See what some of our alumni is up to!


Alan Zhang has been a student at Westminster Conservatory for 10 years.  He is a student of Patricia Landy and is a student in the Honors Music Program.  He has won various awards including the Ena Barton Scholarship, NJMTA auditions and others.  Alan says that a favorite part of Westminster has been “playing chamber music with others because it requires real time attentive listening and communication through music alone.”  Alan has shared that his teacher “has nurtured and tremendously expanded my previously inhibited musicality…” and “I unreservedly admire Mrs. Landy is not only an outstanding mentor but also a supportive friend!”  In the fall he will pursue pre-med at Williams College.



Pictured with Ena Bronstein Barton, WC piano department chair and Dr. Patricia Landy, his teacher.


Alexis Peart wins the prize for being a student at Westminster Conservatory longer than any of her fellow graduates.  At 4 years old, Alexis began her musical journey in the Early Childhood Program.  She graduated to Children’s Choir with Patricia Thel, director.  Piano studies with Kathy Shanklin and Agnes Poltorak followed as well as flute lessons with Kevin Willois.  It was through her voice lessons with Nancy Froysland-Hoerl that Alexis found her true passion.  Her years in the Honors Music Program have prepared her for a career in music.  When asked about any highlights of her experience at Westminster, Alexis shares:  “Performing in the Honors Music Program solo and chamber concerts, and being surrounded by so many talented and passionate faculty and students.”   In the fall, Alexis will attend Eastman School of Music as a vocal performance major.


Alexis (center) with her HMP fellow graduates


Aditya Raguram came to Westminster Conservatory in 5th grade when he was 10 years old.  Since then he has studied piano with Galina Prilutskaya.  Aditya was also accepted in the Conservatory’s Young Artist Program and has studied with various faculty including Patricia Landy, Craig Levesque, Ben Cahill, Peter Lauffer, Teresa Lim, and Carmen Mateiescu.  Aditya shared the following highlight: “One of the highlights of my experience at Westminster is receiving the opportunity to play three concerti with the Westminster Community Orchestra.  Each time was an amazing experience and those memories will always stay with me.”  In the fall, Aditya will attend Harvard and intends to pursue physics or applied science and music.



Circuit-Making Team:  Harvard University

Clockwise from top left: Aditya Raguram, Rob Hart (Instructor), Vincent Chow, Kim Bernard (Artist-in-Residence), Ciara Adkins, Fiorella Vargas, and John Holland.


Alexis Burroughs came to Westminster Conservatory in her sophomore year of high school after auditioning and being accepted into the Young Artist Program as a pianist.  Her teachers have included Peter Lauffer (piano), Teresa Lim, Craig Levesque, and Carmen Mateiescu (music theory), Marvin Rosen (music history), Clipper Erickson and Kyu-Jung Rhee (chamber music), Steve Hudson and Peter Lauffer (jazz improvisation).  When asked about her experience at Westminster Conservatory, Alexis responded: “I liked being around students and faculty who were as passionate with their music as I was.  I also like being challenged which I feel has taken me to the next level in my piano performance.  I have always felt a sense of belonging at the Conservatory.”  In the fall Alexis will be attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee where she will be working towards a BM in Commercial Music with a double emphasis in Music Business and Piano Performance.

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Following graduation from The Honors Music Program,  our students have attended

the following  institutions of higher education:



Bryn Mawr College

Carnegie Mellon University

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, of The Catholic University of America

The College of New Jersey

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Eastman School of Music

Harvard University

Ithaca College

Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

New England Conservatory

New York University

Oberlin Conservatory

Princeton University

Saint Olaf College

Sarah Lawrence College

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

University of Illinois

Vassar College

Washington University

Westminster College of the Arts

Yale University