Legacy

The Western High Chorus has a history of preparing young musicians for a life of performance. Alumni of the program have studied music at post-secondary institutions including The Florida State University College of Music, The University of Miami Frost School of Music, Berklee College of Music, Florida Atlantic University Department of Music, Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of MusicFlorida International University, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Featured Alumni

  • Catherine Peter ’02, UK collegiate a cappella group founder & worldwide touring dancer
  • Ilissa Knisley ’03, earned a degree in Musical Theatre from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati
  • Stephanie Merritt ’04, earned a degree in Commercial Music from The Florida State University
  • Jacob Jeffries ’06, nationally touring singer-songwriter
  • Natalie (Fernandez) Francisco ’07, choral conductor & music educator in Broward County, earned a degree in Music Education from Florida International University
  • Jon Leone ’10, music producer and Berklee College of Music alum
  • Michael Testagrossa ’11, guitar principal jazz graduate of The Florida State University
  • Carol Marie Gomez ’13, voice performance graduate of The Florida State University
  • Jonathan Hartway ’13, music graduate of The Florida State University
  • Melissa Montoya ’13, music education graduate of Florida Atlantic University
  • Walter Muñoz ’13, voice performance major at Florida Atlantic University
  • Leslie Grace Martinez ’13, internationally touring Latin recording artist
  • Madeline Christensen ’15, music education major

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