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Alumni

UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

UT Tyler music graduates are making their mark in the world! Here are some of our Patriot music alumni.

Jared Garen
Jared Garen
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2017
Band Director, Dew ISD

Cody Jamison
Cody Jamison
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2016
Head Band Director, Brazos High School, Wallis

Austin Shrader
Austin Shrader
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2016
Band Director, The Winston School, Dallas

Sarah Bausinger
Sarah Bausinger
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2015
Assistant Band Director, Stafford Middle School

Samantha Clendenny
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2015
Assistant Band Director, Bullard Middle School and High School

Riley
Riley McDaniel
B.Mus. Vocal Performance and B.A. English Language & Literature, 2015
Masters student in Publishing, Pace University

Michael Olson
Michael Olson
B.A. Music, 2015
Worship Team, Longview Metro Church

Sarah Smith
MAIS studies 2015
Voice Instructor, Canton High School

Preston Washburn
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2015
Behavioral Unit and Special Education Instructor, Kilgore Middle School

Robert
Robert Allen
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2014
Masters of Arts in Music, Texas Women's University, 2016
Adjunct Professor of Music, Tarrant County College

Danielle Benitez
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2014
Private Voice Studio, Tyler

Luke Garrigus
Luke Garrigus
B.A. Music, 2014
Owner/Producer/Audio Engineer/Guitar, Blackroom Studios, Georgetown

Kait
Kait Grogan
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2014
Music Teacher, Mount Auburn Elementary, Dallas ISD

Brittany
Brittany McKissack
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2014
Music Teacher, Miller Elementary, Plano ISD

Kelsey
Kelsey Pate
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2014
Choir & Orchestra Director, Hubbard Middle School, Tyler ISD

Kurt
Kurt White
B.A. Music, 2014
Guitar, leader singer, "All We Are"
Worship Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church, Flint

Ian
Ian Lyra
MAIS, 2013
Master of Music, North Dakota State University, 2014
Assistant Choir Director, Bestiro Middle School, Lopez High School, Brownsville ISD

Preston
Preston Parker
B.Mus. Composition/Music Education, 2013
Masters student in Music Composition/Theory, Stephen F. Austin State University
Independent composer; Worship Leader & Choir Director, Carlisle Baptist Church, Henderson

Randa
Randa Parker
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2013
Music Teacher, West Rusk County Elementary

Brenda Seiden
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2013
Music Teacher, Winona ISD

Megan
Megan Stewart
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2013
Music Teacher, Bridge City Elementary

Seth
Seth Thomas
B.Mus. Piano Performance, 2013
Masters in Piano Performance, Cleveland State University
Adjunct Instructor in Harmony & Keyboard, UT Tyler

Cody
Cody Walton
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2013
Piano Teacher, Matt Burk Music Studio, Allen, Texas

Lance
Lance Byers
B.A Music, 2012
Assistant Band Director, Crockett ISD

Andria Friday
B.Mus. Percussion Performance, 2012
Assistant Band Director, Elementary Music Teacher, and Percussion Instructor, Leverett's Chapel ISD

Courtney Lux
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2012
Children's Music Assistant, Green Acres Baptist Church, Tyler

Elizabeth Niedrauer
B.Mus. Piano Pedagogy, 2012
Medical NCO, Army National Guard

Keelyn
Keelyn Swoape
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2012
Associate Director of Student Ministries, Marvin United Methodist Church, Tyler

Stephanie
Stephanie Freeman Horn
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2011
7th Grade Mathematics Teacher, Dogan Middle School, Tyler ISD

Cassie Keys
Cassie Keys
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2011
Director of Fine Arts, Choir Director, Athens Christian Preparatory Academy

Joshua
Joshua K. Brown
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2010
Master of Music, Texas State University, 2012
Minister of Music, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Greenwood, Colorado
Artistic Director, Out Loud: Colorado Springs Men's Chorus

Dannea
Dannea Guess
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2010
Music Teacher, Cedar Valley Elementary, Killeen ISD

Stephanie Kingsley
B.Mus. Piano Pedagogy, 2010
Private Piano Studio, Tyler

Will Ross
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2010
Director of Bands, Winona Middle School

Chaundra
Chaundra Dantin
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2009
Choir Director, Palestine ISD

Chance James
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2009
Band Director, White Oak High School

Lauren
Lauren Fletcher Kendrick
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2009
Band Director, Lindale Junior High School

Paul
Paul Martin
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2009
Director of Bands, Lake County Christian School, Ft. Worth

Shayla Skief
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2009
Band Director, Westwood Junior High

Clay
Clay Garrett
B.Mus. Tuba Performance, 2008
Master of Music, Baylor University
Doctor of Musical Arts, University of North Texas
Independent performing artist

Elise
Elise Leung
B.Mus. Vocal Performance, 2008
Master of Music, Texas State University
Soprano, Founding Member, One Ounce Opera, Austin
Teacher of Voice, Piano and Musicianship, Orpheus Academy of Music, Austin

