Music Education Alumni

Our Music Education graduates move on to successful careers or graduate studies in many fields.

Music Teachers

  • Sara Melton '07, elementary music teacher, Paul Habans Elementary, New Orleans, La.
  • Madeline Finn Thibodeaux '08, music teacher and owner, Thibodeaux School of Music, New Orleans, La. 
  • Elaine Donaldson '09, general music teacher, Gleason Elementary School, Houston School District, Houston, Tex.
  • Elliot Luckett '10, general music teacher, Browning Elementary School, Sugar Land, Tex.
  • Erica C. Johnson '10, general music teacher, Abramson Science & Technology Charter School, New Orleans, La.
  • Megan Bordelon '10, music teacher, St. Mary Magdalene Elementary School, Metairie, La.
  • Emily Boudreaux '11, music teacher, Catholic High School, Houston, Tex.
  • Leah Mulholland '12, music teacher, St. Martin’s Episcopal School, New Orleans, La.

Band Directors

  • Robert W. Rinker '09, band teacher, Arise Academy, New Orleans, La.
  • Ainsely Matich '10, band director, St. Joseph’s Episcopal School, New Orleans, La.
  • Kendall Griffin '09, MM'11, Band Teacher, St. Anne Elementary School, New Orleans, La.
  • Adam Colbenson '11, Band Director, J.D. Meisler Middle School, Jefferson Parish, Metairie, La.
  • Duncan Pray '10, MM'12, band director, DeLaSalle High School, New Orleans, La.
  • Ronald Nolting, '12, assistant band director, Holy Cross School, New Orleans, La.
  • Austin Davis '13, assistant band director, Boston College High School, Boston, Mass.
  • Victoria LaFitte '13, band director, Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School, Jefferson Parish, Metairie, La.
  • Chris Bergeron '13, music teacher and band director, Abney Elementary School, St. Tammany Parish, Slidell, La.

Choral Directors

  • Marley Dzis '09, choral director, Chicago Waldorf School, Chicago, Ill.
  • Teona Looney '11, music teacher and choir director, Chouteau Mazie High School, Chouteau, Okla.
  • Katie Bertschi '12, choral director, Central Lafourche High School, Lafourche Parish, Thibodaux, La.
  • Brooke Hagler '13, music teacher and choral director, Lusher School, New Orleans, La.

Orchestra Directors

  • Emily Rimmer '10, orchestra director, Pegasus Charter High School, Dallas, Tex. 
  • Monica Munoz '10, middle school orchestra director, Las Vegas School System

Church Music Director

  • Daniel DeShazo '11, music director, Helena United Methodist Church, Helena, Ala.

Music Education Outreach

  • Ashley Shabankareh '10, MM'12, education outreach coordinator, Preservation Hall, New Orleans, La.

Graduate Studies

  • Charles Arnold '08, pursuing a DMA in Trumpet Performance at the University of Georgia
  • Raymond Friere '12, graduate assistant, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, La.
  • Kenny Tsao '13, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Washington State University School of Music


Contact Dr. Edward McClellan, Music Education and Music Therapy Division Coordinator, at to be added to this list.