A Sampling of Recent Alumni
Megan Wright '10
Megan Wright (El Dorado Hills, CA) is teaching band and other music classes at St. Mark Lutheran School in Houston, TX. In addition, she teaches approximately 15 private students on various instruments in the church's music conservatory. Megan prepared for her teaching career by taking lessons on clarinet (her main instrument), piano, handbells, and jazz clarinet. Megan was principal clarinet of the Concordia Wind Orchestra for four years. She also rang in the Concordia Concert Handbells, and spent several semesters in Chapel Choir and Resound (handbell quartet). Megan understood that music educators must be comprehensive musicians in order to be successful and her studies reflected that. She also reached a very high level as a clarinetist and was accepted to a master's degree in clarinet performance program at Azusa Pacific University.
Rick Johnson '10
Rick Johnson (Northridge, CA) currently works at Jim's Music, our local music store. Rick was a business major who minored in music. He sang in Concordia Choir and decided to take up the trumpet during his sophomore year. Thanks to his persistence, he has become an important member of the Concordia Wind Orchestra and held a leadership position in the group. Rick is starting on the path to becoming a prominent businessman in the music field. His liberal arts training at Concordia provided him a strong foundation.
Christian Guebert '10
Christian Guebert (Orange, CA) is currently working toward his master's degree in composition at Cal State Fullerton. At Concordia, he was a music major with a liberal arts emphasis whose focus was composition. Christian played in Concert Handbells, Concordia Wind Orchestra, Jazz Combo (piano) and Percussion Ensemble. A multi-faceted instrumentalist, he started on bassoon and spent his last two years as principal horn of the Concordia Wind Orchestra. Every semester, he took a private composition lesson and actively composed for Concordia ensembles. Among many pieces performed by Concordia ensembles are a suite of fugues for woodwind quartet, a multi-movement composition for wind orchestra based on a series of paintings by another Concordia student, and a hymn concertato for wind orchestra, choir, organ, and congregation for Concordia's Christmas concert.