Donnie Barrier
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2007
Band Director, Jacksonville High School

Michael Barron
Michael Barron
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2007
Director of Bands, Mildred ISD

Jonathan Blout
Jonathan Blount
B.Mus. Composition, 2007
Master of Divinity, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Private music studio, Monroe, Louisiana

Scott Smith
Scott Smith
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2007
Assistant Band Director, Whitehouse High School

Charles Williams
Charles Williams
Masters Student, 2007
Choir Director, Rivera High School, Brownsville ISD

Linda Heatly
Linda Heatly
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, Piano minor, 2006
Vocalist, East Texas Jazz Orchestra
Private Voice and Piano Studio, Tyler; Accompanist, Faith Community Church, Tyler

Kevin Ogilvie
MAIS, 2006
Music Teacher, Jones Elementary, Tyler ISD

Vanessa Chisler
B.A Music History emphasis, 2005
Private Piano Studio, Lindale

Clint Kelley
Clint Kelley
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2005
Music Instructor Pre K-12, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Muenster, Texas
Music Instructor Pre K-12, ST. Mary's Catholic School, Gainesville, Texas

Jessica Ogilvie
B.Mus. Flute Performance, 2005
Masters of Music in Flute Performance, University North Texas
Flute Instructor, Kilgore College

Micah Cooper
Micah Cooper
B.Mus. Piano Performance, 2004
Master of Music, Piano Pedagogy, 2007, Texas Christian University
Fine Arts Teacher, Bowie Elementary, Corsicana ISD
Former Teacher, Kigali International Community School, Rwanda

Miranda Newman
Miranda Newman
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2003
Master of Music, Vocal Performance, Southern Methodist University, 2006
Music Teacher, Wildwood Christian Academy, Magnolia, Texas
Private Voice Studio, Magnolia, Texas

Christian Reed
Christian Reed
B.Mus. Vocal Music Education, 2002
Master of Education, Stephen F. Austin
Principal, Scurry-Rosser High School
Former, Choral Director, Mabank ISD, 2003-2011

Blake Smith
Blake Smith
B.Mus. Vocal Music Performance, 2002
Master of Music, Texas Tech University
Doctor of Musical Arts, Texas Tech University
Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Opera Theatre, University Delaware

Grady Haffner
Grady Haffner
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2001
Band Director, West Rusk High School

Leah Brown
Leah Brown
B.Mus. Piano, 2000
Choir/Theater Teacher, Cumberland Academy High School, Tyler

Jason Steele
Jason Steele
B.Mus. Instrumental Music Education, 2000
Band Director, White Oak High School

Fred Boyce
B.Mus. Percussion Performance, 1998
Owner, Southlake Music Academy
Jazz Ensemble and Drumline Director, Fellowship Academy, Kennedale

Sheri Grisham Boyce
B.F.A. Piano Performance, 1997
Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy, Baylor University, 2000
Director and Piano Faculty, Southlake Music Academy

Mark Crim
Mark Crim
B.Mus. Music Education, 1997
Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting, Stephen F. Austin State University
Director of Bands, East Texas Baptist University
Director of Music Ministries, First United Methodist Church, Marshall
Music Director, Longview Area Youth Orchestras

Rommel Cordova
Rommel Cordova
B.F.A. Music Education, 1996
Master of Music in Tuba Performance, Texas A&M Commerce, 2000
Band Director, Hernond Intermediate School, Royse City ISD

Jerry Page
Jerry Page
B.F.A. Music Education, 1995
Choral Director, Robert E. Lee High School, Tyler ISD

Rex McCullough
B.F.A. Music Eduction, 1992
AP Government, AP & Pre-AP World History Teacher, Hallsville High School
Choir Director, Hallsville High School (1998-2004)
Choir Director, Jacksonville Junior High School (1995-1998)

Kelli Cooper
B.F.A. Piano, 1991
Masters of Music Education in Piano Pedagogy, University of Oklahoma, 1994
Adjunct Faculty, Tyler Junior College, 1996-2014
Private Piano Studio, Houston

Betty Reavis
B.F.A. Vocal Performance, 1987
Elementary classroom teacher to 2007
Former voice, piano, music teacher and accompanist

Joe Waldrop
Joe Waldrop
B.F.A. Music, 1984
Masters of Music in Performance & Theory, Southwest Texas State University, 1995
Head of Visual & Performing Arts Department, Wharton County Junior College 
Band Director and Music Instructor, Wharton County Junior College

Johnny Ray
B.A. Music, 1976
Lower School Middle Teacher, Intermediate School Choir Director, All-Saints Episcopal School, Tyler
35 years teaching in Tyler ISD

Jerry Hogue
Jerry Hogue
B.A. Music, 1975
MAIS in Music, 1980
Private Instructor, Cantabile School of Music, San Antonio
Music Director, County Line Community Band of Atascosa County, Texas
Co-founder, Tyler Municipal Band, 1975
Retired band director, 33 years in public and private schools

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