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The future is bright for students with the talent and flexibility to work within a diverse and ever-changing music culture. Setnor School of Music alumni have embraced this culture and are active composers, conductors, performers, teachers, and members of the music industry. They engage and inspire those who love music and those who aspire to a career in music. These are just a few of our alumni and what they have achieved since attending the Setnor School. 

We are equally proud of all our alumni and eager to share their stories. If you are an alumnus with news to share, please connect with us.

Featured Alumni

Erica Hughes

Erica Hughes

B.M., Syracuse University

2014

Registrar, Concord Conservatory of Music

Erica Hughes is launching her career in arts administration as the registrar at the Concord Conservatory of Music in Concord, Massachusetts. She manages registration and coordination of teacher schedules, processes donations, manages the donor database, and coordinates student recitals and recital programs. She has also joined the staff of the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a volunteer field staff member for the Chelmsford High School Marching Band.

George Katehis

George Katehis

B.M., Syracuse University

2013

Composer and Freelance Engraver, www.katehis-music.com

George Katehis is pursuing a master's degree in composition at Manhattan School of Music and is in his second and final year of study with Reiko Fueting. Last summer he attended a creative musician's retreat in New Hampshire as well the Zodiac Music Academy and Festival in France and the HighScore Festival Italy. Three of his new pieces were world premiered at all of these events. He currently has several pieces in the works (concerto for guitar and chamber ensemble, preludes for the classical guitar students at Setnor, and an organ solo for Setnor alumnus Alex Meszler ‘13), several commissions, and an orchestral thesis for the symphony orchestra at the Manhattan School of Music. He is also a freelance engraver.
Featured

Rob Hom

Rob Hom

B.M., Syracuse University

2013

Freelance Web Designer and Percussionist

Rob Hom has worked as a freelance web designer since earning his certificate of achievement from the County College of Morris (New Jersey). He has also joined the Syracuse University Northern New Jersey Alumni Club as a web manager. He continues to perform with a local Christian rock band on drums during weekend worship, and in Centenary Stage-affiliated productions as assistant sound board operator. His photographs have been seen in the New Jersey newspaper The Warren Reporter.

Samuel Emanuel

Samuel Emanuel

2011

Korrepetitor mit Dirigierverpflichtung, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Germany (Piano Accompaniment for Opera Rehearsals)

Samuel Emanuel worked for the Bronx Opera as a freelance pianist and was assistant conductor for the New Rochelle Opera. He then earned a master of music degree in orchestral conducting from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Recently he accepted a new position as "Korrepetitor mit Dirigierverpflichtung" at the opera company Staatstheater Braunschweig in Germany. His main responsibilities include accompanying on piano for opera rehearsals and helping vocalists work on their roles. He hopes to add conducting to his workload in the future.

Notable Alumni

Program
2014
Grant Margolin

Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Brand Development, Magnises Inc.

2014
Josh Deane

A&R Assistant, Atlantic Records

2014
Kelly Benini

Executive Assistant, CAA

2014
Erica Hughes

Registrar, Concord Conservatory of Music

2013
Thomas Lerew

Doctoral Student, University of Arizona; Assistant Conductor, Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus

2013
Willie Santiago

Graduate Student (Flute Performance), East Carolina University; Faculty, East Carolina Music Academy

2013
George Katehis

Composer and Freelance Engraver, www.katehis-music.com

2013
Rob Hom

Freelance Web Designer and Percussionist

2012
Gabz Landman

Creative Director, Tap Management

2012
Lucas Sacks

Talent Buyer, Brooklyn Bowl

2012
Max Weinberg

Vice President of Digital Marketing, Complete Control Management

2011
Chris Cresswell

Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Teaching Artist, and Arts Advocate, www.chriscresswellmusic.com

2011
Rachel Helman

Label Coordinator, Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment

2011
Gyasi Barber

Graduate Student (Voice Performance), New England Conservatory

2011
Jackie Moe

Graduate Student (Music Education), Florida State University

2011
Jason Sector

Agent, AMI Agency

2011
Zeke Silvera

A&R Manager, Island Records

2011
Drew Taggart

One-Half of the Chainsmokers, EDM DJ duo

2011
Samuel Emanuel

Korrepetitor mit Dirigierverpflichtung, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Germany (Piano Accompaniment for Opera Rehearsals)

2011
David Artz

Graduate Student, Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University

2010
Michelle DiBona

Graduate Student (Choral Conducting), Westminster Choir College

2010
Michael Kuhn

Tenor, michaelkuhntenor.com

2010
Erika Mitchell

Professional Mezzo-Soprano, www.erikamitchell.com

2010
Wesley Roy

Graduate Student (Music Education), Florida State University

2009, 2011
Alyssa LoPresti

Marketing Specialist, Columbia Records

2009
Nathan Meredith

Assistant Audio Engineer, Evita

2009
Ian Hartsough

Associate Development Officer for Jazz, Lincoln Center

2009
Nilo Alcala

Composer, Arranger, and Vocalist, www.niloalcala.com

2008
Jon-Michael Eclar

Studio Office and Facilities Manager, Washington National Opera

2008
Larry Lain

Faculty, Mount Vernon Nazarene College

2007, 2009
Jennifer Luzzo

Communications Assistant, New York Philharmonic

2007
Clinton McConnell

Senior Research Analyst, Columbia Records

2007
Chris Lieber

Entertainment Marketer, starpower llc

2007
Paige Eilenberg

Regional Promoter, Capitol Records

2007
Elizabeth Pesnel

Managing Director, Third Coast Percussion

2007
Malcolm J. Merriweather

Professional Baritone, Conductor, and Teacher, www.malcolmjmerriweather.com

2007
Rebecca Zeller

Violinist, Ra Ra Riot

2006
Michael Hernandez

Freelance Saxophonist, www.michaelhernandezsax.com; Faculty Member, Grand Canyon University

