JOSHUA ZABATTA, CLASS OF '07
Joshua Zabatta is a professional operatic tenor based in Denver, Colorado, with recent credits including Boulder Opera, Central City Opera, and guest artist with the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra.
JESSE DUNAWAY, CLASS OF '16
Alumnus Jesse Dunaway is an award-winning composer and former public school educator. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at North Dakota State University.
DREW LERDAL, CLASS OF '08
Former student Drew Lerdal is a guitarist and composer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota who scores music for film, television, and commercials, with credits including Sonic the Hedgehog (2022), Deadliest Catch (2020), and others.
HANNAH REHMEIER, CLASS OF '20
“I am forever grateful for my time at BHSU. I never expected that in addition to learning more than I ever imagined, I would also find a family in the Music Department. Because of my time there, I stepped into my first teaching job with all of the necessary skills and experience, as well as with an incredible support system.”
Hannah Rehmeier, Choir Director, Custer School District
RYLANN OLSON, CLASS OF '21
“The BHSU Music Department provides a tight-knit community to music majors, non-majors, and alumni alike. Once graduated, the faculty continues to provide mentorship that will support you in your career!”
Rylann Olson, Choir Director, Spearfish Middle School