Our alumni are employed in a broad range of profession including:

Crawford R. Thoburn ’54, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, Wells College

Larry J. Solomon ’62, Professor and Chair of the Music Department, Pima College, Tucson, Arizona

Richard A. Simoncelli ’73, Assistant Director, St. Louis (Mo.) Art Museum

Diana N. Solie ’75, Engineering Geologist, Alaska Department of Transportation

Lia A. Crede ’76, Production Engineer, Eastman Kodak Company

Ellen M. Schantz ’76, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Arts Administration, Indiana University, Bloomington

Stephen Sheftz ’83, Assistant Professor, Musical Theater, Choral Music, Creighton University

Gerald Greland ’84, Associate Director of the Center for Excellence and Tutorial Services, Pace University; and winner, Best American Poetry contest for 2009 for his ode for the inauguration of President Obama

Bruce Rockwell ’85, Physician, WCA Hospital, Jamestown, New York

Paul Carter ’87, Assistant Professor of Music at SUNY Oneonta (The State University of New York at Oneonta)

David Gilson ’87, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, The Cleveland Institute of Music

Susan Plyler Scott ’89, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Northwest Medical Center, Oil City, Pa.

Barbara Anderson Werner ’91, Programmer/Analyst, Logicon Geodynamics, Inc., Hanover, Md.

James Niblock ’97, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, Colgate University;  Director of Choral Activities, Allegheny College, 2012

Jeffrey Webb ’98, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown

Jonathan Hamilton ’07, Director of Worship and Creative Arts, Erie First Assembly Church

Damon Harvey ’07, Director of Bands and Instrumental Studies, the Linsly School

Christina Dastolfo ’08, Speech Language Pathologist, Pittsburgh Voice Center

Christopher Wahlmark ’09, Digital Media Coordinator, the Penn State School of Music

Crystal Ptacek O’Connor ’09, Archaeological Field Research Manager, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Dalton Phillips ’11, Choir Director and General Music Teacher, New London (Ohio) Local Schools

Christopher Voss ’11, Classical Program Host, WGBH Radio, Boston


Whether or not they majored in music, Allegheny alumni who were members of the Choir maintain remarkably strong ties to the Choir, the College, and to each other; there have been ten Choir Reunions since 1975, more than for any other alumni campus group.