Patrick McAvinue (2011) is featured Baltimore Magazine’s August 2019 issue.
Jason Adams is band director-general at Sticker Middle School in Baltimore County.
Eleanor Allen (BS 2001) is orchestra director at Newburgh Enlarged City School District, Newburgh,
N.Y., and also an active performer in the New York area.
Barry Amass (1976) Now retired from the Baltimore County Public Schools, Mr. Amass was an elementary
and middle school instrumental music teacher. He continues to play in local big bands
in the Baltimore/Washington area including “The Shades of Blue Orchestra” and the
“Rezinko Jazz Orchestra.” He is also a current member of the Baltimore Saxophone Quartet.
The founder of “MewzkL Publications,” Mr. Amass composes educational music for school
string orchestra. He is also a “specialities” arranger for “The Bay Strings Quartet”
and “The Shades of Blue.” He maintains a private studio in the Annapolis area.
Barbara (Pittack) Anastasion is an instrumental music teacher in Carroll County, Md. She also teaches privately.
Liz (Ricci: ’98, ’93) and Stefan (’00, ’95) Antwarg. Orchestra and Band Directors in Harford County.
David Apple. Band Director, Glenwood Middle School, Howard Co. Is the holder of the degrees Bachelor
of Science in Music Education from Towson State University and Master of Music Education
from Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music(1989). Mr. Apple also has additional
musical studies from Louisiana State University. In addition to his position at Glenwood,
Mr. Apple is a studio trumpet teacher, and has taught elementary and middle school
music in public and private schools in Baltimore County. He has performed with various
groups in the Baltimore – Washington Area including the Maryland Symphony Orchestra,
Central Maryland Wind Ensemble, the Maryland Wind Symphony, Lyric Band Hanover, PA,
(as a conductor and member of the trumpet section) and Carroll Concert Band, and was
principal trumpet of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Apple
is an active adjudicator and clinician. He was a member of the Board of Directors
of the Maryland Wind Symphony and is currently active with the Maryland Band Directors’
Association where he served four terms as All-State Junior Band Manager. Mr. Apple
is also a member of the Music Educators’ National Conference, The International Trumpet
Guild, the American Federation of Musicians, National Band Association, and is an
associate member of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.
Mr. Apple is also a Life Member of the Alpha Phi Omega , National Service Fraternity.
In his spare time, when not teaching music, Mr. Apple teaches SCUBA Diving to all
ages and explores our undersea world with the Professional Scuba Association International
& Scuba Diving International.
Steve Ashcraft (1975). Drummer for the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble. Performed at the Copenhagen Jazz
Festival and recorded with Don Junker Bid Band.
James Bailey (BA 1985). Graduated from the Peabody Institute of JHU with a MM where he studied
with Ms. Phyllis Bryn-Julson. Currently a member of the voice faculty at Howard Community
College. He also maintains a private studio and is a member of the chorus for the
Baltimore Opera Company and the Washington National Opera Company.
Sheldon Bair. Founder and Music Director of the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra. Visit his website.
Michelle Baran. Instrumental Music Teacher, Eastern Middle School, Montgomery County, MD
Antonio Barata (1977) received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois.
He is now an Associate Professor at Cal Poly State University. Visit his website.
Jay Berwanger. Bands/Strings, St. John’s Lane Elementary, Howard Co.
Lindsay Bilconish (2003). Graduated from Indiana University of PA (IUP) in 2005 with an MA. Currently
a middle school band director with Charles County Public Schools.
Denis Blair. US Navy Band (Annapolis) and Music Teacher, Anne Arundel Co.
Elizabeth Borowsky (BM 2005) continues to perform world-wide while educating young pianists in the Greater
Baltimore area. Recent tours have taken her to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Cuba, Poland,
Germany, and China (www.ElizabethBorowsky.com). She is a published and commissioned composer. Her private studio, Piano Prodigies, focuses on an inter-disciplinary approach to learning, assisting students in becoming
more expressive and communicative persons and performers. Since 2011, she has been
Executive Director of the International Music Institute and Festival USA.
