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Kansas Wesleyan's Music program boasts an impressively high percentage of graduates who are hired right after graduation or who are admitted to well-recognized graduate programs. Music students at Kansas Wesleyan receive a well-rounded education and upon entering the job market, are noted for their high level of preparedness and success.
Check out what our most recent graduates are doing!
KWU Alumna Receives Review in the New York Times!
'12 Alumna Aine Hakamatsuka recently performed in "The Cell" which was reviewed in the New York Times! Read the review here.
Class of 2014
Melanie Mann - Melanie graduated with highest honors (4.00 GPA). She taught general music for two years in Concordia, KS and is currently teaching orchestra in McPherson, KS.
Shelby Westfahl - Shelby taught K-12 music for two years in the Tipton School District in Tipton, KS and is currently teaching middle school band in Hutchinson, KS.
Class of 2013
Rachel Augustine - Rachel just completed her first year teaching at Coronado Elementary School in Salina, KS as a general music teacher.
Sara Goetz - Sara finished her first year of teaching music at Hill City, KS.
Kathleen House - Kathy is the Orchestra teacher at Horace Mann Middle School in the Wichita School District
Brittany Jeffrey - Brittany is a graduated from Wichita State University, with a Masters degree in Vocal performance. She is currently working to set up the Central Kansas Concert Opera.
Class of 2012
Aine Hakamatsuka - Aine completed a Master of Music in vocal performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She is currently a freelance musician in NYC.
Katherine Falk - Katie completed a Master of Music in theory/composition from Wichita State with honors. She will be attending UCLA Film School in Fall 2014
Miranda White - Miranda is a freelance musician/cello teacher in Nebraska.
Kayla Drinckle - Kayla taught music in Lincoln, Kansas for two years.
Jacob Andre - Jacob taught music in Centre, KS for two years. He begins teaching at Chapman School District in Fall 2014.
Class of 2011
Carolyn Stromeyer - Carolyn is a K-4 Music specialist at Dodge City School District.
Joshua Tackett - Joshua completed a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Kansas State University in the Summer 2014
Matt Schwan - Matt is the general music teacher at Oakdale elementary school, Salina, KS
Class of 2010
Jenna Eshleman (Penquite) - Jenna completed a Masters Degree in vocal performance and is a vocal music teacher at Belle Plain School District, KS
Barbara Draft - Barbara is the elementary music teacher at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Denver, CO
Steve Summerville - Steve is the music teacher at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Denver, CO
Eric Peterson - After completing double majors in Music and Arts, Eric is now a freelance artist in Salina, KS