Doug Hammer

Doug Hammer ’89
Doug Hammer ’89

Pianist andcomposer Doug Hammer of Lynn, MA, released his sixth album, Heart, which features 17 original songs. Visit

Kevin Crosby

Kevin Crosby of Shoreline, WA, is a member of Z.E.R.O., the Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra, featuring ukulele performances of Frank Zappa’s music. One of the group’s songs is included on Rare Episodes, a CD of Zappa’s music on Cordelia Records.

Kimberly Burgin-Douglas

Kimberly Burgin-Douglas of Inglewood, CA, released the album Right Now, which is available on iTunes. Visit

Maureen Spranza

Maureen Spranza of San Leandro, CA, received a Ph.D. in education, with a specialization in professional studies from Capella University. Her dissertation is titled “How Do Teachers Incorporate Intuition into How They Teach Music? A Phenomenological Exploration.”

Lance McCollum

Lance McCollum of Austin, TX, has been appointed the director of sales for MACSAX (Horn Productions LLC) in Austin.

Javon Jackson

Javon Jackson ’87
Javon Jackson ’87

Saxophonist Javon Jackson of West Orange, NJ, was named associate professor of jazz and chair of the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, CT.

Terje Gewelt

Bassist Terje Gewelt of Oslo, Norway, released Steppingstone, a new electric jazz trio CD featuring Staffan W. Olsson (guitar) and Adam Nussbaum (drums). For more information, visit

Todd Glacy

Todd Glacy of Portland, ME, released the CD Sacred Sound Gong Meditations, which includes two complete gong meditation sessions. Visit

Michéal Castaldo

Tim Pascoal ’01
Tim Pascoal ’01

Vocalist Michéal Castaldo of New York City, gave a critically hailed concert of music from his Christmas album Extravirgine at St. Lucy’s Church in Newark, NJ, on December 23.

Susan Botti

Composer Susan Botti of Red Hook, NY, released the album Gates of Silence on Albany Records, featuring the Blakemore Trio and poetry by Linda Gregerson. Visit