Art Bouton (1981) Associate Professor or Saxophone and Woodwind Department Chair at the University
of Denver’s Lamont School of Music.
Sarah (Bruch) Dang (1998). Former orchestra and band director in Harford County 1998-2007. Master’s
in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College in 2004. Currently stay-at-home
mom to daughter, Hannah and son, Colin.
Aaron Broderick. Meadow Hall Elementary School, Montgomery County. Elementary Vocal-General Music.
Erin Wegner Brooks. After graduating with a degree focussing on music industry and vocal performance,
Erin Brooks moved to New York City to continue training. She has performed off-Broadway,
in Las Vegas, on national tours, with Walt Disney nationally and internationally,
and has worked in television and film. She recently appeared in the 1st national tour
of the Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein.” ERin can be seen online co-hosting
the new web series, “The Frugalicious Show.” Visit her website.
Phillip Butts. Band Director, Arundel High School, Anne Arundel Co.
Robert Carnochan (1986). Director of Bands, University of Texas at Austin.
Gary Carr. Instrumental Music Teacher, former Supervisor of Music, Baltimore Co.
Glenn Cashman. Assistant Professor of Music, Colgate University, NY
Bruce Coates. Instrumental Faculty, Howard Community College.
Brad Collins. Band Director, South Carroll High School, Carroll Co.
Terri Collins (2005). Red House Run Elementary School, Baltimore County; teaching vocal music for
grades K-5. President-elect for the MD/DC chapter
of American Choral Directors Association.
Joe Corral (1980). Performed with Tony Bennett, Steve Allen, Liberace, Sammy Davis Jr., Gladys
Knight, The Temptations, Joan Rivers, Diana Ross, Al Martino, Red Skelton, Ethel Ennis,
Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Frankie Valli, Stan Kenton and many more. Featured on recordings
by the Towson State Jazz Ensemble (Jazz 78, 79 & 80) as well as recordings with the
Zim Zemeral Orchestra. Mr. Corral has performed at the Presidential Inaugural Balls
(1981, 1985, 1989, 1993 & 1997).
Ray Disney (1975). Founded the Baltimore Philharmonic Orchestra. Toured the U.S. and Canada
with the Admirals. Currently owner and president of Sonority Records.
David Donovan. US Army Band and former music critic for the Baltimore Sun.
Barbara Duke. Instructor of Bassoon, Radford College, Roanoke, VA.
Bart Dunn (BM 2009). Ensembles Manager and Librarian, Instrumental Studies Department at the
Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University. Also, currently pursuing a MA
in Music History at West Chester University. Thesis project is a performing edition
of John Christopher Smith’s opera The Tempest (1756).
Bryan Eber. Bushy Park and Lisbon Elementary Schools, Howard Co.
Franziska Eber (MMP 1997), English and Music teacher, Liebfrauenschule Oldenburg (Germany), freelance
singer (soprano), voice teacher and music history lecturer.
Sandy (Edmondson) Wieprecht (1979). Soprano; Director, Social Security Administration Chorus since 2002.
Jennifer (Ehrhorn) Kaiser (1997). Former Instrumental Music Teacher, Hollifield Station Elementary School,
Howard County and private instructor. Completed Masters Degree in Music Education
at Ithaca College (2003). Former Middle School Band director in Spencer, New York.
Currently a stay-at-home mom.
Rachel Elkins. Calvert High School, St. Mary’s County. She teaches band, percussion ensemble, marching
band, guitar class and jazz ensemble.
Barry Enzman. Band Director, Glenelg High School, Howard Co.
Ellery Eskelin. Eskelin’s twenty recordings as a leader and co-leader have been named in Best of
the Year critics’ polls in the New York Times, the Village Voice and major jazz magazines
in the U.S. and abroad. He also appears on over fifty recordings as a side person.
DownBeat magazine named Eskelin as one of the 25 Rising Stars for the future.
Scott Farquhar (1996). Farquhar currently works as a music teacher at the Baltimore Homeschool Community
Center. He also serves as director and conductor for the McDonogh School production
of A Superhero coming up in April of 2013. He is the Resident Musical Director for
their upcoming production of Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Sean Fenlon. President of listensmart.com, an internet company.
