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Music Department Alumni – A Sampling of “Where are they now?”

Dennis DelGaudio '91

Dennis DelGaudio '91

Dennis was the lead guitarist in the hit Broadway musical Movin' Out and also played guitar in the Broadway productions of Jersey Boys and Grease. He performed with Billy Joel for the historic final performances at Shea Stadium...more

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Prof. Emeritus Herbert Deutsch '56

At a 1963 New York State School Music Association Conference, Professor Deutsch met Dr. Robert Moog, who invited him to collaborate on the design and development of the music synthesizer...more

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James D'Addario '72, B.A. in Music

Jim D'Addario is chairman & CEO of D'Addario & Company, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories marketed under seven proprietary brands: D'Addario strings; Evans drumheads; ProMark drumsticks; PureSound; Rico reeds; and Planet Waves cables and accessories. A family-owned and operated business with more than 1,100 employees worldwide...more

D'Addario

Mitchell McCarthy '10

This music theory and composition major had a unique opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic with Assoc. Professor of Music Ken Lampl to work on a Christmas album by singer Katrina Swift...more

Vollmer

Brian Vollmer

Brian is a graduate student in music education, who found his talent for singing opera at Hofstra, and as an undergraduate founded The Hofbeats, a co-ed a cappella group...more

Mike Ceglio '11

Mike Ceglio '11

Mike plays guitar and piano and sings. During his senior year at Hofstra he completed some high profile internships – one for B.B. King Blues Club and Highline Ballroom and second at the recording studio Body in Motion Music...more

Wallitsch

Chris Wallitsch '11

Chris was a music merchandising major with a minor in marketing. He plays percussion, drumset, guitar, bass and piano. He had internships with Modern Vintage Recordings at New York's Cutting Room Studios and Body in Motion Music...more



KELLY ANDERSON (B.S.ED. ’12)
Brooklyn College: M.M. Vocal Performance

MEGAN BASTOS (B.S.ED. ’11)
Grand Street Band: Principal Horn
P.S. 42 Claremont Elementary: General Music Teacher

STEVEN BAKER (B.S. JAZZ & COMMERCIAL ’11)
New York University: Assistant (Office of the Provost)
New York University Abu Dhabi: Arts & Humanities Faculty Recruitment Administrator
New York University: M.A. Higher Education and Student Affairs

JARED BERRY (B.S.ED. ’10)
University of Georgia: M.M. Choral Conducting ‘12
New York State Summer School of the Arts – School of Choral Studies: Assistant Director for Administration
St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School: Director of Choirs
Blue Hill Troupe: Concert & Choral Music Director

CHARLES BLUEWEISS (B.S. PERFORMANCE ’09)
Manhattan School of Music: M.M. Vocal Performance

ALEX BONNIN (B.S.MERCHANDISING ’11)
Sony Music: Release Planning for Columbia & Epic Records
Church of the Epiphany of NYC: Bass Section Leader
West End Temple: Soloist

DAVID BRIDGES (B.S. THEORY/COMPOSITION ’08)
Queens College: M.A. Composition
CUNY Graduate Center: Ph.D. Composition
Brooklyn College: Teacher

KRISTIN BROWN (B.S. PERFORMANCE’06)
San Francisco Conservatory: M.M. Vocal Performance ‘08
University of California at Berkeley: Ph.D. Musicology

MICHAEL BRUZIK (B.S.)
New York Institute of Technology: M.A. Broadcasting

KIM CAI (B.S.ED.’11)
New York City Schools: Teacher

ERIN TOSCANO CITRANO (B.S.ED. ’07)
St. Martin de Porres School, Uniondale: Director of Middle School Bands & Coordinator of Fine Arts
WILL COPPOLA (B.S. MERCHANDISING ’08)
P.S. 31 in Bayside: Teacher
New York University: M.A. Music Education ’10

SUSAN NAPODANO DELGIORNO (B.S. MERCHANDISING ‘92)
General Manager: eOne Music (Koch) Classical Label

JOSEPHINE DELLADERA (B.S.ED. ’10)
University of Georgia: M.M. Vocal Performance ‘12
Voice Teacher: University of Georgia Community Music School
Festival of the Aegean (Syros, Greece): Soprano

MANDY DESHRAGE (B.S.ED. ’02, M.A. CONDUCTING ‘04)
South Woods Middle School, Syosset: Band/General Music Teacher
Nassau-Suffolk Honor Band Grades 7-8: Conductor

KAREN LEHMAN DIMARTINO (B.S.ED. ’07)
Sayville High School: Chorus Director
USDAN Center for Creative and Performing Arts: Director of Senior Chorus & Vocal Jazz
American Chamber Ensemble: Soprano
Manhattan School of Music: M.M. Vocal Performance ’09

CHAKIRA DOHERTY (M.S.ED. ’11)
Bellmore-Merrick Elementary School: Teacher

MICHELLE EMERIC (B.S.ED. ’09, M.A.ED. ‘11)
SUNY Fredonia: Opera Performance
Hicksville High School: Choral Director

CHRISTY EMMOND (B.S.ED. ’10)
Hofstra University: Special Education

ANDREW FALLU (B.S.ED ’11)
Teacher: Waldorf School, Garden City

KIMBERLY FELTKAMP (B.S. ’11)
Bard College Conservatory of Music: Graduate Vocal Arts Program
Delaware Valley Opera: Singer

JESSICA GAGLIONE (M.S.)
Long Beach School District: Teacher

BOB GAVIN (B.S.ED.’10)
Middletown Middle School: Teacher

MELANIE GLADSTONE (B.S.ED. ‘06)
School for the Deaf and the Blind, SC: Music & Dance Teacher
Music & Dance in schools for the Deaf; Performing Arts and Deaf Culture: Researcher

