Low Brass Alumni List

1987     David Schopp                 BS                    Teaching in PA; MM Westchester Univ.                

 

1988     Bryan Anton                   MM                  Teaching in PA

      Tim Stephan                  BS                    Teaching in PA; MM Univ. of Illinois

 

1989     Dennis AsKew                MM                  Faculty, Univ. of North Carolina-Greensboro, DMA Univ. of Mich

            Karin Quinn Apgar          BS                    Teaching in PA

            David Kraus                    BM                   Member of the United States Navy Band Program

    Scott Slutter                     BS                    Teaching in PA; MM Penn State Univ., DMA work Univ. of Kansas

      Brian Stacey                   BS                    Teaching in PA

 1990     Chuck DePaolo               MM                  Owner/Manager of Hickey’s Music in Ithaca, NY, Owner of Lyceum Press

              Tom Riccobono              MM                  Faculty, Interlochen Arts Academy; Performer’s Certificate Cleveland Institute of Music, DMA work Florida State University

            Leland Weed                    BM                   Working in NY; MM Ithaca College

            David Smith                   BA w/Eng.         Working in NC; MA Univ. of Michigan

 1991     Jeff Parker                       MM                  Tubist, Teatro Orquesta de Santiago, Chile;   DMA work Univ. of Michigan

            Keith Alexander              BA w/Bus.         Working in Washington D.C.

             Sean Reusch                   Music Minor      Faculty, Univ. of California at San Diego; MM Manhattan School of Music; DMA UCLA

 1992     Scott Slutter                   MM w/Cert.       (See above)

              Gwyn Bollinger              BS                    Member of the United States Army Band Program

               Matt Neff                      BS                    Member of the United States Navy Band, Wash D.C.; MM Catholic University; Faculty, George Mason

               Joe O’Melia                   BS                    Teaching in PA; MME Penn State Univ.

              Bruce Tychinski              BM                   Faculty, Univ. of Southern Mississippi and formerly St. Norbert’s College, Green Bay WS; MM Penn State Univ.; DMA Univ. of Kansas

 1993     John Davis                     BS                    Teaching in FL; MM Univ. of New Mexico;  DMA New England Conservatory

            Chris Graham                 BS                    Working in PA

           Mike Ketner                   BS                    Faculty, University of Pennsylvania.; MM Cincinnati Conservatory; DMA Eastman School of Music

          Dan Kibler                     BM w/Eng.        Working in CO; MM work Juilliard School of Music

            Jon Moyer                      BS                    Teaching in PA; MM Towson State Univ.

            Lou Persic                      BS                    Teaching in MD; CEO of African Music Coallition

            Bob Rizzo                      BS                    Teaching in PA; MM Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania

            Erik Szabo                     BS                    Working in PA

 1994     Joe Skillen                     MM                  Faculty, Louisiana State University; DMA Michigan State University

            Gretchen Bowles             BS                    Teaching in GA, MM George Mason Univ., DMA Univ. of Southern Mississippi

            Chris Hoffman                 BA                   MM (Theory) Univ. of Maryland PHD work Univ. of Sydney, Australia

1995     Ben Chouinard                MM                  Faculty, Towson University; Successful freelance musician, performing with Baltimore Symphony, the National Symphony, and

the Kennedy Center Orchestra; DMA work Peabody Conservatory

            Bruce Tychinski              MM                  (See above)

            Michael Forbes               BM                   Faculty, University of East Carolina University of  Southern Illinois, Member of the United States Army Band, Wash. D.C., MM/DMA                        

                                                                            Univ. Wisconsin                                                       

           Mary Clark                     BS                    Working in MD

         Colleen Fisher-Chrien      BS                    Teaching in FL

         Chris Magaro                  BS                    Working in PA

         Tim McKay                   BS                    MM Penn State Univ., DMA work Indiana Univ.

1996     Paul McPhail               MM                  Teaching in GA

            Pat Cotter                     BM                   Teaching in MA; MM Univ. of Miami

             Tom Mensch                 BS                    Teaching in TX; MM Sam Houston Univ.

             Doug Shabe                    BS                    Teaching in CA, Music Director of the Downey Moravian Trombone Choir; MM California State Univ. at Long Beach*

1997     Nick DiNunzio                BA                   Teaching in PA; MM work Univ. of Washington

            Ashlee Mueller                BS                    Working as Assist. Director of Entertainment for Norwegian Cruise Lines

 1998     John Lemke                    MM                  Director of Fine Arts, Milton Hershey School

            Tim McKay                   MM                  (See above)

            Wayne Myers                 MM                  Successful freelance musician in Austin, TX; DMA work Univ. of Texas*

            Paul Kerlin                     BS                    Administrator for MENC in Washington D.C.

