Amy Heidemann

Singer Amy Heidemann of Burbank, CA, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s online edition as the winner of its Women Who Rock contest. She and Nick Noonan form the duo Karmin. 

Christian Colabelli

Christian Colabelli of Tinton Falls, NJ, and his band Boy Meets Machine, were on WRAT radio, and their album War Horn was featured in Alternative Press, Absolute Punk, and Guitar World magazines. He also plays with Dark Empire and Johnny Drama. Visit www.boymeetsmachine.com. 

Motoki Tanaka

Motoki Tanaka of Brighton, MA, is the conductor and artistic director of the Boston String Players. In October, the group produced a multimedia event titled “From Bach to Bjork” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston Visit www.bostonstringplayers.org. 

Myoung Nam

Myoung Nam of Kyonggido, South Korea, is finishing his Ph.D. program at Seoul National University. 

Eli Harrison

Eli Harrison of Novato, CA, released the album lovefreedommelody. Visit www.elimakesmusic.com. 

Alexis Grapsas

Alexis Grapsas of Los Angeles, CA, produced the album Diary of Dreams by Stavros Lantsias ’90. It features the La Camerata Athens String Orchestra, Peter Erskine on drums, and Lars Danielsson on bass. 

Yuko Yamamura

Yuko Yamamura of Queens, NY, won the grand prize in the Jazz category of the 2012 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her song “Rove Over.” She also released the album Ajarria, which won an award at the Japan Arts Matsuri (JAM) festival. 

Brianne "Brie" Widaman

Brianne “Brie” Widaman of Los Angeles, CA, was recently promoted to associate marketing manager at Interscope Geffen A&M Records (Universal Music Group). She has worked such acts as Madonna, Lifehouse, and others.

Robert Vega

Robert Vega of Chicago, IL, won a People magazine Teacher of the Year award. He is the band director at Rauner College Prep in Chicago. His school’s band placed fifth at Berklee’s High School Jazz Festival.  

Giovanni Rotondo

Giovanni Rotondo of Naples, Italy, helped lead an international film music workshop at the National School of Cinema in Italy. Ennio Morricone was the art director of the class. Visit www.grotondo.com. 

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