Alumni: Where are they now? (Selected)


Jarrad Bittner ('11)*

Earned MBA at Arizona State University

Executive Director of Building For Kids Children's Museum in Appleton, WI

Alison Boguski ('09)

Education Coordinator: New England Center for Children, a school for children with autism

Still participates in TubaChristmas each year.

Stephanie Frye ('08)*

Earned MBA and Doctor of Music Degrees at UW - Madison.

Former Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at UW - Platteville and former Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at UW-Madison.

Lecturer of Tuba and Euphonium at East Tennessee State University

Matthew Gunby ('14)

Completed a Masters Degree in Composition at Bowling Green State University. Freelance composer, producer, arranger, and sound designer on independent music and video game projects. Teaches private lessons in guitar, ukulele, trombone, tuba and euphonium at Meter Music School in Seattle, WA.

Sean Jobes ('17)

Sean recently received his Masters degree in euphonium performance at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  He is currently a member of the US Army Band in South Korea.

Benjamin J. Mansavage Klein ('04)*

Winner of Watson Fellowship at Lawrence University. Earned MA Wesleyan University and Doctor of Music at the University of Minnesota.  Served as Interim instructor of music composition at Lawrence University.

Trevor Litsey ('14)

Trevor lives in Minneapolis and is currently a front-end JavaScript developer for Target's digital marketing company, Roundel. He works on a team that supports media analysts in purchasing digital ads for Target all over the internet.

Andrew Milock ('04)

Director of Bands: Marshall Public Schools, Madison, WI

Timothy Platt ('16)

Head of the music department at Chicago International Charter School and teaches 6-8th grade music instruction. On weekends, Tim works at the Fine Arts Building in Chicago, leading brass sectional rehearsals for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra; an ensemble comprised of high school musicians from around Chicago. Next year, Tim will attend the University of Maryland for his Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. In the meantime, he enjoys exploring the many jazz venues and hideaways in the Chicago music scene.

Daniel Quiroga ('18)

Previously served in US Marine Band in Southern California. Currently band director in California.

Will Samson ('03)*

Completed MBA at Rice University (Shepherd School of Music)

Tuba finalist for Stockholm Orchestra and Alabama Orchestra

Tuba Instrumentalist United States Marine Band


Bridget Schumann ('15)

Currently living in Minneapolis, MN with other Lawrence colleagues. She works in support of a transitional homeless shelter and in sales at a fine jewelry store. In her free time, she spoils her new baby nephew, regularly sees live music, and enjoys runs and adventures outside. She plays in an all-woman brass quintet. In the near future, Bridget will be seeking her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work to continue helping people who face barriers in their community.

Aleeh Schwoerer ('15)

Former Education Administrator for Heid Music, Appleton, WI; Coordinator of Ensemble travels for Lawrence University; and Education Registrar for Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI. Aleeh is the new Administrative Assistant for The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras in Madison, WI, and is happy to return to the world of music in the role of administration.

Kevin Specht ('14)

Band Director and General Music Teacher at the Concord Community School District, Concord, MI. Kevin is on the sub list for the Capitol City Brass Band. Kevin enjoys instrument repair and buying and refurbishing old instruments. Kevin recently enlisted as a tubist with the Michigan 126 Army National Guard band (The Governor's Own) in Belmont, MI.

Tanner Stegink ('16)

Tanner is pursuing his Master of Music Degree at the University of New Mexico with Dr. Richard White and is on the sub list for the Santa Fe Symphony. He was recently hired as a jazz trombonist for the Eddie Brewer Big Band and volunteers for "Chatter ABQ," a classical music venue focusing on the performance of New Music. Tanner is also Low Brass instructor for the UNM Prep School with a studio of 25 middle and high school students.

Reid Stratton (06)

Head Brewer at New England Brewing Company in Uralia, NSW.

Performs with a Gamelan Ensemble and plays quena in a band which performs Andean Music.

Bethany Wiese ('08)*

Earned MBA at Yale University and DMA at Northwestern University

Principal tubist, National Repertoire Orchestra (2012) and Principal tubist, New World Symphony

Lecturer of Tuba and Euphonium at Appalachian State University