Alumni


Vasile Beluska is very proud of the students he has worked with and is pleased to have somehow helped in the development
of their careers, lives, and/or personal growth. The Alumni section of this web site has been created so that alumni can connect with one another, update their information, and utilize this opportunity as a point of reference and referral.

Alumni Students: Please keep in touch! We'd love to hear from you. To update your career listing, e-mail address, include a photo, or anything else, please contact us!

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Jennifer Ball
Bachelors in Violin Performance - BGSU
 

Nathan Barford
Masters in Music Performance - BGSU, 2011

Other Education:
B.A. in Music - Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2008
Currently a medical student at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO


Laszlo Benedek
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU

Other Education:
Bachelors Degree, Academia de Muzica "Gheorghe Dima", Cluj-Napoca, Romania, http://amgd.eu/

Artist Diploma, Violin Performance - University of Cincinnati; www.uc.edu/

Professional Appointments:
• Concertmaster - Philharmonic Orchestra of Lima, Lima, Peru

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Maria Bessmeltseva
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2007

Email

Other Education:
DMA in Violin Performance - University of Michigan, 2011
B.M. in Violin Performance - Oberlin College, 2005
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Denise Blostein
Bachelors in Performance Studies - BGSU
 
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Catherine Calko
Bachelors in Music Education - BGSU
 

Dr. James Carroll, MD
Private Studio Student - Iowa

Email

Professional Appointments:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 2009 - Current
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

 

James Carroll


Petros Christidis
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2008

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Vasile Chintoan
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU

Email

Other Education:
Bachelors Degree, Academia de Muzica "Gheorghe Dima",
  Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Professional Appointments:
First Violin Section, Toledo Symphony Orchestra (current);  http://www.toledosymphony.com
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Diane Cline
Bachelors Music Education - BGSU, 2005
 

Sebastian Comanescu
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2004
Email

Other Education:
• Bachelors Degree, Academia de Muzica "Gheorghe Dima", Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Professional Appointments:
Cluj State Philharmonic, Cluj, Romania - 2010 - Current; http://www.filacluj.ro/

 

Sarah Connelly
Bachelors in Violin Performance BGSU, 2007

Email

Other Education:
Masters Degree Student - Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee; http://www.belmont.edu/

Professional Appointments:
Member of Shoals Symphony Orchestra, Florence, Alabama
Private violin instructor in Nashville
Gigs in Nashville
Data Analyst with HP Healthways, Franklin, Tennesee

Sarah Connelly

Iuliana Cotirlea
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2007

Email

Other Education:
Bachelors Degree, Academia de Muzica "Gheorghe Dima",
  Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Professional Appointments:
Sibiu State Philharmonic, Romania 2008 - Current; http://www.filarmonicasibiu.ro/

Juliana
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Shannon Detlef
Bachelors in Music Education - BGSU
 

Jason DePue
Private Studio Student - Ohio

Other Education:
• Bachelor of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, 2000

Professional Appointments:
First Violin Section - Philadelphia Orchestra (Current); http://www.philorch.org
Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance; Faculty
Jason Depue

Wallace DePue Jr.
Bachelors in Violin Performance - BGSU

Other Education:
• PhD, University of Texas, Austin; http://mml.music.utexas.edu/
DMA in Violin Performance
Expert in Rare Violins

Professional Appointments:
Associate Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Pops

Wallace Depue

Zachary DePue
Private Studio Violin Student - Ohio

Other Education:
• Bachelor of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, 2002

Professional Appointments:
Concertmaster - Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (Current) http://www.indianapolissymphony.org/
First Violin Section - Philadelphia Orchestra (2002 -2007); http://www.philorch.org
Founding member of "Time for Three"

Zachary Depue

Jennifer DeVane
Masters in Fine Arts - BGSU
 

John Diefenbacher
Masters in Compostion - BGSU
 

Mark Dorosheff
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU

Professional Appointments:
United States Air Force Strings (Current)
New World Symphony - http://www.nws.org

 

Mark Dorosheff

Monica (Chamasyan) Dorosheff
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU

Professional Appointments:
• New World Symphony - http://www.nws.org
 

Helen Doyle
Bachelors in Music Education
 
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Ursula Fingerle
Work towards Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU
 

