Alumni Spotlights

Ben Miller ‘11

Ben Miller ‘11

Current city: Edinburgh, Scotland
Profession: Bagpipe Instructor, Musician

"The Music Department at Saint Michael's Colelge has played a critical role in my education, helping me to develop the multi-faceted approach to music that I have adopted since graduating."


andrew parise

Andrew Parise '09

Current city: Burlington, VT
Profession: Executive Marketing Assistant, Seventh Generation

"My St. Mike's education taught me to be well rounded and I've certainly maintained that mentality trying out both politics and now business."


Jud Wellington

Jud Wellington ‘08

Current city: Cotuit, MA
Profession: PhD student in Ethnomusicology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"For me, the most beneficial aspect of being a music student at St. Mike's was the freedom I had in orienting my learning."


Christine De Michele

Christine De Michele ‘05

Current city: New York, NY
Profession: Vocalist, Music Educator & Published Interdisciplinary Artist

"The way of learning at St. Mike's has greatly informed my approach as an artist, educator and the very nature of who I am today."


Dave Volpe ‘05

Dave Volpe ‘05

Current city: Los Angeles, CA
Profession: Music Composer

"The college has a collection of devoted music faculty as well as an outstanding liturgical music minister, all who were willing to walk through fire to help me grow as a musician and deliver me into the best possible post-collegiate scenario."


Pat Ormiston

Patrick Ormiston '04

Current city: Burlington, VT
Profession: Bassist and Pharmacy Compliance Specialist

"The beauty of my degree from Saint Michael's College is that my liberal arts background allows me to branch out from my chosen focus and extend skills, learned in and out of the music department, to many different aspects of my professional life."

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