Recent Graduates

  • Jonah Lazarus ’17 (Oak Park, Ill.) has been awarded a Student Fulbright Award to pursue music and spirituality in Brazil in 2018.
  • Lizzie Hildebrandt ’17 (Boulder, Col.) will teach English in France after graduating.
  • David Soro ’17 (Oak Park, Ill.) works as a chemist at 3M doing research and development in materials science.
  • Elliot Peña ’16 (Round Rock, Texas) works at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas.
  • Yihao Zhou ’16 (Beijing, China) is enrolled in a master’s program in piano performance at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
  • Judith Wodzak ’15 (La Crosse, Wis.) is pursuing a master’s degree in speech language pathology at the University of Iowa.
  • Kaarin Evens ’15 (Duluth, Minn.) completed a master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and now works as the Staff Coordinator at Holden Village, a retreat center, near Chelan, WA.
  • 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) works as a legal analyst at McAllister Olivarius in London.
  • Aaron Dawson ’13 (Haverford, Penn.) received a Master’s Degree in Music Technology from NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. 
  • Nicole DePolo ’13 (San Diego, Calif.) is enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
  • Johanna Kvam ’13 (Rochester, Minn.) completed a master’s degree in vocal accompanying at the Peabody Conservatory and now works as a freelance collaborative pianist in the Baltimore area.
  • Emma Rose Lynn ’13 (Seattle, Wash.) completed a master’s degree in vocal performance at the University of Oregon.
  • Anna McFall ’13 (Jamestown, Kan.), a double major in music and English, is pursuing a master’s degree in education at Mills College, and is teaching humanities, English, and yoga courses at Nea Community Learning Center, a tuition-free public charter school in Oakland, Calif.
  • Ida Nitter ’13 (Oslo, Norway) is pursuing a degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Sam Tygiel ’13 (San Francisco, Calif.) is a composer in St. Paul and works as marketing coordinator for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He is also the co-founder of the concert series and non-profit organization, “Punk-Ass Classical.”
  • John Verkuilen ’13 (Green Bay, Wis.) completed a master’s degree (MM) in choral conducting at the Boston Conservatory.
  • Claire Biringer ’12 (Appleton, Wis.) studied music history at University of Washington, and is an administrator in the Music Department at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
  • Will Matczynski ’11 (Jamaica Plain, Mass.) is pursuing a graduate degree in ethnomusicology at UCLA.
  • Emma Locatelli ’11 (Las Cruces, N.M.), a double major in music and geology, received a PhD in taphonomy and paleobiology at Yale University, and is now an AGI/AAAS STP Congressional Fellow, serving in Senator Tom Udall’s (D-NM) office, working on issues related to climate, energy, the environment, and natural resources.
  • 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 pursuing a PhD in Music Composition at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York.
  • Andrew Foreman ’09 (Portland, Ore.) is a freelance jazz bassist in Minneapolis‒St. Paul.
  • Sara Schultz ’09 (Albany, Calif.), a double major in music and religious studies, completed a Certificate of Advanced Theological Studies in Berkeley, CA, and is doing a a year-long internship with the Chilean Lutheran Church in Santiago, Chile.
  • 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. She is now working as an Academic Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota.
  • 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.
  • Amy Coddington ’08 (Eugene, Ore.), double major in music and math, successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Critical and Comparative Studies at the University of Virginia, titled “Rap on the Radio: Making Rap into Pop, 1986-1991.” She will begin a position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Amherst College beginning in the fall of 2017.
  • Daniel Pickens-Jones ’08 (San Francisco, Calif.) completed a master’s degree in vocal performance at the Eastman School of Music. He is now working as a Metro Expansion Lead at Google Fiber.
  • 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.