Music Careers and Outcomes

In a recent survey of Houghton music graduates, 100 percent of respondents reported being employed in their field or attending a graduate program within one year of graduation from college.

What they’re doing

  • Elementary music teachers
  • High school music teachers
  • College or university music professors
  • Opera or musical theater performers
  • Recording artists
  • Independent performers
  • Directors of professional choirs, chamber ensembles, touring companies, and orchestras
  • Instrument curator
  • Music librarians
  • Church musicians
  • Directors of worship
  • Church organists

Grad Schools Attended

  • 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

100% of Music majors responding to a recent survey reported being employed or in graduate school.

Alumni Success

Jerbrel Bowens '16

Music theory/music teacher, School of the Arts


Hunter Gregory '17

Graduate assistant of music theory and composition, West Chester University, and private music instructor


Robert Martin'13

Executive director/music director, Irish Video Game Orchestra (Belfast, Northern Ireland)


Current M.M. student, Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach

Suzannah Waddington '14/'16

Private voice/piano teacher, Bach to Rock School; chorister, Tenth Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, PA)


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