Where Our Graduate Students Go

Alumni Placements

Ph.D. Name Location Position
2017 Sarah Bereza    
2017 Jung-Min Lee    
2017 Paul Sommerfeld    
2017 Justin Tierney    
2016 D. Edward Davis    
2016 Jamie Keesecker    
2016 Vladimir Smirnov    
2016 Kenneth David Stewart    
2015 Amy Scurria Durham, NC Independent composer
2015 Bryan Christian Colorado State University Special Assistant Professor of Music Theory
2015 Darren Mueller Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester Assistant Professor of Musicology (tenure-track)
2015 Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden University of North Texas  Assistant Professor of Music (tenure-track)
2014 David Kirkland Garner School of Music, University of South Carolina Assistant Professor of Composition (tenure-track)
2014 Gavin Lee Soochow University School of Music, China Assistant Professor of Music (tenure-track)
2014 Sarah Elaine Neill UNC School of the Arts Visiting Faculty
2014 Katharina Uhde Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN Assistant Professor (tenure-track) for Violin and Musicology
2014 Matthew Somoroff Durham, NC Freelance Editor
2014 Stephen Pysnik Durham, NC Development Associate, KidzNotes
2014 Yana Lowry St. Leo University Adjunct Professor
2013 Alex Kotch Durham, NC Research Associate, Institute for Southern Studies
2013 Angela Mace Christian Colorado State University Assistant Professor of Music History
2013 Dan Ruccia Duke University Press Advertising, Design, and Production Coordinator, Journals Marketing
2013 Elizabeth Joyner Chapel Hill, NC Audience Development for Carolina Performing Arts
2013 Kelley Tatro North Central College, Naperville, IL Assistant Professor of Music (tenure-track)
2013 Paul Swartzel Asheville, NC Teacher, Asheville Music School
2013 Timothy Hambourger Durham, NC  
2012 Janet Jieru Chen Taipei, Taiwan Co-Director, Asian Young Musicians Collective
2012 Karen Cook University of Hartford, CT Assistant Professor of Music History, The Hartt School
2011 Ben Crawford Durham, NC  
2011 George Lam York College, The City University of New York Assistant Professor of Music
2011 Michael Trinastic Russell Lacy Music, Durham, NC Piano, Music Theory, and Composition Teacher
Visiting Professor in Music Theory (UNC-Chapel Hill, 2012)
2011 Paul Leary SUNY-Oswego Assistant Professor of Music (tenure-track)
2011 Tania Gutnik Chapel Hill, NC  
2011 Youngmi Cho Seoul, Korea Music Lecturer
2010 Kathleen Bader AZ Independent Composer
2010 Michael Kennedy Los Angeles, CA Freelance Composer
2010 Thom Limbert Sonoma State University Assistant Professor of Music
2010 Jessica Wood New York Public Library Assistant Curator, Music Division / Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
2009 Chia-yu Hsu Univ. of Wisconsin- Eau Claire Assistant Professor of Music Composition
2009 Jason S. Heilman Tulsa, OK Executive Director, Tulsa Camerata
2009 Jennifer Woodruff Savannah Music Festival Education Director
2009 Joyce Kurpiers Durham, NC Market Research Consultant
2008 Carl Schimmel Illinois State University Associate Professor of Theory and Composition
2008 Jeffrey Palenik WI Independent scholar
2008 Jeremy Smith Oberlin College Special Collections Librarian/Curator of the James and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection
2008 Quyen Tran WI changed profession
2008 Todd Herschberger Durham, NC Freelance composer/performer
2007 John E. Bower Ohio State University Instructor of Music Theory
2007 Kasey Mattia Adult School of Montclair, NJ Instructor
2007 Samuel Breene Rhode Island College Associate Professor
2006 Aristides Llaneza Sandoval Chapel Hill, NC Freelance composer and artistic advisor
2006 Caroline Mallonée Buffalo, NY Freelance Composer and Director, The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat (Dublin, New Hampshire)
2006 John Mayrose University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory
2006 Lily Hirsch Cleveland State University Assistant Professor
2006 Ryan Malone Bucknell University Assistant Professor of Music
2005 Jennifer Fitzgerald Lawrence University (deceased 2007) Instructor
