down

Rikelle Berry, choir and drama teacher at Heath Middle School, Greeley, CO

Lori Bickmore-Cunningham, private voice teacher, songwriter, recording artist in Provo, UT

Amanda Joy Blehm, guitar, singer/guitarist with Five 14, owner of Amanda Joy Music Lessons, Grand Junction, CO

Ryan Brazfield, teaching assistant, New Mexico State University

Nick Brenholtz, music teacher, Broadway and Scenic Elementary Schools

Rachel Bright, worship staff, Canyon View Vineyards Church, Grand Junction, CO

Kelly Brim, choir director Delta High School, Delta, CO

James Broxton, K-12 music teacher

Benson Broyles, co-founder successful Western Slope band, Pineapple Crackers

Britni Bryan, music teacher, Fruitvale Elementary

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

Ryan Carroll, band director, Olathe High School, Olathe, CO

Hope Chenoweth, independent music teacher and faculty, Shining Stars Music Academy, Grand Junction, CO

Jack Chipchase, music teacher, New Emerson School, Grand Junction, CO

Olivia Christensen, choir director at Centennial Middle School, Montrose, CO

Allyson Connally, private voice instructor, formed voice-guitar duo with Javier de los Santos

Jessica Cooper, music teacher, Juniper Ridge Community School

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

Ryan Crabtree, band director, Fruita Monument High School, Fruita, CO

Darcy Dackonish, band director, Bradford k-8 School

Scott Davis, assistant principal, Redlands Middle School, Grand Junction, CO

Javier de los Santos, guitar, awarded graduate assistantship at University of Denver, MM

Miriam Deming, choir director, Bookcliff Middle School

Carissa Docteur, music teacher, Plateau Valley Schools

Matt Doty, choir director, Palisade High School, Palisade, CO

Brandon Edwards, working in local theatre companies, Seattle, WA

Tara DeBruin Gatseos, MM in Vocal Performance from UNC, taught voice at Mesa State, now owns her own business, Momplicity

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

Becci Gonzales, Western Colorado Chorale

Matt Griffith, professional singer/song writer in trio band, BROOKLINE, Nashville, TN 

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, CO

David Hawkins, piano performance, attending seminary

Lindsay Hayes, orchestra director, Westminster School District, CO

Teri Heffner, choir director at Columbine Middle School, Montrose, CO

John Hicks, pursuing a PhD in English Education

Cameron Honnen, band director, West Middle School, Grand Junction, CO

Jordan Huslig, computer and editing work local Grand Junction television station

Josh Huslig, sings at Las Vegas hotel, formed own singing group Mosaic

Derrick Johnson, finished vocal performance degree at DU

Jared Johnson, co-founder Five Face Down, worship leader

Glenn Jones, percussion, director at Camp Cedaredge, Cedaredge, CO

Daisy Kirtland, part time elementary music teacher, Shelledy Elementary School, Fruita, CO

Christopher Klaich, professional studies, NYC; formerly director of music

Nate Klein Deters, studying instrument construction, Red Rocks Community College, Denver, CO

Kristen Krajewsci-Suess, MM, Cincinnati Conservatory, Cincinnati Opera

Rob Labig, percussion, RL Drum Studio owner, Talking Rhythms director, freelance drummer

Annette Lambrecht, elementary music teacher, Sterling, CO

Janelle Lambrecht, band director in Sterling School District

Lynnsey Lambrecht, DMA, Michigan State University, assistant professor at Bradley University

Isaac Lavadie, band director, Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction, CO

Rachel (Rosenberg) Lavadie, orchestra director, Fruita Monument High School, Fruita, CO

Brian Lawson, serving in the Armed Forces

Katie Lawson, elementary music teacher, Wingate Elementary, Grand Junction, CO

Karen Lidberg, Western Colorado Chorale

Amy Long, accompanist for Western Colorado Choral, private piano instructor, Grand Junction, CO

Dianira Luna, band director at West Middle School, Grand Junction, CO

Lyndon Marshall, music teacher, Caprock Academy, Grand Junction, CO

Miriam Arnol Martin, choir teacher, Bookcliff Middle School

Sydnee Martinez, independent music teacher (piano and violin) and faculty, Shining Stars Music Academy, Grand Junction, CO

Maddie Rae McBride, Western Colorado Chorale, Hilltop Community Resources

Ian McGuire, humanities teacher, Caprock Academy, Grand Junction, CO

Ben McLam, freelance musician and collaborative pianist

Zane Meek, high school band director, Las Alamos, NM, MME from University of New Mexico

Tzetzi Mendez, band director, Mt. Garfield Middle School, Palisade, CO

Gabriel Mientka, cello, pursuing graduate studies in the Frankfurt Conservatory, Germany

Joe Moher, percussion, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra

Momchil Monchev, viola, MM from Cincinnati Conservatory, pursuing post graduate studies in chamber music in Germany

Daniel Morris, bass trombone, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra

Doug Morrow, private studio, accompanist for CMU music and theatre departments, keyboardist in Grand Junction Rockestra

Dusty Munger, freelance musician

Danny Odom, percussion, freelance film and ad composer and producer, score work for many auto commercials including Porsche and BMW and projects appearing on national media

Geoff Pennington, saxophone instructor for United States Army School of Music

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, CO

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

Danny Odom, freelance composer and producer

Pam Opsal, elementary music teacher at Dos Rios Elementary School (retired)

Eun-Hee Park, assistant professor of piano at University of Montevalle, formed ensemble enhake

Geoffrey Pennington, saxophone, MM, Colorado State University, Army School of Music

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

Kristyn Pults, director of music and theater arts at Grand Valley High School

Destinee Reed, singer-songwriter, musician, Nashville, TN

Luke Reshke, choir director, Delta High School, now working in father’s business

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

Mindy Robinson, private voice teacher, stay-at-home mother

Joseph Sanchez, pursuing a Master in Oboe Performance

Kristina Sharp, retail sales, Colorado Springs, CO

Hans Snell, band Director, Coal Ridge High School, New Castle, CO

Vashti Stevens-Summervil, director children’s theatre, Boise, ID

Kevin Steward, regional manager Wal-Mart

Josiah St. Peter, band director, Montrose High School, Montrose, CO

Katie Stiles,  band director, Grand Mesa Middle School, Grand Junction, CO

Kristyn Tatum, director of music, Grand Valley High School

Gerhart Tegeder, teaching in Denver Public Schools

Julie Tennyson, associate worship pastor and music director, Fellowship Church, private voice and piano teacher, Grand Junction, CO

Kalinda Theobold, music teacher, Pomona Elementary

Victoria Tucker, private voice instructor, director, Campus Christian Center

Matt Vagts, formed own band, Lion Vibes, lives in Denver, CO

Erika VanDriel, band teacher, St. Joseph Catholic School, music teacher, St. John Neumann Catholic School, Columbia, SC

Sarah Wagner, music teacher, Skyline High School and assistant band director, Altona Middle School, Longmont, CO

Dustin Wise, freelance creative producer, writer, director, songwriter, programmer, keyboardist, and live production supervisor, Nashville, TN

Kalina Young, Rocky Mountain Elementary School, Clifton, CO

Kevin Young, manager, Four Wind Coffee & Tea; assistant director of MSC Christian Challenge