Alumni | Department of Music

  • Joshua Long-
    Joshua Long ’19 B.M. Music Performance

    Freelance percussionist Joshua Long graduated from Messiah College in 2019 with a B.M. in Music Performance. While at Messiah, Josh performed in a wide variety of ensembles, including the Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, JazzOne, JazzTwo, and Jazz Combos, as well as performing as a vocalist in the Messiah College Choral Arts Society.

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  • Britney Mae Yauger-
    Britney Mae Yauger ’19 B.M. Music Performance (Vocal)

    Britney Mae Yauger graduated Summa Cum Laude from Messiah College with a degree in Music (Vocal) Performance and a minor in Sociology & Anthropology. While at Messiah, she performed in a variety of Opera and Musical Theater productions and sang in many ensembles.

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  • Sally Graham Bethmann-
    Sally Graham Bethmann ’18 Music Educator PK-8, Performer, Voice and Dance Instructor, Entrepreneur of "The Little Music Corner"

    Since graduating from Messiah, Sally has been actively keeping up her performing in local theatre productions. She also teaches music PK-8 at Valley Christian School as well as teaching dance and musical theatre classes at Stepping Stone Dance Studio.

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  • Sofia Salinas-
    Sofia Salinas ’17 B.S. Music Education

    Sofia Salinas graduated from the Messiah College Percussion Studio in May of 2017 with a degree in Music Education and K-12 certification

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  • Naomi Henry-
    Naomi Henry ’16 Naomi Henry pursues master's in music therapy at Temple

    When Naomi Henry ’16 was visiting colleges as a high school student, she wanted a place that felt like home. Her mother urged her to visit Messiah, just two hours from their hometown of Philadelphia.

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  • Jonathan Swaney-
    Jonathan Swaney ’16 Worship Pastor- Mosaic Church, Wadsworth, Ohio

    B.A. Music Business

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  • Brandon Harris-
    Brandon Harris ’16 Elementary Music Teacher, Sr. High Drumline Instructor, Hollidaysburg Area School District

    B.S. in Music Education K-12

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  • Josh Kerr -
    Josh Kerr ’14 Songwriter, Black River Music Publishing

    As a songwriter for Black River Music Publishing, which is located along Music Row in Nashville, Tenn., Josh Kerr is living the dream. He recently co-wrote the song "Love Me Like You Mean It" with rising country-pop star Kelsea Ballerini.

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  • Abby Madden-
    Abby Madden ’13 B.A Composition

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  • Matt Carraher-
    Matt Carraher ’11 Director of Bands at Central Dauphin High School

    B.S. Music Education, 2015 M.M. Wind Conducting

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  • Jonathan Desmarais-
    Jonathan Desmarais ’07 High school teacher hits the Appalachian Trail

    Alum raises money for school through hiking

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  • Angela Lykins Yeh ’03 Alum found passion for higher studies thanks to Messiah College

    “You can get there from here,” said Angela Yeh ’03 to Messiah students in talking about her education and career journey. From Messiah College to University of North Texas, Yeh has travelled a long way to pursue her passion and a desired career path in the field of music.

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  • Noah Baker-
    Noah Baker B.M. Music Performance

    Noah Baker graduated from Messiah College in 2019 with a B.M. in Music Performance. While at Messiah, Noah performed as a member of the Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and BrassCross Ensembles, as well as performing as a percussionist with the touring West African ensemble Azaguno in their 2016 performance in Accra, Ghana.

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