Alumni

Our Alumni go on to do some amazing things, read about some notable alums below.

Angela Meade ’01

Meade is an award winning American operatic soprano who is particularly associated with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Meade received a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice in 2001.

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Angela Meade '01

Angela Meade, soprano, is the winner of the 2012 Beverly Sills Artist Award from the Metropolitan Opera and the 2011 Richard Tucker Award. Since her professional debut in 2008, she has quickly become recognized as one of the outstanding vocalists of her generation. The New York Times singled out Angela Meade as “an impressive soprano who powered out a ‘Casta diva’ from Bellini’s Norma that left everyone breathless.”

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John Marzano '13

Marzano, an Italian-American opera singer, tenor, is a frequent performer with Vashon Opera and Seattle Opera and is currently earning his Masters Degree in Opera Performance from the New England Conservatory.

Micah Haven '09 is in his fifth year as band director at Meeker Middle School in Tacoma. (Photo: Tacoma School District)

Micah Haven '09

A 2009 Music Education graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, Haven is the director of bands at Meeker Middle School in Tacoma and is a semifinalist for the 2015 Grammy Music Education Award. Out of the 7,000 music instructors nominated nationwide, Haven is one of 25 semifinalists up for the award, which recognizes someone who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrates a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.

Crystal Aikin '97

Aikin is an American gospel singer-songwriter and the winner of the first season of Sunday Best. Her eponymous debut album was released on January 13, 2009, through Verity Records. Learn More. 

Michael Peterson '80

Peterson is an American country music artist. He made his debut on the country music scene in 1997 with his self-titled debut album, which produced five Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, including the Number One hit “From Here to Eternity”. Peterson’s second album, 1999′s Being Human, produced two more chart singles, and a third album, 2004′s Modern Man, was issued in Europe. Learn More. 

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