Terri Ilioff Fenlon. Fenlon is currently Principal Bassoonist with the Maryland Philharmonic Orchestra.
Julius Fischer. Minister of Music for Abbott Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. Directs
and teaches for the Abbott Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization providing
music instruction for the children of Southeast Baltimore.
Brian Folus. Fountain Green Elementary, Harford Co.
Brett Frederick. Music Instructor, Montgomery Co.
Lisa Fusco (Balmages). Jeffers Mill Elementary School, Howard Co.
Emily (Gerow) Hannah. Teaching concert band and string orchestra at Holabird Middle School in Baltimore
Tammy (Avery) Gibson (1993). E-Flat clarinet player for Longwood Symphony Orchestra and New England Philharmonic
in Boston, MA. Also a member of the Board of Trustees for Longwood Symphony Orchestra.
Griz Gifford (1976, 1987) Head of the Music Department at Friends School in Baltimore.
Karen Gorelick. An active performer in the Baltimore area, Gorelick has performed with numerous
groups throughout the state, including the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra. She has
co-authored an article on bassoon reeds that was published in the International Double
Reed Society Journal and in Scrapes.
Pete Gorelick (1987). Former member of Army Band in New York. Currently member of 229th Maryland
Army National Guard Band, Sgt. Section leader.
Kristen (Gottleib) Stoetzer. Kristen E Stoetzer teaches at Winters Mill high School in Westminster, Maryland.
She is responsible for instruction of the band, orchestra, jazz, percussion, and marching
ensembles, as well as teaching Exploring Music and Music History and Literature. Mrs
Stoetzer was a graduate assistant at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she graduated
with a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in
Music Education from Towson University. While at Towson, Mrs Stoetzer performed on
the clarinet, percussion, and piano in the University’s Symphonic Band, Orchestra,
Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band, Clarinet Choir and Chamber Ensembles. She also
taught the drumline for the University Marching Band. Mrs Stoetzer conducted the Symphonic
Band, Clarinet Choir, and conducted and performed several premiere performances of
compositions by Towson University Composers. As a graduate assistant at Peabody, Mrs
Stoetzer was responsible for teaching Basic and Intermediate conducting classes in
the absence of the teacher as well as overseeing components of the undergraduate Music
Education Practicum. She also directed sectionals, conducted rehearsals, and was the
Assistant Conductor of the Peabody Wind Ensemble. Mrs Stoetzer’s further conducting
experience includes various high school bands and orchestras, the Carroll County String
Festival, the Towson University Percussion Ensemble, the Carroll County Concert Band,
and the Maryland Intercollegiate Band. She received the Gladys Stone Wright scholarship
for excellence and achievement in the area of music education from Women Band Directors
International. Most recently, Mrs Stoetzer has been accepted to conducting workshops
located in Philadelphia and North Carolina sponsored by the Conductors Guild, Inc.
She has been nominated for the Thelma Robinson award, which is given to the participant
who demonstrates accomplishment, musicality, and promise in the field of conducting.
This award is given every two years. Mrs Stoetzer is an active member of the Maryland
Music Educators Association, the Executive Board of the Maryland Band Directors Association,
and the Conductors Guild, Inc.
Michele Grden. Pleasant Plains Elementary, Baltimore Co.
Katie Grimm. Instrumental Music Teacher, Anne Arundel Co.
Diane Guy-Moten. Music Teacher, Baltimore Co.
James Hampton (B.A. Voice Performance, 1988) has received critical acclaim as both a stage director
and singer. The Washington Post applauded his “pungent”, “tightly paced” direction
of Ned Rorem’s opera Our Town at The Catholic University of America. For The Dallas
Opera, he has written/directed a new translation/production of Bizet’s comic opera
Doctor Miracle. For The University of Texas at Austin, he has directed productions
of Handel’s Rinaldo, Orff’s Antigone, Robert Ward’s Roman Fever, and numerous opera
scenes evenings. He has directed Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor and Menotti’s The
Medium for East Carolina University. On stage, he has been praised for his “mellifluous
tenor” (The Towson Times) and “flair for comedy” (The Washington Post). He has been
a soloist with the Metro Opera Project, The Texas Early Music Project, The Gilbert
and Sullivan Society of Austin, Cockpit in Court Summer Theater, The Johns Hopkins
Chorale, and the Handel Choir of Baltimore. Ensemble credits include the Washington
Opera, Baltimore Opera, Washington Concert Opera and the Deutsch Oper Berlin. James
received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin
and is the Artistic Services Manager for The Dallas Opera.
