Navigating Music Careers

Shepherd Careers Forum
October 12-14, 2007
Houston, Texas
Careers Forum Outcomes
Shepherd Careers Forum 2007
Distinguished Guests
Forum Participants
Forum Coordinators


Shepherd Careers Forum: Faculty/ Staff Participants

College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
PJ Woolston, Admissions Officer for Undergraduates.
P J Woolston manages undergraduate admissions and scholarships at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He also plays the bassoon and is no stranger to unique opportunities to create music. With his wife he has worked arduously to expand the bassoon/soprano repertoire. Through his teaching and research he strives to bridge the gap between "classical" and (cough) "popular" music by making them equally accessible. P J earned an MM in Bassoon Performance at the University of Michigan and a BA in French from Brigham Young University.

Cleveland Institute of Music
Catherine Jarjisian, Interim Dean of the Conservatory
Catherine Jarjisian is Interim Dean at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She held prior positions as Director of the Conservatory of Music at Baldwin-Wallace College and Director of the Music Education Division at Oberlin Conservatory, as well as faculty positions at Oberlin, Iowa State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is serving a second term on the NASM Commission on Accreditation and was a recent president of the Ohio Association of Schools of Music. Her undergraduate degree is from Susquehanna University, graduate degrees from Temple University.

The Curtis Institute of Music
Mary Loiselle Director of Community Engagement and Career Development Services
Mary Loiselle is Director of Community Engagement and Career Development Services for The Curtis Institute of Music, where she also is a member of the Career Studies faculty. She has served as Director of Public Relations for the Philadelphia, Minnesota and Detroit orchestras; Assistant Director of Public Affairs at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.; and Director of Education an