Missouri State University

Department of Music {expression + innovation + excellence} 

Alumni

1980-1989

Joyce Beesley (Sachs), (B.A. 1978, M.S. in Ed. 1981) currently teaches general music K-5 in Lockport, N.Y. She is also a freelance harpist in the Buffalo, NY area, and organist for the Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church in Clarence, NY.

Jonathan Owen (MM-Choral Conducting)
has seventeen years experience as a choral director and is in his seventh year at Kickapoo High School. He has also taught in the Conway and Nixa School districts. (1/05)

Jennifer Lambeth Sahmel (B.S. in Ed., 1981) teaches preschool through fifth grade music at First United Methodist School in Kissimmee, Florida.

Laura Susan Nicholas Schwab (B.S. in Ed.- vocal, 1981) currently resides and teaches in Carthage, MO. An elementary music educator, she also gives private voice lessons and accompanies high school vocal and band students. Susie serves as fine arts coordinator for Carthage R-9 schools, has served as a Missouri Assessment Program senior leader and has been involved in various phases of fine arts assessment for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the State of Missouri. She continues to perform in area choral and instrumental ensembles as well as serving as church choral director of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Susie recently received her Masters of Education in administration from William Woods University in December of 2004.