Teddy Wiggins

Principal Violinist for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Teddy Wiggins is a University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate from the School of Music, in violin performance. He is currently a co-concertmaster/principal violinist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a training orchestra that develops musicianship and prepares musicians for professional careers.

Amy Powell

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art for the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign

In 2005, Amy Powell came to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue her MA in Art History. Upon completion of her master’s in 2007, the Kentucky native decided to stay at the university to pursue her PhD in the same field. She is now the curator of modern and contemporary art at Krannert Art Museum (KAM) at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign—overseeing a collection that contains roughly 10,000 works of art.

Steven Wright

Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Wisconsin Law School

Steven Wright came to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2012 to pursue his MFA in creative writing. Upon completion of his master’s degree in 2014, Wright became a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School. In this role, he supervises the Wisconsin Innocence Project (WIP), a program focused on exonerating individuals who were wrongly convicted of serious crimes.

Loni Gornick

Music Educator/Orchestra Director for Badger High School in Lake Geneva, WI

While juggling motherhood and a full-time job in the public school system, Loni Gornick completed her Master’s of Music degree with an emphasis on string development in December of 2016. She now works for the public school system in Lake Geneva, designing a new curriculum based around ear training to better prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam in Music Theory.

Heather Pickering

Founder/Artistic Director for Flutter Productions

Heather Pickering graduated with her MFA in Theatre and Drama at UW–Madison with an emphasis on Acting/Directing in May 2016. She now devotes herself full-time to Flutter Productions, an all-abilities company founded in 2008 as part of the Black Hills Community Theatre in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Mark Stanley

Resident Lighting Designer for the New York City Ballet, Professor in the Lighting Design Program at Boston University

Since earning his MFA from UW–Madison in 1986, Stanley has regularly crossed boundaries between theory and practice, classroom and community, and academic and professional worlds. He is now working as the professor in the Lighting Design Program at Boston University.

Jamie-Rose Guarrine

Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst

Jamie-Rose completed both the Master of Music program and earned her Doctorate in Musical Arts at UW–Madison. She now is an assistant professor of Voice at U-Mass Amherst, coming back to UW-Madison for the Summer Music Clinic.