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Playing French Horn


For many students who go to college, music is something sacrificed for their studies. But at Juniata, you don’t have to give up music just because you want to be a chemist, ecologist, historian, teacher or accountant, like Allison. Indulge your love of music and travel to different places with people who are also moved by music—but concentrate academically on other plans for your professional life.

Get Involved:

  • American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada
  • Music Educators National Conference
  • National Association of Music Merchants
  • National Association for Music Therapy
  • National Music Council
Professional organizations on campus

What Our Alumni Are Saying:

I always look forward to playing my clarinet. Being in the Juniata Wind Symphony is like escaping to a different world.

-Allison DiVito ’13

Our Recent Student Accomplishments

Benson Canfield ’12, Grace Canfield ’10, Colleen Chiochetti ’13, Nora Davidson ’12, Nate Frieswyk ’12 and Andrew Orsie ’12 attended the Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Association Honors Festival at Clarion University in January 2010. Emmy-nominated conductor Paul Salomunovich conducted the 110-voice choir through three days of rehearsal and performing.

Trumpeter Katie Downey ’13, clarinetist Kelsey Walakovits ’11, and flutists Claire Wayman ’13 and Katelyn Hilands ’14 performed in the 64th Annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band, held in March 2011 on Juniata’s campus. Wayman also performed with the National Small College Intercollegiate Band in Seattle, Washington, in March 2011.

Aggie Kwon ’09, Erin Burt ’12 and James Rixey ’12 were invited to play in the Altoona Symphony Orchestra string section in 2008-2009, and, in 2009-2010, the entire Orchestra performed Holst’s “The Planets” with the Altoona Symphony in a pair of side-by-side concerts.

Our Recent Graduates in Graduate School

Erik Dulick ’11 is currently enrolled at the Berklee College of Music, following his May 2011 graduation from Juniata.

Our Recent Graduates in the Workforce

Virginia Meadows ’03 and David Meadows ’98, former Juniata choir members, recorded and released a CD entitled More than Meets the Eye for the July 2010 Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference.

You can read more about Music at Juniata.

What Can You Do With a POE in Music?

Bachelor’s Degree

[Entry Level]
  • arranger
  • disc jockey
  • music journalist
  • music teacher
  • recording engineer
  • sound technician

Graduate Degree

[Experience Often Required]
  • business manager
  • conductor
  • instrument restoration specialist
  • music librarian
  • music therapist
  • public relations director

Possible Employers:

  • advertising firms
  • colleges & universities
  • council for the arts
  • entertainment venues
  • magazines & newspapers
  • motion picture studios
  • museums
  • music publishing companies
  • radio
  • recording studios

Related Occupations:

  • artist
  • concert promoter
  • entertainment agent
  • motion picture composer
  • music critic
  • music producer
  • musicologist
  • performing musician
  • professor
  • record executive

Stay on Target the Next Four Years

Freshman Year

Increase Self-Awareness
  • Identify interests, values and skills by using FOCUS
  • Meet with a Career Counselor and/or take NDSS 100 Career Planning
  • Develop a professional resume and upload it to JuniataJobs.com
  • Attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops throughout the year
  • Test your interests through student organizations, volunteer work and a summer job/internship

Sophomore Year

Explore Relevant Work Experience
  • Research specific careers and related qualifications
  • Become active in student organizations relevant to your POE; consider a leadership position
  • Update your resume on JuniataJobs and attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops
  • Set Social Networking sites to “private” and maintain professional behavior
  • Attend events with Juniata alumni to build your network;create a profile on Juniata Connect
  • Get a job or internship related to your field of interest

Junior Year

Prepare for the Professional World
  • Make employment/graduate school choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and participate in Career Workshops
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Build a professional wardrobe and attend the Etiquette Dinner
  • Simulate a Mock Interview
  • Get an internship related to your field of study

Senior Year

Implement Career Choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and secure quality references
  • Meet with a Career Counselor for your “Senior Meeting”; consider registering for NDSS 205—21st Century Career Search
  • Create a LinkedIn Profile and network with professionals for job leads/grad school information
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Apply to targeted employers/graduate schools: Follow-Up

Go Interdisciplinary

Broaden your liberal arts education through the creative expression of music. As performers and listeners, our students develop their abilities to perceive the subtleties of musical expression and approach music as a reflection of the cultures in which it is found.

Career Services Staff

  • Darwin V. Kysor, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
  • Michael J. Pennington,
    MHRM, M.Ed.
    Assistant Director