Howard Hanson (BS 1988). Current Children’s Music Leader at Episcopal Church of the Ascension,
Sales Engineer at Washington Professional Systems, and Solo Acoustic Performer. Former
award-winning Front of House Sound Engineer, Pro-Audio Manager at Veneman Music Company,
and Operations Manager at The Academy of Fine Arts. Proud former “stay at home Dad”
duties for daughter Lydia Hanson (TU Class of 2016) and Alexander Hanson (UMD-CP Class
Rick Hauf. Band Director, Havre de Grace High School, Harford Co.
Dennis Hertzog (1994). Classically trained, Hertzog regularly freelances in venues from Washington,
D.C. to New York. Visit his website.
Kathy (Higdon) Hillock. Instrumental music teacher at Winfield Elementary in Carroll County. Also teaching
vocal/general music grades K-5 at Linton Springs, Manchester, Piney Ridge and Winfield
Elementary in Carroll County.
Kevin Hillock. Franklin High School, Baltimore County. He teaches band, percussion and “Music for
John Huber. Music Teacher, Baltimore Co.
Adam Hunter. Mayfield Woods Middle School, Howard Co.
Christopher David Hutton (1994). Artist-Faculty member at the York College of Pennsylvania, teaching trumpet
and other music courses, freelance musician in the PA/MD/VA area.
Terry Iliof-Fenlon. Performer’s Certificate, Peabody Conservatory.
Robert Johnston. Band Director, Mt. Hebron High School, Howard Co.
Tim Johnston. Band Director, Scottsburg Middle School, Howard Co.
Ashley Jewell (BS 2002 Biology/Animal Behavior/Music Minor). Master of Science in Environmental
Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins University in May 2006. Currently adjunct faculty
and sciences technical specialist at Anne Arundel Community College. Clarinetist with
Baltimore-area community ensembles.
Stan Jones. Band Director, Lansdowne High School, Baltimore Co.
Lina (Kahn) Liebhold (1975) Taught instrumental music for 33 years in Montgomery County, MD. Retired 2008.
Nicholas Karousatos. Baritone. A leading opera singer in New York.
Barry Karow. Band Director, Towson High School, Baltimore Co.
Pamela Kinney. Mezzo-soprano. Opera director and manager, southwest, Mexico, and Washington D.C.
Kathryn Krawczyk. Music Instructor, Baltimore Archdiocesan Schools.
Tim Landers (1973). High School Music Teacher, Songwriter and Performer.
Catherine Lanham-Murray. Professional singer and voice faculty at St. Charles Community College of St. Charles,
Jamie Lantz (2003). Trumpeter with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West. Visit
Anne Laro-Maurer (BS ’00 and MS ’05). Instrumental,Choral,General Music and Steel Drums teacher at
the Strawbridge School – (Special Education school for students in grades 4-12 in
Baltimore County). Music Coordinator for the Maryland Association of Non-Public Special
Education Facilities (MANSEF). I also teach privately and freelance.
David Leoni (1976). Leoni is the proprietor of the Dundalk Music Center. Visit his website.
Nikki Lerner. Director of Worship, Bridgeway Community Church; Professional Singer and Songwriter.
Visit her website.
Kathleen (Light) Kerstetter (1995, Music Education) received her M.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Miami.
Currently she is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at Florida
Patrick Love. The Heights School in Potomic, MD. He teaches grades 3-7 general music including
a jazz history class, and beginning, intermediate and advanced bands grades 3-12.
