Our graduates are practicing musicians in a variety of settings and capacities. Some go on to graduate school, continuing their studies in our own graduate programs in the Greatbatch School of Music or in a variety of exceptional institutions around the country. Some are working in opera and 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. They work in music technology. Some are church musicians, directors of worship, organists, and choir conductors.
Many of our graduates choose service in music education. We are pleased to be in our 10th year of 95-100% of graduates who seek teaching positions having secured them within six months of graduation. 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.
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.