The College of Arts and Architecture

MM in Band/Wind Ensemble Conducting Graduates: Where are they now?


What some of the graduate students who studied conducting at Penn State are doing today:


Stephen Crawford (MM Band/Wind Ensemble Conducting, 2001)
Director of Concert Bands and the Wind and Percussion Program, High School for the Visual and
Performing Arts, Houston, TX

Danielle Gaudry (MM Band/Wind Ensemble Conducting, 2009)
Director of Bands, California State University-East Bay; DMA in conducting, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

Erik Jester (MM Band/Wind Ensemble Conducting, 2008)
Director of Bands, California State University-San Bernardino; DMA in conducting, University of Wisconsin-Madison, expected 2014

Vu Tien Kinh (MM Band/Wind Ensemble Conducting, 2005)
PhD in Music Education, University of Minnesota

Avi Mehta (MM Band/Wind Ensemble Conducting, 2011)
Assistant Director of Community Programs at Longy School of Music; Conductor Youth Repertory Orchestra at Longy School of Bard College; Conductor Sibelius Orchestra at Josiah Quincy Elementary; Assistant Conductor, Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble; awarded Abreu Fellowship by the New England Conservatory through El Sistema USA

Matthew Sisia (MM Band/Wind Ensemble Conducting, 2003)
Director of Bands, Oyster Bay High School, Oyster Bay, NY; admitted to the DMA program in conducting, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

Douglas Stephens (MM Band/Wind Ensemble Conducting, 2001)
Conductor, Hollidaysburg Community Band; owner/repair technician, Bandman Rental and Repair, Duncansville, PA

Kevin Tutt (MM Band/Wind Ensemble Conducting, 1999)
Assistant Chair, Associate Professor and Conductor of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI; PhD in Music Education, The Pennsylvania State University

Cynthia Weevers (MM Band/Wind Ensemble Conducting, 2011)
Director of Bands, Vincent Massey Collegiate, Winnipeg, Canada