Ann Frazier
Bachelors in Music Education, 2004
 
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Ioana Galu
Doctor of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music - BGSU, 2012
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2003

Email

Other Education:
Artist Diploma from Cincinnati Conservatory - 2011
• Bachelors Degree, Academia de Muzica "Gheorghe Dima", Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Professional Appointments:
• Heidelberg College Faculty (Current); http://www.heidelberg.edu/
• Eastern Music Festival - (Current); http://www.easternmusicfestival.org/festival.html
Ioana Galu

Anca Gavris
Private Studio Student - Ohio

Email

Other Education:
• Bachelors Degree, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Professional Appointments:
Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra, Sao Paolo, Brazil (Current)
Anca Gavris

Courtney Getzin
M.M. in Music Performance - BGSU, 2011 (part of the Graduate String Quartet)

Other Education:
B.M. in Music Performance - SUNY Fredonia, 2009 (studied with Janet Sung)

Professional Appointments:
• Member, National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland
• Currently: Violin Teacher for an El Sistema inspired program, Kids 4 Harmony


Alison Glinka
Private Violin Student - Ohio

Other Education:
• Case Western Reserve University Division of Public Health
• Bachelors Degree in Engineering - MIT
 

Meredith Glinka
Private Violin Student - Ohio

Other Education:
• Bachelors Degree in Engineering - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professional Appointments:
• Research Technician Columbia University Medical Center
Meredith Glinka
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Sean Hagerty
Bachelors in Composition - BGSU, 2005
 

Laura Heck
Bachelors in Music Education - BGSU
 

Stacy Houghton
Bachelors in Design
 

Cheng Hu
• Master in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2008
• Bachelors in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2006 

Email

Other Education:
• PhD Candidate - University of Missouri at Kansas City (Current); http://www.umkc.edu/
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Carla Incorvaia
• Bachelors in Performance Studies - BGSU
 
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Aaron Jacobs
• Artist Certificate in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2006
• Bachelors in Music Education - BGSU, 2005

Email

Other  Education:
• Currently Masters Candidate at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
http://www.music.northwestern.edu/
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Kathleen Jara
• Bachelors in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2004
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Rosemarie Katai
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU
 
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Virgil Lupu
Bachelors in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2005

Email

Other Education:
• Masters Degree, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

Professional Appointment:
Artist in Residence, Concertmaster of the Terra Chamber Arts
  Orchestra, and Music History Teacher at the Terra Community College
(Current), http://www.terra.edu
Toledo School for the Arts

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Shelly Miller
Bachelors in Music Education - BGSU
 

Mark Minnich
Bachelors
in Music Performance - BGSU, 2012

Other Education:
Penn State University - Masters in Music Performance Student - Fall 2012

Ioana Missits
Bachelors in Violin Performance - BGSU

Other Education:
• Masters in Music - Indiana University

Professional Appointments:

• Second Violin Section Cleveland Symphony Orchestra
  (Current), http://www.clevelandorchestra.com
• Pittsburgh Orchestra
• Grant Park Orchestra
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Tania Moldovan
Bachelors in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2010
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2012

Other Education:
• Liceul de Muzica Bistrita (2001)
• Sigismund Toduta Music High School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2005)
• Conservatory at Gh.Dima Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2006)
• Doctoral Program Student - Florida State (Spring 2013)
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Jennifer Morrison
Bachelors in Music Education - BGSU, 2004
 

Titus Munteanu
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2006

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Cristina Muresan
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU

Email

Other  Education:
Bachelors Degree, Academia de Muzica "Gheorghe Dima",
  Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Professional Appointments:
• First Violin Section - Toledo Symphony Orchestra; http://www.toledosymphony.com
• Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra; http://grantparkmusicfestival.com
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Aurelian Oprea
Bachelors in Violin Performance - BGSU

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Professional Appointments:
• Associate Concertmaster, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (Current);
http://www.daytonphilharmonic.com
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Philip Pagal
Bachelors in Music Education - BGSU
 

