March 24, 2023
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Shining star

Ithaca College graduate Kate Aldrich’s ’96 reprising role of Carmen points to the long legacy of music school alumni who continue to make the college proud.

Aldrich joins a distinguished list of fellow alumni that includes: Luann Aronson ’86, who has performed as Christine in “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway and around the world; Gail Williams ’73, a professor of music at Northwestern University; and the college’s very own assistant professor Brian DeMaris who is the associate conductor of the New York City Opera.

Having notable and successful alumni benefits not just a particular school but the entire college. These prestigious graduates carry the college’s name on their résumés and playbills, which ultimately reflects positively on the college’s reputation.

Current students are encouraged to seek out successful alumni in not only their respective schools in order to support fellow Ithacans, but to also make important connections that may prove beneficial in the job market. Taking advantage of the alumni database can make it easier to secure jobs and internships.

The Ithacan congratulates Aldrich on her rich career and her reprising role as Carmen, as well as the many alumni along the way who have shined beyond South Hill.

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