2005 Marcel Pusey Bassitry Arts, UK Composer and Musical Director
2005 Mikhail Krishtal Zenph Studios Director of Music Research and Production
2004 Christina Gier University of Alberta Assistant Professor
2004 Craig DeAlmeida Lincoln Financial Group Actuary
2004 Jonathan Gibson James Madison University Associate Professor
2003 marc faris East Carolina University Teaching Assistant Professor
2003 Nathaniel Stookey San Francisco, CA Freelance composer
2003 Timothy Dickey Ohio Wesleyan University Adjunct Professor
2002 Antony John St. Louis, MO Young adult author
2002 Georgiary Bledsoe Durham, NC Founder and Executive Director, BUMP: The Triangle
2002 Janet Pollack Colorado State University Assistant Professor
2001 Andrew Sauerwein Belhaven College Associate Professor
2001 Andrew Unsworth   Organist, Mormon Tabernacle Choir
2001 Colleen Baade Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska Assistant Professor of Spanish
2001 Giuseppe Gerbino Columbia University Chair, Department of Music, Associate Professor
2001 Graham Hunt University of Texas, Arlington Associate Professor (Spring 09: Valentine Visiting Professor, Amherst College)
2001 James Harkins Xinghai Conservatory in  Guangzhou, China Associate Professor
2001 Tushaar Power Columbus State University Instructor
2000 James Carlson University of the South Visiting Assistant Professor
2000 Richard Townley Memphis Boys Choir Music Director
1999 Akira Ishii Keio University, Japan Professor
1999 Christopher Adler University of San Diego Professor
1999 Christopher Anderson Southern Methodist University Associate Professor
1999 Joanne Metcalf Lawrence University Associate Professor
1999 Joy Calico Vanderbilt University Professor
1999 Oleg Timofeyev University of Iowa Visiting Assistant Professor, International Programs
1999 Sidney Boquiren Adelphi University Associate Professor of Music
1998 David Lipten Tallahassee, FL Freelance composer and President/Consultant for GrantWorks
1998 Mary Oleskiewicz University of Massachusetts, Boston Associate Professor
1997 Camille Crittenden University of California (Berkeley) Executive Director, Human Rights Center
1997 Charlotte Leonard Laurentian University (Ontario) Associate Professor
1997 Kathryn Lowerre   Independent scholar
1997 Mark Kuss Southern Connecticut State University Professor, Orchestra New England Composer in Residence
1997 Neil Lerner Davidson College Professor
1997 Penka Kouneva Los Angeles, CA Composer for film and video games
1997 Thomas Garcia Miami University Associate Professor
1997 Timothy Burris Portland, ME Technical Education Developer; Lute and early plucked strings Instructor, Colby College and the Portland Conservatory of Music
1996 Anna Harwell Celenza Georgetown University Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music
1996 Charles Youmans Pennsylvania State University (University Park) Associate Professor
1996 Stephen Zank    
1995 Drue Fergison Houston, MN Translator (French to English) and Writer
1995 Gary Boye Appalachian State University Professor/Music Librarian
1994 Claire Fontijn Wellesley College Professor, Music Department Chair
1994 Jean-Paul C. Montagnier Université de Lorraine, France Professor
1994 John Michael Cooper Southwestern University Associate Professor/Margarett Root Brown Chair in Fine Arts
1993 Jane Flynn    
1993 Janet Page University of Memphis Associate Professor
1992 Candace Bailey North Carolina Central University Professor
1992 Donna Lee Portland, Oregon Attorney (medical malpractice defense)
1992 Tatsuhiko Itoh International Christian University, Tokyo Professor, Director of Sacred Music Center
1991 Janet Pyatt   Research and family responsibilities
1990 Kenneth Kreitner University of Memphis Benjamin W. Rawlins Professor / Director of Graduate Studies
1989 Daniel Katz Germany Adjunct faculty, Abraham Geiger College (liberal rabbinical and cantorial seminary in Berlin) and University of Potsdam
1989 Stephen Keyl    
1987 David Gramit University of Alberta Department of Music Chair, Professor of Musicology
1987 Raymond Knapp UCLA Professor of Musicology (also Adjunct Professor -- McGill University, Montreal)