Music Business

The Tradition Continues...

Where Western Illinois University Music Business Alumni Are Employed

Adler Theatre/RiverCenter, Davenport, IA
Evan Esser (13), Event Coordinator & Technical Director

ADP National Accounts, Chicago, IL
Heidi Swanson (98), Solution Center Consultant

AT&T, St. Louis, MO
Lisa Carpenter (07), Sales Support Representative

AT&T, Chicago, IL
Jeffrey Alex Bartholomew (08), Account Manager

Advanced Technology Services, Inc., Peoria, IL
Jarod Hazzard (04), IT Buyer

Allstate, Chicago, IL
Ronald Paniak (96), IT Specialist

Americall Group, Chicago, IL
Andy Scaife (98), Database Specialist

The Araca Group, New York, NY
Julie DeCaro (08), Customer Service Representative

Aspen Marketing Services, Carol Stream, IL
Nicole Coconato (11), Account Coordinator

Associated Bank, Peoria, IL
Edmund Lopez (91), Supervisor Lead

AT&T Wireless Services, Chicago, IL
Scott Sciarini (89), Global Services Account Executive

Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
Nicole Seery (06), Marketing Associate

Austin Symphony, Austin, TX
Craig Hahn (98), Director of Operations and Orchestra Personnel

Babygrande Records, New York, NY
Brandt Zimmermann (16), Project Manager

Backstop Solutions Group, Chicago, IL
Kelsey Peterson (10), Client Contract Administrator


Mirror Image, Elgin, IL
Jemal Crisp (93), Owner

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Moline, IL
Hillary Pieper (13)

Montage Communication, Indianapolis, IN
Randall Glenn (95), A & R Executive

Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Ee Leng Ooi (98), Assistant Administrator

Music & Arts, Chicago, IL
Adam Weems (93), Education and Sales Representative

Bank One, Phoenix, AZ
Therese Schwerzler (90), Assistant Manager

Betarecs, Kelana Jaya, MALAYSIA
Sook Yeen Chan (95), Operations Manager

Big Smith, Spokane, MN
Rik Thomas (91), Gigging Musician

BMI, Nashville, TN
Sam Page (13), Music Analyst Consultant
Todd Rolfs (12)
Jeremy Smith (94), Senior Director of Financial and Operational Analysis and Licensing

Bodine Environmental, Mt. Zion, IL
Jacob Baker (12), Laborer

Boys & Girls Club, Springfield, IL
Kirsten Terhune (03), Administrative Assistant

CAIT (Center for the Application of Information Technology), Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Russell Glaue (00), Technologies Integrator/Audio & Media Engineer

Capitol Records, Nashville, TN
Dottie (Hahn) Chamberlain (92), Executive Assistant

Cascio Interstate Music, Milwaukee, WI
Nick Kudrys (16), Web/Marketing Specialist

Caterpillar, Peoria, IL
Katharine Morris (01), Optical Services Specialist

Central State Bank, Muscatine, IA
Patricia Brade (98), Teller

Charter One Bank, Elk Grove Village, IL
Joanna (Spenny) Perkins (98), Assistant Branch Manager

CDW Corporation, Chicago, IL
Kevin Clymer (13), Account Manager

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago, IL
Alysse (Anderson) Hunter (08), Accounting Assistant

Central State Bank, Muscatine, IA
Patricia Brade (98), Teller

Charter One Bank, Elk Grove Village, IL
Joanna (Spenny) Perkins (98), Assistant Branch Manager

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago, IL
Alysse (Anderson) Hunter (08), Accounting Assistant

Citibank, MALAYSIA
Florence Pui (03), Customer Relationship Executive

Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Reality, Champaign, IL
Patricia (Welzen) Curtright (99), Brokerage Coordinator

Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Frank Parker (95), Jazz Drumset Instructor & Performing Artist

Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
Patricia (Melcher) Martin (91), Assistant Director of Development, Information Systems

Concordia Seminary, Clayton, MO
Marty Mably (92), Seminary Student

Computer Sciences Corporation, Moline, IL
Michael Pettitt (97), Computer Operator

Dell Computers, Portland, OR
Arcellus Sykes (03), Sales Representative

Don Wilson Music, Louisville, KY
Adam Neal (06), Band Representative

Drum Headquarters, Maplewood, MO
Moises Padilla (00), Sales Representative

"The Drum Experts" (
James Spenner (91), Founder

Eble Music, Iowa City, IA
Matt Aimone (00)

Western Illinois University College of Fine Arts and Communication, Macomb, IL
Julie (Golden) Baker (05), Development Director

Emerald Dunes Golf Club, West Palm Beach, FL
Bradley Feeney (01), Golf Professional

ExhibitGroup/Giltspur, Roselle, IL
Jill Weiss (02), NSD Coordinator

Fergusson/Florissant School, Florissant, MO
Caitlin Peach (08), Music Teacher Violin/Viola

Franklin Templeton Investments, St. Petersburg, FL
Kyle Traeger (13)

G & W Electric, Bolingbrook, IL
Greg Martin (09) Electrician, Sound Engineer

Game City, St. Peters, MO
Todd Peterson (91), Director of Operations

Gates Theatrical Arts Company, Ocean Springs, MS
Jessica Bliss (05), Piano Teacher (dancing professionally with Alabama Contemporary Dance)

The Guitar Center, Chicago, IL
Jeffrey Loehrke (09), Drum Department Manager

Graner School Music, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO
Anna Aaron (07), Piano Specialist & Lesson Coordinator

Greene Music, San Diego, CA
Kathleen Sieracki (09), Administrative Assistant

Griggs Music, Davenport, IA
Kassandra Lacy (03), Print Music Manager & Academy Coordinator
Jennifer Krogmeier (04), Music Education Representative

Hal Leonard Corporation, Milwaukee, WI
Sean Murphy (09), District Sales Manager

Hammond Design, Franklin Park, IL
Karl Hammond (91)

Hutchison School, Memphis TN
Brandon Knisley (05), Annual Fund Director

IBM - Lotus Development, Boston MA
Glenn Kelley (89), General Manager

Ideal Media, Chicago, IL
Adriana Rameriz (05), Classifieds Account Executive

Interactive Brokers Corps, Chicago, IL
Anita Darwish (02), Broker/Dealer

Intrapromote, Hudson, OH
Mary Sutter (94), Social Media Specialist

Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America, Chicago IL
Brady Lavin (12)

Jan-Air Inc., Richmond, IL
Kyle Enright (11), Shipping/Receiving

Jim Maloof Realtor, Peoria, IL
Donna Hesterberg Jones (94), New Home Sales

John Deere, Moline, IL
Sarah (Walker) Lounsberry (09), TMI Central Planner

Kanelane Middle School, Maple Park, IL
Rebecca Stekl (94), Teacher: Music Appreciation, Theory/Composition, Band

Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, Kankakee, IL
Barbi Brewer-Watson (14), Executive Director

Karnes Music Company, Elk Grove, IL
Gaylon Karstens (97), Educational Sales Representative

Karnes Music Company, Schaumburg, IL
Christianna (Genrich) Hagen (90), Sales Representative

Kelley International Sales, Fort Lauderdale, FL
David Kelley (93), Owner

Kelly Mitchell Group, St. Louis, MO
Sarah (Walker) Lounsberry (09), Program/Project Manager

Kinko's, Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN
Howard Behrens (96), General Manager

Knitting Factory Entertainment, New York, NY
Jeff Fryer (99), Label Relations & Content Development Manager

Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Hillary Pieper (13), Administrative Assistant

McNally's Irish Pub, St. Charles, IL
Laura Antolak (09)

Meinl Percussion USA, Nashville, TN
Adam Anderson (06), Key Account Manager

Metlife Insurance, Tulsa, OK
Shane Connor (91), Customer Service Representative

Midwest Suburban Publishing, Inc., Tinley Park, IL
Tze Joe (Joey) Hwang (98), Assistant Zone Manager

Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Barry Applewhite (88), Music Curriculum Supervisor

Music & Arts, Naperville, IL
John Walton (12), Sales Representative

Nashville Symphony, Nashville, TN
Curtis Spencer (04), Customer Service Representative

New Balance, Malaysia
Siok Tian (Shirley) Tay (98), Marketing & PR Assistant Manager

Nick Rail Music, Santa Barbara, CA
Neal McFarland (10), Sales Manager

Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
Benjamin Gold (11), Live Sound Engineer

OPUZ Studios, Singapore
Min Gen Ho (96), Audio Engineer

Orr Safety Corporation, Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Connor (96), Key Accounts Coordinator

Panera Bread, Naperville, IL
Jonathon Velez (12), Shift Manager

Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles, CA
Clinton Singley (03), Business Process Manager

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Ping Yee Loh (97), Graphic Designer

Peoria Civic Center/SMG, Peoria, IL
Ashlee Franken (14), PR Coordinator
Eric Yarbrough (01), Audio Visual Supervisor

Percussion Ltd.
Michael Coers (87), Owner. Endorser of Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets, Yamaha Artist

Primerica Financial Services, Indianapolis, IN
Timothy Maguire (00), Associate

Professional Musicians
Louis Giacobbe (13), Ottawa, IL,
Michael Musto (10), Chicago, IL
Matthew Longbons (00), Chicago, IL (The Gettobillies)
Matt Murphy (95) Los Angeles, CA
Todd Rolfs (12), Nashville, TN

ProLine Video, Peoria, IL
Rebecca Rees (02), Replay Operator

Purdum-Gray-Ingledue Inc., Macomb, IL
Jill (Walorski) Adair (02), Customer Service Representative

Quad Cities Symphony Youth Orchestra, Moline, IL
Montana Farrell (16), General Manager

Quincy Public Schools, Quincy, IL
Meredith Tripp (06), Elementary Music Teacher

Quinlin & Fabish Music Company, Burr Ridge, IL
Kathy Dugan (02), Customer Representative

Quinlin & Fabish Music Company, Fort Wayne, IN
Matt Clemens (02), Marketing Manager

REM Iowa Community Services, Iowa City, IA
Tianna Streeter (06), Unit Coordinator

Red Box, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Jia Ming Chin (95), Marketing Manager

Rhythm MP Sdn Bhd, Penang, MALAYSIA
You Seng Tan (96), Marketing Executive
Tak Pin Seng (97), Marketing Executive-Taiwan

RoversAmerica, Nashville, TN
Carrie Bain (03), General Manager of Sales

Sally Beauty Company, Austin, TX
Marie Sharff, Sales Tax Audit Clerk

San Diego City Schools, San Diego, CA
Brian Swanson (94), Elementary Teacher

San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco, CA
Kari Gregg (06), Associate Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Sears, Columbus, OH
Rachel Ofczarzak (02), Management Trainee

SESAC, Nashville, TN
Molly (McGuire) Heim (99), Manager of Broadcast Licensing Administration

Shure Incorporated, Niles, IL
Terri (Johnson) Hartman (94), Director Global Brand Communications

Sound Devices, Reedsbury, WI
Jim Koomar (89), Director of Sales

Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association, Virginia
Jacqueline (Ferrel) Roskos (01), Manager, Marketing and Foundation

Spinning Discs Entertainment, Schaumburg, IL
Clint Parchem (11), Emcee/DJ

Springfield Music, Springfield, MO
Susan (Crane) Lewin (96)

State St. Properties, Chicago IL
Erik Carlson (09), Leasing Agent

St. John's United Methodist Church, Santa Fe, NM
Tim Krug (93), Director of Music Ministries, Bettendorf, IA
Pete Philhower, Sales Associate

Sweetwater Sound, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN
Zachary Neels (10), Customer Sales Representative

Swiss Manufacturing Company, Wooddale, IL
Ronnie Putz-O'Donnell (89), Office Manager

Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN
Christy (Hall) Warren (97), Director of Ticketing and Customer Service

The Woodwind & Brasswind, The Guitar Center, Washington, D.C.
Tony Lapsansky (09), Visual Merchandising Manager

Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
Kathleen (Tetour) McCauley (06), Faculty Services Coordinator

United States Air Force, San Francisco, CA
Bonnie Schuelke (02), Vocalist

University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Nikki Branz (03), Graduate Student, Vocal Performance

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Crystal (Myers) Zulauf (06), Coordinator of Continuing Education

University of Texas, Denton, TX,
Brian Zeglis (04), Graduate Student, Percussion Performance
Tim Barclay (04), Graduate Student

University of Northern Colorado
Daniel Reem (10), Graduate Student, Vocal Performance

Vanderbilt University Bookstore, Nashville, TN
Heath Warren (96), Assistant Store Manager

Vaughan Systems, Madrid, SPAIN
Anna Jansson (02), English Teacher

Vicky Beeching (artist on Sparrow Records)
Andrew Lashock (01), Drummer and Manager

W Publishing Group, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN
Jeff Loper (96), Director of Marketing

The Waco Premier Team, Coldwell Banker, Jim Steward Realtors, Waco, Texas
Eric Zadnik (91), President/CEO

Wachovia Securities, IL
David Reilly (03), Broker

Warner Audiovisual, Frankfort, IL
Cory Wetzel (04), Project Manager

Warner Chappell Music SDN BHD, Ampang, MALAYSIA
Shee Ling Tan (96), Creative Executive

WDBR Radio – Springfield, IL
Sarah Smerz (08), Morning Show Co-Host

West Music, Moline, IL
Patrick Downing (09), Steinway Piano Consultant
Nicholas Janssen (05), Print Music Buyer
Katie Stieghorst (14), Piano/Keyboard Consultant

Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO
Dana Miller (04), Admissions Operations

Western Illinois Tourism Development Office, Macomb, IL

Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
Joe Butcher (99), Publications Manager
Mark Pichla (02), Graduate Assistant
Scott Robinson (96), MBA Program

Western Illinois University School of Music Macomb, IL
Trista Trone (11), Recruitment Coordinator

Zildjian Company, Boston, MA
Tony Lapsansky (09), Product Manager