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Rollins Music Alumni

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

Brennan Hall

Brennan Hall has attracted serious attention as an up-and-coming young countertenor singing opera, oratorio and numerous concert works internationally. He has performed with Oper Frankfurt, Bayerische Staatsoper, IU Opera Theater, Indianapolis Opera, Bel Cantanti Opera Company, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, the Bach Society of Houston, American Bach Soloists, the Luminato Festival and at Carnegie Hall. He was awarded the prestigious “Early Music America Scholarship,” was a semifinalist at the solo competition of the Oratorio Society of New York and won first prize in the international countertenor vocal competition of Havana’s festival Les Voix Humaines.

Tenor Anthony Ciaramitaro

Tenor Anthony Ciaramitaro can be heard in operatic roles all over the nation.  In 2022, he will sing in Ricky Ian Gordon’s world premiere of The Garden of the Finzi-Continis with New York City Opera, and will join the roster at The Metropolitan Opera. He performed numerous roles as a member of the Domingo-Coburn-Stein Young Artist Program at the LA Opera.  He was an inaugural member of the Renée Fleming Fellowship at the Aspen Musical Festival and has appeared as an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera and Palm beach Opera.  He was a member of the Merola Opera program and was seen as a Studio Artist with Arizona Opera, Chautauqua Opera and Wolf Trap Opera.

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

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.