ROB GOLD (B.S. MERCHANDISING ‘11)
Independent Films: Music Supervisor
Creative Services at Imagem Music Publishing: Department Assistant

JESSICA HALL (B.S.ED. ’07)
SUNY Stony Brook: M.A. Education
Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts: Artist in Residence
Bethpage Schools: Band & Orchestra Teacher

GEORGE HEMSCHER (B.S. PERFORMANCE ’11)
Manhattan School of Music: M.M. Collaborative Piano

DEVON HUHN (B.S.ED. ’08)
Long Island Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company: Soprano
Freelance Long Island & New York City: Soprano
Boston Conservatory: M.M. Vocal Performance ’10

KATY HYLTON (B.S. THEORY/COMPOSITION ’08)
Eastman School of Music: M.M. Choral Conducting
Blair Academy, NJ: Director of Choirs

KRISSY KAPLAN (B.S.ED. ’09)
Rockville Center School District: Teacher

KELBY KHAN (B.S.ED. ’09)
Boston Conservatory: M.M. Choral Conducting
First Church of Baldwin, NY: Accompanist
Private Voice/Piano Teacher

STEPHANIE KOCHER (B.S. MERCHANDISING ’11)
University of London (Goldsmiths College): M.A. Arts Administration & Cultural Policy
New London Orchestra: Intern; Project Manager for “Orchitecture”

BEN MALKEVITCH (B.A. PERFORMANCE ‘06)
Cleveland Institute of Music: M.M. Collaborative Piano
San Francisco Bay Area: Freelance

MIKE MARG (B.S.ED. ‘10)
West Islip Public Library: Computer Technician
Freelance Musician, Long Island: Trumpet

CRAIG MARTIN (B.S.ED. ‘11)
Atlantic City, NJ: Teacher
South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble: Tuba
South Jersey Vagabonds Drum and Bugle Corps: Tuba

MITCHELL MCCARTHY (B.S. THEORY/COMPOSITION’10)
Freelance Composer
Gemini Youth Orchestra: Production Manager & Cover Conductor

QUINN MCCLURE (B.S.ED. ’08)
M.S. 72, Jamaica: Teacher
Teachers College (Columbia University): M.A. Music Education ’10

KEVIN MECCHELLA (B.S.ED.’09)
New York City: Freelance Musician

JOEL MELTZER (B.S.ED. ’11)
Hartt School of Music: M.M. Euphonium Performance
Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps: Member

KATY METZ (B.S.ED.’11)
Las Vegas, NV: Teacher
Private Piano Instructor

LAURA MILLAR (B.S. PERFORMANCE ’09)
River College: M.A. English Education

BRENDA NARELL (M.A.)
Kellenberg High School: Teacher

KATIE NOONAN (B.S.ED. ’08; M.A. WIND CONDUCTING ‘12)
Middle County School District: Teacher

KIRA NOVAK (B.S.ED. ’11)
Northeastern: M.S. Counseling

CHELSEA OLIVARES (HOFSTRA ’11)
North Carolina: Education

RACHEL PANTORNO (B.S. PERFORMANCE ’11)
Hofstra University: M.S. Ed Music Education

CHRISTINA PECCE (B.S.ED. ’11)
Boston Conservatory: M.M. Opera Studies

GAIL PELLEGRINO (B.S.ED. ’98)
General Music & Chorus K-6 in Haverhill, MA: Teacher
Windham Concert Band, NH: Performer

JUSTIN PETERSON (B.S.ED.’08)
Three Village Schools: Teacher

MARC RATNER (M.S.)
Mineola Middle School: Teacher

REBECCA REYNOLDS (B.S. PERFORMANCE ’11)
NYC Teaching Fellows: Special Education
Private Viola/Violin Instructor

ALYSSA RIZUTTO (B.S. PERFORMANCE’11)
M.S. 72 in Jamaica, Queens: Band Director
Queens College: Masters program

MICHAEL ROGERS (M.A.)
Valley Stream School District: Teacher

ANTHONY ROMEO (B.S.ED. ’95, M.A. WIND CONDUCTING ‘99)
Seaford High School: Band Director
Symphonic Band of Suffolk: Member

DINA ROSAS (M.A. ‘11)
P.S. 140 The Duke Ellington School in Jamaica: Music Director
Band of Long Island: Clarinet

CHRISTINA RUSSO (B.S.ED.’11)
Rockville Center School District: Teacher

ANDRES SOTO (B.S. THEORY/COMPOSITION’09)
New York University: M.M. Film Scoring

SHERILL SPRUILL (M.A. ‘10)
Freeport Middle School: Chorus Director

JEANNINE STURM (M.S.ED. ’07)
University of Arizona: Ph.D. Music Education
University of Arizona String Project: Director
Tucson Unified School District: Teacher

KATE TAUCHES (B.S.ED. ’07 & M.A. ‘09)
Massapequa School District: General Music Teacher

JENN TRIQUET (B.S. MERCHANDISING ‘00)
Studio Instrumental Rentals (SIR) USA: Marketing Director & Artist/Vendor Relations Manager
NAMM Young Professionals for Music Industry: Board Member

BRIAN VOLLMER (B.S.ED ’11)
Hofstra University: M.A. Music Education
Hofstra University: Undergraduate Admissions Graduate Assistant
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Amittyville: Staff Singer

LAURA WASDO (M.A.)
Sachem School District: Teacher

DAN WENDELKEN (B.S.ED. ’12)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: M.M. Jazz Performance
Delaware Valley Opera: Performer
Funkin’ A: Performer


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