Shannon Loy (1998, Music Education-Clarinet) Has served as both an educational representative
and now serving as manager of the Midlothian, VA “Music & Arts.”
Emily Maday. Middle School Band Director in St. Mary’s County.
Chris Maggitti (B.S. Music 2003) Currently working towards M.M. music. He has been a private guitar
teacher since 2003. Chris has also been performing at local restaurants, private events,
weddings and has had experience doing session work for the Christian progressive-rock
band Orphan Project. Along with private instruction, he also teaches at New Covenant
Christian School and Beth-Tfiloh Dahan High School. Visit this website.
Dave Marowitz (Masters of Education in Music Education 1980) Currently music professor at Ocean
County College (N.J.). Instrumental music teacher/band director in N.J. public schools
since 1977 (retired July 1, 2013). Published articles in Teaching Music (NAfME) October
2006 and October 2011, JazzEd Magazine (Jazz Educator Network) March 2009 & September
2012, Tempo Magazine (N.J. Music Educators Assn.) April 1982, and The Instrumentalist
April 1980. Referenced in the college text book:
Introduction to Effective Music Teaching: Artistry and Attitude by Townsend. Interviewed
on national public radio jazz radio station KUVO (Denver) on December 6, 2012. Formerly
recorded arranger for Buddy Rich and his Big Band ( Big Band Machine, Mr. Drums, Europe
77, and Wham), played trombone for Lionel Hampton Big Band & many others, freelanced
in jazz, classical, and pop idioms.
Clinton Marshall. Former Band Director at Perry Hall High School and Supervisor of Music, Baltimore
Carol McDavit. Soprano. International singing career in the U.S., South America, and Europe.
Barry McGinnis (1991). McGinnis is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance
at the University of Georgia where he studies with Dr. Kenneth Fischer. Visit his
Laurie Meeder. Music Instructor, Concord Music School, New Hampshire.
Joe Meerdter. Middle School General Music and Chorus Teacher in Carroll County.
Amy (Mikles) Walsh (2003). Bachelors in Saxophone Performance. Teaching private lessons in Baltimore
Sharon Miller. Elementary Music Education, Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia.
Alex Mueller. Baltimore Co. Public School Teacher.
John Myers. Dr. Myers is the leader/guitarist for jazz and chamber music groups. He currently
serves on the editorial board of Mind and Music. View his website.
Ed Nagel Former Principal Horn, Air Force Band of Flight (10 years). Founding member of Conversation
Jazz Brass. United Musical Interments Performing Artist. Currently Director of Bands
at Fairborn High School in Ohio.
Helen Nathan (BS, magna cum laude, Vocal-General Music Educ. 1994) A student of Ruth Drucker while
at Towson, and later of Marlee Sabo at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Helen
is currently the Director of Music & Liturgy at the Catholic Church of St. Monica
in Duluth, Georgia. She is the former Director of Music and Liturgy at St. James Catholic
Church in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, and was a frequent soloist and cantor with the Milwaukee
Archdiocesan Choir. Prior to moving to Wisconsin, she was Contemporary Choir Director
at St. Charles Borromeo in Pikesville, MD. Helen has sung with many professional ensembles
including the Baltimore Symphony Chorus (& Chamber Singers,) and Concert Artists of
Baltimore, and has extensive dinner theatre performing and musical-directing credits,
including a semi-professional tour as “Sr. Mary Amnesia” in “Nunsense.” She is an
AGEHR (American Guild of English Handbell Ringers) certified handbell director.
Joseph Orlando. Music Instructor, Harford Co.
Jeff Palmer (2000). K-8 Vocal-General and Instrumental Music Teacher at El Sol Science and Arts
Academy in Santa Ana, CA.
Michael Passen. Band Director at Deerfield Elementary School & William Paca Elementary School in
Phillips Peters. (1985) Music Department Chair and Orchestra Director at Valley High School in West
Des Moines, IA. Received his Master of Music Education degree from Peabody Institute
(1993) and the National Board for Professional Teahing Certification (2007). He has
performed with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and freelances in the central Iowa
area. He is also the conductor of the National High School Music Institute Orchestra
at Northwestern University.
