After Macalester

Recent Graduates

Kaarin Evens ’15 (Duluth, Minn.), a double major in music and chemistry, will begin graduate studies in chemistry at University of Wisconsin–Madison in fall 2015.

Samantha Horn ’14 (Niceville, Fla.) is pursuing an MA/PhD in musicology at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

Honza Cervenka ’13 (Ostrava, Czech Republic) will begin a master’s degree in orchestral conducting at Bard Conservatory in fall 2015.

Aaron Dawson ’13 (Haverford, Penn.) is pursuing a Master of Music Technology degree at NYU.

Nicole DePolo ’13 (San Diego, Calif.) will begin the Doctor of Medicine program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in fall 2015.

Johanna Kvam ’13 (Rochester, Minn.) is pursuing a master’s degree in vocal accompanying at the Peabody Conservatory.

Emma Rose Lynn ’13 (Seattle, Wash.) will begin a graduate studies program in vocal performance at the University of Oregon in fall 2015.

Anna McFall ’13 (Jamestown, Kansas) will begin a master’s degree in education at Mills College in fall 2015.

Ida Nitter ’13 (Oslo, Norway) is pursuing a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.

Sam Tygiel ’13 (San Francisco, Calif.) is a composer.

John Verkuilen ’13 (Green Bay, Wis.) is beginning a master’s degree (M.M.) in choral conducting at the Boston Conservatory in fall 2015.

Claire Biringer ’12 (Appleton, Wis.) is enrolled in a master’s program in music history at University of Washington.

Will Matczynski ’11 (Jamaica Plain, Mass.) will begin a graduate degree in ethnomusicology at UCLA in fall 2015.

Emma Locatelli ’11 (Las Cruces, N.M.), a double major in music and geology, is pursuing a PhD in taphonomy and paleobiology at Yale University.

Ian Noble ’11 (Memphis, Tenn.) is a special education teacher at Avalon middle school in St. Paul, Minn.

Drake Andersen ’09 (Chicago, Ill.) is a composer living in New York City. He received a master’s degree in composition at the Manhattan School of Music, and he is beginning the PhD program in Music Composition at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York in fall 2015.

Andrew Foreman ’09 (Portland, Ore.) is a freelance jazz bassist in Minneapolis‒St. Paul.

Anastasia Verdoljak ’09 (Duluth, Minn.) recently obtained teacher certification in K-12 instrumental music teaching and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Education at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. She is the grades 3-8 string ensemble teacher at City of Lakes Waldorf School in Minneapolis and string coordinator at Cretin-Derham Hall High in St. Paul; she also teaches private violin and viola lessons.

Caolfionn Bhreidé Yenney-Henderson ’09 (Rock Falls, Ill.) received her MA in social and cultural foundations in education from the College of Education at DePaul University.

Caroline Ziegler ’09 (Milwaukee, Wis.), a double major in music and biology, completed a master’s degree in speech pathology at Marquette University and is a speech-language pathologist at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis., as well as a voice therapy specialist with the Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Professional Voice Programs.

Daniel Pickens-Jones ’08 (San Francisco, Calif.) completed a master’s degree in vocal performance at the Eastman School of Music.

Luis Gabriel Mesa-Martinez ’07 (Pasto, Colombia) completed a PhD in musicology at the University of Granada, Spain; he is now a professor of musicology in his native Colombia.