Graduate success

Northwestern music graduates have released professional recordings and performed at Carnegie Hall and with the Santa Fe, Washington and Chautauqua operas. Others are award-winning teachers, and many are leading worship—as a staff member or layperson—in churches across the U.S.

Recent graduates

Jessica Kleveland '13
Reading and music teacher, Radcliff-Huxley Elementary School
Radcliff, IA


Brandon Lenderink '13
7-12th grade vocal music teacher, Rock Valley Community Schools
Rock Valley, IA


Simon Campbell '12
Director of worship and technology, Marion Methodist
Marion, IA


Chelsea Stanton '11
Program fellow, Episcopal Service Corps
Atlanta, GA


Dan Mangold '10
Middle school band director, MOC-Floyd Valley School District
Orange City, IA


Kathleen Marsh '10
Music therapist, Music Speaks LLC
Waterloo, IA


Abby Sheppard-Leusink '10
Vocal music teacher, Community High School
Sioux Center, IA


Heidi Ackerman '08
Mezzo-soprano, Soldiers' Chorus, U.S. Army Field Band
Washington, DC


Anthony Ebert '08
Co-director of bands, The Classical Academy
Colorado Springs, CO