Former Students

Former students of mine have earned doctorate and master’s degrees in music, are music educators throughout the K-12 and university-levels as well as many private studios and professional performers. Several students are in the National Guard bands and many students are successfully working in fields outside of music. Among my former students working in a music-related field are:

Aaron Power – Director of the Heartland Concert Band

Adriel Reynolds – DMA Student (ABD) at the University of Arizona

Alberto Bent – Worship Paster at Kenwood Baptist Church, Cincinnati, OH

Bobby Wolf – Air Force Reserved Band

Brent Andrews – Director of Bands, Mangum Public Schools

Clint Kubala – Graduate Assistant at Missouri State University

Cody Sirk – Master’s Student at University of Oklahoma

Derek Brown – aka “Beatbox Sax” [To be clear, Derek studied classical saxophone with me at Hope College, but I am proud to have played a very small role in his musical development]

Devan Bettencourt – Band Director, Allen High School

Dillon Jung – Band Director, Elk City, Oklahoma

Dr. Eric Pennello – Instructor of Music Education, University of Oklahoma

Eric Stults – Graduate Student at Florida State University

Eric Walschap – Administrative Coordinator for the School of Music at the University of Oklahoma

Erin Hanson – Band Director, Nocona, Texas

Jordan Irizarry – Graduate Student at University of Arkansas

Jordan Satterlee – Band Director, Morris, Oklahoma

Josh Dodson – Saxophonist in the Oklahoma National Guard

Joshua Buxton – Media Producer/Videographer at the United States Army Field Band

Kathleen Jung – Music Teacher, Elk City, Oklahoma

Katy Hall – Fine Arts Teacher Chisholm Public Schools, Oklahoma

Landon Bumgarner – Student Minister South Lakes Church

Lydia Krikke – Music Teacher Seneca, Missouri

Mark Knowles – Professional Musician, Nassau, Bahamas

Mary Spencer – Performer at Kings Island

Merrick Valile – Music PR

Misty Nicole Schumann-Hickman – Band Director, Hinton, Oklahoma

Rachel Faires – Music Teacher, Woodward, Oklahoma

Raemon Wilson – Band Director, East Newton, Missouri

Rick Rieger – Professional Musician, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Ryan Siebert – Band Director, Newcastle, Oklahoma

Samantha Canon – Band Director, Huntsville, Arkansas and in the 42R US Army Band

Sarah Stapleton – Music Teacher at Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Taylor Steier – Band Director, Tuttle, Oklahoma

Tim Martin – Band Director, Sayre, Oklahoma