Alumni in Music
The major in music at Knox offers excellent preparation for many endeavors following college, and you'll have a Knox connection with distinguished alumni in a wide variety of fields. Even for those with careers outside of music, the major in music provides unmatched enhancement of an important and continuing part of their personal lives.
Pianist, Second City, Chicago, Illinois. George Stone '93.
Director of Choral Music, Princeton High School, Tiskilwa, Illinois. Joy Schertz '66.
M.A. Jazz Composition Candidate, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois. Justin Haynes '06.
Elementary Education Master's Student, University of Illinois at Chicago. Kydalla Young '97.
M.A. Candidate in Jazz Studies, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. Corey Heppner '10.
Opera singer, Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus, Chicago, Illinois. Christine Steyer '92.
Director of Music and the Arts, First United Methodist Church, Chicago, Illinois. Erik Nussbaum '93.
Pianist, Professor of Music, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa. Ted Reuter '73.
Producer, Englewood Jazz Festival and Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago. William Faber '07.
Coordinator of International Relations, Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Ajigasawa-machi, Japan. Robert Tunstall '06. Music Major and Japanese Studies (Independent Major.)
Recording Artist and Performer, Margaret Davis '83. Founder of Broceliande, a Celtic, Renaissance and Medieval music group.
Ph.D. in Music Theory, Washington University, St. Louis. Matt Pace '99.
Professor of Musicology and Music Literature, University of Missouri at Columbia. Michael Budds '69.
Professor of Music and Pianist, Ohio State University. Donald Gren '65.
Director, Orchard Lake School of Music, Orchard Lake, Michigan. Judith Parry Wade '61.
Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Theory, University of Oregon. Heather Holmquest '05.
Actuary and Assistant Vice President, Conseco, Inc., Carmel, Indiana. Jill Reeve Kirk '77. Music and Mathematics Major.
Professor of Music/Director of Choirs, Roanoke College, Roanoke, Virginia. Jeffrey Sandborg '75.
Private Voice Teacher, Le Sueur, Minnesota. Meghan Rockwood '05.
Self-Employed Music Therapist, Stockton, California. Kara Benton '02.
Radio Producer, WOI FM, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Curti Snook '72.
Music Teacher, Cicero Public School District 99, Cicero, Illinois. Evangeline Peterson '99.
Primary Montessori Teacher, The Barrie School, Silver Spring, Maryland. Mary Marquardt Brunno '99.
M.M. Candidate in Composition, Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University. Ed Davis '12.
Opera singer, Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus, Chicago, Illinois. Janet Mensen Reynolds '89, mezzo-soprano.
Music Librarian, Cal State Northridge, Los Angeles, California. Lindsay Hansen, '99.
Director of Choirs, Churchill Jr. High, Galesburg. Pier Debes '11.
Master Teacher, Tempe Preparatory Academy, Tempe, Arizona. Mercado '96.
Instructor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at Knox College, Galesburg. Nikki Malley '98.
Graduate Student, Master of Public Policy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joseph Roby '06.
Director of Music Ministry at St. Anne Church and Private Piano Instructor, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Melanie Hagen '06.
Band Director, R.O.W.V.A. High School, Oneida, Illinois. Justin Haynes '04.
Graduate Student, MM in Orchestral Conducting and Musicology, University of New Mexico. Kira Horel '06.
Independent Musician/Songwriter/Bandmember. Adam Prairie '05.