Department of Music

Alumni News Archive

Grant Emerson

Sophie Amelkin

Kari Avolis

Marisa Dransoff

Katie Hope

Jennifer Kirkland Lancaster

Whitney Lanier

Kyle Miller

Nikki Myers

Will PIner

Anna Stanfill

Nick Schaivone

Jessica Sekeres

Christa Faison

Grant Emerson '08, B.A., Music

Summer 2015

Delta Rae released After It All. their second album on Warner Brothers/Sire Records on April 7, 2015. A series of live in-studio performance videos were released begining in April. Delta Rae stepped into the international market playing"BluesFest in Byron Bay, Australia as well as The Great Escape in England, and will tour through Sweden, Norway, Austria, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and England.

In the wake of the tragedy in Charleston, S,C., Delta Rae released "All Good People." All proceeds are being donated to Mother Emmanuel AME Church.

On April 8, Delta Rae performed on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Recent videos:

Scared

Run Live at Tarquin Studios

My Whole Life Long Live at Tarquin Studios

Cold Day In Heaven Live at Tarquin Studios

All Good People

Sophie Amelkin '12, B.M. Performance, Voice

Summer 2015

Sophie Amelkin received her Master of Music from the University of Minnesota in spring 2015.

Kari Avolis '12, B.M., Music Education

Summer 2015

Kari Avolis accepted a position as band director at Emma. B. Trask Middle School. Kari previously taught at College Park Elementary School. Both schools are located in Wilmington, N.C.

Marisa Dransoff '14, B.M., Music Education

Summer 2015

Marisa Dransoff accepted a position as chorus teacher, Richlands High School, Richlands, N.C.

Katie Hope '12, B.M., Music Education

Summer 2015

Katie Hope accepted a position as elementary school music teacher at Belville Elementary School, Leland, N.C.

Jennifer Lancaster Kirkland '07, B.M., Music Education

Summer 2015

Jennifer Kirkland was named Teacher of the Year at Greenwood Middle School (Goldsboro, NC: Wayne County) where she is the school's band director.

Whitney Lanier '13, B.M., Music Education

Summer 2015

Whitney Lanier accepted a position as chorus director, New Hanover High School, Wilmington, N.C.

Kyle Miller, '15 B., music (double major in Mathematics)

Summer 2015

Kyle Miller accepted a position as math teacher at Ashley High School, Wilmington, N.C.

Nikki Myers '12, B.A. Music

Summer 2015

Nikki Myers received her Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Spring 2015.

Will Piner '11, B.M. Performance, Jazz

Summer 2015

Will Piner received his Juris Doctor from New York University in Spring 2015.

Anna Stanfill '12 B.M., Music Education

Summer 2015

Anna Stanfill accepted a position as band director, Myrtle Grove Middle School, Wilmington, N.C.

Nick Schaivone '15, B.M., Music Education

Summer 2015

Nick Schaivone accepted a position as music teacher at Gregory Elementary School,

Jessica Sekeres '15, B.M., Music Education

Summer 2015

Jessica Sekeres '15, B.M., Music Education, accepted a one-year position as band director at Murray Middle School, Wilmington, N.C.

Christa Faison '13, B.M., Music Education

Summer 2015

Christa Faison accepted a position as elementary school music teacher, Snipes Academy of Arts and Design, Wilmington, N.C.