After Macalester

Recent Graduates

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

Jan Cervenka ’13 (Ostrava, Czech Republic) is a legal analyst with McAllister Olivarius in London.

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

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

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

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

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, where he took part in their program in contemporary music performance.

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, WI. She also works with the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Professional Voice Program as the voice therapy specialist.

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.

Nick Grondin ’05 (Lee, N.H.) completed graduate degrees in jazz composition at the New England Conservatory. As a jazz composer, he has recently received national awards from both ASCAP and DownBeat magazine.

Grant Loehnig ’03 (New York, N.Y.) completed the master’s program in collaborative piano at the Manhattan School of Music. He is now a vocal coach at the Houston Grand Opera Studio and a faculty member in the opera program at Rice University.

Amanda Warner ’01 (Fargo, N.D.) is a singer and songwriter living in Brooklyn, New York. In June 2010, her song “I Go Away” was selected by online music magazine Pitchfork as one of the “best new tracks.”

Mayim Alpert ’00 (Little Rock, Ark.) is a string instrument builder and repairer working in Prague.