Daniel Malone

Drummer Daniel Malone of Jackson, MI, and his band Les Racquet released the album Whale Hail. Visit www.lesracquet.com

Gilda Garcia

Gilda Garcia of Mexico City, Mexico, was a sound designer for the animated box-office hit in Mexico La Leyenda de la Llorona (The Legend of the Crying Lady) and has worked on a number of award-winning features and short films. Visit www.sinemotif.com

Brennan Dylan

Brennan Dylan of Woodside, NY, released the album Raining in Berlin. He is part of the Clinic Records roster, and his song “Slammin” was featured in a Nurse Jackie trailer. Visit www.brennandylan.com.

Sara Richardson Crigger

Sara Richardson Crigger of Nashville, TN, has been accepted to a graduate program in vocal performance at Austin Peay State University.

Keiko Ueda

In March, pianist Keiko Ueda of Kumamoto, Japan, released the CD Sanctuary with 21-string koto player Izumi Fujikawa. The album also includes pieces with flamenco guitar, chorus, and orchestra. Visit www.keikoshiga.com

Alec Tackmann

Alec Tackmann of Rochester, MN, toured throughout the United States and Europe with Davina and the Vagabonds and will play at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival. Visit www.alectackmann.com

Andrew Simon McAllister

Andrew Simon McAllister of Belfast, United Kingdom, scored and did sound design for the film Macropolis, which won in the Best Animation category at the Irish Film & Television Awards. He also scored the short film The Test, starring Lauren Bowles and Patrick Fischler.

Rob Gould

Rob Gould of Chicago, IL, released his self-titled debut record with his band Big Paraid, in March. Visit www.robgoulddrums.com

Yuto Kanazawa

Guitarist Yuto Kanazawa of Boston, MA, released his debut album, Earthwards, featuring Mario Castro ’11, Felix Peikli ’12, Jonathan Pinson’11, and Kurt Elling. Visit www.yutokanazawa.com

Freddy Hall

Guitarist Freddy Hall released the CD Wander Years and produced a video for one of the album’s songs, “Brainwash” Hall also played in the pit orchestras for the national touring companies of the musicals Spring Awakening and American Idiot. Visit www.freddyhallmusic.com