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Alumni Placement

We have an outstanding record of placing our graduates in teaching positions and graduate schools across the country. Often our doctoral students are hired even before completing their degrees. If you can add to this list, please contact us.

FSU theory and composition alumni have enrolled in the following doctoral programs:
Bowling Green State University
Catholic University of America
City University of New York, Graduate Center
Columbia University
Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
University of British Columbia
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of North Texas
University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
University of Texas at Austin 
University of Washington

FSU music theory and composition students and graduates and where they teach
Sara Balduf Adams, Madisonville Community College
Neil Anderson-Himmelspach (DM, 2009), Harford Community College (MD)
Rob Ash (MM, 2006), Pinckney High School (MI)
Sean Atkinson (PhD, 2009), University of Texas, Arlington (Texas Christian University beginning Fall 2014)
Scott Baker (PhD, 2003), University of Oklahoma
Danny Beard (PhD, 2003), University of Southern Mississippi
Robert Bennett (ABD), University of Oklahoma
Jose Bevia (DM, 2007), County College of Morris
Kathleen Biddick Smith (PhD, 2009), George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College
Martin Blessinger (DM, 2006), Texas Christian University
Kenneth Cardillo (PhD, 2008), Chattanooga State University
Amy Carr-Richardson (PhD, 1995), East Carolina University
Phil Chang (MM), University of Colorado at Boulder
Juan Chattah (PhD, 2006), University of Miami (FL)
Ya-Hui Cheng (PhD, 2008), Fort Valley State University
Mark Connor (DM, 2004), McKendree University 
Anthony Cornicello (BM, 1987), Eastern Connecticut State University
Brett Clement (MM, 2004), Ball State University
James David (DM, 2006), Colorado State University
Greg Decker (PhD, 2011), Bowling Green State University
Dave Easley (PhD, 2011), Oklahoma City University
Christopher Endrinal (PhD, 2008), Florida Gulf Coast University (beginning Fall 2013)
Irina Escalante (DM, 2009), Georgia Gwinnett College and Shorter University
Gabe Fankhauser (PhD, 1999), Appalachian State University
Scott Farrah (PhD, 2007), Tarrant County College
Megan Fogle (PhD, 2009), Claflin University
Ryan Garber (DM, 2000), Carson-Newman College
Emily Swift Gertsch (ABD), University of Georgia
Don Gibson (PhD, 1983), Florida State University (Dean of the College of Music)
Doug Gordon (PhD, 1999), Jacksonville State University (AL)
Shannon Groskreutz (ABD), Stetson University
Jennifer McDonald Hermann (MM, 1995), South Puget Sound Community College
Steve Hopkins (PhD, 1993), Penn State University
Andrew Houchins (DM, 1996), Emporia State
Bryn Hughes (PhD, 2011), University of Miami (FL)
Shawn Hundley (DM, 2004), Bethune-Cookman College
Rusty Jones (BA, 1994), Butler University
Robert Kelley (PhD, 2005), Lander University
Kimberly Loeffert (ABD), Oklahoma State University
Mary Jo Lorek (PhD, 1990), University of Missouri, Kansas City
Marc Magellan (MM, 2009), Miami-Dade Community College
Sean Malone (ABD), University of Central Missouri
Greg McCandless (PhD, 2010), Full Sail University (FL)
James Mathes (PhD, 1986), Florida State University
Stephen Mattingly (DM, 2007), University of Louisville
Jose-Luis Maurtua (DM, 1999), Central Michigan University
Thomas McCullough (DM, 2004), University of Central Oklahoma
Jeff Morris (MM, 2000), Texas A&M University
J. Judith Ofcarcik (PhD, 2013), Fort Hays State University (KS)
Brad Osborn (MM, 2006), University of Kansas
Crystal Peebles (PhD, 2011), University of Northern Arizona (Ithaca College beginning Fall 2014)
Robert Raines (DM, 2007), Full Sail University
Steven Raisor (PhD, 1997), College of the Albemarle
Stephanie Rea, Murray State University
Mark Richardson (PhD, 1996), East Carolina University
Scott Robbins (DM, 1993), Converse College
Scott Roberts (PhD, 2004), University of Tennessee at Martin
Alexander Sanchez-Behar (PhD, 2008), Ashland University
Sarah King Sarver (PhD, 2010), Oklahoma City University
Elizabeth Smith (PhD, 2005), Illinois State University
Jennifer Smith (PhD, 2012), University of Florida
Chris Steele (MM, 2006), Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Alan Theisen (PhD, 2010), Mars Hill College (Indiana University, Bloomington, post doc in 2010-11)
Timothy Thompson (DM, 1996), Palm Beach Atlantic University
Greg Wanamaker (DM, 1996), SUNY at Potsdam

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