Music Education Alumni Careers

Our graduates move on to successful careers or graduate studies in the following areas:

Music Teachers

Sara Melton '07, elementary music teacher, Paul Habans Elementary, New Orleans, La.
Madeline Finn Thibodeaux '08, music teacher and owner, Thibodeaux School of Music, New Orleans, La. 
Elaine Donaldson '09, general music teacher, Gleason Elementary School, Houston School District, Houston, Tex.
Elliot Luckett '10, general music teacher, Browning Elementary School, Sugar Land, Tex.
Erica C. Johnson '10, general music teacher, Abramson Science & Technology Charter School, New Orleans, La.
Megan Bordelon '10, music teacher, St. Mary Magdalene Elementary School, Metairie, La.
Emily Boudreaux '11, music teacher, Catholic High School, Houston, Tex.
Leah Mulholland '12, music teacher, St. Martin’s Episcopal School, New Orleans, La.

Band Directors

Robert W. Rinker '09, band teacher, Arise Academy, New Orleans, La.
Ainsely Matich '10, band director, St. Joseph’s Episcopal School, New Orleans, La.
Kendall Griffin '09, MM'11, Band Teacher, St. Anne Elementary School, New Orleans, La.
Adam Colbenson '11, Band Director, J.D. Meisler Middle School, Jefferson Parish, Metairie, La.
Duncan Pray '10, MM'12, band director, DeLaSalle High School, New Orleans, La.
Ronald Nolting, '12, assistant band director, Holy Cross School, New Orleans, La.
Austin Davis '13, assistant band director, Boston College High School, Boston, Mass.
Victoria LaFitte '13, band director, Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School, Jefferson Parish, Metairie, La.
Chris Bergeron '13, music teacher and band director, Abney Elementary School, St. Tammany Parish, Slidell, La.

Choral Directors

Marley Dzis '09, choral director, Chicago Waldorf School, Chicago, Ill.
Teona Looney '11, music teacher and choir director, Chouteau Mazie High School, Chouteau, Okla.
Katie Bertschi '12, choral director, Central Lafourche High School, Lafourche Parish, Thibodaux, La.
Brooke Hagler '13, music teacher and choral director, Lusher School, New Orleans, La.

Orchestra Directors

Emily Rimmer '10, orchestra director, Pegasus Charter High School, Dallas, Tex. 
Monica Munoz '10, middle school orchestra director, Las Vegas School System

Church Music Director

Daniel DeShazo '11, music director, Helena United Methodist Church, Helena, Ala.

Music Education Outreach

Ashley Shabankareh '10, MM'12, education outreach coordinator, Preservation Hall, New Orleans, La.

Graduate Studies

Charles Arnold '08, pursuing a DMA in Trumpet Performance at the University of Georgia
Raymond Friere '12, graduate assistant, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, La.
Kenny Tsao '13, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Washington State University School of Music


Contact Dr. Edward McClellan, Music Education and Music Therapy Division Coordinator, at to be added to this list.

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