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After Graduation

Many Holy Cross music majors go on to graduate programs and careers in music while others use their liberal arts education, and perhaps a second major, to enter a career path outside of music. 

Recent alumni are teaching at Bucknell University, Skidmore College, Penn State University, University of Delaware, University of Massachusetts, and College of the Holy Cross. Others have pursued careers in performance, the music industry, concert management, secondary-school music education, music therapy, and music librarianship. 

Our alumni have earned advanced degrees from Harvard University, Princeton University, Cornell University, Boston University, Cambridge University, New York University, the New England Conservatory, the Boston Conservatory, Oberlin College, The Juilliard School, and others.

Holy Cross music majors have received Beinecke Scholarships, Watson Fellowships, University Fellowships, Gates Cambridge Fellowships, and Fulbright Scholarships. Three graduates from the class of 2013 received Fulbright awards to teach, study or conduct research in Indonesia, Turkey, England, South Korea, and the Philippines. Since 2012, six music majors have received Mellon Fellowships to pursue independent summer research projects.

Music majors who have opted not to pursue careers in music are working as physicians, nurse practitioners, lawyers, teachers, financial analysts, physical therapists, marketing executives, and in many more professions.

Music Major Alumni 

 

2016

Meaghan McGeary is a student in Yale's Ph.D. program in the biological and biomedical sciences. (10/2016)
Jill Michelhaugh is spending this year in Pamlona, Spain, teaching English through the Meddeas program to high school girls, and is a member of the Sinfonietta Académica, which is Pamplona's academic orchestra. (10/2016)
Adam Ouellet is working full time in Boston as an account associate at a PR firm called MSLGroup. He still the tenor section leader for the HC Schola on Sunday mornings with Jim Christie and sings with the St. John's Schola Cantorum in Worcester. (10/2016)
Abe Ross is studying at Oberlin Conservatory in the Masters of Music in Historical Performance Program, with special focus in historical keyboard instruments. (10/2016)

2015

Anthony Belmonte is applying to medical school. (10/2016)
Michael Dunbar is performing professionally as well as working as the assistant to record producer Angelo Montrone, who is opening a new record label in New Hampshire. He will be attending Berklee College of Music beginning in January. (11/2016)
Katiuska Fernandez is associate producer at NFL Network. In her second to last semester of a master’s of science in communications at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. (10/2016)
Rian Zuccarino-Crowe is in his first year of medical school in August at Midwestern University. (10/2016)

2014

Natali Krykova is working at J.P. Morgan. (11/2016)
Alexander Milone is attending Suffolk Law School. (11/2016)
Christina Richardson is pursuing a master’s of divinity at the Boston University School of Theology. (11/2016)
Kara Valliere is teaching pre-K in Tulsa, Oklahoma and finishing her master’s of science in education at Johns Hopkins University. (11/2016)

2013

Matthew Burke is a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Turkey.
Suzanne Crifo is working for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a case manager
at the Service Center of Catholic Social Services in Mobile, Alabama.
Paul Fontelo was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to study in the
Philippines.
Jennifer McPherson is working towards an MM in historical performance at
Oberlin College.
Matthew Szwyd is in the music theory Ph.D. program at the University of
Washington.
Lucia Westin is studying law at McGill University.
Antonio Willis-Berry is working toward an MS in Education at the
University of Pennsylvania.

2012

Kercofa Francois is events associate for Cue Ball in Boston.
Julia Hamilton received a Fulbright Grant to pursue a master’s degree in
18th Century Studies at the University of Southampton.
Christopher Hart is a teacher for the EPIK English Program in South Korea.
Danielle Libatique is a financial analyst for GE.

2011

Samantha Andrews is quality assurance manager at Corporate Translations.
Allison Milewski is currently living in NYC and is business affairs assistant at Ultra Music.
Megan Ross is a graduate student in musicology at the University of North Carolina.

2010

Karl Hinze is a graduate student in composition at Stony Brook University.
David Ogulnick is freelance cellist and is assistant receiver at Johnson String Instruments.
Samuel Partyka is a web developer for Wayfair.com.
Emma Reilly is a third grade teacher at Stanton Elementary School, Washington, D.C.
Jacob Street is a Fulbright Fellow studying at the Lübeck Hochschule in Germany.

2009

Emily Burdick is studying nursing at MCPHS University.
Kassie Chapel is the Maison Basse Coordinator at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Michael Ferraguto is the head librarian at the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

2008

Robert Denien is a music teacher at Hubbards Woods School in Winnetka, Illinois.
Katherine Guarino is a litigation associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP in Boston.
Francis Rogers is a development officer and director of the annual fund at the
Campaign for Catholic Schools.
Stephanie (Samborowski) Pratico studied music therapy at Lesley University and
is an outpatient clinician at AdCare Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts.

2007

Sarah D’Angelo is a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in Rome.
Maureen (Gassert) Lamb is a Latin teacher at the Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Catherine Hughes is a doctoral candidate in musicology at the University of North Carolina.
John Matthew Leschke is a physician in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Anoosua Mukerjee is a doctoral candidate in musicology at New York University.
Caitrin (Perry) Salvucci is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Ascendant
Psychiatric Counseling & Consulting Centre in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Catherine Provenzano is a doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at New York University.