Paraschos Paraschoudis
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2007

Email

Other Education:
• PhD Candidate - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge http://www.lsu.edu/
• Hochschule fuer Musik of Nurenberg, Germany
  Bachelors in Violin Pedagogy and Violin Performance
• Sychrono Conservatory of Thessaloniki
  Violin Diploma
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Annaliesa Place 
Private Studio Student - Ohio

Email

Other Education:
Master of Music - Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music - Peabody Conservatory of Music
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Cristina Purje
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2005

Other Education:
• Bachelors Degree, Academia de Muzica 0"Gheorghe Dima", Cluj-Napoca, Romania
 

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Barbara Rhyneer
Masters in Violin Performance, BGSU
 

Other Education:
Loyola Marymount University http://www.lmu.edu/site4.aspx
Ball State University http://cms.bsu.edu/
 

Professional Appointments:
Marquette Symphony Orchestra 0http://www.marquette.edu/music/orchestra/Home.html
Muncie Symphony Orchestra; http://www.munciesymphony.org

 

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Charys Schuler
Private Studio Student - Wisconsin

Professional Appointments:
Radio Symphony Orchestra of Frankfurt
First Violin Section; http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Name/Charys-Schuler
 

Eric Siebenaler
Bachelors in Fine Arts
 

Daniel Szasz
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU

Email

Other Education:
Bachelors Degree, Academia de Muzica "Gheorghe Dima", Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Professional Appointments:
Concertmaster - Alabama Symphony Orchestra (1997 - Current)
Concertmaster - Lake Placid Sinfonietta - (Current)
Founder: Romanian-American Music Days Festival, Sibiu, Romania (2004 - Current)
The University of Alabama School of Music, Faculty
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Marian Tanau
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU

Email

Other Education: 
Bachelors Degree, Academia de Muzica "Gheorghe Dima", Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Professional Appointments:
Second Violin Section, Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Current)
First Violin Section Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra (Current); http://www.symphony.ciweb.org/
Director, American Romanian Music Festival (Current)
Faculty - Wayne State University (Current)
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Dana Tolan
Bachelors in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2003

Email

Other Education:
Artists Certificate, BGSU, 2004
Masters of Music, Lynn University Conservatory of Music; http://www.lynn.edu

Professional Appointments:
Southwest Florida Symphony - Current; http://www.swflso.org
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra - Current; http://www.spacecoastsymphony.org
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra - Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL - Current;
  http://orlandophil.org 
Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra (2008)
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Megan Fitzpatrick Urich
Private Student

Other Education:
Bachelors in Music Education - The Ohio State University

Professional Appointments:
Music Director, McCord Jr. High School, Sylvania, OH - 2001-2003
Music Director, Plantation Key School, Islamorada, FL - 2003-2005
Current:
Violin Instructor
Orchestra Director, Whitmer High School, Toledo, OH
1st Violinist of The Asteria String Quartet, Toledo (www.asteriastringquartettoledo.com)
Member of J.W. Carlson and the Heart Strings (www.jwcmusic.com)


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Adam Vaubel
Bachelors in Performance Studies - BGSU
 

Kyle VanArsdalen
Bachelors in Performance Studies - BGSU, 2008
Masters in Violin Performance - BGSU, 2011

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DaZhang Wang
BGSU Artist Certificate Program - 2009

Other Education:
Sichuan Conservatory of Music - 1982

Professional Appointments:
Concertmaster, Chengdu Philharmonic Orchestra, Chengdu, China - current
Music Director, Chengdu Chamber Orchestra - 2000 - current
Director, Chengdu Philharmonic Orchestra - 2009 - current

Guest Professor, Sichuan Normal University Music College - current


Emily Ward
Bachelor of Music, specialization in Classroom Music Education
- BGSU, 2012
 

Sally Williams
Bachelors
in Music Performance and Music Composition - BGSU
Masters in Music Performance - BGSU

Other Education:
Penn State University - Masters in Music Education Student - Fall 2012

Carol Wipf, PhD
Masters in Violin Performance - UWSP

Other Education:
PhD - University of Illinois

Professional Appointments:
Associate Professor of English - Drew University (Current)
  http://www.drew.edu
 
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Lisa Zemanicik
Masters in Music Education