You may have spotted some of these familiar faces around some college campuses! Many of our alumni have gone on to pursue music and/or STEM studies.

Alumni

Current Members

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Joseph Maggiore

Founder/Director 2012-2015


My passion for music began early on as a pianist, at the age of seven. In elementary school, I transferred my piano skills over to an additional instrument, trombone. After five years of trombone, I began to play tuba. I was in the school band ever since fourth grade, and was the Tuba/Sousaphone Section Leader for the Freehold Township Marching Band. Through playing Tuba, I have played in multiple select ensembles including the Region II New Jersey High School Symphonic Band. Throughout middle school I participated in multiple ensembles including a steel pan ensemble and a percussion ensemble. In these bands, I learned the basics of creating percussion music and directing an ensemble. I have always had a passion for music and helping people. Creating Beats for a Cause has let me fuse these two passions. Beats for a Cause changes people's lives through music and directing this musical ensemble has most definitely changed my life in more ways than I probably know. 







Carey Lau

Director, Age 17


I'm from Freehold, NJ. Music has always been part of my life, and I've been playing piano for as long as I can remember. I started playing the clarinet in 4th grade in school and I participate in marching and concert band. In 7th grade, I taught myself the ukulele. My interest in music continues to push me to try new things. I always look to expand musically, which is why I joined Beats for a Cause. I am very excited to be a part of this group. It is an exciting honor for me to give back to the community by making music.


NEHA NANDIWADA

Age 16


Phoebe Dijour

Age 17


Julia Nager

Age 17


Nathan Kan

Age 15


Reina Samuel

Age 15


Ben Schwinkoski

Age 15


Gray Barnum

Age 15


Christopher Dinh

Age 16











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Rutgers University


Justin Hall

2012-2015

Justin is a junior at Rutgers majoring in pharmacy.


JULIANA DIGIACOMO

2015-2017

Juliana is a freshman at Rutgers majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience.


NATALIE PUGLIESE

2015-2017

Natalie is a freshman at Rutgers majoring in management and global business.


DEVONN SMITH

2013-2017

DeVonn is a freshman at Rutgers majoring in music.

NICOLE SELTZER

2012-2013

Nicole recently graduated from Rutgers with a BS in Criminal Justice in 2017.


George Washington University


Alex Kaunzinger

2012-2015

Alex is a junior at GW majoring in biology on a pre-med track.

ALISON PAGALILAUAN

2013-2017

Alison is a freshman at GW majoring in biology and biological anthropology.



University of Pennsylannia


Joe Maggiore

2012-2015

Joe is a junior at UPenn majoring in biology.


Dylan Cook

2015-2017

Dylan is a freshman at UPenn majoring in biology.



Pennsylvania State university


Hunter Davey

2012-2015

Hunter is a junior at Penn State majoring in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering.



BrookDale community college


Alec Battaglia

2012-2016

Alec is a freshman at Brookdale majoring in biology.



Cornell University


Ethan Seltzer

2012-2016

Ethan is a sophomore at Cornell University majoring in biology.



University of Rhode Island


Michael Brennan

2015-2017

Michael is a freshman at URI majoring in cell and molecular biology.



University of Michigan


Robbie Greenberg

2012-2015

Robbie is a junior at UMich majoring in mechanical engineering.



University of Hartford


Ethan Wagner

2012-2015

Ethan is a junior at Hartford majoring in acoustic engineering and music.

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