Tommy Pitta. (1995) Performs in the U. S. Navy Band and Jazz Ensemble in Annapolis.
Christian Poole. Franklin Middle School, Baltimore Co.
Robert Powers. (1979) Instrumental Music Teacher at Emmorton Elementary School in Harford County.
Founder and Coordinator of the Band Together instrument donation program. 2006-7 Harford
County Teacher of the Year finalist.
Tom Powlikowski. Music Teacher, Baltimore Co.
Douglas Purviance manages production, engineering and marketing of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra recordings,
including the band’s 1998 Grammy Award Nomination. View his website.
Kathy Quinlan. Soprano. Broadway musical theatre performer.
Gil Rathel (1973). Lead trumpet for Don Ellis, Woody Herman, Frankie Valli and Barry White.
Recorded “Oh What a Night.”
Phil Ravita (2001). Mr. Ravita has graduated with a MM degree in Jazz Studies from the University
of Maryland College Park (2011) and has been performing in the East Coast where he
is a member of the New York, Washington D. C. and the Baltimore Musician’s Unions.
He is has been principle bass with The Baltimore Philharmonia Since 1999 and sits
on their board of directors. He is Adjunct Faculty, teaching applied lessons and string
methods at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Mr. Ravita also teaches applied
lessons and Jazz theory in the Continuing Studies program at Community College of
Baltimore County. A Jazz and Classical composer, Mr. Ravita’s compositions have been
performed at Essex Community College, The University of Maryland College Park, the
Ars Nova Concert at Goucher College, The University of Maryland, by the Baltimore
Composers Forum, and the Baltimore Jazz Alliance. His compositions have received favorable
review and have been featured in the Baltimore Real Book and on the Jazzscapes I and
II published by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance. His most recent releases can be viewed
via his website. View his website.
Joseph Reiff. Music Teacher, Montgomery Co.
Ron Rendina. Music Teacher, Baltimore Co.
David Rhen. Music Teacher, Baltimore Co.
Rich Rice. Music Teacher, Baltimore Co.
Paul Roberts (1992) . Married fellow Towson bassoonist Andrea Roberts (Wischhusen) 1991. Currently
serving in the United States Navy as a Bassoonist and Saxophonist. Has been stationed
in Pearl Harbor, HI, Norfolk, VA, Jacksonville, FL and currently in Newport, RI..
Sandy (Robinson) Eichler (1985). Montgomery County music educator.
Dave Rybczynski (1999). Toured with Columbia Artist Big Band SeriesGuy Lombardo and Glenn Miller.
Currently teaching at McDonough, Sudbrook Arts Center and Towson University Prep.
Robin Ryon (1998). Director of Bands and Orchestras at Bayside High School in Palm Bay, FL
Eddie Sanders (2000). Bassoon, U. S. Air Force Band in Washington, DC.
Kathryn (McDougall) Scarbrough. Active performer and on the Flute Faculty of David G. Hochstein Memorial School
of Music and Dance Rochester, NY.
Russell Scarbrough. Studying Jazz Composition at Eastman School of Music.
Christopher Schaub. Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair of the Master’s Degree Program. Mahidol
Lisa M. Schultze (1996). Instrumental Music Educator, Chesapeake High School, Baltimore County. Member
of the Executive Board of the Maryland Band Directors Association.
William Selway. Band Director, Old Mill High School. Anne Arundel Co.
Jonathan Sindler (1996). Director of Bands at Cockeysville Middle School.
Richard Spittle. Arbutus Junior High School and Dumbarton Middle School, Baltimore Co. View his webpage.
Robin Strempek (2002). CEO of Madison & Lloyd Investments.
Thomas Strohman (1997)
Joe Sullivan. Music Teacher, Carroll Co.
Meghan Sunday. Catholic High School of Baltimore, Baltimore City.
Ary Sutedja (BS 1991, MM 1993)
Jessica Sydnor (2003). General Music and Band, Mother Catherine Spalding Catholic School.
Steve Tarbert. Music Teacher, Harford Co.
Mick Terry has been performing solo in the Las Angeles area in coffee houses, nightclubs, theaters,
open mic events, etc.
