Steelpan Alumni

Our steelpan program has a long history of great students who have gone on to do great things after graduation. Here are just a few notable examples, and if you are an alum we’d love to hear about what you’re up to.

Name Position
David Aarons Assistant Professor Ethnomusicology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Charlton Alfonso Lecturer, School of Music at the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts
Khan Cordice Director of Culture, Cultural Development Division of the Ministry of Sports, Culture, National Festivals and the Arts in Antigua and Barbuda
Khion De Las Instructor in Music at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, University of the West Indies
Adam Duym K-5 Music Educator and Chorus Director, Spring Brook Elementary School, Indian Prarie School District #204
Josanne Francis Executive Director, Cultural Academy for Excellence (C.A.F.E) in Mount Rainier, Maryland
Seion Gomez Senior Instructor of Music (Pan), The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT)
Mia Gormandy Assistant Professor of Music, The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT)
Adam Grise Data and Systems Analyst, School of Music at the University of Maryland
Kenneth Joseph Director, St. Luke’s Steelband in New Haven, Connecticut
Akua Leith Artistic Director, National Steel Symphony Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago (N.S.S.O)
Angela Gay Magnus Lecturer, Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica
Barry Mannette
  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of the West Indies
  • Director, Mannette Academy of Music
Scott McConnell Steel Orchestras Director, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (C.Y.S.O)
Daron Roberts Associate Director for the Rhythm Project, The Virginia Arts Festival
Dajhumbay Russell General music teacher grades K-6, Ridge Circle Elementary School and Hawk Hollow Elementary School
Satanand Sharma Lecturer in Music and coordinator of the Music Unit of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts and faculty of Humanities and Education, University of the West Indies
Tyler Smith Instructional Technology Coach, Diamond Lake School District 76
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