Woodwinds Alumni

Our woodwind 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.

Clarinet Alumni

Name Position
Anthony Armstead Conservatory of Central Illinois
Rachel Braband DuPage Symphony Orchestra, Illinois
Ramses Bugarin International Jiu Jitsu competitor and coach
Frank Delo
  • West Suburban Symphony, Illinois
  • Private studio teacher
Cena Duran
  • United States Army Europe Band
Shari Heda Gentile
  • The Five Woodwind Quintet
  • Private teacher
Jessica Hajek Adjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati
Cosmin Harsian Professor of Clarinet, West University of Timișoara, Romania
Becky Swett Hill
  • Professor of Clarinet at Lindenwood University
  • St. Louis Area Freelancer
Trevor Jorgensen Assistant Professor Applied Woodwinds, SUNY-Oswego
Colin Liu Associate Principal Clarinet, China Philharmonic Orchestra
Xiaoting Ma Assistant Professor of Clarinet, Soochow University, School of Music, China
Gregory Matushek Band Director, Hampshire High School, Illinois
Ashley Miceli Orchestra Director, Huntley Middle School, DeKalb, Illinois
Madelyn Moore Assistant Professor of Clarinet, New Mexico State University
Richard Moore Assistant Professor, Joliet Junior College, Illinois
Kathryn Nevin Artist Teacher, School of Music, University of Redlands, California
Brendon O’Donnell Band Director, Rock Falls Middle School, Illinois
Jay Niepoette United States Marine Band
Marjorie Shearer Financial Advisor, Holloway Wealth Management, Gainesville, Florida
James Tobin Tobin Clarinet Studio, Charlottesville, Virginia
Richard Zili
  • GIllespie Quartet, Chicago
  • 3.5.7 Ensemble, Chicago
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