William Terwilliger. Violin teacher at the University of South Carolina.
Brian Thompson (2005). Instrumental Music Director at Westminster Elementary School in Carroll County.
Assistant Marching Band Director at Westminster High School. Member of the brass instructional
staff for the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps, Reading, PA.
Louise Thompson. Violin professor at Red Deer College, Red Deer Canada.
Tim Topper. Baritone. Television star–Seven Wives for Seven Brothers.
Robert Tracy. Sudbrook Middle Magnet School, Baltimore County. Vocal Music.
Mark Trautman (Towson, B.S., cum laude organ performance ’93; M.M. with distinction, Westminster
Choir College, Princeton, NJ, ’95) is music director of Christ Church in New Brunswick,
NJ. He is also chair of the Liturgy and Music Commission of the Episcopal Diocese
of New Jersey. As an organ major at Towson, he was a student of Thomas Spacht. His
semi-professional choir at historic Christ Church was recently reviewed favorably
in the music magazine Classical New Jersey: “A listener hearing the ensemble for the
first time had the happy sense of having made a great musical discovery….the choir
executed difficult contrapuntal works with excellent musicianship and discipline.”
Mr. Trautman served as guest conductor/choral clinician for the Ocean County, NJ chapter
of the American Guild of Organists in February 2001. In addition, he has served as
adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New
Steve Uibel (1977) Department Chairperson of Music-Haddonfield, NJ School System; Member of the
Reed Wachter. Teacher of Instrumental Music, Monocacy Elementary, Frederick Co.
Chris Walker. Lead Trumpet with the Commodores.
Dr. William Watson (BS 1979, MM 1992) is the Academic Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at the Community
College of Baltimore County. He previously held positions as Professor of Music, Music
Program Coordinator, and Chair of Performing Arts and Humanities at that institution.
Sharon Wells (1975). Vocal-general teacher in Baltimore County for 32 years. Currently retired.
Charles (C.S.) White (1991, B.S. Horn Performance). Currently serving as Director, U.S. Naval Forces Europe
Band in Naples, Italy where he leads 50 U.S. Navy and 5 Italian military musicians
throughout a 105 country area of operations covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
He received this assignment after completing a Masters in Music in Wind Conducting
for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as part of the Navy’s
post-graduate education program. Previous officer assignments include: Director, U.S.
Fleet Forces Band, Norfolk, VA; Deputy Program Manager, U.S. Navy Music Program; Director,
Navy Band Mid-South, Millington, TN; Director, Navy Band Fleet Support Unit, Virginia
Beach, VA; and Assistant Director, U.S. Fleet Forces Band, Norfolk, VA.
Marshall White. Band Directory, Oxon Hill High School, Montgomery Co.
Peggy White. (2003 B.S. Music Education) Instrumental teacher -band and strings- in Howard County,
Fulton Elementary School. Co-director – Howard County Enrichment Elementary Band.
Member of the Columbis Orchestra.
Charles Wieprecht, Jr. (1977, MMEd 1985). Tenor; Music teacher and technology director, Sr. Pius X School,
Archdiocese of Baltimore since 1984.
Karen (Williams) Gorelick . (Bachelors in Music Education 1997, Masters in Music Education 2003) Teached elementary
school instrumental music in Anne Arundel County. Lives in Reisterstown with husband
Pete Gorelick (’87).
Shelly Williams. Baltimore Archdiocesan Music Program.
Ted Wilson (1981). Band director at Pikesville High School and president of the Maryland Band
Carlton Wolfe. Teacher of Instrumental Music, Perryville Middle School, Cecil Co.
Joel Yannuzzi (2002). General and Instrumental Music, Mechanicville, NY.
Mary Pat Hughes (1987). The multi-instrumentalist and vocalist best known for her work with jazz/R&B
group, 2 Funkin’ Heavy, died on June 8, 2012 after a long illness. Visit her website.
Spirio Malas. Renowned Bass died on June 23, 2019.
View more information: https://www.towson.edu/cofac/departments/music/alumni.html