Rollins Music Alumni

What can you do with a music degree? See how these Rollins alums are putting their music education to use.

Jamey Tate

Jamey Tate is a composer and producer who has performed and/or recorded with Grammy nominees/winners like Quincy Jones, Bonnie Raitt, and the New York Voices.

Laney Jones

In 2014, Laney Jones played more than 50 dates in 15 states with her band Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits, which features Rollins alumni guitarist Matt Tonner and bassist Curtis Seligson.

Mike Roylance

Mike Roylance is the Principal Tuba with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University.

Christopher Weiss

Composer Christopher Weiss has received commissions and performances from the likes of the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, the Boston Chamber Orchestra, and the Jacksonville Symphony.

Jamey Tate

Drummer, Composer and Producer
Jamey Tate has performed and/or recorded with a widely diverse list of artists in the music industry, including Grammy nominees/winners David Benoit, Al Jarreau, Christopher Cross, Quincy Jones, Melissa Manchester, Kurt Elling, Bonnie Raitt , the New York Voices; Billboard chart toppers Mindi Abair, Renee Olstead, David Pack, and Russ Freeman. He has also performed on numerous major motion picture soundtracks, TV movies, records, and commercials.

Mike Roylance

Tuba and Educator
Mike Roylance is the Principal Tuba with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he occupies the Margaret and William C. Rousseau chair. He also teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University.

Per Danielsson

Pianist, Composer, Arrange, Author and Educator
Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Central Florida. His current publications by Mel Bay include Essential Jazz Lines in the style of Bill Evans, Essential Jazz Lines in the style of Miles Davis, First Lesson Piano, You can Teach Yourself Jazz Chords, Real Book DVD, Children's Piano Method Level One.

Sally Albrecht

Composer, Conductor and Clinician
Sally Albrecht has more than 325 popular choral publications in print, more than 50 larger elementary songbooks and musicals, plus 15 choral movement instructional DVDs. For over three decades, she was the Director of School Choral Publications for two major educational music publishing companies.

Christopher Weiss

Composer
Christopher Weiss has received commissions and performances from the Huntsville Symphony, the Jacksonville Symphony, Alarm Will Sound, the Boston Chamber Orchestra, the Lancaster Symphony, the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, the Columbia Orchestra, and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.

Laney Jones

Singer, Songwriter, and Recording and Touring Artist
In 2013 Laney performed at the Kennedy Center’s American Voices festival with the legendary Alison Krauss. In 2014 she has played over 50 dates in 15 states, with her band Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits. The Lively Spirits also features two Rollins alumni Guitarist Matt Tonner and Bassist Curtis Seligson.