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Michelle Barr: MichelleReneis@gmail.com


Carrie Bauemel, 8/06: Attending Wright State University, OH. Toured with SOA 2006!


Alex Cammarota, 7/06: "I am a sophmore at Chapman University down here in Southern California where I am a vocal performance major with a theatre minor. I currently sing in the Chapman University Choir as well as with Opera Chapman where I was recently in Mozart's The Magic Flute. Our choir traveled through out Greece this past January, were covered by international press, and were honored by the Governor of the island of Crete. This coming September, my choir will be performing in Opera Pacific's production of Porgy and Bess and in the Summer of 2008, I'll be performing with my choir in Bejing during the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics. " Dracoswing@msn.com


Jeff Council: "I've moved back home due to my parent's declining health and now I, not only take care of them, but am also the Liquor Manager at our community's Walgreens. (Having a degree in my hometown only gets you so far.) I play with my band every weekend and hope to release our new LP and music videos sometime soon. I miss everyone from the tour and want y'all to drop me a line and let me know how you're doing! Much love and best wishes to everyone!!! If you're ever in New Mexico (or planning to travel through here,) hit me up on Google Hangouts via my email or shoot me a message and let's meet up! I'll be your personal tour guide!
Previous: Received Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, was living in Colorado and working as an evening KJ in the Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Canon City area. Always involved in music, I'm currently a judge with the karaoke company I work for giving away recording contracts in Tennessee."j.filatova7@gmail.com


Megan Curley, 8/06: Toured in 2006. Attending Duquesne University, Pittsburg, PA.


Kelley Medcalf, 8/06: Attending Boston University. Smylseekr@aol.com


Phil Dickerson, 8/06: Toured with SOA in 2006! Phil was awared Varsity Scout, which entails being a Eagle Scout, but only one person per state is chosen for Varsity Scout. It was created by Gen. Patton.


Precious Felton, 7/06: "Attending Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, Long Island, NY; I'm a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Health and Wellness. I'm also the assistant director for the Central Islip Fellowship Choir." haitianahottie@aim.com


Austin Heath:"I am currently enrolled at Bowling Green State University in Northwest Ohio. I am pursuing a music education degree with vocal specializtation. I'm currently performing with the BGSU Men's Chorus with 135 other male vocalists. We carry our motto as "America's Finest Singing Machine". Our spring tour takes us east to New York City and Washington D.C. between March 2 and March 12. We are performing in St. George's Cathedral on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. For other concert dates, please visit this address. http://www.harmonize.com/bgmc/newsandevents/tours2.html" aheath@bgnet.bgsu.edu


Michael Hobbs, 8-08: " Hey SOA! It has been four years since my trip to Europe ended. A lot has happened since then. I am a Senior at Mansfield University. I study Music Industry: Technology and hope to work for the film industry. I am a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. I am involved in several ensembles including the University Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, and the five piece Clarinet Consort. The Concert Choir just got back from a European tour to Austria, Slovenia, and Italy. We visited Vienna and competed in the World Choir Games in Graz, Austria. We placed second in the Mixed Youth Choir category and placed first in both the Gospel/Spiritual and Jazz acapella category. We visited Ljubljana, Slovenia and Venice, Italy. This trip made me think about SOA a lot and I am now trying to re-connect with memebers of SOA 2004 that I have lost touch with. If you were a member of the 2004 tour, contact me. My Aim is I2622 and if you have facebook look me up." hobbsm@mounties.mansfield.edu


Emily Jackson Ridgway, 12-12: "I graduated from the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho with my BA in Music:Vocal Performance in 2009. I married Ben Ridgway later that year, and we moved to the DC area for a couple of years. I'm currently living in the Seattle area, teaching piano and voice lessons out of my beautiful home studio. I think of all of my fellow SOAers often, as that was such a special time of my life! I hope everyone is doing well." emilymezzo@gmail.com


Ryan Karsner, 11/10: Ryan graduated from The George Washington University in 2009 with a degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. He is in his second year of medical school at GWU. He leads an acapella group and works at a DC clinic. He just returned from Argentina where he worked in a clinic in Buenos Aires. Previous: Sang with The University Singers at GWU; . Ryan toured in 2006 and was one of our featured vocal soloists for the 2006 tour! He performed (in Italian), "Time to say Goodbye" as a duet. karsner@gwmail.gwu.edu.


Joseph Kuzdzal, 3/08: "Currently I am finishing up my undergraduate degree at Saginaw Valley State University in music education. I have one year left and during that year I will be student teaching. I continue to play music as much as possible and have been involved with numerous jazz groups since the tour. This next month I will be putting on my own senior saxophone rectital playing the classics of jazz." altotenorsax87@hotmail.com


Michelle Lazar, 4/07: "I go to California University of Pennsylvania now working on a BA in Psychology and I have a minor in music. When im not in school i spend my time at home is Oakley, CA with my family. E mail me if you wanna chat or share pictures." Laz6555@cup.edu


Eddie Lieberman: Working in the MGM Studios - Disney World - in the Animation Department. Got to meet up with the Barrs and Jan overThanksgiving! stared87@yahoo.com


Emily Liles, 7/06: "I'm a member of the class of 2009 at the University of Pittsburgh and I intend to apply to the school of social work within the year. I'm involved in the University of Pittsburgh Varsity Marching Band as well as the Concert Band (playing clarinet and bass clarinet, respectively). I'm also the current public relations chair for the Campus Women's Organization. When I'm not in school I'm back at home in North Carolina. Drop me a line sometime! I'd love to hear from you guys!" ehl5@pitt.edu


Jarre Lyman, 8/06: Toured with SOA 2006! Jarre encouraged other talented musicians from Sandpoint, ID to come on tour and there were a total of about 8 students from his area on tour in 2006!