2006

Gregory Geehern earned his DMA from Indiana University and is currently an adjunct lecturer there.
John Hanlon is cofounder of the marketing firm Kinetic Social, and was recently named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List.
Matthew Jaskot received his DMA in composition from the University of Maryland and is a lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross.
Nathaniel Murray is a consultant at Lado Management Consultants in Taiwan.
Gregory Salvucci teaches social studies at Matignon High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
John Schnelle is director of music and drama at the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Jeffrey Wood is organist at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church in in Oswego, Oregon.

2005

Mark Ferraguto earned a PhD in musicology from Cornell and is currently teaching music history at Penn State.
William Prabhu is a graduate of the SUNY-Upstate Medical Center and is a hospitalist at Fletcher Allen Health Care.
Alexandre Warman is manager of perioperative services at Lehigh Valley Health
Care in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

2004

Daniel Dowling is a postdoctoral research associate at MIT.
Jonathan Suh is employed by Credit Suisse in New York City.

2003

Leilani Inoshima Germain is working for American Express Financial as a financial advisor in the Boston area.
Evan MacCarthy earned a PhD in musicology at Harvard University and is
visiting assistant professor at the College of the Holy Cross.
Nathan Jean is a physician in Kittery, Maine.

2002

Julia Madden is speech and language pathologist at University of Miami Medical Campus.
Brett Maguire received his M.M. from Oberlin College and is director of music.
at Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester, Massachusetts.

2001

David Palladino teaches history and theology at Loyola School in New York.

2000

Bethany Collier is assistant professor of ethnomusicology at Bucknell University.
Kimberly Harrison is owner and founder of Singing For Your Soul Voice Studios in Santa Monica, California.
Kimberly Jackson is an emergency room social worker at Kent Hospital in Warwick, RI.
Meredith Lavender is a screenwriter and producer in Los Angeles.
Ryan Malone is Instructor of organ at Bucknell University and director of music and organist at Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Ryan Montalbano is a supervisor at Chemic Labs.
Marisa Biaggi Tarantini received her Ph.D. in music from Princeton and is a
senior content creative at Edelman.
Stephen Williams is a music teacher and the chorus director at Austin Preparatory School in Reading, Massachusetts.

1999

Jaime McAllister-Grande is manager for user services and direct access processing for the Harvard University Libraries.
Robert Schultz is assistant professor of music at the University of Kentucky.
Cypriana Slosky Coelho is an elementary school teacher in the North Andover Public Schools.

1998

Mark Dellelo is lecturer in the Film, Television and Interactive Media Program at Brandeis University.
Daniel DiCenso is assistant professor of music at the College of the Holy Cross.
Vanessa Kabash is an English teacher for the Ridgewood Public Schools in New Jersey.
Maria Anne Purciello is assistant professor of music history at the University of Delaware.
Sean Redrow is organist and music director at St. John’s Catholic Church in Worcester, Massachusetts.

1997

Joseph Danbusky is an actor and lives in New York.
Elaine Lipovsky Collins is a senior business analyst/developer at Dynamics Research.
Dana Knox is a production coordinator at Harvard University.
Jonathan Mack is a real estate agent with M.J. MacRae Real Estate in East Bridgewater, MA.
Robert McDade is an information architect at the University of Washington.

1996

Joseph Bodenrader is associate professor of math at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Amy Brogna Baione owns Amy Brogna Baione Photography in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Margaret Post is a visiting scholar at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College.
Edward Whalen teaches math at Doherty High School in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Justin Wolosz is an attorney with Ropes and Gray in Boston.

1995

Kristen Barkett Pettery is an attorney at the Law Offices of Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein and Peirce, in Providence, Rhode Island.
Craig Cormier is a software applications specialist at Anderson Power Products in Sterling, Massachusetts.
Michael Kingsbury is a licensed massage therapist at Massage Envy in Brookline, Massachusetts.

1994

Kimberly Clark Greene is a teacher at Music Together in Attleboro, MA.
Raymond Lustig III teaches music theory, analysis, and composition at the Juilliard School.

1993

Colin Homiski is a research librarian at the University of London.
Mel Ona is a gastroenterology fellow at The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

1992

Maryalice Perrin-Mohr is the archivist at the New England Conservatory.

1991

Jennifer Tufts is associate professor of audiology at the University of Conn.

1990

Robyn Latessa is a physician in Asheville, North Carolina.

1989

Jennifer Blades is an opera singer, stage director, and voice teacher in Baltimore, MD.

1988

Christopher Blackburn is a math teacher at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

1987

Rev. William Campbell, S.J. is vice president for mission at Holy Cross.

1985

Janet (Galligani) Casey is professor of English at Skidmore College.

1983

Paul Houghtaling is associate professor of voice and director of opera and theatre at the University of Alabama.
Walter (Skip) Wilkins III is associate professor of music at Lafayette College.

1982

Anthony Ashur is chairman of the music department at Georgetown Prep School.