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 


Nicholas Rockwood will be entering a Masters Program for a MM in Music Education at the university of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Aidan Scamby will be joining the US Navy as a Nuclear Engineer. He is in the process of applying for the officer position but is confirmed for enlisted Navy Nuke.  After the military he will go into the private sector in the Nuclear field.

Matthew Luca will be attending the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, working for a masters in Organ Performance and Sacred Music.

Yuhai (Daniel) Ni will be pursuing a Master of Social Work at NYU and its Shanghai campus.

Sadie O’Conor will be entering a Master of Music in Voice at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.


Elizabeth Griffin will start work at a law firm following graduation.

Elizabeth Mazzocco will be working as a tax accountant at Ernst & Young, Boston MA.

Meghan O'Keefe received a fellowship to teach at the Nativity School in Worcester and will also be getting her MBA at Assumption University in Worcester, MA.

2020 Elena Wang will be starting her PhD program in Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University as an Engineering Distinguished Scholar. Her research lies in the intersection of Topological Data Analysis, computer graphics, and machine learning.

Lauren Carey served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corp from August 2019-July 2020, during which she taught first graders math, literacy and music, tutored high schoolers, and taught piano lessons. She has also joined a Boston-based a cappella group to continue singing. Lauren will be starting a new position in the Graduate Support Program at Grace Academy in Hartford, CT, an all-girls middle school, where she will be helping students with the transition to high school and will help run a mentoring program for the students.

James Falconer is currently teaching high school and middle school at Hebron Academy in Hebron, Maine, where he teaches mathematics and music, directs choir and a cappella ensembles, coaches basketball and more. He aims to work at Hebron for a few years getting plenty of teaching experience before pursuing further educational opportunities.

Lorraine L. Mihaliak and Organ Scholar, is pursuing a Masters of Sacred Music in choral conducting at the University of Notre Dame. Through the lens of Christian liturgy and theology, Lorraine enjoys studying music performance and practice while exploring the pastoral aspect of church musicianship through her assistantships with local parish music programs, the Notre Dame Folk Choir at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and the Notre Dame Children’s Choir. When not at school, Lorraine assists as Organ Scholar at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in her home state, Connecticut.

Teresa Murphy is in the second year of her Masters in Voice Performance and Pedagogy at Arizona State University. She is a co-leader of Arizona Women’s Collaborative, an organization of womxn who collaborate across artistic disciplines to create new works of music, theater, and dance. She plans to graduate from ASU in May 2021.

Karen Xu is a second year student at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center, working towards a Masters of Entertainment technology. She is graduating in May, hoping to work as a producer in the creative entertainment industry.


Julia Palmerino is attending Boston College Law School in the fall of 2020 to pursue her JD. She hopes to work as a public interest or government attorney in the future.

Michael Shun completed his Masters in Music Composition at the University of New Hampshire. His thesis consisted of a symphony for winds, percussion, and voices that was performed by the UNH Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers in February. Currently, Michael is living in New Hampshire as an adjunct lecturer at the University teaching music theory.


Meaghan McGeary is in her 5th year of Yale’s biological and biomedical sciences PhD program.  The fellowship she is in is called an NCI F99/K00 pre-postdoctoral transition award.  She is studying immune responses to melanoma.
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 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)


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)


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)


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
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
Lucia Westin is studying law at McGill University.
Antonio Willis-Berry is working toward an MS in Education at the
University of Pennsylvania.


Kercofa Francois is currently enrolled in the MBA program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Julia Hamilton is a PhD candidate at Columbia University in Historical Musicology and is currently writing a dissertation entitled “Political Songs in Polite Society: Singing about Africans in the Time of the British Abolition Movement. Julia has been appointed as a Teaching Scholar for the 2020-2021 academic year, and in Spring 2021 she will be teaching a course of her own design called Singing Against Slavery: Five Centuries of Resistance18th 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.


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 Visiting Assistant Professor in the music department at the College of the Holy Cross.


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
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.


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 the Principal Librarian of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


Bethany Collier received her Ph.D. in Musicology from Cornell University and is Associate Professor of Music 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  received his Ph.D. in Composition from Duke University and is Assistant Professor of Music at Bucknell University​
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.


Jaime McAllister-Grande is manager for user services and direct access processing for the Harvard University Libraries.
Robert Schultz (deceased 2016) - received his Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Washington and was Assistant Professor of Music Theory at University of Kentucky.​
Cypriana Slosky Coelho is an elementary school teacher in the North Andover Public Schools.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


Robyn Latessa is a physician in Asheville, North Carolina.


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


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


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


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


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.


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