            Elayne Rhoads-               BS                    Teaching in VA

1999     Karen Pitman-Plosch                    MM w/Cert.       Teaching in OH

            Dan Weiner                    BS                    Teaching in PA; MM Penn State Univ.*

            Eric Kilby                      BS                    Teaching in MD

            Anthony Avitollo            BS                    MM Univ. of Akron*; DMA Arizona State Univ.*

 2000     Mary Margaret Browne-Wilson                        BS                    Teaching in DE

             Jim Glaser                      BS                    Teaching in PA

         David Sonnenberg           BM                   Administrator of the Eastern Music Festival; MM work Univ. of North Carolina-Greensboro*; Faculty at Wheaton College, developed      

                                                                          Sonnenberg Creative Solutions and performs in the Chicago area.

 2001     Dan Wiener                    MM                  (see above)

            Chuck Ramsey                BM                   Successful recording artist; MMA Penn State Univ.*

          Matt Goetz                     BS                    Teaching in NJ

2002     Greg Hutchison               BS                    Teaching in PA

            Jason Wysocki                BS                    Teaching in NJ and performing in the New York City; MM Penn State Univ.*     

           Kevin McManus              BS                    Successful freelance musician in Pittsburgh and New York City, Perf. Cert. from SUNY-Purchase*, MM Carnegie Mellon Univeristy*

            Kyle Schuyler                 BS                    Administration of Colorado Pops Orchestra; Teaching in CO, MM Univ. of Colorado*

2003     Andy Lykens                  BM                   Working producer and playing in New York City, MM Univ. of Miami in music business

            Aaron McKinney             BM                   MM Penn State Univ.

            Chris Kozen                   BS                    DMA Univ. North Texas*;  MM Univ. of North Texas*                      

           Rob Borger                    BS                    Teaching in CO, MM Univ. of Northern Colorado

2004     Noel Wallace                  MM                  DMA Univ. of North Texas*,  currently studying abroad in Holland

            Jason Wysocki                MM                  (see above)

2005     Devin Burnworth             MM                  Administration of the American Symphony Orchestra League, music preparation and performing in New York City

            Eddie Lonsinger              BM                   MM/ Perf. Cert. Peabody Conservatory*

            Erik Jester                      BM                   MM Penn State Univ. in Trombone and Conducting*

            Kim Novak-Clark            BS                    Teaching in NH, MM Ohio State University*

            Matt Nelson                   BS                    Teaching in NH, MM/Faculty Plymouth State University     

2006     Erika Lange                    BM                   MM, Eastman School of Music*

            Jeffrey Vollmer                BM/MM            Attending Indiana University*

            Andrew Susick                BS                    Attending Towson University and teaching in MD

            Greg DiChristofaro           BS                    Teaching in PA

            Marisa Trembler             BME                  Working for Mills Entertainment

2007     Patrick Sachse                 BS                    Teaching in PA

            Brandon Spinazolla          BME                 Working in Nashville

2008     Justin Mason                  MM                  Attending the Eastman School of Music*

            Aaron McKinney             MM                  Freelance trombonist, Pittsburgh (see above)

            Erik Jester                      MM                  Attending University of Wisconsin* (see above)

          Corey Wallace                BM                   Attending Towson University*

            Ian Gerg                         BS                    Attending Univeristy of Texas*

            Bethany Boegel               BS                    Teaching in PA

2009     Stephanie Waidelich        MM                  Attending the Eastman School of Music*

            Adam Arango                 BM                   Attending Louisiana State University*

            Faris Beshara                  BS                    Teaching in PA

            Leonardo Murcia               BM                 Attending Cincinnati Conservatory*

2010     Ben David Aronson         MM                  DMA Eastman School of Music

            Ben Coulter                    BME                 Teaching in Pittsburgh    

            Greg Kern                      BM                   MM University of Akron

            Erik Shinn                     BME                 MM Baylor University, DMA Florida State, Faculty University of Florida

2011     Michelle Scarangello        MM                  Teaching in California

            Pat McIsaac                    BM                   MM Carnegie Mellon      

            Katelyn Griess                BME                 MM University of Delaware, Teaching in Delaware

            Ryan Wells                    BME                 Teaching in Virginia

 2012     Ryan Rongone                BM                   MM Rice University,

            Eric Shneiderhan             BME                 Teaches in Pennsylvania

            Chris Brown                   MM                  AD Yale University, Attending Florida State University

            Dan Twentey                  MM                  Attending University of Colorado Boulder

            Christopher Hamburger     MM                  Teaching in PA

            Nick Smarcz                   MM                  Working in PA

2013     Justin Neely                   BM                   Attending Eastman School of Music

            Sean Durkin                   BM                   (See below)

            Evan Harger                    BM                   University of Georgia (MM), Attending University of  Oregon

            Tim Przybelinski             BME                 University of Delaware

            Louis Setzer                   MM                  Attending Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

            Bryan Powell                  BM                   University of Miami, Attending Duquesne University

            Erika Stein                     BME                Teaching

2014     Andrew Roberts              BME                 Attending University of Delaware

            Joe Borell                      BME                 Teaching in PA

 2015     Sean Durkin                   MM                  Attending University of Illinois (DMA-Jazz Studies)

            Wesley Thompson          MM                  PPC Penn State University

            Derek Rechberger            BA                   Working in the Agriculture Industry

            AustinOprean                PPC                  MM at Penn State