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Music-Related Careers

  • Annette Yurecko Balkenede is the Financial Coordinator of the Audience Services Department for the Minnesota Orchestra.
  • Laura Kutscher-Dankler is the choral music editor at GIA Prublications, Inc. in Chicago. She maintains an active career as a piano soloist, accompanist, and composer. Laura also conducts the choir at St. James Catholic Church in Arlington Heights.
  • Laura Arbore Granner is the Morning Drive Time announcer for Kansas City's Country Station 106.5 Country Station 106.5--The Wolf. She also performs with the Kansas City Lyric Opera chorus and the Dickens Carolers.
  • Dr. Holly Hart is a public radio classical music broadcaster at University of Iowa Broadcasting. She maintains her keyboard skills by accompanying opera workshops and musical theater productions.
  • Jodi Jetson is the Outreach Coordinator for McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Satoshi Matsumoto is a Managing Director Quality Control Division at Pioneer Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. This division includes the Environmental Preservation Group.
  • As a student, David Meindl won Mu Phi Epsilon's International Original Composition Award for his composition, Winter. He continues to use his composer skills of creativity and analysis while running a small search engine marketing company in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to specializing in promoting websites that target multiple languages, he helps companies obtain top rankings in the search engines as well as develop their online advertising and publicity campaigns.
  • Tricia Ostermann is an Assistant Music Buyer at the Barnes & Noble corporate headquarters in New York City, where she provides service for B&N music departments nationwide, previews new music and films, helps handpick new artists to spotlight, and serves as the resident classical and musical guru. She is also pursuing a career in theater and film and has garnered rave reviews for her self-produced and directed cabaret shows around the NYC area.
  • Kristin Patch is the Artistic Coordinator for the Omaha Symphony Orchestra.
  • Julie Gummert Scrivener is the production editor and administrator in charge of graduate awards at Western Michigan University. She is also the music director at Gull Lake United Methodist Church where she has been on the music staff for more than 20 years.
  • Jeff Weiler, curator of the organ for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, serves as consultant and project manager for numerous church, university, and symphony orchestra organ projects. He recently edited The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ: An Illustrated History, published by the American Theatre Organ Society. In addition, Jeff presents organ-related lectures; his articles have appeared in many major newspapers, and his commentaries have been broadcast on National Public Radio. As an organist, he has composed and performed more than 30 silent film scores, including performing on the Mighty Wurlitzer for the grand reopening of the Chicago Theatre. Learn more about Jeff at