Careers and Outcomes

Elmhurst’s special blend of academic excellence, dedicated faculty, and professional experience opens the door to a wealth of careers.

In fact, our alumni are working all over the world, in every aspect of the music industry. They include:

  • Alex Stombres ’16, Director of Orchestras, Addison Trail High School
  • Bill Heschl ’15, Director of Sales, Music Inc. magazine
  • Shelley Bishop ’14, Studio Manager, Studios 301
  • Taylor Okey ’13, starring in U.S. touring production of Broadway musical Bandstand
  • Lex Wojciechowski ’12, director of orchestra, West Chicago High School
  • Laura Chambers ’10, Executive Assistant and Board Liaison, Harris Theater for Music and Dance
  • Nick Martin ’10, Director of Bands, Glenn Westlake Middle School, Lombard
  • Jessica Cross Tatevosian ’07, vocal music and choral director, Bryan Middle School, Elmhurst District #205
  • Josh Kaminsky ’07, band director, Metea Valley High School, Naperville District 204
  • Kelly Page Grosser ’06, circulation manager at Downbeat magazine
  • Mike Pinto ’06, professional guitarist, composer and arranger, Elmhurst University jazz faculty
  • Tara Cappelletti ’05, director of bands, Glenbard East High Schoool
  • Thomas Eby ’04, trumpeter with the United States Navy Band Commodores
  • Joe Babiak ’03, professional drummer, studio musician, songwriter & composer
  • John Born ’03, technical training specialist at Shure Microphone
  • Evan Kroft ’02, former director, music programming, Country Music TV; currently with Viacom
  • Justin Roman ’01, Chicago Music Awards’ Song Writer of the Year; DJ, B96
  • Nick Falco ’99, Chicago Symphony Chorus, private instructor District 214
  • Kris Myers ’99, drummer for the national-level band Umphrey’s McGee
  • Chris Siebold ’98, former guitarist for Prairie Home Companion
  • Gayle Bisesi ’96, professional vocalist, composer, Elmhurst University jazz faculty, director of music admission
  • Typhanie Monique Coller ’95, international jazz singer and recording artist
  • John Boudreau ’93, VP of product development, Ubio Labs Inc.
  • Bill Malpede ’89, show, film, television keyboardist and composer
  • Fred W. Gretsch ’71, president, the Gretsch Company
  • David Kuebler ’69, a world-renowned operatic tenor

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