Graduate School Acceptances
Bern University of the Arts, Hochschule der kunste Bern, Bern, Switzerland (Karen Brubaker, performance)
Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, England (Jane McKinzie, performance)
Florida State University (Bethany Atwell Arts Administration, Megan Francisco – Music History)
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Katie Christenson, Amy Osterman, Sofia Hailu, Daniel Carlo, Jean Lee, performance, Anna Batcheller ethnomusicology)
The New England Conservatory of Music (Katie Christenson, performance)
Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University (Daniel Carlo, performance)
Roosevelt University (Lauren Asimakoupoulos, performance)
The Royal Northern College, Manchester, England (Jane McKinzie, performance)
The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Scotland (Jane McKinzie, performance)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Jean Lee, performance)
University of Maryland (Daniel Carlo, Jean Lee, performance)
University of Minnesota (Amy Osterman, performance)
University of New Mexico (Stephanie Hanusa, performance)
University of Oklahoma (Izzy Hance, performance)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Lauren Asimakoupoulos, performance)
Yale University (Megan Francisco – Music History)
Flute studio graduates have seen success in competitions at the local, national, and university level.
Students have performed in masterclasses with elite artists including Paula Robison (Katie Christenson), Aria Music Festival with Bonita Boyd and Bradley Garner (Maria Bell and Amy Osterman), and at the Baylor Flute Seminar with Marianne Gedigian, Jim Walker, and Francesca Arnone (Daniel Carlo). Guest artist masterclasses to the Wheaton College Conservatory Flute Studio have included visits by Walfrid Kujala, Bonita Boyd, Jonathan Keeble, and John Bailey.
Karen Brubaker won the William F. and Ruth Bell Graham scholarship, as well as the James and Sarah Williams scholarship.
The Silver Halo Flute Quartet (Katie Christenson, Bethany Atwell, Christiana Wismer, and Maria Bell) performed Joseph Schwantners Silver Halo for the composer at Northwestern University.
Sofia Hailu is currently a member of the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Coprs, and previously won positions in the U.S. Military Band and U.S. Army Europe Band stationed in Heidelberg, Germany.
Music History major Megan Francisco will present a paper at the Congregational Music Conference at Oxford in 2013. Megan is currently pursuing a Masters degree at Yale University.
- Stephanie Hanusa-Liu and the Breaking Blue Folk Band
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