Jeff Meyers, 4/06: "Senior year is about to come to a close.  Selected for 4th year All-State Choir member and recently performed with the University of Nevada-Reno Lyric Opera Theater's "Mozart in Motion" Production.  My most current plan is to go to UNR and do dual major Vocal Performance/History. " jeff_meyers29@yahoo.com


Martin Pastor: Sophomore Music Education Major(Voice) and Spanish Minor at Bloomsburg University.  President of the Husky Choir, and a member of the, audition only, Chamber Singers.  Both choirs are going on tour in May '06.  Husky's across PA and Chambers are going down to Williamsburg, VA.  In May 2005, I put together a Tsunami Benefit Concert on campus which included 10 different performing groups including myself and raised over $1,100 for Tsunami Relief in Asia.  Fall 2005, I started the University's first Swing Dance Group which I instruct and choreograph and we won first place at our first dance competition.  Four other guys and myself started an accapella group called Soundcheck and we won 2nd place at our first competition.  I also made it to the top 5 of the Homecoming King '05 and the top 4 of Bloomsburg Idol(like American Idol).  Perform solo on and off campus for many audiences from churches and all the way to government representatives." pelesoccer33@email.com


Nicole Sauer : "I am currently attending the University of North Texas and majoring in Music Education. I play the flute/piccolo." Nrs0040@unt.edu.


Michael Sawzin, 5/11: Michael performed with the Eastman Saxophone Project at West Point, NY.  Attached is a link to videos of that performance.  Michael is the tallest in the group and is positioned either on the left or right sides.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLHfwO9mf2Y&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Previous: "I am attending the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York. I am starting my Masters in Music program." msawzin@u.rochester.edu


Jenna Terry, 2/09: "I am a Junior at Ashford University, and I am majoring in Public Relations/Marketing and Communications. I am involved in the MissAmerica Organization as Miss Branson 2009 and was also Miss Hannibal 2008, and will be traveling to Miss Missouri in June 2009 with the Miss Branson title. I do a piano/vocal for talent to "You Don't Know Me" by Ray Charles. The national platform is the Children's Miracle Network, and my personal platform is "Confidence in the Cure." I often talk of the SOA experience to high schools across Missouri, as I am a HUGE SUPPORTER of the experience. I am a deckhand on the Mark Twain Riverboat, and will start performing in Branson, Missouri come March! I also hit my 16 year anniversary of being off chemo!"


Kristin Turcovski, 3-09 "Wrapping up my college experience at Lebanon Valley College in PA... getting a double degree in music education and music performance (clarinet). Performing in my senior recital in April and job hunting!!! Student taught in Fall '08 and LOVED it... one of my co-ops was Dr. Chris Campbell... who was part of SoA in '88! I miss everyone from the tour so much and am looking forward to recommending it to my future students!!! Previous: I am currently a sophomore music education major at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA (That's near Hershey, for everyone who's reading this and going "Where?..."). I was recently chosen for the College Band Directors' National Association's Small College Intercollegiate Band, which is performing (with Frank Ticheli as the director!) for the CBDNA in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in March 2007. I'm also performing in LVC's production of Urinetown in February 2007. I'd love to hear from anyone from the trip... I miss you all a lot! It's weird that it's been more than two years since we were all touring in Europe."


newJoshua Watkins, 10-12: "I graduated from Dallas Christian College in 2010, and I majored in Worship Arts with emphasis in voice and piano, even though I toured with SOA playing the euphonium. After I finished school, I decided to get a certification to teach in Texas. I miraculously landed a Head Choir Director position at Juarez-Lincoln High School in the Rio Grande Valley (the southernmost part of Texas) in September of 2010. So far, my choir has had unparalleled success in our district (we have 3 high schools). My choir program has grown from 35 when I started to over 100 this year. We were invited to perform at a San Antonio Spurs game last year, and have been asked to come back in April. We also received UIL Sweepstakes at Concert and Sight Reading Contest for the first time in our school's history last year." yesshua@yahoo.com



new Natalie Wessinger, 10-12: "I went to college and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2011 with a degree in Music Education.  And then....I started veterinary school!  That was kinda always the plan to go to veterinary school.  I am now attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts in the West Indies.  It is a wonderful program and I am almost halfway done with my time on the island.  In a year and 2 months I will leave the island and complete my studies in a teaching hospital in the states where I do a clinical rotation year.  I also got engaged and we plan to get married after I finish school."


Mark Zaiger, 2-09:"I just graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where I majored in Sport Management with a minor in music performance. I played the tuba in the Minuteman Marching Band where I was also the tuba web site webmaster. Unfortunately, my computer skills and creativity are far inferior to the great Terri Barr, who does a great job with the SOA web site :). Since the farewell dinner, I have traveled to the Carolinas, Ohio, Connecticut, California and Arkansas to visit other SOA-ers. I just moved to New Jersey, where I am getting a start in the sports industry working for a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. zangzigger@aol.com

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