2005
Colleen Hendricks

Director of Live Music and Events, Canal Room

2005
Gregorio Hernandez

Performer, Blast (Tour)

2005
Emily Katter

Pop Singer-Songwriter

2005
Dan Omelio

Multiplatinum Producer and Songwriter also known as “Robopop”

2005
Amy Wert

Broadway Show Conductor

2004
Sara Villagio

Director of Ticket Sales and Marketing, Jazz at Lincoln Center

2003, 2005
Jessica Crawford

Music Librarian, Portland (Oregon) Opera

2003
S. Daniel Galyen

Director of Bands, Iowa State University

2003
Tadashi Matsuura

Senior Audio/Video Engineer, George Blood Audio/Video/Film

2002, 2003
Jaclyn Shea

Program Manager, VH1 Save the Music Foundation

2001, 2003
Jason Ladd

Assistant Director of Instrumental Music, Marquette University

2001
Christian Figueroa

Professional Singer and Actor

2001
Jessica Kuhlman

Senior Agent, Kaplan Artists

2000
Jason Loffredo

Pianist; Musical Director, On- and Off-Broadway Productions; Vocal Coach; Composer, www.jasonloffredo.com

2000
Anthony Busti

Assistant Director of Donor Information, Metropolitan Opera

1999
Cem Kurosman

Senior Director, Publicity and Digital Marketing, Blue Note Records

1999
Annie Hsieh

Faculty (Piano), Washington University of St. Louis

1999
Melissa Bushee

Music Educator

1998, 2000
Jill Brenner

Graduate Student, San Francisco Conservatory

1998, 2000
Bridgid Bibbens

Professional Violinist, bridgidbibbens.com

1998
Michael Croiter

Emmy Award-Winning Percussionist and Owner, Engineer, and Producer at Yellow Sound Lab (musical home of Sesame Street)

1998
Patrick K. Carney

Director of Bands, Clayton State University

1998
Claribel Caraballo

Creative and Business Affairs, BMG Chrysalis; Owner, Silent Partner Inc.

1998
Jill Packard

Administrator, Henry Mancini Institute

1998
Karen Roethlisberger

Vocal Coach, Accompanist, and Chamber Music Coordinator, Carnegie Mellon University

1997
David Sisco

Performer, Writer, Composer, and Teacher, www.davidsisco.com; founder, Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers; Collaborator, Falling to Earth, I’m Afraid/You’re Afraid: 448 Things to Fear and Why (With Drama Alumnus Tom Gualtieri ‘90

1996
Stacy Wilson Margolis

Vice President of Development, League of American Orchestras

1996
Jena Root

Faculty, Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University

1996
Kevin Romanski

Faculty, Shu-Te University and Director of Musical Studies, Department of Performing Arts

1996
Ed Aston

Senior Agent, International Division, Concept Artists

1995
Sean O’Loughlin

Composer, Arranger, Conductor, www.seanoloughlin.com; Principal Pops Conductor, Symphoria!

1994, 1999
Sheri Falcone

Faculty (Clarinet), Mississippi State University

1992
Xun Pan

Staff Accompanist/Director of the Gifted and Talented Program for International Students, Millersville University; Pianist, Newstead Trio and Trio Clavino

1992
Bonnie Miksch

Faculty, Portland State University

1992
Andreas Meyer

Independent Composer, Producer, and Sound Designer, www.andreasmeyermusic.com

1991
Pat Long

Faculty, Susquehanna University

1990
John Mallia

Faculty, New England Conservatory

1990
Chris Ferrari

Trumpet, The President’s Own United States Marine Band

1989
Mimi Bornstein

Founder and Artistic Director, Midcoast Community Chorus

1988, 1989
Jen Barker

Faculty (Composition), University of Delaware

1988
Virginia Johnston

Executive Director, Discovery Orchestra (Warren, N.J.); Freelance Clarinetist, Composer, Conductor, and Singer-Songwriter

1988
Lisa Cella

Faculty, UMBC Maryland

1987
Herbert David Marshall

Faculty (Music Education), Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

1986
Lorenza Ponce

Recording Artist and Violinist (Ben Folds, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, John Tesh, Thriving Ivory), www.lorenzaponce.com

1984
William E. Fredrickson

Faculty (Music Education) and Associate Dean for Operations, Florida State University

1981
Harry E. Price

Faculty Member and Director of Music, Kennesaw State University

1980
Jeff Stockham

Jazz Trumpet Artist, www.jeffstockham.com

1978
Joel Wapnick

Faculty, McGill’s Schulich School of Music; Director, McGill Records (Montreal)

1977
Victor Vallo Jr.

Faculty Member and Chair, Department of Music, Georgia College & State University

1967, 1969
Phyllis Bryn-Julson

Renowned Soprano and Chair, Voice Department, Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University

1961, 1963
Donald Sutherland

Distinguished Organist and Coordinator, Organ Department, Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University