Graduates of the Music Program are continuing their undergraduate and graduate educations at institutions such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Hartt School of Music, Oberlin, Peabody and New England Conservatories, just to name a few. Many graduates now are now educators at both pre-college and college institutions and maintain active teaching and performing careers. Alumni also are engaged in such diverse fields as orchestral and choral conducting, music production, opera and musical theater, and recording.

Alumni Highlights

  • Zach Dellinger (2003) attended the Eastman School of Music. His activities as a musician range from recording for television and film, speaking and performing at the 2012 TED-X San Diego, performing as chamber musician and soloist throughout the US, and conducting the award-winning Los Angeles Children’s Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. As an orchestral musician, Dellinger acted as principal viola of the internationally acclaimed Colburn Orchestra from 2008 to 2011, the Santa Barbara Symphony from 2010 to 2011, and recently has been playing in the viola section of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
  • Maggie Gould (2008) graduated from Northwestern University and is currently a freelance violinist and teacher in New York City.  Gould has performed with singer Andreas Bocelli on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Good Morning America.  She has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and performed alongside Stevie Wonder during his Some in the Key of Life Tour. Additionally, Maggie was also a member of the pit orchestra for the hit Broadway show, Hamilton.
  • Merideth Hite (2002) received a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School and also studied at the Yale School of Music, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  As an oboist, she has performed and taught throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe. Hite recently held positions as Assistant Professor of Oboe at University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston Salem), The University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg) and Fifth House Ensemble, an innovative ten-piece chamber ensemble in Chicago. She is currently the director of Lumina Arts Incubator. 
  • Caleb Vaughn-Jones (2003) holds degrees from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music. As a cellist, he has performed throughout North America, Asia, the West Indies and southern Africa as a soloist and chamber musician. Vaughn-Jones is the Founder and Executive Producer of Regulus Sound Productions, which produces sound recordings for video game companies Conifer and Firaxis Games as well as album recordings for music artist of all genres.
  • Seph Stanek (2004) attended Furman University and the Accademia dell'Arte in Tuscany, Italy. He has performed in operas including Amahl and the Night Visitors in Louisiana and in leading parts with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.  He was also part of a concert tour around the South, including a stop in Aiken and was in a national tour of The Pirates of Penzance and in Off-Broadway shows in Times Square.  Seph was also hired as the personal assistant to Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth in 2016.  He made his Broadway debut alongside Ms. Chenoweth as a backup singer for her one-woman show, My Love Letter to Broadway.
  • Robert Young (2002) is a graduate from the University of South Carolina and received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan.  He served as the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Wichita State University in Kansas and The Crane School of Music in New York.  Currently, Young serves as the Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts.