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Our graduates are practicing musicians in a variety of settings and capacities.  In fact, 95.5% of music graduates responding to a survey by Houghton's Career Services were employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation (based on data from 2009-2012).  Some of these alumni are working in opera or musical theater.  Some are recording artists, independent performers, and gigging in bands.  Others are members or directors of professional choirs, chamber ensembles, touring companies, and orchestras.  Our graduates are instrument curators, music librarians, and accompanists.  Some work in music technology.  Some are church musicians, directors of worship, organists, and choir conductors.  They are soloists, collaborators, and teachers.

Many of our graduates choose service in music education.  Our graduates teach in private studios.  They teach in public and private schools, colleges, and universities.  Our graduates teach across the globe, from Western New York and throughout the northeast to as far abroad as Nairobi, Kenya.

Many of the Greatbatch School of Music alumni go on to graduate school, continuing their studies in a variety of exceptional institutions around the country.  Recent graduates have attended or are currently attending institutions including:

  • Binghamton University
  • Boston University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • California State University - Northridge
  • Cincinnati Conservatory
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College
  • Ithaca College
  • Mannes College of Music
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • Northern Colorado
  • Peabody Conservatory
  • Penn State University
  • Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
  • Royal College of Music
  • San Francisco Conservatory
  • State Glinka Conservatoire of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • West Virginia University
  • Westminster Choir College

To learn more about the activities, opportunities, and awards of current students and recent alumni of the Greatbatch School of Music, please visit our Students page. 

Connect with us

We love hearing from Greatbatch School of Music alumni!  Here are a few ways you can get involved and support your alma mater.

Refer a Future Student

Know any prospective students? We’d be glad to send them admission information.  Complete our referral form here.

Submit alumni notes

Keep us up to date with what's happening in your life after Houghton.  To share your milestones and other life events with the Greatbatch School of Music, please e-mail Kevin Dibble, coordinator of music admissions and recruitment, or Carrie Davies, graduate music program coordinator.   To connect through the Houghton Magazine Alumni Notes, submit your updates here.

Walldorf Alumni House

Learn more about the Walldorf House to be renovated and serve alumni visiting campus.

Give to the Greatbatch School of Music

On our Scholarships page, you can read about ways in which donors are providing financial assistance to music students.  To learn more about sponsored scholarships or endowed gifts, please contact Dr. Stephen Plate, dean and director of the Greatbatch School of Music.